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Pale Prominent Moth

By Ade_Osman    
Here's a strange looking beastie for you all to look at, it's known a Pale Prominent Moth, quite commonly found, but a really hairy and strange looking critter...
Apologies, for not being on very much, one or two other more important things in life getting in the way Smile Hope to catch up with what you've all been up to over the next few days though....

Ade

Hedgehog Update
Still quite busy with the hedgehogs and still getting visits into the garden by the fox. Watched something really strange last though and that was a hog anointing itself with either that smell or the slime of a toad. It was actually picking the toad up and rolling around with it, not very pleasant for the toad but it seemed to survive the experience before limping of after being seriously prickled???

Tags: General Moths Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Pale Prominent

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Comments


bokeh 9 2 Romania
9 Oct 2012 3:51PM
excellent!!!

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 3:56PM
A trio of extraordinary images Ade, each one crammed packed with so much wonderful pin sharp detail and natural colours.

Regards Nathan
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
9 Oct 2012 3:58PM
Another stunning capture Ade. Superbly detailed.
Ron
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
9 Oct 2012 4:02PM
What an extraordinary fellow, Ade Grin. Thanks for the hug today, much appreciated Wink Carol
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 4:11PM
Brilliantly hairy detail!
Carole
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 4:23PM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr What the flippin eck is thatGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane
AnnChown Plus
8 202 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 5:11PM
Extraordinary detail Ade - three stunners!
Ann
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
9 Oct 2012 5:50PM
A cracking set of close ups of this hairy oddball, the detail you've captured is extraordinary.
Superbly detailed macro work as usual Ade!
carper123 Plus
6 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 6:00PM
Absolutely stunning macro images, Ade, superb. luv all three, but v2 fascinates me? scares me, are they teeth/fangs you can see.
Awesome my friend.
well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
very good macro well done great detailGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
9 Oct 2012 6:35PM

Quote:are they teeth/fangs you can see?


I think that's the rolled up proboscis you can see Darryl, although admittedly the do look somewhat like a pair of incisors found in some sort of rodents mouth Tongue

Ade
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1966 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 7:01PM
Wow, these are incredible, Ade.
I, too, was wondering about the fang-like bits in the mouth, but it's obvious now you've pointed it out.
V2 gives me the impression that the moth is sitting at a restaurant table and calling, "Waiter! Waiter! There's a moth in my soup!"
JohnoP 12 2
9 Oct 2012 7:06PM
Amazing macro work Ade! Admire your knowledge.....and as for V2 - incredible! John
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
9 Oct 2012 7:11PM
What a very peculiar critter Ade but captured and presented in your own special way.
Joan.
9 Oct 2012 7:18PM
More hair on this, than I have on my head Ade Wink I will also add.......Through choice TongueSmileWink
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
9 Oct 2012 7:26PM
Weird and wonderful, Ade, and expertly captured.

Dave
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:11PM
Wow! Stunners here Ade!
Interesting about the toad-hedgehog rendevous!
Carol
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:11PM
Wonderful photography Ade, your the master of macro.
Brian
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
9 Oct 2012 8:20PM
Cracking detail in these Ade - can I suggest it would be good if you could reflect some light to brighten up the eyes.!!!!!!
Brian.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:22PM
Now that's a moth with an in-your-face attitude. Don't mess with me! Who you lookin' at?

Scarier than Mrs. Salty.

Malc
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Oct 2012 9:56PM
wouldn't like to meet him @ halloween Smile very interesting creature.
Can't begin to imagine how you did this.
methinks if you had put him in your fridge he probably never got cold... but you might miss half of your cheddar Smile
fentiger 16 916 24 England
9 Oct 2012 11:52PM
Amazing detail in this strange looking critter.

Albert
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 7:14AM
Fantastic!

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