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Common Buckeye Larva (Junonia coenia) On Agalinis purpurea near the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
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Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
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Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
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Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
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Common Buckeye Larva (Junonia coenia)

On Agalinis purpurea near the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.

Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D

Common Buckeye Larva (Junonia coenia) On Agalinis purpurea near the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
<br />
Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66263/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66262/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html Common Buckeye,Geotagged,Junonia coenia,Summer,United States

Common Buckeye Larva (Junonia coenia) On Agalinis purpurea near the edge of an overgrown backyard habitat.<br />
<br />
Ughhh I suck at photographing spiny caterpillars! :D<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66261/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66263/common_buckeye_larva_junonia_coenia.html Common Buckeye,Geotagged,Junonia coenia,Summer,United States

    comments (3)

  1. hi Lisa, not sure if you've seen it already, but I wrote an article for Christine who had a similar challenge. Perhaps it helps:
    https://ferdychristant.com/how-to-photograph-hairy-macro-subjects-68268aa21327
    Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thank you so much! I will read this asap! Posted 11 days ago
  2. I enjoyed your article a lot. There is one other solution, it you use a zoom like Nikon's 70-180 macro (my all time favourite travel and hiking tele) just go down a bit to 120mm, have a bit more context but perhaps less change in light or angle as in the step back.

    My experience is that you can try handheld stacking, but only on a day without wind. In my humble opinion, for get tripods and flying insects in a tropical country
    Posted 11 days ago, modified 11 days ago

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The common buckeye or simply, buckeye, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia and all parts of the United States except the northwest, and is especially common in the south, the California coast, and throughout Central America and Colombia. The sub-species ''Junonia coenia bergi'' is endemic to the island of Bermuda.

Its habitat is open areas with low vegetation and some bare ground. This species and its relatives were.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2018. Captured Sep 12, 2018 04:10 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm