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Ematurga atomaria

Ematurga atomaria
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-16 12:54
Viewed: 1396
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Subclass: Pterygota

Infraclass: Neoptera

Superorder: Endopterygota

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked) Macrolepidoptera

Superfamily: Geometroidea

Family: Geometridae

Subfamily: Ennominae

Tribe: Boarmiini

Genus: Ematurga

Species: E. atomaria

The Common Heath (Ematurga atomaria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species can be found in Europe and the Near East.Wingspan 22-30 mm.

Inhabiting heaths, moorland and open woodland, this rather variable species flies during the day, sometimes abundantly in sunshine.

It is common throughout Britain, and appears in May and June, sometimes again in August in the south.

The caterpillars, which are equally variable, feed on heather (Calluna), heath (Erica) and clovers (Trifolium spp).

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Hello Luciano.
Excellent capture with a nice specie. Perfect focus, details and clarity.
It is a high quality image. A great luck to catch it from a close range which such superb light.
I was gone two days in a mountainous area where I met a lovely bird....
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Luciano

The last time it was longtime ago ! tonight were are TN neighbours :)
Excellent macro of this insect, with fine POV to shot its form and patterns,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


hallo Luciano
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Bonjour Luciano,

Les feuilles cadrent bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Ematurga atomaria. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-08-17 7:52]

Hello Luciano,
Wonderful macro of this moth in great sharpness and details. Gorgeous natural colors in beautiful light.

Ciao Luciano

Excellent macro of Ematurga, great sharpness, very nice composition, great DOF, amazing details.



Ciao Luciano, solita gran macro, ma se non posti qualche ciofeca che ti posso criticare? Buon viaggio e torna con tanta bella roba, ciao Silvio

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-08-18 23:52]

Beautiful moth, very well captured with excellent details and lovely colors.

Have a pleasant weekend, Luciano,


Hello Luciano,
Beautiful photograph of this 'Common Heath' Moth. Very nice exposure and details. I Luke its POV too. Good work my friend.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Ciao Luciano,
Great Great click,
Look at this patterns wow simply amazing, yourself and Silvio are the top5 contributors for our planets biology.
Have no words to write, they are not enough.

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