A Black Swallowtail butterfly in not-yet-a-butterfly form. This caterpillar was hanging out in the cool relaxing environment known as “a pile of shrubs underneath the Skyway bridge”. I guess the traffic noise didn’t bother it.
I took this with my 150-600mm lens, which made things tricky on account of the heavy zoom and shaking branch. It took a few tries. This was shot at 1/800 and f6.3, with an ISO of 1000.