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By banehawi
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.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Aug 2014 7:13PM
A super spot and capture SmileSmile Carol

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
13 Aug 2014 7:35PM
It could be the caterpillar of the Cecropia Moth (Hylaphora cecropia).
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Aug 2014 7:35PM
It belongs to the Hawk Moth family ( of which I'm not sure ) Excellent image of it going about it's business !! Willie.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 7:39PM
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!!!
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
13 Aug 2014 7:57PM
Thanks for the ID, I will look it up.
Great capture stunning detail.

13 Aug 2014 9:21PM
Beautiful detailed imageSmileSmileSmilepaul
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 9:27PM
Good details here Willy...clever grandson finding it.
Have a look at one Bricurtus has on tonight...unbelievable
Lovely shot
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 9:33PM
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.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 9:55PM
One great looking caterpillar Willie, great captureSmile

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
13 Aug 2014 11:10PM
Saw it Lillian, very nice, and a vote from me.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2014 11:24PM
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
13 Aug 2014 11:25PM
Thanks go to Lillian. What a beauty, never seen one of these. It looks like its got little flowering cactii on its front segments.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
14 Aug 2014 12:11AM
Yes. The kids thought there were Ladybugs on it (Ladybirds over there). Quite amazing.

Shaji84 3 4 India
14 Aug 2014 4:52AM
Very well shot!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
14 Aug 2014 6:42AM
Slugtastic! GrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 9:51AM
What a handsome critter
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
15 Aug 2014 12:49AM
Nice low angle on this creature, I bet theres a bird in a tree waiting for lunch.

15 Aug 2014 4:24PM
Ha haaaaaaaaa brilliant W. Smile
And thank you SO much once again for another brilliant mod, very much appreciated Smile

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Sep 2014 11:17PM
great POV, must be a big moth hidden in there.

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