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The Herald

The Herald
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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 14:17
Viewed: 3814
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Quite a spectacular species, this colourful moth overwinters as an adult, and as a result, can be one of the last species to be seen in one year, and one of the first in the next. It is also sometimes found hibernating inside barns and outbuildings.

The larvae feed on willow (Salix) and poplar (Populus).

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hello Hans!
gorgeus capture of this beautiful species moth..i like so much the diagonal compo
fine details and the soft colors

compliments sERGIO

Hallo Hans,
very beautiful moth species, I also captured it in last summer. you nicely presented it, with a great sharp focus, POV, composition and colors. dark BG also nicely contrasting its colors. Thanks for sharing, well done

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2009-03-17 18:48]

Hi Hans , a good macro of this moth , great field depth keeping the entire moth in sharp focus , the insect is nicely highlighted against a darker background. thanks for sharing

Hans, I like you image of this interesting Moth. You have captured it well using flash and turning the BG dark in the process. The insect perched on a branch stands out very sharply against this dark BG.
The subtle colours and designs on the wings have been recorded well. I especially like those golden abstractions on either side of the thorax.
It is pleasure to have my first look at your pictures.
Thanks and regards.

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2009-03-17 23:47]

A very fine picture of the Herald. Good play of shadows and light and very natural, warm, colours. The composition is attractive, too. One of the best pic I have seen of this moth.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-18 5:18]

Hello Hans,
A very beautiful picture of this "Herald" of spring. Excellent framing, beautiful and fine colors, a pleasant composition make this shot very attractive.
Well done!
Best regards

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