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Sphecodina abbottii - Abbotts Sphinx
25-JUN-2009

Sphecodina abbottii - Abbott's Sphinx

Medfield MA

Dark phase, "horn" detail. Collected Mid June as second instar caterpillar from grape in Medfield MA along Causeway Rd. One of the most stunning sphinx caterpillars. Notice the snake scale pattern surrounding the eye.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/200s f/16.0 at 100.0mm iso100 hide exif
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Date/Time25-Jun-2009 10:35:54
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length100 mm
Exposure Time1/200 sec
Aperturef/16
ISO Equivalent100
Exposure Bias
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Metering Modepartial (6)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programprogram (1)
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unrenormalized 14-Jul-2009 13:17
This is an amazing photograph -- can you imagine the evolutionary process that generated such a realistic mammalian eye on a caterpillar only millimeters across? Sam -- *****
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