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Well no not really, but my grandchildren like to call it this as they help to try and find them due to strange shape the have when they have their wings folded at rest as in V2. The actual correct name for this moth is the Drinker Euthrix potatoria which seems to me to be even stranger, however it gets its English (and Latin) name from the habits of the caterpillar, which is supposed to have a liking for drops of dew. It's a medium sized moth with a wingspan up to 65mm. The yellowish females are slightly larger than the orange-brown male, but both sexes usually show the two distinctive white spots on the forewing. Flying at night, in July and August, the males especially are attracted to light.

Versions 1 & 2 have been taken using a conventional 1:1 macro lens, with versions 3 & 4 being small stacks at X3 and x4 magnification respectively using the Canon MP-E 65mm X5 lens, I think it looks even more like a hedgehog in V3 & 4 Tongue V5 is just a straight head on shot using a 90mm macro lens.

Thanks for all the kind comments on yesterdays image of The Flame Moth and especially to Arthur (Accipiter) for his kind bestowal of his UA. Hope you enjoy looking at these unusual images as much.....Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 150mm 2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jul 2013 - 10:38 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Hedgehog Moth????
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:23 Jul 2013 - 10:50 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Euthrix potatoria, Flowers & plants, General, Lepidoptera, Moths, The drinker, Wildlife / nature
Votes:81
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 10:54 AM

Such detail Ade, a deserving U/A from me !!!
Ron.

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Ade_Osman
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23 Jul 2013 - 10:57 AM

Cheers Ron, I never expected that Blush

Ade

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DerekL
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23 Jul 2013 - 10:58 AM

Fantastic set Ade.
Super detail and presentation as usual.
Thanks for giving us the chance to see inside the secretive world of the Moth.

Derek

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RonnieAG
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23 Jul 2013 - 11:05 AM

Have to agree 100% with Derek's comments.....the detail is quite amazing, Ade: wonderful photography.
Ronnie.

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PattiW
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23 Jul 2013 - 11:17 AM

Five amazing images of this interesting little one! And a great writeup! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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TonyDy
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23 Jul 2013 - 11:26 AM

Superb shots, Ade - fantastic detail.
Tony

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CarolG
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23 Jul 2013 - 11:43 AM

What a gorgeous creature, Ade, super images and write-up to go with them. Carol

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WhiteRose1
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23 Jul 2013 - 11:46 AM

Superb stacking detail, Ade, but v1 with the standard macro is a winner for me.

Dave

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Chinga
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23 Jul 2013 - 11:58 AM

Spectacular moth Ade, beautifully presented... Grin
IB

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SlowSong
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23 Jul 2013 - 12:29 PM

A real beauty. How do they keep cool underneath all that fur?
x

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georgiepoolie
23 Jul 2013 - 12:55 PM

Great detail, lovely images.

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CaroleS
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23 Jul 2013 - 1:12 PM

Superb stacking detail in V4, what a beauty!

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Nigeve1
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23 Jul 2013 - 1:18 PM

Really excellent set, V1 wins the day for me great detail, light and pov.
Nigel

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boov
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23 Jul 2013 - 1:24 PM

Cracking set... deserving of a few more UAs here (just spent mine) ... fantastic

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mikbee
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23 Jul 2013 - 2:06 PM

Fantastic set Ade.
Love V4.
I think it looks like a Warthog.
But then again,I was on the drink last night !!
Mick.

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Maiwand
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23 Jul 2013 - 2:42 PM

Great quality series Ade. Got your signature all over them.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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pluckyfilly
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23 Jul 2013 - 3:02 PM

Should at least get you an editors choice but I would say worthy of pick of the week, this moth does have the same shaped nose as the hedgehogWink and the detail is excellent Ade

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2440 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 3:29 PM

Great image, can I pick your brains please, I have caught a moth which is a similar colour, it seems to have a pointy nose like your Drinker Moth, are there any others with this pointy nose? I have looked on line & it could be a Triangle Moth, I am going to try & get a few shots of it & hopefully upload it tomorrow, thanks for your help in advance BlushSmileSmile

Ali

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richmowil
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23 Jul 2013 - 3:30 PM

Its all been said above - Excellent set!!

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ChristineD
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23 Jul 2013 - 3:48 PM

Fantastic set, the detail is amazing

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Ade_Osman
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23 Jul 2013 - 4:28 PM

Thank you Ann Grin Wink

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Lillian
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23 Jul 2013 - 4:52 PM

WOW! all brilliant Ade
but for me Versions 2 and 3
Lillian

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Ade_Osman
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23 Jul 2013 - 4:55 PM

Thank you too Christine Blush

Ade

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jaktis
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23 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

Lots of great textures on your moths

Peter

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maratsuikka
23 Jul 2013 - 5:14 PM

WHAT A DETAIL ADE

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Fefe
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23 Jul 2013 - 5:20 PM

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Love them Ade!
Diane

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AnnChown
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23 Jul 2013 - 5:55 PM

He does look like a hedgehog - what a beauty!
Ann

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ChiliMan
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23 Jul 2013 - 6:16 PM

Oh my word...he DOES look like a hedgehog in V2 and even more so in V3!!...lol...amazing Grin

Incredible detail on the eye in V4.

Absolutely superb pose you've caught him in in V1, Ade, with those Lambo doors up Grin

Andrew

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23 Jul 2013 - 6:37 PM

Incredible detail in these astounding close ups Ade, you can't get much more extreme than v4! No doubt it was the lure of some cheap left over cider that attracted it to your trap, after all it is known as the drinker!Wink

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KarenFB
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23 Jul 2013 - 7:25 PM

Brilliant!! I love version 4, stunning details! Smile

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tomcat
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23 Jul 2013 - 7:43 PM

A master class of macro photographyGrin

At least I nailed the caterpillarWink

Adrian

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Ade_Osman
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23 Jul 2013 - 7:47 PM

Cheers again Guys and special thanks to AnnChown and to Karen for the kind UA's :SmileSmileSmile

Ade

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Richsr
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23 Jul 2013 - 8:23 PM

Excellent fine details in this Ade.
Regards Richard

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taggart
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23 Jul 2013 - 8:32 PM

Very cool Ade, and his name is extra special!

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bricurtis
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23 Jul 2013 - 8:39 PM

It's a beauty of a moth Ade - I prefer V1 & V2 - both superb images. The stacked images are good but the full moth images are more interesting to me.Smile
Brian.

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Holmewood
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23 Jul 2013 - 9:21 PM

Fantastic shots. Cathy

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pamelajean
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23 Jul 2013 - 10:09 PM

Such a glorious set of images, Ade, and I agree with your grandchildren, it does look like a hedgehog.

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annettep38
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23 Jul 2013 - 11:29 PM

amazing series..only I'd call it the mothy bear Smile
v3 and 5 are my favourites !

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senn
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:02 AM

fab set !..

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sparrowhawk
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24 Jul 2013 - 9:12 AM

BRILLIANTLY CAPTURED SET WITH ASTONISHING DETAIL

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Mrsbass
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24 Jul 2013 - 12:10 PM

Incredible shots Ade, fabulous!

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soulofharmony
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:19 PM

Little furry fuzz

Wonderful to see Grin

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bunbeam
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24 Jul 2013 - 8:31 PM

he does look like a hedgehog.... brilliant shots
bunSmile

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antisilence
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25 Jul 2013 - 7:43 PM

Excellent set.

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