Saturday, March 13, 2010

Camera Critter #101

Around five years ago, I traveled to the northwestern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan to visit my brother. Of course, I took my camera and throughout the four days I was there, spent a lot of time photographing the local fauna of all sizes.

The evening before I left, I was checking out his garden when I noticed a moving branch. Curiosity got the best of me and I took a closer look. To my surprise, that branch turned into a caterpillar. As I looked around, there were more and more. As I began pointing them out, he began removing them.

However, before he could eliminate all of them from the garden, I was able to get portraits of a couple of the invaders.


Carolina Sphinx Hornworm

Blinded Sphinx Caterpillar

Misty Dawn's Camera Critters Meme is a great way to see critters of all kinds. Go to the meme homepage here and check out more. Then join the fun with your own critter.

9 comments:

Shannara said...

Funny looking things! =) Fascinating...

eileeninmd said...

What a cool sighitng! Great photos of the caterpillars

Mumsy said...

Wow...that is fantastic.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ash: They are very destructive to the plant. I haven't had one for quite a while.

i beati said...

out of my garden please

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Tricky, didn't even see the fellow until we read your post. Beautiful pics on you blog - we enjoyed looking around.
Darryl and Ruth : )

Jenn Jilks said...

They are beautiful! Excellent shots.Everything is waking up in Muskoka!

Misty Dawn said...

Awesome shots! You've got a great eye!

Oskar said...

It's a great shot, but it gave my mom person the creeps!