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Emerald's Return

Emerald's Return
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-21 3:49
Viewed: 2923
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday Monika posted this beautifull moth, so today is my turn ;-) It was captured during our macro-spot with my friend Kaszek, on nearby meadow. We founded two or three of this kind, rather not very shy [it was about 19:00 and sun was low]. In BG you can see meadow itself. It is really big, placed between Lodz and Konstantynow Lodzki, full of different plants [more then 100 species as Markus wrote] and insects. Many kinds of birds and small mammals live here, too.

Few words about today's moth - this is probably Adscita statices. They live on grasslands, larvae feed on Rumex acetosa and Rumex acetosella, adults eat nectar from Persicaria bistorta, Trifolium pratense, Trifolium medium, Ranunculus repens and Cirsium palustre. We founded our moths on different plant but maybe it was good for it as shelter for a night. In English it is called Forester. Wingspan 26-29mm. Adults are bronzy green with an iridescent sheen and fly during the day in sunshine; males and females are similar. Flight Period: Late April to the end of June.

chiliu, dew77, Janice, christophe, carper, Markus, coasties, Phoki, phlr, marhowie, Comandante, wallhalla15, PDP, Luc, TAZ, gerhardt has marked this note useful
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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-21 3:55]
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Great shot!
The lighting is perfect, very sharp image, beautiful colour, excellent composition.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-21 4:17]
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Hello Greg!
Superb capture.Razor sharp details are amazing.POV,DOF and composition are wonderful.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-21 4:22]
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Emerald on gold! Nice and costly Greg! It's brilliantly sharp, especially the antenae, with excellent colour and details. Nice one Greg, I like it. Lovely blue Polish blue sky in the BG too.

Hi Grzegorz
Excellent shot, great composition, details and great soft light
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-21 5:25]
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nice photo Greg,
good composing shot, very nice with the blue from the sky as dof, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • sam224 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 75] (305)
  • [2005-07-21 5:38]
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Very nice reflections of light on the back of this moth. It is quite hairy :-) Good contrast with the flower. Excellent perspective and composition. Well done!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-21 6:38]
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Hi Greg,

I like this picture a lot because of the razorsharp details and the superb colors. Very good POV, but maybe a little too centered. The note is very interesting. Well done & TFS!


Hello Greg

This guy looks like he is coated in green glitter. Amazing colour and texture. The feelers look like rope fringing. Awesome looking moth. The low POV is great as the light is hitting it perfectly allowing good detail. Excellent work. Thanks.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-21 9:28]

Very good indeed!
Perfect details and sharpness!
It's a Zygaenidae.
The species is a Adscita statices (Linnaeus, 1758) a very beautiful moth!
5* photo and favourite!

Hello Greg! Excellent details, colors and use of ambient light..Very well composed with a great BG and POV. Fill flash would've brought out a bit more detail on the shadow side but you knew that :-) Very good work!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-21 9:58]
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Hey, man, what a beauty we have here.

Excellent and vivid colors, great sharpness, composition and pov.

A pleasure to check.

Congratulations, Grzegorz.

Hello Greg!
Wonderful close up.Details are very clear and sharp.I liked colors and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

Great macro shot Greg, great sharpness, details and clarity, nice DOF too! Thanks for sharing

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-21 13:35]
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pięknie pokazany, bez 2 zdań. Wszystko tu gra. Gratuluję i pozdrawiam.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-21 15:34]

Hi Greg very nice! I like the irredescence of the wings. The composition is very good and the details are very nicely in focus. There seems to be an antennae sticking out the side, I wonder what it belongs to?

PS My books say the flight season is May to Augsust, which makes sense.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-22 1:38]

Hello Greg!
Personal assessment of the photo: WOW! This photo (and the others too) makes me proud to possess a S2.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-22 10:50]

Wonderful and interesting shot for this superb Moth ! Composition, colors, lightning, details and sharpness are great ! Thanks for sharing Greg.

I like the details here, Greg. Nice subject too.

Composition/placement: ****
Exposure: ***
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ***
Impact: ****

Overall: ****

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