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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 10:57
Viewed: 2682
Points: 46
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Six-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) is a day-flying moth of the family Zygaenidae. It is a common species throughout Europe.

The sexes are similar and have a wingspan of 30-40 mm. The forewings are dark metallic green with 6 vivid red spots (sometimes the spots are merged causing possible confusion with other species such as Five-spot Burnet). Occasionally the spots are yellow or even black. The hindwings are red with a blackish fringe. The adults fly on hot, sunny days from June to August and are attracted to a wide variety of flowers such as knapweed and scabious as well as the larval food plants bird's foot trefoil and clover. The species overwinters as a larva.

The larva is plump and hairy with variable markings, usually pale green with rows of black spots. It pupates in a papery cocoon attached to foliage.

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Hi Marius,

another picture from you from this beautiful little Moth.
Good pov and sharpness.
nice green bg.
fine colours.


Há de facto fotógrafos que dominam a arte da luz. E você, meu caro, é um gênio. Esta foto está absolutamente magnífica. Cor, definição, composição, bokeh, distância focal e, pricipalmente, a iluminação. Parabéns, é uma das minhas preferidas.


Hi Marius,

Beautiful picture of this high-fashion moth. Interesting combination of colours, in the good sense of the word;) I love the composition you made and the sharpness is great. Love those shiny wings. Also a perfect backgroundcolour! Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-07 11:26]

Hello Marius,
Well composed and DOF spot on. The angle of lighting is very good, and adding life to the capture.Superb clarity in colours and lots of fine details.Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-07 11:43]

Buna Marius,
Excelenta fotografie despre aceasta Zygaena, felicitari!

Ciao Marius, lovely Zygaena on a wonderful blurry BG, splendid natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
  • [2010-10-07 12:05]

Hi Marius,

a really fine portrait of this Burnet you have presnted here. The dark parts received just the right amount of diffuse light to make for this wonderfully silky appearance. Great!

Best regards

Spectacular detail, briliant dept of field and clarity Marius! I am so impressed with the quality of that image.Great stuff.
George Veltchev

hello Marius
Zygaenids are one of my favourite Lepidoptera family. I spent many times for capturing their photography. I am pleasured to see each posts from them here.
many thanks for showing us this beauty.
you greatly captured it with razor sharp details and against blurry BG. POV and composition great as like splendid colors. thanks again. best wishes

Merhaba Marius dostum!

Enfes bir yakın çekim. Renkleri, detayları ve konuyu ön plana çıkaran nefis alan derinliği seçimi ile 4/4!lük bir makro.
Ellerine sağlık. Selam ve sevgiler.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-07 13:22]

Hi Marius,
Lovely close up.I liked POV,clarity,details,simple BG,vivid colors and composition a lot.Very well doen!
Thanks for sharingt..

Hola Marius

Vaya que casualidad, hoy iba a colocar una imagen de este insecto, pero la pongo otro día. Bella composición de esta Zygaena filipendulae de seis puntos, perfecta nitidez y buenos colores.

Un saludo de Antonio

Ciao Marius. This is perfect MF. An hard work to obtain so excellent sharp and details with this species. Best colours results.


Gran nitidez, bellas texturas y bonito juego de colores de esta maravillosa Zygaena.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-07 22:50]

Compozitie superba si culorii vii.
Bine lucrat!
Numai bine

Hello Marius,

Very interesting and beautiful species.
Was an incredibly beautiful shot.
Vivid color texture, sharp detail and very, very good composition.
Beautiful presentation and sharing.

Best Regards,

Very nice shot with amazing detail.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-10-08 2:09]

Fine image of this six spot moth, good colors and pleasing composition. tfs.

Hi Marius,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Six spot burnet moth. Good sharp details and a nice composition. The BG is very nice and smooth. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2010-10-08 3:20]

Buna Marius,
Zygaena filipendulae elegant macro ...
Very good capture.Excellent sharpness colours and light.
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-08 9:56]

Hello Marius,
An impressive view of a Six-spot Burnet, a beautiful Moth that you've captured at a nice angle in good light. Excellent sharpness, lovely colours and well framed too. Very well done!
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-08 10:00]

Hello Marius,
Very beautiful sharp detailed photo in pleasing saturated colours. Great diagonal composition and POV. Beautiful OOF BG. Nice DOF.
Have a good weekend,

Hi Marius.
Wonderful capture of this Burnet moth. The black and red spots are so contrasting.
Nice shallow DoF with beautiful diagonal framing.
Thanks and kind regards,

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