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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Macro Monday - Wooly Bugger

My sweet son came in this afternoon and told me to grab the camera - he had found a really hairy catepillar.  He also had found a really big spider earlier in the day, but more on that later in the week. 


This catepillar was inside of our garage on a board and I wanted more contrast, so I grabbed a black shirt and moved him onto it (with a stick of course!).


I have no idea what this is - just photos.   I was scared to touch it for fear of being stung, but it really seemed to be a gentle creature. 


And this face - you've gotta love it for this time of year since it is almost Halloween!  

For more great macros visit Lisa to get your week off to a great start!

Happy Monday and have a great week!

xoxo,
SouthernSass 

39 comments:

  1. OMG, what a creature. I've never seen a caterpillar like this one.

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  2. He is FANTASTIC! Boys are great for bringing us neat bugs to photograph,lol. Love his crazy "hair", he kinda looks like me!

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  3. Unbelievable detail! And that face in the last image looks like a Halloween mask.

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  4. What an interesting creature! Who knew such a thing existed! He/She is a perfect bug for Halloween! When I saw the thumb nail on Lisa's blog I thought he was some kind of toy, but no, he's just plane awesome! I'm glad you didn't touch him....I wonder what kind of butterfly he will turn into!

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  5. He's got the perfect Halloween face. Wow, great shots.

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  6. That really is a great halloween macro shot.

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  7. Wow this is awesome! Wonderful Macros!

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  8. awesome shot!
    it looks almost painted

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  9. Oh my gosh.....it's so ugly it's cute!!!!!


    My macro is now posted. I'd love for you to visit if you can when time allows you to drop by....

    Here is the direct link to mine.

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  10. Awesome! The caterpiller is so beautiful and has a very funny face! Your pictures made me laugh! Wonderful shots!

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  11. I've never seen one with THAT much hair! That face really is perfect for Halloween!

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  12. I have never soon one close up and in her own way she is quite beautiful. But she reminds me of "Cruella Devil." Scary too! Evil eyes! Wow these are grand pictures. Cathy

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  13. wow! what a fabulous critter!

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  14. You gotta love that face,,,it is so in time for Halloween!

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  15. what a great face!
    it's probably really his hiney....
    :)
    ha!

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  16. What an amazing caterpillar... and photo... just love it...

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  17. Wow, that caterpillar is so fuzzy!!! ...too bad he wasn't blessed with a cuter face! :)

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  18. OMG, this is priceless! I've never seen one like it, sort of like a lion having a bad hair day!

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  19. I love your fuzzy guy! I saw ONE tent catepillar this fall...the birds must have been busy gobbling them up?

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  20. Way cool!! Hey, if there were a bunch of them you could have a hair ball:)

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  21. wow just look at that face ! fabulous macro

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  22. that is an absolutely amazing close up, what lens did you use? my son is allergic to hairy caterpillars - comes out in hives! wow you have done an amazing job, absolutely brilliant!

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  23. What a face!! Something kind of creepy cute about it!
    Wonderful capture.

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  24. This is so stunning! Great macros!

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  25. What beautiful photos! But what a sad 'face' he has. Almost as if he knows people are afraid of him.

    They don't sting, as such, but hairy caterpillars can certainly give you a nasty reaction! I believe the hairs stick into your skin and break off.

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  26. Oh my. Those are outstanding shots. What a cute, furry critter. When I saw the face, I thought it was going to turn out to be a joke, but it's real. Wow. It does look like a scary Halloween face. Must help to keep predators away.

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  27. Thanks everyone! I was so excited when I finally figured out which end was what and saw that face!! I have lots of shots of it - I cannot believe my good luck. Maybe I'll enter it next year at the fair since it falls around this time of year.

    Chasity - you may be right though - it could be his hiney!! LOL!!

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  28. My goodness, he's a smiling lil guy, isn't he! Heheheee
    I've never seen a white colored one, only black - can you image the size of the comb he must use to keep that hair just so??!??!!! heheheee

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  29. Those are fantastic macros, especially the detail in the second shot.

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  30. oh he is very hairy, and look at that face. Great photos :)

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  31. AAAAH! He doesn't even seem real! AMAZING captures! And I would've stayed a bit back too!

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  32. oh my goodness, these are just fantastic macros & i too would have been scared to touch 'em! and yes that face is just perfect for halloween!

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  33. Fantastic shots of this interesting little creature!!!!

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  34. The brush strokes of God never cease to amaze me. How awesome His creations, how unending His imagination.

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  35. These are actually called Woolly Boogers (or Woolly Buggers to some). It's their name- by definition! Fly fishers make a bait that resembles it as well and they come in all colors.

    So cute, yet... ick.

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