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Zygaena purpuralis

Zygaena purpuralis
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, Moths of Europe 5, A painter's dream, Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-21 5:16
Viewed: 2737
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Transparent Burnet (Zygaena purpuralis) is a moth of the Zygaenidae family. It is found in most of Europe.

The wingspan is 30-34 mm. Adults are on wing in June and early July. They fly during the day.

The larva feed on Thymus polytrichus.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-21 5:28]

Bravo Ioska
Cine e harnic si se scoala de dimineata, uite ce frumusete reuseste sa captureze!Felicitari!

Ciao Szabo. Masterpiece! The great show!


Ciao Jozsef, great macro of wonderful moth with fantastic drops, splendid colors, fine details, beautiful blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Jozsef
this is very good
lovely pose and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-21 6:15]

Hello Jozsef,
A very special capture of a Zygaena all covered in dew drops! I like the low POV and the plain blue sky as a background. Excellent sharpness and lovely colours too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-21 7:00]

Hello Jozsef,
Beautiful photo of these wet moth an flower. Great sharpness, details , bright colours and composition. Nice contrasting BG.

hello jozsef, fantastic with this waterdrops, gerat light , colours and sharpness.
thanks my friend and have a nice day
best regards from germany

Hallo Szabo
The bright colours in this image is wonderful, add to that the water droplets on the both the flower and the moth and you have a winner. Your photography here is praiseworthy and the image as a whole worth a A++. It is so beautiful I cannot let it pass without adding it to my personal favourites. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-21 8:34]

Hello Szabo.
Fantastic shot from the burnet ,very good pose sharp colours details and nice flower with fantastic drops.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-21 9:39]

Hello Jozsef,
A very fine capture of Zygaena purpuralis covered in dew while resting on a Knautia flower. The POV against the blue sky is great and taken with excellent sharpness and colours in the superb morning light.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Szabo,
Definitely a well-studied macro! ... I like the unique fact that all the main subject is covered in dew! ... really awesome! ... BG color is very unusual, that adds a touch of particular interest to this photo. Good job!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hello Jozsef,
This photo is marvelous! I didn't expected to see such beauty when clicking on the thumbnail. It is really a piece of art. Congratulations for sharing this beauty! Have a good evening,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-21 12:20]

Hello Szabo,
Excellent macro shot of this beautiful moth with splendid drops and great colors.Wonderful sharpness and details.TFS.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-07-22 0:02]

Hello Jozsef,
This time in drops dew so I think it's very good and attractive result. I like here also tone of colours.
Regards, Pawel

Hallo Jozsf,
a spectacular capture of the Transparent Burnet taken from an excellent POV with fine detail and marvellous colours, fantastic composition with the very beautiful dewdrops, very well done.
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-24 2:10]

hello Jozsef,
A striking picture of a Burnet Moth. What a beautiful color-contrast and the dew-drops add a special dimension to the shot. Very well seen and executed.
Thanks a lot. Have a nice weekend

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