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Not sure which Hawkmoth caterpillar this is, the colouring suggests Oak or Eyed. It was on our apple tree which I believe is a favourite of Eyed but that pale colour looks like Oak. I was slightly thrown by the little horn on its head as my little book does not mention it and other images do not show it either. I am probably completely wrong but never mind!

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Carole

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-r Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Aug 2012 - 1:04 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:A Hawkmoth Caterpillar
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:9 Oct 2012 - 7:56 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Hawkmoth Caterpillar, Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:02 AM

Whatever the species, this is a wonderful portrait.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:04 AM

Well camouflaged ~ a fine macro capture.

Albert

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basith
basith e2 Member 2basith vcard Sri Lanka
9 Oct 2012 - 8:07 AM

A rather beautiful macro.
Good sharp.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:13 AM

What a beauty, Carole, wonderful colouring and markings, wish I could spot one Smile Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:14 AM

wonderful colour and tones carole brilliant detail a cracking close up nice one Wink
andy

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 8:37 AM

Superb macro Carole Giving us lots of detail
Jim

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franken
franken e2 Member 123270 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:55 AM

You've captured it well Carole.

Ken

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

Wonderful macro capture, a well defined image!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:05 AM

Superb detail, Carole. The spots on its side seem to float off my screen.

Dave

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:25 AM

With such a great macro you can tell which end is which, something I bet you can't do with ease otherwise! Fantastic details.

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:44 AM

Well spotted Carole by you (he's quite well spotted too!)
Joan.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:55 AM

A superb detailed shot of this little master of disguise. You have sharp eyes, Carole, to have seen it.

Lavina

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 10:12 AM

Strange and alien in its little green world - this is brilliant.
Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 10:14 AM

what incredible detail.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 10:25 AM

'How on earth did you manage to find this wonderful creature?" A wonderful photograph stuffed with immense detail and clarity.

Regards Nathan

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digital_boi
9 Oct 2012 - 10:58 AM

super find and excellent capture love the detail and the fine clarity

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:00 AM

Stunning quality capture Carole.

Regards

Trev.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:09 AM

Well spotted. It took me a while to realise it was a caterpillar rather than a leaf!
x

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:26 AM

Brilliant Carole. Superbly detailed closeup.
Ron

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:32 AM

Maybe it's eating another species of caterpillar, I'm probably wrong but it looks like it's enjoying eating something..............then again.........TongueTongueTongueTongue

Great macro, it's so well camouflaged..........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:56 AM

A very nice macro image...
Very hard to see and find..
Well done..

Dave

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 12:08 PM

A gorgeous image I've never seen one of these.

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 12:28 PM

Fantastic capture, glad to be your # 30! Patti Smile

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 1:12 PM

Oh isnt he lovelyGrinGrin He looks like a "Haribo"GrinGrin
You are more well informed botanically than me CaroleWink
Diane

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 1:21 PM

Wonderful--- looks like he is sugar sprinkled!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 1:40 PM

You did well to stop this as it blends in to the surrounding well
Regards Richard

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 2:54 PM

It looks like a rolled up leaf to me Carole !!
But I am sure it will be a little catterpillar.
Good shot.
Mick.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 3:31 PM

Very well spotted, Carole - it almost looks like a leaf, making itself camouflaged! A lovely quality close-up Wink
Trev Smile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 5:45 PM

Great Macro
NettaSmile

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lifesnapper
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9 Oct 2012 - 5:46 PM

Fantastic shot Carole, I like this VERY much.

John Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 5:51 PM

It looks very squidgy whatever it is. Sad Great detail Carole.
Ann

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howdog
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9 Oct 2012 - 6:03 PM

Outstanding macro work Carole!
Iain

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 6:10 PM

It's a fine capture of what I think is the Eyed Hawk Moth Caterpillar, Carole, but that bit on its mouth has me bemused. I've done some googling but have failed to come up with an answer.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
9 Oct 2012 - 6:24 PM

Brilliant Carole, superb detail.

John

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twelvemegs
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9 Oct 2012 - 8:03 PM

Fascinating detail Carole.

David

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pdcche
pdcche e2 Member 4pdcche vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 8:44 PM

Absolute stunner Carole, Peter..

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:58 PM

Another splendid macro so well camouflaged, I'm surprised you spotted him!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:35 PM

what a pretty caterpillar, looks like it is covered in small pearls.

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jaktis
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10 Oct 2012 - 5:38 AM

Excellent details

Peter

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 7:06 AM

What detail - excellent capture Carole
Jason

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Glostopcat
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4 Nov 2012 - 5:50 PM

Marvellous detail and clarity in this caterpillar close up

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