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Life's for sharing

Life's for sharing
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x, 67mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-01 3:05
Viewed: 2612
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found these two quite happily sharing the nectar of the Sweet William at the bottom of my garden.

The 5-Spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena trifoli) is a very distinctive day-time flying moth with red hind-wings and five red spots on metallic greenish blue fore-wings. Prefers damp meadows, common and widespread in the UK.
Flies July-August (so these are a bit early). Larvae feeds on greater bird's-foot trefoil.
Similar to the 6-SpotBurnet which has 6 spots and favours drier ground.
Wingspan 35mm

The Small Tortoiseshell A common and familiar garden species. Sun-loving, seen on the wing from March - October with two or three broods. Upper wings marbled orange, yellow and;black, underparts smoky-brown. Gregarious caterpillars feed on the common nettle. It has a wingspan of 42 mm

I have just cropped about 20%, and applied a High Pass filter set at 1.2 in overlay, in CS5 to make up for the loss on sharpness on uploading to TN,

Thanks for viewing.

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Ciao Williams.
Splendida composizione con dei colori meravigliosi ,straordinaria nitidezza di ambedue i soggetti,ottimi particolari ,benissimo la gestione della luce complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-01 6:43]

Hello Bill,
Excellent sharp detailed photo on all the important parts in the photo: butterfly, moth and flower. Beautiful colours and a very good composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-01 6:45]

Hi William,a very lcuky meeting,not easy to see these 2 specie together,and not easy too to take all whit this impressive sharpness averywhere,a great shot of this strange pair,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello William,
A fascinating photo razor sharp details, very nice vivid colors and perfect exposure. The contrast against the background is superb. Very nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity. The two insects a lovely Small Tortoiseshall and the five Spot Burnet Moth are looking great.

Hello Bill,
it`s not often that you can get both subjects sharp and clear in these situations but you have managed it very well.
The composition also works well for me.
Cheers Les.

Hi William,
very nice photo. Great composition. Very good sharpness and details. Nice point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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