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My Grandson spotted this large Caterpillar outside our house. So took a few pics. Anyone know what type this is?

Macro mod on the Ricoh GR.

For those interested in Auto White balance, the AWB in the RAW file read 4950K and -21 green/magenta tint.

The measure WB using an 18% great card is 6300K, and -24.

The white balance measure using an Expodisc on a Canon, at the same time, was 6450, and -24.

The white balance measure in Adobe Raw, using a know wite source, a window frame (cropped out) was 6450, and -23.

Its set to 6400 and -21.

AWB was too cool using three different measures.


This is a close-up. The foot I left in the shot behind this monster belongs to a 12 year old friend of my Grandson.

Brand:RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
Camera:Ricoh GR Digital
Lens:18.3 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Aug 2014 - 11:59 AM
Focal Length:18.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Raw and manual
Title:Invasion
Username:banehawi banehawi
Uploaded:13 Aug 2014 - 7:10 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 7:13 PM

A super spot and capture SmileSmile Carol

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84292 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 7:35 PM

It could be the caterpillar of the Cecropia Moth (Hylaphora cecropia).

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 7:35 PM

It belongs to the Hawk Moth family ( of which I'm not sure ) Excellent image of it going about it's business !! Willie.
Ron

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 - 7:39 PM

This is the caterpillar of Hyalophora Cecropia a saturnid moth. Google it and you can see images in all its stages. It changes colour through its life. I went through four ID books of UK moths before checking which country your are in!!!
Tony

Last Modified By TonyDy at 13 Aug 2014 - 7:43 PM

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2875 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 7:57 PM

Thanks for the ID, I will look it up.

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bobpaige1
bobpaige1 e2 Member bobpaige1 vcard
13 Aug 2014 - 9:00 PM

Great capture stunning detail.

Bob.

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stub197
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13 Aug 2014 - 9:21 PM

Beautiful detailed imageSmileSmileSmilepaul

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 9:27 PM

Good details here Willy...clever grandson finding it.
Have a look at one Bricurtus has on tonight...unbelievable
Lovely shot

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 9:33 PM

It's a creepy crawly! a well known species across the world, often favoured by children under a certain age, almost always favoured by boys of any age, some because they think it will impress the girls, others to frighten the girls. No matter where it is found and displayed, it and its many cousins give Tish the willies [no pun intended].

'There but for the grace of God go I' the number of times I have used that expression without ever knowing its origins.

Tish

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 9:55 PM

One great looking caterpillar Willie, great captureSmile

Cliff

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2875 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 11:10 PM

Saw it Lillian, very nice, and a vote from me.


W

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 11:24 PM

GrinGrinGrin

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 11:25 PM

Thanks go to Lillian. What a beauty, never seen one of these. It looks like its got little flowering cactii on its front segments.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2875 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 12:11 AM

Yes. The kids thought there were Ladybugs on it (Ladybirds over there). Quite amazing.


W

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Shaji84
14 Aug 2014 - 4:52 AM

Very well shot!

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104025 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 6:42 AM

Slugtastic! GrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 9:51 AM

What a handsome critter

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 12:49 AM

Nice low angle on this creature, I bet theres a bird in a tree waiting for lunch.

Aidan,

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 4:24 PM

Ha haaaaaaaaa brilliant W. Smile
And thank you SO much once again for another brilliant mod, very much appreciated Smile

JohnSmile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2014 - 11:17 PM

great POV, must be a big moth hidden in there.

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