Friday, October 3, 2008

Fuzzy Wuzzy One



Camera Critters

t1086


I really don’t know what this little fuzzy guy is but I found him fascinating. I know it’s some sort of worm or caterpillar, but check out his horns. He has black hair on his head and butt in shape of horns.


wiggly


And he wiggles lots! Tons of tiny little legs with kinda suction cup feet. He scurries quickly, here and there and makes my head spin.


t1090


Can you see the ridge of longer hair along his back, starting about midway, and getting longer as nearing the butt? Notice how his head tucks in and pops out as he moves.


t1091


In fact that last group of hairs along the ridge almost remind me of a tail. And I think he’s wagging it at us.


t1092


t1093


Hi!


t1095


And he’s off again. I hope he enjoyed his little portrait session. Sometimes I wish my macro was more zoomy, but I think you’ll understand when you see this.


tiny


That’s my finger, and yes I took the photo one handed, but you see how little he is? Simply amazing, or I thought he was. I like how you can see some of the little ‘hairs’ on the leaf.


t1097


Released, back into the wild. Bye!

36 comments:

  1. What a cutie...makes me wonder why some are fuzzier than others....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! He is tiny. I haven't seen one that little. Glad you threw in the finger pic to show us the size. Oh, and what's wrong with my son with a creepy big mouth? ;0) Hehe!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great photos! Looking at your post, I was wishing I had a "more zoomy" lens! What size is that lens?

    ReplyDelete
  4. AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiCOctober 4, 2008 at 3:39 AM

    THese are the ones you do that freak me out. I get the willies.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Tiaras & TantrumsOctober 4, 2008 at 3:41 AM

    WOW - fantastic as always!!

    BTW - My brother takes the other half of the cow carcass!! (hee hee)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Reminds me of little old men, when their eyebrows grow crazy and big.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Isn't it amazing that under a macro lens some little critters, like this guy, are so cute? In the last picture he reminds me of a little Yorkie! Fantastic shots.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Isn't it something how some caterpillars are creepy, but that little guy could claim pet status with his cuteness?

    I loved your incredibly detailed photos, and the accompanying story. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. He looks like a fur animal, they should customize him and make some kind of kid's toy of him!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amazing! I've never seen anything like it! It looks like a mix breed between a brush and a teenager hairstyle! *giggles*

    ... only much more cute!

    Your photos is so wonderful. I'm full of envy. Green actually ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love him! I have some photos of the same kind of caterpillar, but he was bigger. Maybe and inch and a half long and much thicker. Very cool buggy! The photos are great!

    ReplyDelete
  12. OOHh he is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know how you always just amaze me..well you know what i thought after i got thru reading this one???
    What a delightful little childrens book this post would make!!!!!!!!! He's so cute and fury and I love how you wrote it!!!!!
    oohh and by the way lovely nails!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a delightful series of narrated photos of your ‘fuzzy-wuzzy’ discovery. I’m sooooo happy you’ve decided to participate in Camera Critters so everyone knows about your amazing photographic studies.
    Hugs and blessings,

    ReplyDelete
  14. What great macro shots!
    He does look like he has horns. Funny little guy.

    ReplyDelete
  15. your camera and your talent is amazing....he is almost cuddly looking!

    have you entered into the NG contest yet?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Unbelievable shots! Can't believe how sharp and clear they are of the cute little guy! Wonderful CC post!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! Yes he/she is very pretty and amazing! I still have not tried the macro lense, I don't get time to drag it out!

    Now as for your question about the bird on my post the other day, I could not for the life of me remember what it was called. But thought it was in Ibis. I thought no-one would notice (except maybe you, LOL, yes you were the only one who asked!) I called in the reinforcements, this time, Peter from Holties House, and he says........

    "G'day Karisma, the bird in your photo is a Sacred Ibis ( I think sometimes mistakenly called Cattle Egret... which has a straight bill) they have become a scavenger of dumps and parklands." (They also harass Sydney siders for chips or just steal them when you are not looking!)

    So there you have it, I was close! LOL! Many thanks to Peter, Karisma hangs her head in shame for not knowing her birds! Ha ha!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I think that's the first time in my life that I find an insect cute !!

    ReplyDelete
  19. You've won me over , just so very cute.

    ReplyDelete
  20. At first I thought someone had sneaked in and taken a picture of me just as I woke up...Great photos, as usual.
    No, I've not forgotten to send you a 'garage gift.' It's just been a decibel above CHAOTIC at my house lately.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful, Lisa. I wish I could take photos like that. Fly (or creep, or crawl) free, little guy. I enjoyed your photo session!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Often I come over here and lurk and go away smiling but not saying anything.

    Today's little guy is just so adorable tho Lisa. He really is a darling and who wouldn't want him as a pet maybe?

    So tiny - so cute! So determined!

    Simply fantastic photos Lisa. You are one of the reasons I had The Man buy us a better camera. Nothing like yours of course but I just wanted the chance to take some nicer pictures because of your inspiration. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  23. wow, he was actually cute! hehe!

    ReplyDelete
  24. neat neat neat except on m,y flowers hahah Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  25. Fantastic macros! Excellent shots, Lisa! Love the colors in the last one!
    Cheers, Klaus

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful! He's a fuzzy fella. BJ

    ReplyDelete
  27. He's a cute little thing. I'm glad you took the picture with your finger so we could see just how little.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Amazing! That fuzzy creature looks soooo fluffy and cute! But I bet he'll give me an itch if he crawls all over me! (shivers)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Here kitty kitty ? NO?? I think it would make a bird cough to eat those fuzzy hairy things. Great shooting.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Awesome captures of that cool looking caterpillar!

    ReplyDelete
  31. i love all your pictures, the birds and the wooley worm and such.. just have time for the one comment.. have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Amazing macro shots of the fuzzy caterpillar! Wonderful post!

    ReplyDelete