Interesting caterpillar, a beetle and a damselfly
Came across this caterpillar and shot frames for a stack. When I saw it on the computer I noticed the strange lumpy texture on the body. I hadn't noticed it in the field. I posted it to BugGuide and they said it was a "Mummy" caterpillar. It was infected by a fungus (probably) and was apparently dead or near dead.
The Damselfly is I believe an older female Eastern Forktail which has turned blue gray from its original orange.
The beetle is I believe a Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle. It's a six frame stack.
D800, 105 f2.8 on the beetle and caterpillar and the 300 f/4 with tubes for the damsel.
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#3. "RE: Interesting caterpillar, a beetle and a damselfly" | In response to Reply # 1Sat 18-Aug-12 09:22 AM
I almost always use f/8 for my stacks. I hesitate to say always because there were probably times when I didn't for some reason (maybe f/5.6 or f/11), but f/8 is my usual.