Wildlife contest award

Insect macro

Rachael has won award.io's wildlife photography competition with this image, called 'Who, or what, are you?'   Judge, David Flynn commented:

'A stunning wildlife macro shot of a shield bug peering under a leaf at a Hairy White Caterpillar. Beautiful shallow depth of field and very well composed image which immediately captivates the viewer. My overall favourite image entered into the competition.'

This image was taken in the gardens of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont.  Rachael noticed the tiny shield bug nymph behaving strangely but it was only after taking the shot that she noticed the hairy caterpillar that was attracting its attention.

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