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Tomato Hornworm
Lens: pentax 100mm macro f/4 Camera: Pentax K5 
Posted By: chibae, 06-11-2016, 12:47 PM

Since I had mentioned Tomato Hornworms, here is one done with my older 100mm f/4 macro lens. Handheld at dusk. It took an iso of 3200. This picture was taken within a week of getting my "new to me" K5 and it hadn't been set up yet. When I spotted the critter I went back to the house and grabbed the camera and ran.

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06-11-2016, 02:23 PM   #2
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Wonderful photography here. Beautifully done. A tomato horned worm. Never heard of this insect before.

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Haven't seen one of these for a long long time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tonytee Quote
Wonderful photography here. Beautifully done. A tomato horned worm. Never heard of this insect before.

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Thank you

My error, it's a Tobacco Hornworm, Mancuda sexta. A caterpillar of a sphinx moth. I always get them confused.

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a little bit of noise but nice colors!
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Some variety of colors.
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Strange creature, we don't see them in my part of the country.
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A wonderfully composed picture of a colorful caterpillar.

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Very cool picture. I've never seen one of them before.

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