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The Drinker

By Ade_Osman    
The Drinker Euthrix potatoria

This moth gets its English (and Latin) name from the habits of the caterpillar, which is supposed to have a liking for drops of dew.

Morning all Grin Well the problems I was having with the webcams are all now sorted and I now have a cam placed in the nest box, what's more it's pretty much interference free Grin

Very busy today with one thing and another so will be in and out as and when I can make it, but as usual I hope to see what everyone is up too. Thanks for all the comments on yesterdays image......Ade

Webcam is now live 24/7 and is currently showing a hedgehog fast asleep in the nest box, he'll probably be there until it gets dark, which will be the time I switch the system over to the garden cam. Best viewed using IE8 or higher, point your browser to Ade's Hedgehog Cam

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated The drinker Wildlife and nature Euthrix potatoria

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
30 Aug 2012 8:42AM
Turn the lights off to get the best effect for this fine image.


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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:34AM
I have just turned the lights of in my study and fell over, thanks for that piece of advice Albert. Back to the image all I can say is Ade, I have really missed your great work.

Regards Nathan
Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 9:56AM
Cracking crisp image again...........
9 10 10 England
30 Aug 2012 10:38AM
Top quality Ade.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
30 Aug 2012 11:09AM
Cracking detail Ade,
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 11:15AM
Another superb shot, Ade, as usual.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Aug 2012 12:22PM
You could stroke this one Ade Wink Detail !!!!
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
30 Aug 2012 12:25PM
A truly amazing creature and so beautifully photographed and presented, Patti Smile
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 2:28PM
The colouring and lighting is superb Ade, luv the composition a stunning creature well illustrated.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Aug 2012 2:40PM
Another fluffy character, Ade Smile Carol
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Aug 2012 2:52PM
Lovely crisp image Ade. I do love that superb golden colour . Excellent.
30 Aug 2012 2:54PM
Beautifully captured.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
30 Aug 2012 2:56PM
I thought it could have been a new species of hedgehog here Ade !!
Good colours.
Great shot.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 Aug 2012 3:09PM
LOL...Mick beat me to it. I looked at the moth's shape and thought it's like a moth version of a hedgehog! SO cute.

Beautiful capture of this wonderfully coloured fella, Ade Smile

1881 6 India
30 Aug 2012 3:28PM
NICE work.

=== SANJEEV ===
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
30 Aug 2012 4:08PM
Beautiful golden colour, Ade. The link doesn't work though.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Aug 2012 5:21PM
Marvellous detail and colours in this cracking close up Ade, when I saw the title I thought you had been sitting in your garden at night drinking some cider and this moth had flown down and decided to help himself to your pint!WinkGrinTongue
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 6:16PM
Fluffy................. fat............. and beautifully tannedGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Aug 2012 7:37PM

Quote:Fluffy................. fat............. and beautifully tanned

Just like me Grin
30 Aug 2012 8:31PM
An excellent shot Ade,great presentation..Lin
30 Aug 2012 8:41PM
A moth with character Smile

Thanks for hedgehog cam!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Aug 2012 8:43PM

Quote:Fluffy................. fat............. and beautifully tanned

Just like me Grin

As Meatloaf once sang "two out of three ain't bad", although I think you are stretching it by saying beautifully tanned! Unless that is what you consider the tangoed David Dickenson look to be!WinkGrinTongue
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Aug 2012 8:57PM
That's another cuff around the ear you're owed sunshine!

Ade Grin
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
30 Aug 2012 9:04PM
That's a beautiful moth Ade - great shape.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 10:09PM
What a stunner!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Aug 2012 10:27PM
One of your special images-- Great color and detail--

Today was a PT day, never got it together after that---
(Physical Therapy)
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Aug 2012 9:01AM
And I thought it was called drinker because of the ale colouring Smile
a fine furry capture Smile
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 3:50PM
Excellent macro work and subject, wish I had that much hair
petebfrance 6 2.7k France
31 Aug 2012 7:06PM
Very nice - I must keep checking here. You bring out the colours so well..

31 Aug 2012 7:47PM
Lovely image Ade. I've never seen one of these.

31 Aug 2012 9:40PM
Excellent well captured Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 5:27AM
This one has got a very pretty face, and I love the reddish gold colour. IB

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