16 Very Cool Caterpillar Photographs


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.

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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

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:

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