Snowberry Clearwing Caterpillar

I saw this caterpillar after a rain in our garden this morning munching on coral honeysuckle.

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I did a five image focus stack. I think I needed to do more as some of parts of the caterpillar still aren’t totally sharp.

Technical Details

Is this a composite: Yes
Canon 7D2, Sigma 150 f2.8 macro, Sigma 1.4x teleconverter, tripod, Canon 430 EX II speedlite (manual @1/32 power)
ISO 400, f32, 1/250s


Allen, this is a nice look at this caterpillar. The water drops on him with refractions is a nice bonus. It is a tiny nit, but that tip of a leaf coming into the top of the image seems to catch my attention. Not a big deal. I would be more than pleased to call this image mine!

Wonderful capture and I LOVE his little feet clinging to the stam! It’s way too easy to miss a needed focus slice but what you got shows fantastic detail. Agree with @Shirley_Freeman on the tiny leaf tip at the top – feed it to the caterpillar!

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