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Siona in Evening Light

Siona in Evening Light
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-07 9:47
Viewed: 3035
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a moth which can be see flying by day. It has a slow flight and after it was disturbed usually settles in the vegetation nearby.

The species is
- Siona lineata
- family: Geometridae

German: Weißer Schwarzaderspanner

Species information
Distribution: Europe and palaearctic Asia eastwards to the Amur region.
Wing span: about 30mm.
Hostplants of the caterpillar: Plantago species, Artemisia campestris, Aster linosyris.

Flower reach meadow, close to Osterwieck with view to the Harz-Mountains.

- late afternoon light
- slight wind
- handheld

- Ebert G (2003) Die Schmetterlinge Baden-Württembergs, Vol. 9 Nachtfalter VII. - Ulmer, Stuttgart.
- Forster W & Wohlfahrt T.A. (1981) Die Schmetterlinge Mitteleuropas, Band V, Spanner (Geometridae). - Franckhsche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart.
- Koch M. (1991) Wir bestimmen Schmetterlinge. - Neumann Verlag, Radebeul.

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Hi Peter
Beautiful, sharp and elgant. Great delicate, pastel colors, great blured background, perfect composition and exposure Nothing to critique ;-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-07 9:51]

Hello Peter,
Very beautiful photo of this moth in splendid light and colours. Great contrasting OOF BG, POV and DOF. Very good sharpness and details. But most of all I like the perfect diagonal composition.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-07 9:57]

Hi Peter. This is a first class close up of this Siona . You have taken it with fine pose on the grass . a good POV/DOF. Your sharp focusing has given fine detail and natural looking colours. . Well done TFS.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-07 10:18]

Hello Peter,
Excellent photo, although species is whole white and green BG, all look very nice.
Regards, Pawel

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-07 10:50]

Hello Peter
Excellent capture with great details and clear BG. Well done.

Hello Peter,
Very good one. A lot of details throughout the butterfly area.
Excellent whites generating a lot of texture due to the low sun.
Well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-07 12:06]

Good evening Peter,
An almost perfect capture of what we call Svartribbad vitivingemätare
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none, it's a fine macro.
Thanks and best regards,

Perfect capture Peter.
Awesome exposure and detail.

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture, with a nice composition and sharp details. All the moth is in focus. Well done! Best regards,

Peter, inconceivable level of detail! ... congratulations, manage exposure with superb skill. Besides, you've composed the photo perfectly.

Regards & best wishes


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-07 23:51]

very, very beautiful capture, fine details and texture. tfs.

Ciao Peter, fantastic white moth, superb light, fine details and splendid sharpness, beautiful capture, very well done, ciao Silvio
PS can you help me for id of today butterfly:)

hello Peter
this is o good picture with nice light
and very good sharpness and details
greeting lou

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-06-08 14:43]

Hi Peter,
A really nice and simple photo of this moth.
Great, soft lighting that has conserved all the detail.
Excellent DOF that has resulted in a smooth background.

Very well done,


hello Peter!
one of the most elegant moths,that you've presented in a perfect setting with great details and colors...

greetings sERGIO

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