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Caterpillars of the Cinnabar Moth on Ragwort.

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Captured on a walk along the River Rhymney.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jul 2013 - 5:15 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Manual
Title:Caterpillars of the Cinnabar Moth on Ragwort.
Username:Badgerfred Badgerfred
Uploaded:31 Jul 2013 - 12:03 AM
Tags:FJE922, IMGP5641, Natural history, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:08 AM

Nice colour and detail in this fine image Fred!! Good work again!!

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Margaret101
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31 Jul 2013 - 12:16 AM

Great shot, just how I remember them when I was a child. Millions of them!! detail is good too!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:20 AM

cat in the hat caterpillars, wonderful!

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:31 AM

Beautiful green huse and lighting.
Matt

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:39 AM

There won't be much ragwort left once that lot have had their fill, Fred: a great find, beautifully captured in good detail and bright but accurate colour.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
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31 Jul 2013 - 2:18 AM

Oh, Oh, trouble going to happen. Great shot though.......Sandy

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LynneJoyce
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31 Jul 2013 - 3:22 AM

Super shot of these caterpillars doing a fine job of demolishing this poisonous weed.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Jul 2013 - 4:31 AM


Quote: Super shot of these caterpillars doing a fine job of demolishing this poisonous weed.

I agree with LynneJoyce's wisdom Smile Excellent photo Fred !!

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Ayoob
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31 Jul 2013 - 5:16 AM

Excellent shot with beautiful colours and details.....Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 5:16 AM

Good riddance to the ragwort, Fred Smile A super capture. Carol

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Chinga
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31 Jul 2013 - 5:32 AM

What a collection! Absorbing image! A bucket of caterpillas! Grin
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:05 AM

EEEEK what a creepy image...well captured but cannot look at it for longBlush

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:14 AM

This is particularly well recorded Fred.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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31 Jul 2013 - 7:20 AM

Yukky!!!!!
Great image tho'

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:33 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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NDODS
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31 Jul 2013 - 7:42 AM

They seem to be somewhat like London Cabs...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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31 Jul 2013 - 8:55 AM

Great army of them Fred.!! These are superb.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Caziwinkles
31 Jul 2013 - 9:04 AM

Wow! Millions of them! Super shot Fred. Think you have all the caterpillars and we have all the slugs! Smile

Carol

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ChrisWallace
31 Jul 2013 - 10:09 AM

Somtimes known as Wort Maggots in a football jersey
Nice one Fred

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danbrann
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31 Jul 2013 - 10:43 AM

That is horrible Fred I have never seen so many in one place..

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netta1234
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31 Jul 2013 - 10:54 AM

Bright and Beautiful imageSmile
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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 11:11 AM

Great image,

Ali

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PattiW
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31 Jul 2013 - 12:21 PM

A mass of beautiful butterflies in the future! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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JuBarney
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31 Jul 2013 - 12:38 PM

A splendid colourful shot
Ju

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mikbee
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31 Jul 2013 - 2:30 PM

Just splendid colours again Fred !!
Super shot.
Mick.

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powderpuff
31 Jul 2013 - 5:09 PM

Hello, I saw lots and lots of this today but not one of those caterpillars! what a pity they look like fun, I'm not to sure about insects but i like flowers, I think that is a very nice photo, Camellia,Grin

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Mike_Smith
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31 Jul 2013 - 6:37 PM

Wow Fred, do you like a few flowers with your caterpillars.

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pluckyfilly
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31 Jul 2013 - 8:18 PM

Amazing I have never seen so many in one place before

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anglingandyq
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31 Jul 2013 - 9:09 PM

Stunning colour and detail Fred

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Glostopcat
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31 Jul 2013 - 9:30 PM

What an incredible sight, I bet it kept you busy for a while counting them all!Wink

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Lillian
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31 Jul 2013 - 9:38 PM

That is really incredible Fred
that sure is one way to get loads of the critters in the shot
bet no one has ever had as many!
Lillian

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maggietear
31 Jul 2013 - 11:10 PM

Really striking Fred!
Maggie

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morpheus1955
31 Jul 2013 - 11:18 PM

Superb shot Fred, fabulous colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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1 Aug 2013 - 12:07 AM

Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,
Fred.

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pamelajean
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1 Aug 2013 - 8:18 PM

It's good to see so many of them, and to know that ragwort will win through despite man's determination to eliminate it.

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