Getting down into the world of macro can introduce a photographer to a whole other world of interesting subjects. Following on from our macro tips on photographing insects, we though we would showcase exactly what people can do when they decide to get close-up. This time with caterpillars which are a fascinating and colorful subject that photographers seem to be able to turn into incredible photographs.
16 Very Cool Caterpillar Photographs
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Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Oeh, nice! I really like the shot of Joseph Reicherts, it is very abstract. But I like the article, good macro inspiration.
Why is my comment not getting displayed? I also tried to enter a link to a caterpillar picture that I clicked.
very nice – the photos and the caterpillars – aren’t they just amazing!
Had a nice one lately: https://dreamfalcon.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/lime-hawk-moth-mimas-tiliae/
I’ll be itching all day after seeing this lot.
Caterpillars are amazing subjects of photography, with their colours and hairy appearance. Though it’s not an insect, I included a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar photo among the insects portraits here
These are awesome. Great choices! We have a few milkweed plants specifically to watch the cycle from caterpillar to butterfly. Very cool to see them grow and change.
I had to do a double-take on that last one. It looks entirely too much like a similar photo I took almost a year ago:
Just caught my own little woolly bear in my back yard… take a look
Wow! These are neat! Here’s some that I did…
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