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Jersey Tiger

Jersey Tiger
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-16 12:09
Viewed: 3085
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The many warm and sunny of this summer are favourable for butterflies. I had the chance to see a quite rare and protected species in Belgium today: the Jersey Tiger. Unfortunately, the photo I took with the open wings is burred (posted as workshop here). But I found this one attractive too.

Euplagia quadripunctaria (Poda, 1761)
Family : Arctiidae

The Jersey Tiger is one of the most attractive of the Tiger moths. In UK, this species was until recently restricted in distribution to the Channel Islands and parts of the south coast. On the mainland it is commonest in south Devon, but colonies have recently appeared in Dorset and the Isle of Wight, and it has also been found in other southern counties. It now seems to be expanding its range quite quickly.
It flies both in the daytime, when it can be found feeding on various flowers, as well as at night, when it is attracted to light. The main flight period is July to September.
The hairy larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants including nettle (Urtica). (UK Moths)

Photo taken with a monopod.

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hello Catherine
what are they beautiful!!
very good composition with good details and beautiful colours
nice softBG.
greeting lou

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2009-08-16 12:25]

Hi Caterine
An attractive composition, an almost faultless lighting : this is great picture of "l'écaille chinée" !
Well done indeed.

Good Evening, Catherine!

Wow, what a great macro capture of the adorable butterfly! The colors are so well defined and so are the textures. The sharpness is crisp and the POV is simply well-chosen. The DOF is very fine. I like the contrast of the butterfly's colors to the sorroundings.
Very well seen!

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

Bonita toma Catherine, yo también la publiqué hace poco tiempo. Gran precisión en el enfoque y bstante buen control de la luz que tenías.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2009-08-16 13:51]
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Hi Catherine!

Great macro of beautifull and rare moth. Dorsal POV is great - colours and patterns remaind of some kind of Swallowtail. Nice composition with flower and clean BG. Pity that picture with opened wings isn't sharp, but maybe you could post it as workshop?

ciao Catherine!
ottima macro di questa falena che quando
vola mostra la colorazione rosso vivace dell'interno ali e la fa sembrare una farfalla...l'ho fotografata anch'io qualche giorno fa',ma si era nascosta tra
i cespugli e il risultato e' stato mediocre....

ciao sERGIO


Great capture and beautiful colors.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-08-16 23:48]

Very good macro, congratulations!

Hy Catherine
Excellent sharpness, beautiful colors.Everything in this picture is perfect; Congratuletions!
Cheers, Oana

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-17 0:07]

Hello Catherine,
Very nice species, very good sharpness and soft light, blurred BG. You chosen very good settings for it.
Regards, Pawel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-17 0:37]

Hello Catherine,
Beautiful photo of this butterfly. Great sharpness, details and natural colours. Good composition, OOF BG and POV.

Hello Catherine,
very beautifull capture, nice natural colours and light.Very sharp details and nice BG,
have a nice week,

I agree, this is definately one most attractive moth, Catherine! ANd your composition is simply fantastic!
I do wish I could do something as beautiful!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-17 3:20]

Hello Catherine,
What a beautiful moth. Wonderful patterns and colors seen in this beauty. Great detail and a good composition. Very good work.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Catherine,

The colors of this picture are solid and very clean. The composition is excellent, you have known lean on the pose and the lements to make a artistical whole. Informative note is good grade. Good work! TFS!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-21 6:20]

Bonjour Catherine,
Une image qui a un rayonnement particulier..un grand calme se dégage de cette scène captée dans la nature. Le positionnement de l'Ecaille chinée sur la Knautie est parfait. Les couleurs d'une grande subtilité, la netteté comme toujours est parfaite.
Une image classique dans le bon sens du terme.

Hi Catherine. I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful moth last weekend, and what an experience it was. I'm still impressed by its beauty. Compliments on the lighting, composition and sharpness. It looks really great.

Thanks for sharing,

nice compo and details on moth
interesting to see this moth on flower at sunlight...i always find them in dark places and although its so beautifull i couldnt manage a good shot of it...

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