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Drinker Moth

Drinker Moth
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Copyright: John Howell (crookandchurn) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 45] (283)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 4:39
Viewed: 3083
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been photographing birds in the garden this morning without much success and now the camera battery has run out.
Whilst it is charging, here is a photo I took last summer of a Drinker Moth. It was attracted by the moth trap, but didn't go in. I think that this is actually the best outcome as far as photography is concerned because the moth ends up resting in a natural position. In fact this year I am thinking of just leaving the light on overnight with the trap closed off.
This will also save a lot of time, because on a warm night in summer you can easily catch in excess of 500 moths and all these have to be carefully released away from any hungry birds (they soon catch on)!
Anyway talking of birds, the battery should be charged soon,

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Wow, this is a wonderful and close shot of an hairy monster ;-) Hi John, it's impressive to see all the details on this beautiful moth, I love the warm colours, thanks and have a nice day
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-07 5:09]

Hello John,
A brilliant macro of this Drinker Moth showing great details and beautiful natural colours. A nice contrasting background too and well composed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-07 7:12]

Fine capture of interesting moth, good colors and details. tfs.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-07 8:02]

Hi John,
What a fascinating looking moth.
Wooly mammoth comes to mind.
Your image prompted me to google "moth scales". Amazing stuff!
Anyway this is a lovely shot. The details are so crisp, and the color is beautiful.
I agree that this is a nice pose.
TFS. : )

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-07 9:02]

Hi John
What a great capture this wonderful moth!
Very sharp details, lovely colors.
Congratulation for this beauty.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-07 9:02]
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Hi John. I hope you got some pictures in the garden . This is a fine close up from your summer archives. I think with the trees around us i shall have to try and get some Moths in the summer. This was taken with fine detail and sharp focusing. All with natural warm colours. well taken TFs.

PS Do you want a second 40D . Ha Ha.

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