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Colour Couple


Colour Couple
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz, Moths of Europe 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 6:11
Viewed: 3215
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a colourful combination of red spotted insects and a brilliant red flower!
The spicture shows the burnet moth
- Zygaena filipendulae
- family: Zygaenidae

and the flower
- Dianthus carthusianorum
- family: Caryophyllaceae


Species information
- Zygaena filipendulae is not rare and has been often presented at TN. It occurs in Europe excluding Portugal, western Spain and northern Fennoscandia, Turkey, Caucasus, Syria and Libanon.
Larval foodplants are: Several Lotus species, such as L. corniculatus and L. uliginosus as well as Dorycnium pentaphyllum.
- Dianthus carthusianorum is widely distributed in Europe and prefers dry and stony slopes.
Height of the plant: up to 60 cm.

Location
Swiss Alps, Wallis, at the slopes of the Seetalhorn,
below the Riedgletscher.
High alpine steep and stony meadow, about 1900m

Conditions
- bright sunlight
- ISO 400
- handheld

References
* Naumann C.M., Tarmann G.M., Tremewan W.G. (1999) The Western Palaearctic Zygaenidae. - Apollo Books, Stenstrup.
* Schweizerischer Bund für Naturschutz (1997) Schmetterlinge und ihre Lebensräume. Arten - Gefährdung - Schutz, Vol. 2. - Egg.
* Polunin O. (1980) Pflanzen Europas. - BLV Verlagsgesellschaft, München.

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You have aptly described this lovely picture in the opening sentence of your note, Peter. It is, indeed, a beautiful composition with two Burnet's Moths and those beautiful reddish flowers.
The image is of a very high standard technically.
Thanks and regards.

Hola Peter,
Un hermoso dúo colorido, muy a tono con su posadero. Parece que uno va y el otro vuelve....
Buena foto
Hernán

Hallo Peter,
sehr schönes Bild dieser Sechsfleck-Widderchen oder auch Blutströpfchen genannt. Du zeigst auf dem Bild eigentlich sämtliche wichtigen Details dieser Schmetterlinge. Die Vorderflügel glänzen schön dunkel grün metallic und die sechs roten Flecken sind auch auf dem Bild zu erkennen. Auch ein Stück von den roten Hinterflügeln mit schwarzem Saum ist bei der rechten Motte zu sehen. Durch die hervorragende Schärfe kann man auch sehr viele Details vom Kopf sowie vom Rumpf erkennen. Die Tiefenschärfe ist ebenfalls exellent.
Grossartige Komposition und perfekt durchgeführt.
Viele Grüsse aus dem Donautal
Helmut

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-06 8:23]

Hello Peter,
A superb capture of a couple of Z. filipendulae.
The technical qualities are first class and the composition from a fine side POV on the Dianthus flower a real delight against the neutral BG.
A beautiful capture and thanks for sharing it,
Best wishes,
Ivan

Hi Peter
Beautiful. Perfect sharpness and DOF. Great composition and not distuebing background. Also great moment
TFS
Krzysztof

Hi Peter,
Beutiful composition a use of colours. As usual very informative notes. TFS and Regards
Anil

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-06 9:57]

Hi Peter,
Outstanding shot of these Brunet moths on the charming flower. Great colours and details and the image is tack sharp. You have handled the natural light pretty well here and I like their poses - are they mating? Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Thanks for sharing this fine image.
Sumon

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-06 10:31]

Hello Peter,
Photo in very beautiful clear colours. And indeed the flower is also brilliant. Excellent sharp details, great composition and OOF BG.
Kind regards,
Peter

Hi Peter.
Magnificent picture!
Splendid capture of this couple of moths,
ensuring the perpetuation of the species!
Very good details and coloration.
Perfect framing; very well done!
Regards,
José Roberto

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-09-06 10:52]

Hello Peter,

Not home. Only marking.
Mariki

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-09-06 14:09]

Very cool picture, Peter. : )
Indeed a colorful couple, on a colorful flower, in a most interesting POV.
Details and exposure are perfect, as is the DOF resulting in a beautiful presentation of the subjects well isolated from the OOF BG.
TFS. : )

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6473 W: 89 N: 15608] (65291)
  • [2008-09-06 17:07]

Hi Peter,one of the most difficults insects to take,as you know they have terrible reflections! Your work is beautifull,i think is impossible make better,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Peter,
A nice capture of these burnet moths mating. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hallo Peter,

diesmal kein "Schwall" nur ein Einzelkommentar. Die gleiche Zygaenanart wie die gezeigte entwickelt sich in meinem Garten. Aber nie ist mir bisher eine nur annähernd so interessante Aufnahme geglückt wie Dir. Du hast das schimmernde Schwarz der Zygaenen hinreissend dargestellt. Das hängt sehr stark von der Beleuchtung ab. Es sei Dir also anerkennend auf die Schulter geklopft!

Einen schönen Sonntag wünscht
Dieter

Hello Peter,
a great macro-shot for very beautiful couple of Zygaena filipendulae. You presented it with a great informative notes. Focus and POV great as like lighting and colors. Thanks for sharing, best wishes
Ahmet

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-07 6:11]

Hello Peter,
Lovely and very daring colour combination here!! These beautiful Burnets look great on this pretty Dianthus. A superb capture showing very sharp details and I like the light background too.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-09-07 9:02]

Hello Peter, Superb shot and excellent comosition. Lovely clarity and great presentation Ganesh

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-09-08 0:10]

Hello Peter,

Wonderful duo of this Burnet moths. Flowers and moth's details are very well captured. Shining wing colors are very attractive.
Excellent depth of field and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.
vral

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-08 0:23]

Lieber peter,
Wieder ein so schönes Bild von deinen Ferien. Sehr geglückte Widderchen-paarung- Darstellung, beide im Fokus und ohne die üblichen ungewollten Rückstrahlungen. Sie haben sich auch mit der Kartäusernelke ein schönes Blümchen ausgesucht! Ich bin begeistert.
Einen schönen Tag noch
Anne

Ciao Peter, fantastic maiting couple with wonderful colors, great composition with beautiful flower, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hola Peter,
Una composición precioso por el momento y las tonalidades tanto de los insectos como del posadero que rivalizan en belleza, excelente nitidez y luz con un fondo agradable. Saludos
José Ramón

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