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Thursday, September 9, 2010

A close up of a caterpillar

After the cold week we have had, I am surprised to find anything still around. This caterpillar was crawling around on the stairs so I put him on the grass in order to get some shots of him.


Gaelyn said...

Looks like that critter has plenty of hair to stay warm. Fuzzy cute!

You always have an open invitation.

Krista said...

LOL... he looks like a cross between a caterpillar and an orangutan!!! ;o)

Great shots, I love how you can see the light hitting his fur!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Not that he really needs it in this weather Gaelyn but those hairs sting, so it keeps predators away. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! You are right about that Krista. :) Thanks.

JM said...

This little 'alien' looks fantastic! :-) Glad you found it.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. It is the eyes which always fascinate me. He would be very cute if he did not sting / burn so much. :) If those hairs touch your skin, they have a barb on them which goes into it and they are hell to try to get out.