Contemplative Caterpillar

Bridger was excited to spot this very large caterpillar one morning in September of 2010. He thought I might like to make its portrait. He was right!

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A Caterpillar Contemplates... ? - September 2010

I don’t know what caterpillars contemplate in general, but this one was trying to start to spin its cocoon. Talk about an opportunity for deep contemplation, the time spent metamorphosing, wrapped in a cocoon, might just be time for deep coming-of-age thoughts!

Should we take a cue from the moth and butterfly world, and tightly wrap our teenagers in swaddling clothes to contemplate their coming of age years?

11 comments on “Contemplative Caterpillar

  1. This one is so ugly, that it becomes beautiful! Fantastic shot!

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  2. That’s one nice sharp picture of a caterpillar. I’d say the contemplation was more on your part than its.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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  3. she looks so cute. 😉

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  4. Beautiful photo Kyle!

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  5. elmediat says:

    Wonderful image – beautiful colour and detail. I will pass the link to this post to family & friends.

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