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Chrysoteuchia culmella

Chrysoteuchia culmella
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100, Raynox DCR-250
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-21 6:58
Viewed: 3912
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chrysoteuchia culmella
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Wingspan c.20 mm.

As always :) a lot of similar species, so any other idents are welcome.

One 'grass moth'. This species flies in June and July and is easily distinguished with its one or two angled cross-lines and metallic golden fringe to the forewings.

By day it rests head-down on grass stalks, and is easily disturbed.

Its normal flight time is at night, when it is attracted to light.

The larvae feed on the stems of various types of grasses, usually at the base.

I found this info HERE.

ISO100 - F:8 - 1/125 sec. - Manual exposure - Diffuse flash - Handheld

haraprasan, nglen, wallhalla15, phlr, Juyona, Kaszek, marhowie, JORAPAVI, cicindela has marked this note useful
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Hi Felipe, splendid macro with wonderful details, excellent blurry BG, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Felipe,
A very nice looking moth with excellent details and POV. Very nice colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-21 8:34]

Hi Felipe. This is very good macro of the Grass moth. fine detail and colour. with sharp focusing. the POv/DOF is very nice.
Well done TFS.good notes too.
" have a good weekend "

So close, so interesting.
I like to see the structure of the body, hairs and scales, wonderful, I like it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hola Felipe,
this is a great close up from a moth! Very good sharpness, POV and good DOF. This is a very good composition. Thank you my friend. Have a great weekend.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-21 13:50]

Hola chicos,
hasta miedo da este bichito,
esta es un macrazo, nitidezy detalles excelentes...
saludos Felipe y Cristina

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-07-21 14:11]

Hi Felipe,
Very good macro of this tiny moth. Fine composition with good POV and DOF.

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Pues sí que aumenta la Raynox, menudo mostacho se gasta el especimen, hasta se le pueden contar los pelitos, excelente nitidez y luminosidad conseguida con esta miniatura, Saludos
José Ramón

Great close up look at this grass moth Felipe.
Kinda looks mean,but I know how small it really is,and quite harmless.
Beautiful macro.

Hello Felipe,
Excellent POV, exposure, color, BG and I like the close-crop composition..
Sharp details, great use of F/8 with a perfect plane of focus :)
Very well done.

Dear Felipe and Cristina!
Three weeks abrod is enouth to see that to many interesting pictures were overlooked. And this one in a good example.
I like this very close close-up. Light and DOF are perfectly controlled here and moreover you showed us the beauty of rather "unicoloured" moth.
Very good work! :)
Have a nice afternoon,

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