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At the field

At the field
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Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-16
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies Chapter2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-21 4:44
Viewed: 4467
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The name of the butterfly is Zygaena graslini or the Burnet moth. It's a moth that fly during sunshine days in march and April. This species is the most common Zygaena in Israel. It can be found from Turkey to Iraq and Israel. The female lay few hundreds of eggs on the host plants. After two weeks the caterpillars hatched from the eggs and after about 5 days they enter to summer astivation under rocks. Only in the winter, they wake up and start eating from host plants. In Februar (when its size is about 20 m"m), the caterpillars goes under rocks and become pupa.

The picture was taking with Close-Up Diopter +4 (without flash).

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To Jancie: Name of butterflyOzBY 3 04-24 15:42
To ornis: Name of butterflyOzBY 1 04-21 14:06
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Hi there Oz, I wonder what this butterfly is called. Lovely colours and details, and his head and feelers are very sharp. Well done.
A note would be good to read about the butterfly.

Welcome on TN Oz.

Very nice close-up capture. Very good use of a very limited dof with the close-up lens. The colours and the composition are very nice.
Just a pity that you forgot to write a note about the picture. You do not need to be an expert in knowledge about the subject - but you can always write a little about the taking (use of exposure compensation, light conditions etc) which gives other photographers the possibility to learn from your experiences. - That is the meaning about this side and that makes it great.

Very good macro of what I think is a "six spot burnet moth" (Zygaena filipendula). You'll find some good notes on the site about this species, but a personal note is always appreciated. Nice colors with the BG daisy. Framing would gain with an off-center subject and a larger image. A smaller aperture (two stops or so), would still give you enough shutter speed, while improving your DOF (depth of field) a bit, giving sharper details on antennae tips and wings tips.

Nice shot, good colours and details. It's just a bit too small.
Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-21 12:51]

Welcome to NT. Oz.
Very attractive moth with good exposure. As Ornis said a bit more DoF would be better.
Very good colors in a nice composition.
Thank you for sharing.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-22 0:59]

Wonderful macro, Oz. Super sharp details, gorgeous colors, excellent POV and pose. TFS.

Very good macro, Oz Ben.
Good details, nice composition and colours.
The DOF is shallow, a smaller aperture had helped.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-22 3:39]

Jolie et intéressante macro pour ce Zygène. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Well Done !

  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-11 10:42]

Very good photo of this Zygaenidae!
Very beautiful on colours!
Very good on details!
Very good BG!
Keep on going and TFS!

Very nice colors. Interesting subject.
I would have cropped a little so that the subject is less centered. the pic contains nothing relevant right and below.
Legs should be in focus.
I like your pic anyway. TFS

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