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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
19 Feb 2014 6:18AM
It may be destructive, but how cute is that little face!! Smile Brilliantly caught images, lovely and sharp!

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ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
19 Feb 2014 6:23AM
What great images Carol, he is rather cute up close. I remember seeing these processionary caterpillars in a line crossing a dirt road at the Game lodge and showed them at the time on's amazing to see...wonderful macro photography as usual
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 6:34AM
Good macro shots Carol well taken.Smile
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
19 Feb 2014 6:38AM
Another new one on me Carol, well captured and presented.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 6:56AM
They do look quite cute - playing chase in V2. Superb shots - as always.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 7:22AM
Shame they look so pretty being so destructive. Love V1 bad hair day. Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 7:47AM
You take your camera into a world which many of us just pass by...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
19 Feb 2014 7:51AM
Usual high standard, Carol - thanks.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 7:53AM
I certainly wouldnt touch them ...
they look nasty
19 Feb 2014 7:59AM
Fabulous images , but not a nice caterpillar . Don't think my forestry officer would like them at all !! gx
19 Feb 2014 8:05AM
Excellent detail captured Carol,
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
19 Feb 2014 8:06AM
two fine macro captures but it is No. 2 that stands out for me.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Feb 2014 8:36AM
Thank you for your lovely comment today, Carol: and two fine macros of these hairy caterpillar.
termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 8:48AM
So cute for such a destructive creature, it's almost got a quizzical look about it,
AnneB50 6 118 18 Scotland
19 Feb 2014 8:56AM
What a strange little chap he is. Excellent shots, both of them.

9 10 10 England
19 Feb 2014 9:27AM
Looks like a crazy hair do in V1Grin Great duo Carol.
19 Feb 2014 10:00AM
Not a friendly silk yielding fella ??
19 Feb 2014 10:17AM
Amazing macro. Great detail and colours and bokeh. Excellent , Carol.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 10:24AM
Interesting caterpillar - great macros.
I've been trying to remember which insect Colleen's uploaded an image of
in processionary manner. It must be quite a sight to see up close.
Kate GrinGrinGrin:
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Feb 2014 11:18AM
I don't know what species they were, but I remember finding and playing with hairy caterpillars when I were a lad, and they never did me any harm! Wink Two great close-ups, Carol Smile
Trev Smile
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 11:44AM
Wonderful close up in V1 & he looks so cute too.
19 Feb 2014 11:58AM
Awesome macro captures Carol. V1 is really exceptional!!! But be careful because some of them sometimes may cause a cutaneous reaction in humans and animals.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
19 Feb 2014 12:13PM
Fabulous macro image. Looks amazing, have never seen one. Ann.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 12:16PM
A super pair of images Carol, V1 for me today, great write up, wont be going near these crittersSmile

19 Feb 2014 12:31PM
V2 excellent Carol

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 12:37PM
2 Super images of this beastie Caterpillar,

Ali Grin
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
19 Feb 2014 1:00PM
Nasty little bugger!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
19 Feb 2014 1:22PM
Tremendous details Carol.
Excellent shots.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 2:14PM
I wonder if they are the same that plague Spurn Point during the spring and summer?
Do they have two brown spots on their back Carol? I have an image of one, nasty little varmints. They come over with the shipping to spurn, and their "nests" cant think of correct termBlush look like wet tissues stuck in shrubs and trees.
Spurn being a nature reserve.....they are left to their own devises.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
19 Feb 2014 2:56PM
Superb macros, wonderful detail. I am glad that I haven't seen any around here, though, Grin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 3:31PM
ooooo - I've seen these by the hundred and they are so scary! I'm glad we don't get many over here - top marks for getting so close Carol! Smile
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
19 Feb 2014 3:35PM
Amazing macro, well observed and captured carol.

myrab 12 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 5:04PM

19 Feb 2014 5:09PM
Wonderful captures in great detail and points of view, Carol !
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 5:10PM
Cracking shot !!....V1's a corker !!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 5:43PM
Two great imagesSmile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Feb 2014 6:33PM
Both excellent. V1 reminds me of sticky toffee
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 6:50PM
Two great shots Carol, glad you showed V2 now know what to look for
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 7:07PM
Super images but you have hit a sore point here Carol. The mad French woman who owns the house opposite us in Spain has let the pines in her garden run riot and as well as blocking out our light and view, they also harbour these pests!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Feb 2014 7:31PM
Interesting hairy details

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 8:19PM
Detail outstanding Carol, you make him look quite appealing
19 Feb 2014 8:29PM
We have a lot of these in the north. We tell the children (and adults) to keep well away. They are easy to spot as they walk in a line head to tail in a procession. I have heard they are almost impossible to get rid of, there are nests hanging in the pine trees everywhere but I have never seen one's face close up like that Carol.

dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 540 England
19 Feb 2014 8:42PM
Great captures.
I happened to read about a nasty caterpillar in Brazil today whose hairs carry toxins that cause internal bleeding that can lead to death Sad
On a positive note I managed to ID a caterpillar I'd photographed ten years ago and had forgotten about Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
19 Feb 2014 11:52PM
Definitely not one to have in the garden! Ick!
BTW - I also have a chrysallis - it's been almost a year, and it's warming up, so hopefully it will emerge.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2014 8:54AM
Once again incredible detailed pictures, glad I don't have these critters round here.
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2014 5:29PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Feb 2014 6:34PM
Two cracking close ups of this spiky little character Carol, the detail is phenomenal. It looks like the mad frenchwoman is joining Simon Fletcher on Lynne Joyce's hit list!Wink
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 2:07AM
They look amazing for such nasty little insects... Must never touch them as they give you a very bad skin rash... They make good subjects to shoot ... (look but never touch)...

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