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Found in the garden, two Dark Arches Moths about to do what comes naturally Wink V2 shows the male getting a little over excited with his wings all in a flutter. The wife had the same effect on me when we first got together all those years ago Grin

Thanks for stopping by and for all the kind comments on yesterday's image......I'm off back to bed for a few hours now as I've had a horrendous night with the spine Sad Catch up with everyone later.....

Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2012 - 12:20 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:'Chasing a mate'....or 'You smell nice!'
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:31 Jul 2012 - 8:22 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dark arches, General, Humour / fun, Moths, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 8:42 AM

Amazing detail captured even down to the fine hairs on the plant stems.

Albert

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 8:48 AM

Like the details in these V1 works best for me
Regards Richard

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 9:05 AM

Superb detail/behaviour Ade, another masterclass in insect photography.
Ron.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 9:08 AM

A pair of stunning images depicting these wonderfully rustic coloured 'Dark Arches', , and to capture it of superbly a great title, "What more could an admirer ask for?"

Regards Nathan

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 9:09 AM

excellent Ade, I never find them doing 'that Wink'

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 10:06 AM

Love your narrative up top! Fine images, Ade......hope all went smoothly with what followed or did you not hang around for the denouement.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 31 Jul 2012 - 10:06 AM

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
31 Jul 2012 - 10:27 AM

Nice ones good detail right place right time, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 11:05 AM

Got the pov right in the 1st one...spot on dof.
Nice light and detail.

Keith

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achieverswales
31 Jul 2012 - 11:43 AM

V1 Ade, excellent quality capture again.

Regards

Trev.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 11:55 AM

Great shots, Ade.
Tony

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 - 12:26 PM

Both titles are great! Grin GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin IB

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 1:06 PM

Glad to make this a 30 vote Ade
great shot
hope that you feel better soon
Lillian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 1:06 PM

Fabulous detail Ade. Love v1.
Ann

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 1:27 PM

Splendid set! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 2:03 PM

A splendid bit of reportage, etc.!

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 3:23 PM

Well good Ade.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:19 PM

Nicely composed Ade. Two excellent images full of quality detail.
Ron

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:21 PM

Playing gooseberry again, Ade. Is this just a tempter to re-tune for the next installment Tongue. well captured again.

Dave

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:30 PM

Fantastic, Ade, two for the price of one Smile Carol

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31 Jul 2012 - 4:40 PM

Bristol's premier wildlife and macro photographer is on top form today, this is insect photography of the very highest calibre. What impresses me most is that the shot is natural and not staged.

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tonyng
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31 Jul 2012 - 5:05 PM

Amazing. Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 5:45 PM


Quote: The wife had the same effect on me when we first got together all those years ago

My imagination's gone into overdrive. Wink

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 5:56 PM


Quote: My imagination's gone into overdrive.

You're a sick puppy Chris Tongue

Ade

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SlowSong
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31 Jul 2012 - 5:58 PM

GrinGrinGrin
(oops, my cover's blown!)

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 6:57 PM

Keep 'em coming Ade. Inspirational. Hope the back is getting better.

Gerry

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31 Jul 2012 - 7:39 PM

I run out of words Ade!!!
Joan.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42396 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
31 Jul 2012 - 8:11 PM

Superb pair (moths & images!!) Ade. Personally I have never thought using the stalk of a plant natural but there is no accounting for taste I believe TongueGrin Hope you are feeling a brighter tonight? Lou

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bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 8:22 PM

V1 for me Ade - back view and side view in one image - excellent.
Brian.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 9:30 PM

I am soon off to bed Ade had a tuff day with computers and a low risk infection, had enuffWink hope your back/spine feels better after your restSmile

great capture today

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31 Jul 2012 - 10:23 PM

Fab detail Ade,
Geoff.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 - 10:29 PM

Great find Ade, very well captured too.
ShaunSmile

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 7:14 AM

A great shot Ade

Quote: The wife had the same effect on me when we first got together all those years ago Grin

Boo hoo - I cant remember!!!! LOLWinkWink

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1 Aug 2012 - 10:26 PM

An excellent image Ade. Superb detail.

Jane

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