Nut Tree Tussock Moth Caterpillar Colocasia coryli
This subject literally fell into my lap. I was halfway through my evening meal when I noticed a whitish bob on my jeans. When I picked it off I saw that it was rather attractive caterpillar.
There are a number of colour forms of both larva and adult.
I had been trimming a hedge very close to some Hazel trees and must have dislodged this one. I was surprised to find it still there. I was less so after the photo session, were it scarcely moved. I seems that these are nocturnal and don't move around in the daytime.
It was only an hour to nightfall but I just got the remaining good light. These were shot at, or a little under, 1:1, FOV 17.5mm wide,
The stereos are crosseye.
Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f9, 10 or 11 1/40 or 1/60 ISO 1000, hand-held.