Monday, October 3, 2011

A Cool Caterpillar

Stopped at Lake Lansing North with my dad today to do some birding and enjoy the beautiful weather. Spotted a perfect non-avian specimen for some practice macro photography, but I had to use my stock flash and it created some weird effects. Nonetheless, came away with a half-decent picture, but I know I can do better with a monopod and an external flash.

What we have here is what is known as a Lace-capped Caterpillar, the larva of the White-streaked Prominent moth. I haven't ever seen the moth (that I know of...) or the caterpillar, and it was quite a looker!
A little out of focus at some areas, a steady monopod sure would have helped here.
Three weeks until Texas. Pray for rain!

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