Monday, November 7, 2011

What To Do?




Seems this magnificent not-so-little fellow.......




...likes to eats the buds of.......




...this stunning flower.

What should I do???
I'm hoping he'll move on or pupate before I have to make a choice between these two beauties.

Sharing at Macro Monday, Camera Critters.

43 comments:

Sylvia K said...

He is a handsome fellow, isn't he? Hmmm never thought I'd say that about a bug, but I've never seen one so "up close and personal" before either! Terrific captures, as always! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Liz said...

Great captures!
I have found myself in a similar position with a whole bunch of grasshoppers in my beautiful rose garden (at my previous hom of 12 years). I had over 20 rose bushes and the grasshoppers were eating all the buds - roses won!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Difficult choices !

Kaitlyn said...

You and your beautiful pictures! err! Love the first two. So pretty!

In our sea of love

Ruth B. said...

Amazing shot

Have a good day.

Nadege, said...

At least you can see the culprit. Pretty one at that. Something is chewing on my plants and I can't find it... Beautiful shots.

Barbara said...

What a marvelous thing. You have to spare it, even if it spoils the flower.

Pat said...

Wow - he IS pretty spectacular looking!

Jenni C's said...

my children...usually grab the bugs...and the worms go into forced early pupa stage...as a form of self preservation...lovely photos..

hannah said...

Feasting on dipladenia?
Not allowed!
I've been trying to get mine to flower all year, without success. Maybe you have sufficient numbers to spare a few to the moth-to-be?

Marty said...

quelles jolies macros de cette chenille vorace ! elle deviendra papillon avant d'avoir dévoré toutes tes fleurs !!
wish you a lovely week

tinajo said...

Wow, that was a cool little fellow - I hope he moves on soon though..! :-)

Hanspi Schär said...

Two very fine specimens, the flower and the caterpillar.

Thank you for your nice mail, it made ​​me very happy!
Also, I wander here on your blog through a beautiful part of our planet.
Best regards from Switzerland
Hanspi

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos from the animal and the flower. I would prefer the flower...
Have a nice week.

s.c said...

I am really wondering what kind of butterfly come out of this one. Thanks for showing.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the flowers will be back next year - but the caterpillar may not be! Let him eat!

Stewart M - President of "Bugs have rights too" association of Australia.

Gabi said...

Pierwszy raz widzę takiego stwora...
Szkoda kwiatów, ale i szkoda gąsienicy.
Zastanawiam się co z niej wyrośnie ?

Rohit Sareen said...

amazing post!

i like how uve shot it upside down n then used DOF so well in the 2nd shot!

My Third Eye

Lanlizzy said...

Oh to be able to take photos like these!
I'm on the side of nature, what will be, will be. If it were me, I would let nature take it's course but it's not me, so good luck with your decision.

Linda R. said...

Oh yes that little beauty can do some damage.. What great photos..

geanina said...

:) great photos!

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG over the summer my youngest brought in a 6 inches long ( and about 1" thick) catapiller that made my hair stand on end! We looked it up and found out it was the catapillar of the largest moth on the east coast of the US!!! He was very impressive and squishy.... eeek!Good Luck!!!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots!

Maybe move the little fellow somewhere else and waits until he pupates...

Giga said...

Nawet gąsienice na Twoich zdjęciach są ładne, nie wspomnę już o kwiatku, który jest śliczny. Ja bym gąsienicę zostawiła,może wyrośnie piękny motyl . Pozdrawiam

Genie said...

I think this determined guy could do some serious damage to your flowers. He is something else. Like the way he has himself attached so firmly. HE does not plan to go nowhere soon. Great macros. genie

Connie Smiley said...

What a dilemma! One that every gardener/photographer can relate to, I think. Beautiful shots. Thanks for your kind comments.

missing moments said...

An awesome photo of the guy ... such a dilemma ... I probably would have to let him stay.

Art said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

Filip Demuinck said...

The first two 2 pictures are fantastic.

Greetings,
Filip

Talibra said...

Ale piękna, ciekawe co za motyl z niej będzie :)
Pozdrawiam.

Ida said...

Oh my gosh this caterpillar is so fascinating and beautiful. I'd hate for him to be disposed of so hopefully he moved on.

Heart n Soul said...

a life about to be transformed ... hope he gets to fly free :)

SandyCarlson said...

The man has taste.

Sorry. Shouldn't have said that.

Perhaps you can take him and just one blossom to the edge of your yard?

lisa said...

These are stunning macros!!
Beautifully done.

thefisherlady said...

This is spectacular... You made my day special just to see this AMAZING beauty! Spellbound!

Kala said...

That's a tough choice because they're both beautiful in their own way.

Great colors and details in these macros!

Tezzie said...

Tough choice, for sure! Is that the only type of flower he'll eat? If there's an alternative food source, perhaps you could move him there...? Otherwise, let him stay...at least you can capture his evolution photographically...who knows if that opportunity will arise again?! And, the flower will bloom again next year.

Scott said...

Cool shots. I especially like the middle one. The lines from the plant stem works really nice for me.

Kateri said...

I'd leave it for sure. It would be interesting to know what he will turn into...

Sivinden said...

What an interesting creature!

Barb said...

Glad I didn't have to make the decision - they are both beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous shots. I'll bet this turns into a brilliant butterfly.

Saun said...

Wow, I have never seen one of those very pretty hope your flower is ok.

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