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Darth Vader Photo Contest Finalist
Darth Vader
Darth Vader

I'm not sure what type of butterfly or moth this menacing looking fellow will become, but his shiny black head reminded me of Darth Vader... He was chowing down on this plant stalk, so I took the opportunity to snap off a few close-ups. Despite the fact that he is all of 1.5 inches long, you can still see the bite marks in the stem!

105mm Macro f/2.8
1/250 sec - f/11
+0.7 EV
ISO 400
Manual Mode
Matrix Metering
Front Curtain Flash w/difuser

© Victoria de Martigny
Nikon D200 Digital...

Christina C. Moore
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    Neat little caterpillar! Sometimes it is difficult to identify these because caterpillars are so variable depending not only on species but also on environment. Nice job though.

4/30/2007 2:01:15 PM

Janine Russell
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Victoria, excellent detail, color and lighting.

4/30/2007 7:06:29 PM

Marta J. Baldwin
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That is one menacing looking caterpillar! Great shot Victoria! Congrats on making Editor's First Picks!

6/21/2007 10:04:31 AM

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nice technique

7/25/2007 12:54:25 PM

Susan Candelario
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Great Finalist, Congrats!!!

7/26/2007 6:26:29 AM

Victoria de Martigny
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Thanks everyone for your comments. I am thrilled to have been named a finalist among so many wonderful photographers!!

8/5/2007 10:36:19 PM

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