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Hi all, this little guy/gal is approx 10mm long and rolls itself into a ball 5mm diameter when disturbed, possibly only a couple of days old if that. By some standards a RECORD shot but hope someone may be able to identify it. BTW, the dark patch by he head is a slight bend in the leaf, that's how it was when taken. Must say I couldn't see the colour or detail until I saw it through the lens...what a wonderful thing nature is and so beautiful...catch up with you all later Wink
Many thanks for the votes and comments on my previous upload and a special thank you to Ron (Maiwand) and Fred (Badgerfred) for the UA's, really appreciated and valued.
Geoff.
ID now confirmed, many thanks to Gill (GillyB)

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8 plus 1.7x TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jul 2013 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/7.2
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Caterpillar of the Vapourer moth.
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:8 Jul 2013 - 1:24 PM
Tags:Caterpillar, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 1:45 PM

No idea.......CarolG or Ade Osman will probably ID............GrinGrinGrin

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 2:08 PM

A new one to me, Geoff, would also love to know what he/she is going to turn into Smile. A super capture. Carol

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
8 Jul 2013 - 2:09 PM

lovely macro shot great colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 2:15 PM

I just thought when I saw this wow the beauty of nature and what a good image.
Regards John.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 2:33 PM

It's fairly bristling at having it's photie tookWinkWink.
Great shot capturing this hairy critter in wonderful detail.
Ronnie.

raygregson
8 Jul 2013 - 3:16 PM

superb image Geoff,pin sharp macro.ray

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 3:16 PM

Lovely capture ..... is it a vapourer moth caterpillar?

gill

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 3:31 PM


Quote: Lovely capture ..... is it a vapourer moth caterpillar?
gill

Just googled it and you are correct Gil, so kind of you to take time to view,
Geoff.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 4:51 PM

A prickly delight--- sooooo well photographed! LIKE!

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

He really is a very handsome creature Geoff. Cracking good mcro.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 5:36 PM

very impressive caterpillar with beautiful bokeh..
and I would have bet money on the fact that he works at the local car wash Smile

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 5:55 PM

Thanks everyone for popping in,
Geoff.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85908 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 6:13 PM

A cracking 'pillar shot Geoff

He's a wee beauty without a doubt

Adrian

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
8 Jul 2013 - 6:18 PM

Could be a Vapourer Moth Caterpillar

Great photo!
JNC

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 - 8:24 PM

Lovely shot

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4551 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:00 PM

Great shot !!.....what a colourful chappie !!

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:10 PM

What a beauty Geoff, very well captured indeed, 1st class observation.
David

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:15 PM

Hmmm a creepy crawly!
but a very good image of one Geoff
Lillian

DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:14 PM

One of Nature's little marvels captured so well, Geoff.

Derek

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:33 PM

A marvellous close up of this hairy little fella, the detail and colours have been superbly recorded

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 11:21 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 11:28 PM

Excellent capture and superb details Geoff..Lin

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 12:26 PM

Put it in a box and send it my way please Geoff.Wink
Brian.

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 12:15 PM

So well spotted and photographed! Splendid image, glad Gilly was able to ID it for you! PattiSmileSmileSmile

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
10 Jul 2013 - 12:16 PM

What an interesting find & image Geoff. Hope you and Fran are OK, Lou

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:54 PM

Cracking shot geoff
mike

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 3:36 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 3:41 PM

Like the fine details in this good close up capture.
Regards Richard

Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 5:58 PM

wow not normally a beasty lover but this one cught my eye. lovely macro workGrin

Barry

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 8:28 PM

excellent detail captured Geoff.
regards
Yung

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 - 10:11 AM

Just superb Geoff.
Brian

ChrisWallace
16 Jul 2013 - 7:55 PM

Nice one Geoff, well captured
Chris

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 - 10:57 PM

A fantastic image Geoff
Jim

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2013 - 9:37 PM

Excellent detail with all those hair and red spots... works nice on the green leaves,
Johanna

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 2:49 PM

superb

A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 4:17 PM

stunning detail, excellent macro work.

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