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Yellow Papilio Troilus
Yellow Papilio Troilus
TonyT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color on Color (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G
Location: In home studio
Date: Jul 23, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2006

My sister-in-law called and said she found a strange green bug with huge eyes. She wanted me to come and get it to take a photograph of it. When I finally was able to go and get it, it had escaped somewhere in her garage.

Her son saw it. It was on a yellow baseball bat, and it had turned yellow. That was perfect because I had a yellow pool toy and a yellow sheet of posterboard.

I never knew caterpillars could change color.

I went on www.bugguide.net to identify it. There was a green one with the same marking on the site and it was called a Papilio troilus.

07/24/2006: Ok. I did more research. He was green, and now he's yellow. They turn yellow right before they change into a chrysalis. I have him in a tank. He doesn't move now, and he's getting fat. I am hoping I can see him change. I will be checking on him regularly.

08/02/2006-Thank you everyone for voting on my bug. I can't get over he came in 10th place. This is great. I don't know if he will turn into a butterfly. He changed into a chrysalis, I think. He may have been disturbed too much. He spent a lot of time under my hot lights, but that's what the modeling industry is all about. Thanks again!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.7059
Avg (commenters): 7.7826
Avg (participants): 6.6184
Avg (non-participants): 6.7328
Views since voting: 3470
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 323
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/18/2007 03:14:40 AM
Probably the most interesting caterpillar face. Glad he made it to the top ten. Will check him out at the bugsite. (Any developments?)
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09/24/2006 08:56:14 AM
I assume no more updates means the demise of Papi? Oh well - too bad. At least he had his 15 minutes of fame. More than most caterpillars get! Very nice capture.
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08/03/2006 01:34:17 PM
Congrats on your new high score!
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08/02/2006 05:56:45 AM
A wonderful catch.
those eyes scare me for some reason
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08/02/2006 05:38:08 AM
I gave this a 9. Good meet of the Challenge. Nice composition and good focus.
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08/02/2006 04:18:40 AM
Great composition. Real interesting subject.
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08/02/2006 01:07:47 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish with this lost little fellow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2006 06:26:08 PM
Woah...gross AND cool!
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08/01/2006 05:04:53 PM
This is awesome! Great choice of bug! :)
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08/01/2006 04:18:10 PM
Very weird bug! 8
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07/30/2006 10:11:05 PM
very cool! great shot!
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07/29/2006 11:44:01 PM
Very nice capture.
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07/29/2006 07:22:24 PM
Ew! This is an amazing photograph.... it really shows all the (kind of icky) detail. :-)
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07/28/2006 08:23:12 PM
Such a cool looking creature. I like the texture of the background (is it a lemon?). Great colours.
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07/28/2006 12:43:43 AM
Like it. Interesting markings on the critter.
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07/27/2006 05:24:02 PM
There are so many wonderful macros in this contest. This is just wonderful! I'm giving it a 10.
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07/27/2006 04:53:37 PM
neat little critter
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07/27/2006 01:59:43 PM
GOod! You did a perfect match with the object and the background. It looks very sharp. 9
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07/27/2006 11:31:57 AM
what a wild looking creature! I love the human-looking face and mustache. lol! 9!
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07/27/2006 01:55:01 AM
I like it!
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07/26/2006 08:27:31 PM
Really interesting looking caterpillar. I had to look this one up to see what it became! Well done.
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07/26/2006 06:51:22 PM
wow. what a face! good shot.
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07/26/2006 03:42:10 PM
Nice
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07/26/2006 11:19:38 AM
Isn't he cute! Nice
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07/26/2006 10:10:29 AM
This is great. Nice detailing and DOF with enough perspective to truly create a background. I wish he weren't quite so centered, but overall, well done.
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07/26/2006 08:53:29 AM
IS HE ON YELLOW PACKING FOAM? AWSOME. DONT KNOW IF I HAVE SEEN HIM IN MY BACK YARD.8
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07/26/2006 06:07:12 AM
what an intersting little insect! I've never seen one of these. Sharp focus and good DOF - composed well.
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07/26/2006 05:47:58 AM
He he he.. now this is very intersing... i think this is very crative.. well done.
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07/26/2006 12:55:12 AM
wow, that's a really nice yellow! superb macro and wonderful for this challenge 10
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