Death's - Head

By Terry L    
One from the archives today.
The Death's-Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar Acherontia atropos

Thank you to all who voted and commented on my previous up load At Rest and special thanks to Phillip Minnis for the GEA.

Tags: Head Moth Caterpillar Deaths Wildlife and nature Hawkseeing

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10 Jun 2011 3:32PM
A perfect piece of art work. So cute and so perfect.

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BlueRoom 11 73 20 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 3:42PM
A superb capture of this amazingly well dressed little creature.

mondmagu 7 75 Ireland
10 Jun 2011 3:54PM
This is superb Terry.

leecool 12 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 3:56PM
Outstanding! Amazing colours & suit it's wearing too!
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 3:57PM
Lovely image,stunning colour's and the bg make's it pop,

10 Jun 2011 3:59PM
Great detailed capture,loverly colours,
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
10 Jun 2011 4:07PM
A spectacular caterpillar--

Does he bite?
Shane136 13 63 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 4:37PM
Top work Terry as always
Shane Grin
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
10 Jun 2011 4:45PM
Absolutely stunning, Terry. Wonderful detail, pose and colours, isolated to perfection by those clean rich bg tones. The skin textures are remarkable.
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
10 Jun 2011 5:05PM
Beautiful isolation Terry,a wonderful looking beastie !
JohnoP 11 2
10 Jun 2011 5:33PM
Superb shot! John
Devon_Wild 6 8 1 England
10 Jun 2011 6:20PM
Cracking colourful image..........Rob
stunning shot every thing perfect
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
10 Jun 2011 7:13PM
What a cracker Terry.
Superbly detailed and lit
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 7:18PM
Brilliant shot, Terry.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
10 Jun 2011 7:37PM
What a beauty Terry - brilliant capture.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
10 Jun 2011 8:01PM
Oooh....Yer Jammy beggar!......That's it I'm right fed up now!

Well done mate, very envious of this as you might imagine!!!

10 Jun 2011 8:04PM
Fantastic detail and clarity Terry!
soulofharmony 7 22 1 Norfolk Island
10 Jun 2011 9:32PM
Top draw !!!

Nikki !
10 Jun 2011 10:18PM
Pure quality Terry, nice one
11 Jun 2011 6:07AM
Excellent work as always Terry

Ray42 9 3 England
11 Jun 2011 8:13AM
An excellent quality macro
11 Jun 2011 10:16AM
Excellent Terry, congrats on the well deserved award,
MandyD Plus
8 16,777.2k 1 England
11 Jun 2011 10:53AM
Amazing capture!
una 13 10 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2011 9:24PM
Fabulous detail and colour.
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
12 Jun 2011 3:03PM
Quality macro Terry.
fishiee 13 478 3 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2011 9:04PM
A stunning caterpiller captured perfectly. Love the shape of the butterfly, and the sharp detail in the caterpillar. I often find that the skin of Hawkmoth caterpillars often looks almost out of focus. I think the wierd texture reflects the light funny or something. This one looks stunningly sharp however!

The one at the top of my list of caterpilars I'd love to see! I understand they can squeek!
godo 9
12 Jun 2011 9:14PM
wow nice one..
14 Jun 2011 7:00PM
Excellent macro capture well done.
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 10:40PM
wow ...incredible colours ,well captured Wink
suzieosman 12 66 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2011 8:54PM
Absolutely stunning!!
sandyb 13 34 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 8:44AM
great detail they got funny tails !
Armakk 7 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2015 10:44PM
Great shot Love his tail...

Regards Bill

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