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Another Buff Tip moth, Phalera bucephala today I'm afraid.........V1 was taken with the Tamron 90mm, V2 is a small stack showing head details taken with the Canon MP-E 65mm. This specimen wasn't trapped, it was found on our large Buddleia in the garden.

Wingspan 42-55 mm.

When at rest, the adults of this species bear a remarkable resemblance to a broken twig of silver birch. The species is widely distributed throughout Britain, and quite common, especially in the southern half. The yellow-and-black caterpillars live gregariously and feed on a number of different deciduous trees, sometimes defoliating entire branches. The adults fly in June and July, frequenting mixed woodland.

I'll be posting a shot of Chocolate Tip moth tomorrow which is very similar but much rarer for those interested in such creatures



Thanks for all the recent comments.......Ad

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro + Canon MP-E 65mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jul 2012 - 10:50 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Buff Tip on Buddleia
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:6 Aug 2012 - 10:23 AM
Tags:Buff tip, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General, Moths, Phalera bucephala, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:39 AM

As ever, excellent shots, Ade, with the stacked version at V 2 showing so much detail being the one for me.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
6 Aug 2012 - 10:41 AM

two fine captures Ade v2 for me today

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:48 AM

Spot on macro. Love the detail captured on V2.
Matt

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 11:02 AM

An extremely informative foreword supported by a pair of extremely fine macro photograph of exceptional quality. Version II is certainly worthy of the Gold Medal position

Regards Nathan

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 11:03 AM

v2 for me. He looks so cuddly and furry Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 11:12 AM

Exquisite detail, Ade, love V.2. Carol

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AnnChown
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6 Aug 2012 - 11:42 AM

Two very fine images Ade! I love v2 too!
Ann

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Joline
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6 Aug 2012 - 12:02 PM

It certainly does look like a twig....very fine close up.

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gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 12:23 PM

Spot on. - gary

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Ray_Seagrove
Ray_Seagrove e2 Member 5Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 - 12:31 PM

2 great shots Ade well done.

Ray

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 1:43 PM

I love seeing the details such as seen in v2--- thank you!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 1:47 PM

Had this been April the first Ade,
I would have accused you of uploading a
bit of twig and passing it of as a moth for a joke !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 4:41 PM

Two excellent complementary images, Ade.

Dave

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 5:20 PM

A superbly detailed close up of your little buddleia buddy, it took me a while to twig that this one was real!Wink

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:20 PM

V2 is quite amazing - thought you had taken to photographing twigs in V1 - you (and the creature) had me completely foxed.
Joan.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 6:23 PM

Amazing as ever Ade. Grin

Gerry

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 396 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:01 PM

Awesome image Ade, it actually looks like a log the camo is brilliant.
Well done.
Darryl SmileSmileSmile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:45 PM

Fantastic example of animal /insect natural camoulfage Ade. A stunner.
Ron

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Mike_Young
6 Aug 2012 - 8:02 PM

Loving these shots, enhanced by good narrative too

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 8:20 PM

2 excellent shots, great result

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tomcat
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6 Aug 2012 - 8:51 PM

Another pair of par excellence AdeWink


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Norfolkboy
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6 Aug 2012 - 9:51 PM

Two superb images, Ade.
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Steve_S
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6 Aug 2012 - 10:04 PM

V2 for me mate, stunning detail as always
Steve

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 - 11:13 PM

Two beauties Ade but really blown away by the detail in V2, fantastic close up work.
Shaun

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:33 AM

Two excellent shots Ade

Quote: Fantastic example of animal /insect natural camoulfage Ade. A stunner.
Ron

I quite agree - a chip off the old block!!!!!WinkWink

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Chinga
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15 Aug 2012 - 5:10 AM

A little (hairy) princess! Lovely shots. IB

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