Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar by EarthHart

Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillar

by EarthHart in Wildlife, in all its forms

Saw a very dark curled up leaf on a Rosebay Willowherb Epilobium angustifolium that was down the bank on the edge of the Moat. I put on my 70-3oomm lens, to see what it was and found out it was a caterpillar of Deilephila elepenor
This is a hand-held shot at full extension, with me lying down at the top of the bank. It was too steep for me to get closer.

Sorry it's not that sharp.

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  • Submitted:Oct 9th, 2012
  • Resolution:1100x731
  • Date Created:Oct 8th, 2012
  • Filesize:279 KB
  • Camera:NIKON D70
  • Exposure:10/1600
  • Aperture:f/5.6
  • Focal Length:300mm
  • ISO Speed:400
  • Software:Adobe Photoshop CS5
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