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Not sure which Hawkmoth caterpillar this is, the colouring suggests Oak or Eyed. It was on our apple tree which I believe is a favourite of Eyed but that pale colour looks like Oak. I was slightly thrown by the little horn on its head as my little book does not mention it and other images do not show it either. I am probably completely wrong but never mind!

Thank you for recent comments and votes.

Best wishes
Carole

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-r Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Aug 2012 - 1:04 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:A Hawkmoth Caterpillar
Username:CaroleS CaroleS
Uploaded:9 Oct 2012 - 7:56 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Hawkmoth Caterpillar, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:60
Voters:LynneJoyce · fentiger · gazlowe · basith · CarolG · andylea · Badgerfred · canonfan · gingerdelight · franken · nonur · WhiteRose1 · EAS · Herge88 · Sandipb · Arty · EMJAYCEE · fificat100 · mrswoolybill · barbarahirst · PhillipMinnis · NDODS · digital_boi · achieverswales · prabhusinha · SlowSong · NaturesHaven · ugly · SUE118 · PattiW · RonnieAG · Fefe · taggart · Richsr · Alan_Baseley · nikshot · mikbee · TrevBatWCC · pluckyfilly · lifesnapper · netta1234 · Greyheron · AnnChown · howdog · pamelajean · jdinne · KarenFB · Philip_H · twelvemegs · pdcche · Rock · Irishkate · 213hardy · Big_Beavis · annettep38 · jaktis · jasonrwl · lesliea · NeilWigan · Glostopcat ·
Views:167
Unique Views:68

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:02 AM

Whatever the species, this is a wonderful portrait.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:04 AM

Well camouflaged ~ a fine macro capture.

Albert

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basith
basith  3 Sri Lanka
9 Oct 2012 - 8:07 AM

A rather beautiful macro.
Good sharp.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:13 AM

What a beauty, Carole, wonderful colouring and markings, wish I could spot one Smile Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:14 AM

wonderful colour and tones carole brilliant detail a cracking close up nice one Wink
andy

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 8:37 AM

Superb macro Carole Giving us lots of detail
Jim

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franken
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9 Oct 2012 - 8:55 AM

You've captured it well Carole.

Ken

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

Wonderful macro capture, a well defined image!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:05 AM

Superb detail, Carole. The spots on its side seem to float off my screen.

Dave

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:25 AM

With such a great macro you can tell which end is which, something I bet you can't do with ease otherwise! Fantastic details.

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:44 AM

Well spotted Carole by you (he's quite well spotted too!)
Joan.

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fificat100
9 Oct 2012 - 9:55 AM

A superb detailed shot of this little master of disguise. You have sharp eyes, Carole, to have seen it.

Lavina

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8775 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1265 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 10:12 AM

Strange and alien in its little green world - this is brilliant.
Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 10:14 AM

what incredible detail.

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NDODS Plus Member 44317 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 10:25 AM

'How on earth did you manage to find this wonderful creature?" A wonderful photograph stuffed with immense detail and clarity.

Regards Nathan

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digital_boi
9 Oct 2012 - 10:58 AM

super find and excellent capture love the detail and the fine clarity

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
9 Oct 2012 - 11:00 AM

Stunning quality capture Carole.

Regards

Trev.

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:09 AM

Well spotted. It took me a while to realise it was a caterpillar rather than a leaf!
x

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:26 AM

Brilliant Carole. Superbly detailed closeup.
Ron

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NaturesHaven
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9 Oct 2012 - 11:32 AM

Maybe it's eating another species of caterpillar, I'm probably wrong but it looks like it's enjoying eating something..............then again.........TongueTongueTongueTongue

Great macro, it's so well camouflaged..........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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ugly
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9 Oct 2012 - 11:56 AM

A very nice macro image...
Very hard to see and find..
Well done..

Dave

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9 Oct 2012 - 12:08 PM

A gorgeous image I've never seen one of these.

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PattiW
PattiW  10 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 12:28 PM

Fantastic capture, glad to be your # 30! Patti Smile

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9 Oct 2012 - 1:12 PM

Oh isnt he lovelyGrinGrin He looks like a "Haribo"GrinGrin
You are more well informed botanically than me CaroleWink
Diane

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9 Oct 2012 - 1:21 PM

Wonderful--- looks like he is sugar sprinkled!

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9 Oct 2012 - 1:40 PM

You did well to stop this as it blends in to the surrounding well
Regards Richard

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mikbee
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9 Oct 2012 - 2:54 PM

It looks like a rolled up leaf to me Carole !!
But I am sure it will be a little catterpillar.
Good shot.
Mick.

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TrevBatWCC
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9 Oct 2012 - 3:31 PM

Very well spotted, Carole - it almost looks like a leaf, making itself camouflaged! A lovely quality close-up Wink
Trev Smile

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netta1234
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9 Oct 2012 - 5:45 PM

Great Macro
NettaSmile

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lifesnapper
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9 Oct 2012 - 5:46 PM

Fantastic shot Carole, I like this VERY much.

John Smile

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9 Oct 2012 - 5:51 PM

It looks very squidgy whatever it is. Sad Great detail Carole.
Ann

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 6:03 PM

Outstanding macro work Carole!
Iain

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1742 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 6:10 PM

It's a fine capture of what I think is the Eyed Hawk Moth Caterpillar, Carole, but that bit on its mouth has me bemused. I've done some googling but have failed to come up with an answer.

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
9 Oct 2012 - 6:24 PM

Brilliant Carole, superb detail.

John

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twelvemegs
9 Oct 2012 - 8:03 PM

Fascinating detail Carole.

David

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 8:44 PM

Absolute stunner Carole, Peter..

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 433 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:58 PM

Another splendid macro so well camouflaged, I'm surprised you spotted him!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 11:35 PM

what a pretty caterpillar, looks like it is covered in small pearls.

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10 Oct 2012 - 5:38 AM

Excellent details

Peter

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10 Oct 2012 - 7:06 AM

What detail - excellent capture Carole
Jason

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4 Nov 2012 - 5:50 PM

Marvellous detail and clarity in this caterpillar close up

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