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Three moths

Three moths
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Copyright: Rimantas Kisielius (rimas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 28-105
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-27 6:27
Viewed: 3460
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Forester Moth (Adscita statices), any of a genus of moths of the family Zygaenidae that are closely related to the burnet moths and are widespread in the Northern Hemisphere. The adult moth has shining green forewings (span about three centimetres), translucent, dark hind wings, and an iridescent body. The insect's green appearance at rest may have given rise to the common name forester. Young larvae bore into leaves of various herbaceous plants and feed within the tissues. Larger larvae stay under leaves and spin a tough, white, silken cocoon in which to pupate, often on a grass stem. Adult foresters are weak fliers and take to the wing only in sunshine.

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Hello Rimantas,
very nice arrangement with beautiful soft colours, the objects well set off against the well fitting neutral BG, well composed.
In spite of the small aperture the details are a bit too soft all over the image.
The two moths in the foreground should be precisely on focus to make this shot a real winner.
But certainly a nice shot, pleasant to look at.
Thank you, and best regards.

Hi Rimantas
This forester moth is common to my places and I will post a same the next days.I saw it for first time this summer and I feel happy to see it and somewhere else.
Beautiful shot and great POV with these tree on the same flower

Good picture of good composition. When I was in Klaipeda there was plenty of them but because unknown reasons very difficult to shot. Aii are blured as my recolections from this beautiful town and very kind people.

very nice, looks like your models were quite cooperative.

les insectes sont un peu flou mais j'aime bien leur position(ils sont tiercÚs)autour de la fleur.bravo.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-27 12:10]

Hi Rimantas,

Moths well divided over the flower,yo managed to compose them well for your shot,pity its slightly oof,but I like the compo and colors very much,


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  • Glint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 51] (315)
  • [2006-07-28 12:21]

A lovely image with beautiful colours. What a jor to find three on the same flower! It is nice and sharp yet with a soft focus background.
well done

Nice shot of small family meeting ;-D


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