Defying Gravity  

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Uploaded: 09/05/18 1:42 PM GMT
Defying Gravity
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Crawling across the bottom side of a milkweed leaf, this Monarch caterpillar is positioning itself to devour another leaf. One of nine caterpillars on the plants that day.


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09/05/18 2:19 PM GMT
Great closeup! Pretty soon, he'll curl up and form a cocoon.
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Long before the white man and long before the wheel, when the dark green forests were too silent to be real. Lightfoot 1967
09/05/18 4:46 PM GMT
This is a wonderful capture, and they seem to be having a good year, seeing lots of them. tigs=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
09/05/18 5:10 PM GMT
Lovely grub.....R.
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I wish I was a Glow Worm, a Glow Worm's never glum, 'cause how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?
09/05/18 6:19 PM GMT
I agree with Sandi _ I've seen far more monarchs this year than in recent years. cool capture.
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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
09/05/18 6:26 PM GMT
C is for Caterpillar. A good one for the contest Thad.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
09/06/18 2:51 AM GMT
It sure looks like that is what its doing. Terrific capture.
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09/06/18 5:00 AM GMT
Oh this is delightful Thad!!! Great shot:):):)
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09/06/18 9:48 AM GMT
Perfect macro of this Monarch caterpillar, Thad.
Very good and appropriate entry for the current contest as well.
Good Luck with it, my friend!
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09/06/18 7:42 PM GMT
My friend, the gardener and school teacher, has a nursery of monarch caterpillars - great capture of the caterpillar filling up on milkweed to eventually emerge into a majestic monarch Thad - Great Capture!!!!!!!!!!!
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09/12/18 12:30 AM GMT
This wonderful, Thad. Really good macro of the caterpillar. And yes it works for the current contest. C is for caterpillar.
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When fear comes to me I will stubbornly choose Faith Instead!!!!
09/14/18 8:31 PM GMT
Yeah, I have had many days like this. Happily, though, I am now retired. Ahhhhhhhhh.

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