In today’s Fun Friday post, I’m featured a view of the Black Swallowtail caterpillar that you probably don’t see very often. As a photographer, it’s a view that I get all too often, but usually don’t want!
While in my friend’s beautiful butterfly garden a couple of days ago, there were three Black Swallowtail caterpillars busy eating away at a fennel plant. I had much enjoyment capturing macro images of this trio … I ended up spending about an hour and a half with them! One of the images contained one of the caterpillars as it turned and worked it’s way along a fennel branch, pointed away from me. I was totally surprised with the upside-down “smile” he was giving me:
Coming up … more images of these three caterpillars as they alternately “ravage fed” on the fennel, and then rested for some time (is there tryptophan in fennel?) :o)
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D Mark II body
- Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead
- ISO 200
- Aperture f/3.5
- Shutter 1/250 sec.