Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fuzzy Wuzzy - Macro Monday/Ruby Tuesday

Hickory tussock moth caterpillar

Don't touch this cute little fuzzy muffin, contact with the poisonous hairs or spines can cause a painful itchy rash, similar to poison ivy.

I chose this as my  FAVORITE PHOTO OF THE WEEK because I was happy this little guy posed so nicely that I didn't have to touch him!


You can see more great MACRO shots from around the world HERE @ Lisa's Chaos.

Click on over to RUBY TUESDAY (HERE) to see more shades of red from around the world.

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51 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my word, that's gorgeous, though!!!

Ellie said...

Oh my but that's a pretty caterpillar.

Cindy said...

Your photos are so gorgeous! Nature never ceases to amaze me. You capture it so well!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot of the caterpiller.

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty for being a critter to avoid!

Cristina said...

Wow molto bello e peloso come un orsachiotto! Bellissima foto! Ciao Cri : )

Debbie said...

awesome shot, crisp, clear and so much detail!!

Cildemer said...

Great shot and amazing caterpillar!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice and happy week****

Gary said...

Great shot Karen !! Boomm & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

Cool caterpillar, Karen! I have a caterpillar this week too. :)

Kim, USA said...

This can be very itchy if somebody will touch this. ^_^. Beautiful macro shot! Thanks for sharing. ^_^

Teresa said...

Amazing! Hard to believe something that beautiful could be poisonous.

Kateri said...

So pretty! Looks so cuddly--it definitely needs to come with a warning.

forgetmenot said...

I'll keep my distance, but he is a gorgeous little guy. Excellent, and I mean excellent, macro. Have a nice week. Mickie :)

One said...

This is the most beautiful caterpillar I have seen! Great capture!

muted palette said...

And yet he invites touch..
how cruel.
Wonderfully sharp picture of this interesting insect.

BearBoy said...

He's beautiful! Thanks for the warning though, I would of picked him up to get a closer look!

Kala said...

Wow! Superb details in this macro.

Dual said...

Great Photo !!!!
Gio'
http://remenberphoto.blogspot.com/

Tina´s PicStory said...

Great shot :)

Lauri said...

Thanks for the warning, I had no intentions of touching him. Lovely Macro. Linking over from Marco Monday.

GrandmaK said...

...but it is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing! Cathy

Leora said...

It seems like nature is saying: just for looking. Neat capture.

Halcyon said...

I would be tempted to touch, but now I won't. :)
A very nice macro. So sharp and in focus.

DawnTreader said...

Hm, apparently not a good idea to pick up anything that looks small and cuddly ... ;)

Les... said...

great pic! beauty can be deceptive hey?

would you believe I got "stung" on the back of the hand by one of his aussie cousins while working on my land earlier today!

and ya...! it does sting!!! *LOL*

Kerri said...

Fabulous catch!

Gattina said...

Wow what a picture would never have thought that it is a caterpillar !! Amazing !

Ralph said...

Adorable he/she is, a fun, fuzzy capture. Even though he looks as fluffy as our cat, I will avoid all contact, preferring to pet the cat instead...

Bom said...

That is just absolutely fantastic detail.

lisaschaos said...

You got so close! Beautiful!!

Dhemz said...

now this is stunning! I love it...thanks for dropping by!

Woody said...

I had no idea, thanks for the warning! It's very cool looking.

Liz said...

I accidentally did when I was a child. I had fever for 2 days.


My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Maria @ LSS said...

Great shot!

MikeH said...

That is certainly a wonderful picture, and I will stay away from this creature.
If it's this nice now can't imagine how beautiful it will be when it becomes a butterfly.

LauraX said...

looks can be so deceiving!

Leovi said...

Nice colors, no doubt an impressive macro with delicious details.

Dianne said...

I've never seen one of these!
beautiful

lina@women's perspectives said...

A dangerous cute critter...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow... great focus!

Jama said...

Stunning macro!

capturedalive said...

Thats what I call a fatal attraction :)

Pheno

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Spectacular caterpillar, brilliant photo!

Sivinden said...

Fascinating creature - excellently captured!

Raw Thoughts And Feelings said...

Stunning capture! Love the colors too..

GrammyMouseTails said...

wonderful shot! thanks for the warning, I would of wanted to see if it felt soft.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent macro photography.

Regards and best wishes

ShonEjai said...

What a very interesting little creature. Great shot!

alicia said...

What great detail! Great shot.

Misty said...

Incredible capture. Thanks for linking up.