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Magpie Moth

Magpie Moth
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105 F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-09-17 1:51
Viewed: 1725
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Magpie Moth is a medium-sized moth which is quite butterfly like in appearance. It is on the wing during summer when it can be frequently found in gardens, as well as woodland, scrub and heather moorland. The caterpillars feed on a variety of shrubs, including Hazel, Hawthorn, Privet and currants. The Magpie Moth overwinters as a caterpillar and pupates in late spring.

I have added another view as a WS

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Hi Les,
This is a moth I have never seen.Taken with good focus, dof and bg.
The background colour really makes it stand out.
Thanks for sharing, regards Bill.

Beautiful name for this pretty Moth, Les.
Sigma 105mm has delivered well under your deft hands. The details and colours on the open wings are exceptionally attractive.

Hello Les,

Beautiful colored Moth. Well captured keeping BG OOF. Good details and well exposure on it wing.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Les, great macro of fantastic moth, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Les
this moth is soo beautiful as well as the whole shot, fantastic bright and eye-catching colors, the details are razor sharp
great POV and pose of the Subject showing us his superb wings
Have a good night

Never seen Les , sharp macro and super BG .

Thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-18 0:35]

Hello Les,
What a beauty! Excellent sharpness, details and very beautiful contrasting colours. Good composition too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-18 8:43]

Hi Les,a magnificent moth not often seen on TN. A great pic well exposed and very sharp,the best way to show us its beautiful wings design,very useful different view in the WS.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-21 2:26]

Hello Les,
This is a beautiful moth which you have taken with fine detail and rich colours. It has some very nice marking which you shot shows. well done TFS.Regards Sigi

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