We don't "take" photographs. We are "given" images. And, if we're lucky, we get to capture and hold them for a little while.
To the best of my knowledge, this is some kind of Fritillary caterpillar. I captured this image with my Canon SX30is, using digital zoom at 75x. I don’t usually use or recommend digital zoom. It gets real ugly real quick. But this camera is amazingly good at it. The 75x setting approximates almost 1700mm in regular camera terms.
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