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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
Voters:Big_Beavis · DicksPics · NaturesHaven · CarolG · christinecilia · johnlw · Daisymaye · RonnieAG · barbarahirst · Bzox · Derek_Fearn · GillyB · raygregson · Badgerfred · ugly · boov · taggart · Maiwand · annettep38 · tomcat · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Ade_Osman · Stace · Alan_Baseley · jovanovic · richmowil · Holmewood · AnneWorner · Niknut · chalkhillblue · Lillian · MalcolmM · GeorgePlatis · Herge88 · DerekL · Glostopcat · sweetpea62 · bricurtis · NigelKiteley · Steve_S · PattiW · Louise_Morris · hasslebladuk · Richsr · Bravdo · jamesmoorephotography · dmhuynh72 · bunbeam · Brian65 · ChrisWallace · goso · Philip_P · canonfan · brownsilent · sparrowhawk · gingerdelight · A Booth · SammyRatFan ·
Views:192
Unique Views:77

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 1:45 PM

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

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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 Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
8 Jul 2013 - 2:09 PM

lovely macro shot great colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

johnlw
johnlw  8 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 Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 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
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 - 3:16 PM

superb image Geoff,pin sharp macro.ray

GillyB
GillyB Plus Member 10317 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 3:16 PM

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

gill

FeatherFriend


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 Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 4:51 PM

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

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

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

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 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

Thanks everyone for popping in,
Geoff.

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 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
JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 81040 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 6:18 PM

Could be a Vapourer Moth Caterpillar

Great photo!
JNC

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 - 8:24 PM

Lovely shot

Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5990 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:00 PM

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

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6146 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 Plus Member 6Lillian 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 Plus Member 10151 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:14 PM

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

Derek

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 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
8 Jul 2013 - 11:21 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

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

Excellent capture and superb details Geoff..Lin

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 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  9 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 Plus Member 52434 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 Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 1:54 PM

Cracking shot geoff
mike

FeatherFriend
10 Jul 2013 - 3:36 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2013 - 3:41 PM

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

Bravdo
Bravdo Plus Member 7Bravdo vcard 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  742 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 8:28 PM

excellent detail captured Geoff.
regards
Yung

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 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 Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 - 10:57 PM

A fantastic image Geoff
Jim

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 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 Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 2:49 PM

superb

A Booth
A Booth  13 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 4:17 PM

stunning detail, excellent macro work.

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