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A prickly situation.

Caterpillar of a Scarlet Tiger moth on a clump of Pulmonaria.

Spotted this while trying to get shots of Bee-flies that love this plant.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150mm 2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:A prickly situation.
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:9 Apr 2012 - 4:22 PM
Tags:Caterpillars, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Insects, Pulmonaria, Scarlet Tiger moth caterpillar, Wildlife / nature
Votes:49

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Apr 2012 - 4:23 PM

Lots of thorny details

Peter

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9866 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1668 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 4:27 PM

I'm sure you weren't too disappointed to get this as an alternative to bee-flies, Brian.
There are prickles and hairs in abundance here, it's only the flower that has bothered to shaveSmile.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 4:31 PM

Excellent detail and colour as always Brian......the lawns looking good Wink
Geoff.

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife Plus Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 4:34 PM

Immaculate work Bri..........Superb detail mate.

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 4:45 PM

Well done Bri, I just love the adult moths, now they're quite something to see, well spotted and identified....

Ade

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91942 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 4:48 PM


Quote: Excellent detail and colour as always Brian......the lawns looking good Wink
Geoff.

Looks good oof Geoff.Smile

Brian.

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 4:50 PM

Fantastic detail Brian - I wonder what is lurking on my Pulmonaria - plenty of raindrops to be sure SmileSmileSmile
Helen

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8169 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 4:54 PM

Superb detail, Brian, he's a beauty. Carol

franken
franken Plus Member 123363 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 5:18 PM

Another impressive macro Brian.

Ken

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64904 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 5:32 PM

It had to work hard to get to that tasty flower. Smile Perfect timing.
Chris

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8248 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 5:52 PM

Brilliant colours and pin sharp detail in this impressive macro, you may not have snapped your target species but the clicks should bee flying in for this one!

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 6:29 PM

Focus, exposure and composition of the very highest order Brian. A stunner.
Ron

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 7:32 PM


Quote: I'm sure you weren't too disappointed to get this as an alternative to bee-flies, Brian.
There are prickles and hairs in abundance here, it's only the flower that has bothered to shaveSmile.

quite stunning the detail is amazing

TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 7:33 PM

Very good shot, Brian.
Tony

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 8:40 PM

Very fine close-up inspection of this subject, the detail captured quite immaculate.
Ronnie.

Jodyw17
Jodyw17  5 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 - 9:00 PM

superb macro, well done

Jody

goso
goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2012 - 9:48 PM

10/10 Brian ...Bill

johnjo58
johnjo58 Plus Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 7:23 AM

Always quality with your macro work Brian, great detail and composition
David

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 12:19 PM

brilliant!!!!
I've only got one question: How is it possible that there is no velcro effect beween the two types of prickles Smile

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91942 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 12:43 PM


Quote: Brilliant!!!!
I've only got one question: How is it possible that there is no velcro effect beween the two types of prickles Smile

It's a mystery !!!!!!Smile

Brian.

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 Plus Member 728 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 12:52 PM

excellent bg and light and usual Brian. Fine detail throughout.
regards
Yung

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 3:24 PM

Incredibly prickly sharp shot!

So funny if the caterpillar went "Ouch!" while crawling over the plant's hairs Grin

Andrew

KBan
KBan  10469 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:06 PM

Super detail Bri
keith

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91942 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2012 - 8:24 PM

Thanks everyone - appreciate you looking in.

Brian.

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