Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

A coworker of mine brought me a pair of Black Swallowtail Caterpillars one day. He asked if i would take this guy off his hand because his wife hated it. They ate all her plants. Hell ya! I love me some bugs! He put them nicely in a plastic vase too.

Both of them are black Swallowtails, but one looked like a bird poop. it’s an 3rd instar caterpillar. The other was in 4th instar stage, just perfect for kodak moment! I got off work early, tried different angles at first but couldn’t get anything out of it. Eventually, I ended up having a bright red and yellow vase behind it as backdrop. It turned out all right.

  • Canon, EOS 20D
  • Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM
  • ISO 400, 0.3s, F5.6 ,150mm
  • Dallas, Texas
  • October 07, 2005
Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

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