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Zygaena filipendulae

Zygaena filipendulae
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-17 0:49
Viewed: 1777
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 millimetres (1.2–1.6 in). 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.(Wikipedia)

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Hi Siegfried,
Excellent composition and colors of this guy.
Well done, congratulation.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-17 2:35]

Hallo Siggi,
Eine kleine Erinnerung an de Sommer! Ein Doppelbild der Z. filipendula auf einer Flockenblume..Ein schöner grauer Hintergrund auch als gelungener Farbkontrast.
Wünsche ein schönes Wochenende!
Herzlich grüsst

Hi Siegfried,
Great POV and colours.

Ciao Siggi, great macro of fantastic maiting couple, wonderful colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Siggi
Interesting subject and beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Ciao Siegfried. Perfect sharp fantstic colours agains the blurry BG. Amazing light in the lovely compo MF.


Hello Siggi,
Very nice presentation of this butterflys in great sharpness and details.Beautiful natural colours.Have a nice weekend!

Hello Siggi,
An excellent macro with beautiful colors, details & sharpness. Well done & presented. Nice work & TFS. Best wishes!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-11-17 6:34]

Hallo Siggi,
Very nice shot of this beautiful The Six-spot Burnet couple ..
Very sharp details and superb pose, wonderful colors too.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-17 8:20]

Hello Siggi,
Fine sharp detailed macro of these moths in splendid bright colours and a perfect symmetric composition. Beautiful blurred background.

Hello Siegfried,
Beautiful composition with perfect clarity and colour,My regards,_Joy

Excellent capture of this Zygaena, TFS Siggi

Hallo Siggi,
A Fantastic macro with explicit sharp detail and glorious colors. Excellent POV and DOF to enhance the Six-spot Burnet on the flower. Great work my friend and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

Czesc Siggi,
ciekawa kompozycja. Pewnie przez dlugie miesiaca niestety nie zobacze tych motyli :(. Bardzo dobra prezentacja.
Pozdrawiam i zycze udanej dalszej czesci weekendu,

hello Siegfried
super good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Siegfried.
Grande macro complimenti,stupendi colori come la eccellente composizione,ottimi dettagli dovuti alla ottima nitidezza bravo.
Ti auguro una buona Domenica ciao Marco.

hello Siegfried,
well capture and well composed sharp picture.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-19 6:54]

Hello Siegfried
Excellent closed up.Nice composition with excellent point of view.Perfect sharpness and great details.Colours and DOF are great
TFS Michel

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