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A quiz for you all this morning..............can you identify this little fella who paid my lounge a visit? Take a look at the first three images, type your choice of ID in the comments (if you so wish to comment!), then take a look at the remaining two images to see if you were rightSmile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:what am I?
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:24 Oct 2012 - 5:58 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Fun, General, Humour / fun, Lighting, Macro, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Oct 2012 - 6:22 AM

Excellent set of photos Carol ! I knew from the start it was a moth of sorts - only V4 revealed its true colours Smile Have never seen one of those in South Africa Smile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 - 6:24 AM

Good morning Carol!
This one is a beauty! Looks like a Mix bat or moth?
Love the shy look in V1 and the full "dress" in V4. Lovely little creature. IB

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dven
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24 Oct 2012 - 6:38 AM

Looks like a variety of Hawk moth

dven

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RajaSidambaram
24 Oct 2012 - 7:09 AM

Excellent contrast, of this moth in V4 & V5, with white background. I always wonder, Carol, how well they co-operate with you. - Raja.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84246 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:15 AM

I managed to guess by version 2 (those tuffy bits on its tail gave it away!). Smile It's not often we get to see one actually resting! It looks totally different to when it's hovering over a flower!

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:23 AM

Moths are the strangest looking critters in close-up this set are really good examples of macro photography.

Albert

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:27 AM

Splendid series. The best guess I could come up with was Hawk Moth so very pleased to see V4.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:30 AM

Knew what it was straight away and those eye's look so human.

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User_Removed
24 Oct 2012 - 7:31 AM

Lovely hawkmoth series.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:34 AM

Wow that is an impressive moth Carol
all well captured but V5 has a little extra
Lillian

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:50 AM

Well you certainly charm them Carol, what a capture especially V5 showing those little orange flashes.
Carole

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:59 AM

Another nice set of images...
Well done carol

Dave

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41025 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:00 AM

Ooops... looked at all five before reading Tongue But I can safely say I would never have got it!!

Dave

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:14 AM

Another fantastic and great set of images,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:32 AM

never would have been able to name this beauty...
but I am not reallyinto classifying critters
he really is gorgeous ..... a great set as always

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Oct 2012 - 8:34 AM

Excellent captures Carol,
Fred.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:36 AM

I looked and then I cheated!! Super set as always.
Joan.

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susanbarton
24 Oct 2012 - 8:40 AM

Wonderful close up shots as always Carol I guessed it was a moth but beyond that I did not know what a prevelidge to see this up close

Susan

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 9:12 AM

superb hummingbird hawk moth i too guessed by v2

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
24 Oct 2012 - 9:19 AM

Morning Carol, never seen one still always flying about like mad lucky you must have charmed it, great macro shots very well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
24 Oct 2012 - 9:46 AM

Well Mrs Doolittle a fun set ! Thought it was some kind of bat moth! Once again well done ! GillWink

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9470 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 10:17 AM

i simply have no idea carol but is is a good image of a little critter.

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digital_boi
24 Oct 2012 - 10:50 AM

i knew it was a wee beastie all along Tongue V1 by a nose WinkWink

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 - 11:06 AM

Great shots, Carol - I tried to photograph these when we were over earlier this month but with no success - you are lucky to have got one not hovering!
Tony

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 11:46 AM

V1 is just so very charming....the look on his face is priceless.
I don't think I've ever seen one that is not flying to a flower.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 11:47 AM

Love seeing the full images.
It looks a very handsome moth.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
24 Oct 2012 - 1:16 PM

Stunning close up detail capture Carol, love all photos of the moth. JeffSmile

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 2:05 PM

Well, I did realise it was some sort of Moth but my knowledge as to an ID is sadly lacking! He's so cute and cuddly looking in the close-ups! A real surprise to find him not in flight!

Ann

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 2:51 PM

Not peeping, can only guess at some sort of fluff bomb moth!
Diane
Haha, I was right, its a fluff bomb mothGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Great set, had fun thereGrin
Diane

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 - 3:07 PM

Good set, Carol. Particularly like V3.

P.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 3:10 PM

I wouldn't have had a clue, Carol, other than it was a moth! A cracking set as always Wink
Trev Smile

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 - 3:11 PM

superb set carol,love v3,well captured indeed.ray

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achieverswales
24 Oct 2012 - 3:51 PM

Top shot Carol have my UA.

Regards

Trev.

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 3:56 PM

[quote]I wouldn't have had a clue, Carol, other than it was a moth!

but what a super set of images - Elizabeth xx

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 4:28 PM

Who ever are U, I like your Mustache.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54172 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 4:33 PM

How pretty.
x

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 4:59 PM

A wonderful set Carol,I have seen them in Greece but did not no what they were..Lin

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 5:51 PM

Superb set. Thought it was a moth but no idea which one. Paul

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 6:01 PM

The moth has such a lovely face, Carol.
I looked at all versions before reading your description, but wouldn't have guessed anywaySad.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Oct 2012 - 6:53 PM

Great captures of the moth

Peter

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:09 PM

I did recognise it as a hawk moth without looking - honestly. But not the species.
Ken

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 7:33 PM

Keep em coming Carol, fine macro work Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:33 PM

lovely sharp set Carol

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Glostopcat
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24 Oct 2012 - 8:59 PM

I too guessed it was a hummingbird hawkmoth, in v1 he looks rather doleful and depressed. The Big O will be envious when he sees these!Wink

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 - 9:33 PM

Your name is Carol, and you take wonderful images to show usSmileSmileTongueTongueTongueWinkWinkWink Sorry i think its a mothTongueTongueWinkWink
BrianSmile

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exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
24 Oct 2012 - 10:46 PM

A lovely set of images Carol & Idea.
promised storms not really materialised here so far.
Pauline.

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
24 Oct 2012 - 11:12 PM

Ha looked a all photos first seen how good they was then read the write up but i would have got it wrong.
jj

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DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 2:43 AM

Excellent details, Carol - I like especially V4 - Superb

P.S. Thank you very much for your UA - appreciated a lot

Daniel

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 7:35 AM

Wow, now here is one with everything in focus!
Very good to get so close to it.
And yes, I guessed Wink

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 1:55 PM

I haven't seen a Hawk Moth so still Carol . Only humming over flowers . These are excellent macros xxx

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