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Just to Cheese CarolG Off!

By Ade_Osman    
Well I think Carol is a little put out by my recent hawk moth images, so just to rub some more salt into her poor wounds, I thought I'd post a couple of Privet Hawk-moths today, V2's wings are blurry because it was actually warming itself up prior to take off Tongue Sorry Carol....GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Very busy with other things at the moment, but will catch up with everyone as and when I can! Wink

Ade

Hedgehog Update
Well we've solved the riddle of why one of our hedgehogs was anointing itself with a live toad the other night. Apparently Toads excrete an obnoxious substance from their skin when attacked by Adders and other predators. Hedgehogs know this and use the substance their selves as added defence on their spines. It's another reason why Foxes leave them well alone, we were just lucky at the time to witness it! Smile Were still getting quite a lot of activity at the moment despite their hibernation period fast approaching, just waiting for the first hard frost now and we think that's when their feeding will slacken off.
Ade's Hedgehog/Fox Wecams

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Privet Hawk-moth

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11 Oct 2012 6:11PM
V2 is my favourite........the colours are amazing............well taken.....GrinGrinGrin

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JohnoP 11 2
11 Oct 2012 6:12PM
Macro work up to your excellent standard Ade! Love V2 which shows the beautiful body colour - John Grin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Oct 2012 6:30PM
Two real belters Ade, the moth maestro is on top form tonight
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
11 Oct 2012 6:31PM
A couple of beauties Ade, love the information about Hedgehogs !! and Toads.
Ron.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 6:33PM
Has to be V2 for my award Ade
Lillian
carper123 Plus
4 921 8 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 6:33PM
Wow, Ade, superb mate, v2 is awesome, cant believe it is the same moth, another piece of education, cheers , Ade.Wink
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
11 Oct 2012 6:39PM
A beautiful moth, brilliantly caught!

I am so glad I'm not the only one with a shivering moth!! Wink
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
11 Oct 2012 6:44PM
Super capture Ade.
Ron
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
11 Oct 2012 6:45PM
You're not really sorry, Ade, you're just gloating Wink. V.2 ticks the right boxes for me, what a glorious coloured undercarriage, rather the colours of a liquorice allsort Smile. Just a bit of a dig from me, went out for half an hour to the meadow this afternoon and captured (on camera) 9 different species of butterfly Smile. Carol
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:15PM
Two great shots, saw the vid last night of the toad etc. amazing, glad you found a reason
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:16PM
"I do believe that that it is one all?"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
11 Oct 2012 7:22PM
Wonderful colour in v2, Ade. I shall be interested in how this little contre-temps develops.

Dave
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Oct 2012 7:28PM
I love v2 for the colours and the movement Smile
And the toad perfume is very interesting, what an exciting life you have now with your extended family Smile great!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
11 Oct 2012 7:43PM
Superb.
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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Oct 2012 7:43PM

Quote:You're not really sorry, Ade, you're just gloating Wink. V.2 ticks the right boxes for me, what a glorious coloured undercarriage, rather the colours of a liquorice allsort Smile. Just a bit of a dig from me, went out for half an hour to the meadow this afternoon and captured (on camera) 9 different species of butterfly Smile. Carol
It's quite clear Carol is not cheesed off by your childish provocation, she does not give edam, you should have just let her brie!Tongue
A pair of fantastic shots Ade. V1 is very good but V2 is superb. Love 'em.

Jane
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Oct 2012 8:48PM
Two fine crisp shots with each demanding the V 1 slot, Ade: V 2 shows off the colours on the abdomen nicely.
Ronnie.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
11 Oct 2012 9:07PM
Love V2 Ade - what beautiful colours on the body - a cracking moth.
Brian.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 9:28AM
V2 shows off those colours so well
Carole
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 9:48AM
Two excellent images here again Ade - V2 is my favourite for the pink body!
Thanks for the info on the heggies and the toads! Fascinating stuff - loved watching the video of this happening!
Carol

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