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A pair of five spot burnet moths I caught copulating on a field scabious on the steep slopes of Swelshill Bank near Stroud, taken a few weeks ago on a trip there with fellow epzer "Looloobey", Louise.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 655.3 - 2808.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2012 - 11:26 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Caught in the act!
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:23 Aug 2012 - 6:49 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Field scabious, Five Spot Burnet Moths, Flowers & plants, Glos, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:49
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 6:53 AM

A great 'spot', Ed SmileSmileSmile Carol

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:09 AM

Fantastic and great image,ED,love it,
saeid

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:12 AM

What colours! Great capture.

Ann

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:22 AM

Ed you have managed to capture a rather great macro photograph, which really enhances the colour and details of this rather beautiful looking and somewhat intimate life of this courting couple so very well. A real gem.

Regards Nathan

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:36 AM

Love the colours Great shot.
Iain

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:40 AM

A great well spotted shot
NettaSmile

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:46 AM

Spot on Ed (Excuse the pun)

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Aug 2012 - 7:58 AM

Fine capture Ed,
Fred.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 8:11 AM

A tricky business balancing like that! Nicely taken Ed.
Ann

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
23 Aug 2012 - 8:33 AM

Very nice detail image and captureed....Grin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 8:46 AM

Good spot Ed.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 10DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 9:20 AM

Should this be flagged as 'adult'? Hmmmm Wink

Great shot.

Bruce

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 10:48 AM

Burnets are lovely moths -being one of the first I got to know after taking photos
and not then knowing their identity.
Two having a less than private moment makes this a great natural history image.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 12:08 PM

Just think if these were royalty they would be over all the tabloids by now, well spotted. - gary

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mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 12:12 PM


Quote: Just think if these were royalty they would be over all the tabloids by now, well spotted. - gary

And you would be a millionaire Ed !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 12:48 PM

Gosh you are posh over there Ed "Copulating" we call it sex, mind you my better half and I after 47 years are totally compatible! We both go to bed with Headaches with the same perfume "Deep Heat" great capture mate they are stunning moths.

Regards

Trev.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42413 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
23 Aug 2012 - 2:24 PM

Super capture Ed, it was a good day wasn't it? Grin Lou

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 2:33 PM

So that's how they do it? Well spotted and great shot Ed. paul

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23 Aug 2012 - 4:39 PM

Excellent closeup Ed. A lovely natural image.
Ron

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3119 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 7:44 PM

Great capture Ed, thought it should of gone into the adult section thoughWink
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 8:28 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 9:19 PM

These i do see and they dont fly away,just crawl onto your finger.

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annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 8:53 AM

At it in public! At least they are doing it under the quilWink great shot well (6) spotted.
Know what, I have seen about three in total this year. And last year there were loads....

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