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2 Aug 2012 11:36AM
Wow and eurgh!! what a brilliant shot! How big is he/she/it and what country? (That is what nightmares are made of!!)

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izida 8 Turkey
2 Aug 2012 11:36AM
Fine work..
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
2 Aug 2012 11:37AM
What a face....he looks like someone definitely not to be messed with.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 11:53AM
What a fearsome creature.
You were brave to lift him!
So that's how you good photographers get
your perfect composition!
fishiee 13 478 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 11:55AM
Super shot Nigel. Looks like this one is getting ready to pupate judging by the colour.

I found a few of these and reared them at home in the past. I found than gently blowing in their face caused them to display their facial and tail warnings which looks good for photos, but then one got me in the eye with Formic Acid - not nice! Smile
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 11:58AM
Excellent shot, Nigel.
Really well captured though might have gone for a slightly thinner branch myself. Just love Puss moth caterpillars, great find of one just about to pupate. Enjoy Spain we had 73 species in garden alone this year include several Apollos for the first time. Then again I do live in a butterfly hotspot.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
2 Aug 2012 12:38PM
Great find Nigel, although I'm very envious as you might imagine Sad Good luck in Spain, here's hoping you find what you're looking for?......I've no doubt more deserved awards will be winging there way towards you once you start posting the results. Well done mate, it's cracking image.....

michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 12:42PM
stunning capture,although not the prettiest
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Aug 2012 1:03PM
excellent! What a perfect capture ( and I do like the knobbly branch!)
I have kept your instructions preciously and will see what there is in September Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
2 Aug 2012 1:24PM
Love this Nigel - immaculate detail - good choice with the branch imo.
Gets my small Award.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 2:24PM
Amazing image. Great detail.

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 2:56PM
A really impressive macro!

8 10 10 England
2 Aug 2012 3:07PM
To be avoided at all costs - very brave of you to risk being spat at but an excellent capture.
wow great macro nice and sharp well done.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Super image Nigel - have a good time in Spain ......hope you find whatever you are hoping to! Lou
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 7:11PM
Excellent image Nigel and very unusual, congrats on the awards mate
2 Aug 2012 7:15PM
Fantastic shot Nigel. Excellent capture with superb detail.

Norfolkboy 11 1 4 England
2 Aug 2012 8:12PM
A truly splendid image.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
2 Aug 2012 9:15PM
An outstanding image Nigel, straight out of the top drawer. What an image to leave us with, I look forward to viewing some shots of Spanish species i've never seen or heard of before
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
3 Aug 2012 7:42PM
Breathtaking detail, textures and tones. Isolated to perfection by the clean bg colour and so well composed on the diagonal.
ianrobinson 8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 7:54AM
Amazing photo of one ugly muva.
It's almost like the caterpillar is posing for you.
Amazing shot.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 10:17AM
Just caught up with your latest uploads mate - all corking images
This one is unbelievable

Hope you have a good trip - againTongue

Had a session with my local Chalkhills yesterdayWink

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
9 Aug 2012 10:27PM
Absolutely brilliant! Ann.

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