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    At first glance, one might wonder “what the heck…?”. There’s something soft and fuzzy about the appearance, similar to that of a stuffed panda bear, perhaps. I love close encounters with small subjects like this. This is a Swallowtail caterpillar – right at home on some dill I’d planted in my garden this spring. I was drawn in by its absolute beauty. I felt I wanted to present this beauty by getting in as close as I could. This is the result.
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    What an incredible view that we don't get to often see, Leigh! I, too, had to take a second look at this image to understand exactly what I was seeing but then I realized I was seeing something I've never seen before in such great detail. Images like this let us have a better understanding of the world around us. Well done!

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2018
    Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
    Copyright: © Leigh Ayres
    Categories: Abstract, Nature, Portraits
    Assignments: Take a Walk, Close Encounters