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What am I????

By Ade_Osman    
Thought we'd have a bit of fun with his one today and not tell you all what it exactly is until tomorrow. No prizes or anything but a lot of kudos to the folk who guess correctly when I'll upload a version that shows the creature in it's entirety. I won't tell anyone the answer till tomorrow so those who think they've got it right will have to wait till then and you can all walk around for the rest of the day with a feeling of smugness Tongue

Shot was taken yesterday in between showers out in the garden and is an 18 frame stack using a bit of fill flash to help lift the details a little, background was a skyblue T-shirt that I used to try and protect the subject a little from the wind as he wasn't very big......oooh, big clue there?

Thanks for looking in and hope you enjoy the image even if you can't work out exactly what it is?

Ade

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting Humour and fun

Voters: barbarahirst, SlowSong, ugly and 81 more

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Comments


26 Apr 2012 7:11AM
o.k. you win with this one
The eyes remind me of a fly ... but the hairyness & antenae seem wrong.
look forward to finding out tomorrow Smile
I could have done with your lens with my upload today ..Wink

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
26 Apr 2012 7:12AM
No idea. But I feel as if I'm going to get a licking any second. Smile
Chris
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:13AM
This is stright away on to my short list...
The detail colours are so nice...
The comp spot on...
One of the best images I have seen on this site...
It blown me away...

Dave
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
26 Apr 2012 7:13AM
My guess is an orange tip butterfly, Ade Smile Superb, whatever it is. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:15AM
You're stunning, that's what you are! (A Lepidoptera butI don't know which one)?
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:15AM
Whatever it is it's rather scary.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
26 Apr 2012 7:19AM
I think Carol is spot on - an Orange Tipped White..................I'll go one further, a male! Wink

Brilliantly caught and processed, the details are absolutely wonderful!
ramshots 9 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:29AM
Can't identify the species but it's just great to see how wonderfully detailed a photo can be. Inspirational.
26 Apr 2012 7:37AM
I really haven't a clue Ade but I do know it's exceptional macro photography.

Len
spot on
SandraKay Plus
9 233 4 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:43AM
I'll go with Carol and Karen 'cos they know their 'stuff'.
Superb shot.
Sandra
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
26 Apr 2012 7:55AM
Well what I will say is no-ones nailed it yet Smile

Ade
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 8:04AM
Beautiful macro image. An insect thats the best I can say lol
Jim
RichPitman 6 16 1 England
26 Apr 2012 8:05AM
Superb shot ! No ideal what it is mind....
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Apr 2012 8:07AM
Certainly some hary biker with funny glasses.
Amazing portrait.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Apr 2012 8:08AM
Christ just says: It is Sarkozy after the elections
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 8:11AM
Really stunning detail.

Lucien.
CaroleS Plus
6 421 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 8:16AM
Stunning image, as a complete dunce it reminds me of a butterfly like a Brimstone (I only know a very few) - Carole
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
26 Apr 2012 8:20AM
Very hairy and in good condition AdeWink been to the hairdresser had it. My uneducated stap is perhaps a Bee or a Moth of some type.
Ron.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
26 Apr 2012 8:26AM
Astonishing detail in this impressive extreme close up Ade. I reckon it is a butterfly too and will say it is a member of the white family. There are several types on the wing in some areas at present but I reckon this may be a green veined white and a female of the speciesSmile And I bet I know where it was taken, down on the Somerset Levels no doubt!Wink
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
26 Apr 2012 8:32AM
scary!! lesley
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
26 Apr 2012 9:07AM
Mmmmm, well, that's pretty easy, and I think I can say, without fear of contradiction.... I haven't got a clue GrinGrin Although I did hazard a guess at something with wings GrinTongue. Guess. I'm not going to do too well in the 'end of terms' Grin

Dave
nikshot 7 9 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 9:13AM
Not a clue but it is superb macro work, the very best.

Nick
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
26 Apr 2012 9:38AM
Second try, a green veined white? Carol
footloose 5 1 England
26 Apr 2012 9:45AM
I don't know what it is ,but can I borrow it to scare my wife!!!!
Great image .Dennis
LukeParkinson 6 30 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 10:21AM
WOW..!
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
26 Apr 2012 10:21AM
Good details Ade, well stacked too
One idea sorry
Regards Richard
26 Apr 2012 10:39AM
Great shot Ade, excellent stack, my money is on Orange Tip too. Smile

Heath
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
26 Apr 2012 10:46AM
I look forward to tomorrow as I haven't got a clue! Just in awe of the quality of your work.
Joan.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 11:53AM

Quote:I really haven't a clue Ade but I do know it's exceptional macro photography.

Len

amazing photography
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
26 Apr 2012 12:28PM
Shortlisted Ade, it's excellent mate,
Geoff.
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
26 Apr 2012 1:02PM
As you know, I am unfamiliar with European butterflies.
That said, this is a fantastic image of a proboscis ready to expand-streatch out-- and search around for something to sip!
Great eyes!
Mari 12 1.8k Wales
26 Apr 2012 1:17PM
Wow, that's impressive Ade.. very up close and personal lol! It looks like a caterpillar... no idea which one though!

Mari Smile
26 Apr 2012 1:21PM
Now that's clearly UGLY Wink
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
26 Apr 2012 1:36PM
is it Gonzo with out make up, or may be Beaker, lovely extreme close up.
ant.
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
26 Apr 2012 1:51PM
Amazing Ade looks like something from a star trek movie

Brian............................
26 Apr 2012 2:07PM
Awesome macro. ...........Sandy
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
26 Apr 2012 2:17PM
Superb macro capture, Ade - terrific detail and textures. Small Cabbage White Butterfly?
Sylvia
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
26 Apr 2012 2:35PM

Quote:Small Cabbage White Butterfly


You heathen Sylvia......No such thing to us Lepidopterists as a "CABBAGE WHITE" Tongue Small White, Large White, Wood White and a whole plethora of other whites, but a Cabbage, oh no no no........I've known people be shot for making such a remark!!! Wink

But here's a large clue, it's none of the one's I've just mentioned.......I'll give Sylvia half a mark for saying White though.

Ade Grin
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 2:41PM
Superb extreme close up Ade, i know exactly what it is, it is my old maths teacher Mr White, he looked like this first thing MOnday

David
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
26 Apr 2012 2:42PM
Its a self portrait Ade ????GrinGrinGrin Only joking boyo GrinGrin Superb shot- as always.
Ron
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
26 Apr 2012 3:00PM
I think it is Ed or Gary,
messing about with a Halloween costume here Ade !!
Excellent close up.
Mick.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
26 Apr 2012 3:21PM
No clue but stunning photography Ade.

Regards

Trev.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
26 Apr 2012 3:23PM

Quote:Small Cabbage White Butterfly

You heathen Sylvia......No such thing to us Lepidopterists as a "CABBAGE WHITE" Tongue Small White, Large White, Wood White and a whole plethora of other whites, but a Cabbage, oh no no no........I've known people be shot for making such a remark!!! Wink

But here's a large clue, it's none of the one's I've just mentioned.......I'll give Sylvia half a mark for saying White though.

Ade Grin


Quote:Small Cabbage White Butterfly

You heathen Sylvia......No such thing to us Lepidopterists as a "CABBAGE WHITE" Tongue Small White, Large White, Wood White and a whole plethora of other whites, but a Cabbage, oh no no no........I've known people be shot for making such a remark!!! Wink

But here's a large clue, it's none of the one's I've just mentioned.......I'll give Sylvia half a mark for saying White though.

Ade Grin



GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin. Pieris rapae???
Sylvia
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
26 Apr 2012 4:06PM
Sylvia must be from the states--- that is what we call certain white butterflies!

LOL !
cdm36 12 391 7 England
26 Apr 2012 4:26PM
Damn, thats nearly as ugly as you are Wink


Excellent work though Ade, certainly getting some good use of that lens Smile
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 4:34PM
No idea Ade, but its not my wifeWinkshes got a spot on her noseWink Fantastic shot though.
Brian
cdm36 12 391 7 England
26 Apr 2012 4:47PM
Oh, and just a guess Pieris napi Tongue
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
26 Apr 2012 5:06PM

Quote:Pieris rapae


That's better Sylv... But you'll still have to wait till tomorrow......GrinGrinGrinGrin

Ade
Don't care what it is all I know is it's very well taken and presented, super super capture.

John
moiral 6 12 Scotland
26 Apr 2012 5:53PM
It's my old boss Tongue. Actually guessed it is a butterfly of some description, but no idea what. It is however, an absolutely superb piece of photography. Moira
Paintman Plus
9 1.1k 177 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 6:35PM
Fantastic close-up photography.

Alan.
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 6:58PM
Superb macro Ade,I will go with green veined white,

John.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 302 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:08PM
Its a greatly detailed shot Ade but i havent a clue as to what it is so ill be back tommorow to find out
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 7:12PM
haha......scary but superb!!
26 Apr 2012 7:34PM
A superbly detailed close up Ade!!

I'm with John, i reckon Green Veined White.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
26 Apr 2012 7:43PM
Cheers for the award Nigel, unexpected, but very appreciated.........But I still ain't letting on until tomorrow Tongue

Ade
jaktis 12 84 Sweden
26 Apr 2012 7:46PM
A powerful close up

Peter
carper123 Plus
4 920 8 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2012 8:43PM
Its definetly an insect, Ade absolutely stunning image, wish i could take shots like that.
well done.
Darryl
Superb macro shot Ade. You've got us all on the hop with this one. I think it's a Green Veined White or possibly Small White. Can't wait till tomorrow!!!

Jane
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
26 Apr 2012 9:18PM
Could be Green veined White !!!!!!!!!!! great detail Ade.
Brian.
JohnoP 11 2
26 Apr 2012 11:44PM
Superb macro as always Ade - love all the guesses above, can't wait until tomorrow - 'cos I haven't got a clue! John
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
27 Apr 2012 7:52AM
Come on then Ade - today is tomorrow!!! Grin
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 7:53AM
Come on Ade,i have been at work since 0430,aint you up yet Wink,come on lets have the answer and the full image,

John.
27 Apr 2012 8:49AM
Out of space! Smile
Johanna
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 6:01PM
Amazing macro! Well done indeed, Ade.
Terry
29 Apr 2012 7:04AM
Outstanding macro Ade.

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