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Lime-Speck Pug

By Gomez
One from last summers jaunt around the Galloway forest. This teeny-tiny caterpillar belongs to the Lime-Speck Pug Moth (Eupithecia centaureata) and is about 1 to 2cm in length.

Well done to whoever it was that spotted it, think it may have been Fee (FeePhoto) but I'm sure Chris (Assyrian) will keep me right!!

Tags: Shots General For See Close-up and macro Other Wildlife and nature Galloway forest again Relevent Tags!

Voters: KarenFB, FeePhoto, Bob_V and 5 more

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
11 Jan 2008 9:00PM
Well caught! It couldn't have been easy in the dappled lighting you had!

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dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 538 England
11 Jan 2008 9:18PM
Striking looking creature. Pity the light you had wasn't great. Was it possible to have cast a shadow over this small area so the light was more even?
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
11 Jan 2008 9:21PM
Great capture, like the lighting.
11 Jan 2008 10:56PM
Well spotted and captured.
pixy 10 234 England
11 Jan 2008 11:43PM
FeePhoto 11 34 Scotland
12 Jan 2008 11:59AM
You so have to get e2 membership as this has lost a lot of sharpness in upload.

Just a gentle reminder - it was me who spotted this thing, then had to stand 1.5m away with the 300mm lens before giving up trying to hold it steady and wishing the tripod wasn't still lying in the back of the car so far away!!

We did try krimage's suggestion of putting the whole thing in shadow to combat the dappled light but it just looked dull and lifeless - I much prefer the natural capture you went for - well done!
Gomez 11 1 Scotland
14 Jan 2008 4:12PM

Quote:Just a gentle reminder

Ouch! Sorry!!
Assyrian 10 132 Scotland
16 Jan 2008 9:41PM
I concur, Fee spotted it first. Then we knocked her out of the way to get the best shot first....

Nice pic!

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