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Chocolate You Can't Eat!........Although bats love em'!

As promised these are some images of a moth known as a Chocolate Tip-Clostera curtula, usually they show their tail, but this specimen didn't for some reason? Very closely related to the Buff Tip moth which I posted yesterday, but a lot more scarce having a very patchy distribution in the southern parts of the England and elsewhere in Scotland.
V2 is a image stack close up of the moth, V3 is a little bit blurry, this is because it's wings were warming up and thus trembling ready to fly off. But it does give an idea of what the wings look like when fully opened.

Apologies for not commenting too much at the moment, it's just life getting in the way of things as usual, but I will try and catch up with every one soon.

Ade

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 - 11:19 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Chocolate You Can't Eat!
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:7 Aug 2012 - 10:47 AM
Tags:Chocolate Tip, Close-up / macro, Clostera curtula, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Moths, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 11:02 AM

mmmmmh haard to decide, I like them all, they are all so well detailed/ What sorts of goodies do you feed them on Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 11:12 AM

Once again he stacked image does show up amazing detail, Ade: a fine set.
Ronnie.

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gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 11:18 AM

A great set with the stacked image showing great detail but V1 is the right one to lead with imo. - gary

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PattiW
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7 Aug 2012 - 11:31 AM

Well spotted and presented, Patti Smile

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

Superb trio, Ade.
Tony

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53676 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 11:36 AM

Yummy photos Smile great camouflage.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 11:45 AM

A great set. V3 really shows off his great chocolate spots.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 12:27 PM

More expertise Ade.SmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 1:44 PM

Three tasty treats Ade, again tempting but not up for grabs. Beautiful natural colours and clear crisp detail.

Regards Nathan

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 2:21 PM

A fine set Ade.
And got me thinking here.
I have never seen a pic of a bat on site before !!
Are they hard to get ?
Mick.

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fishiee
fishiee e2 Member 10469 forum postsfishiee vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 2:57 PM

Great set of shots Ade. Not seen an image of one of these before. Very similar shape to the Buff Tip as you say.

I think image 2 is a stunner. Quite an unusual angle and only able to get it all focused due to the stacking. An extremely powerful composition. It makes those hairy legs look huuge!! Smile

I think that moths were made for the MPE-65 and stacking as they're a very co-operative subject which is essential for the technique. I don't really recall seeing any moth shots other than yours with the MPE-65 but surely there must be some others doing it out there?

Regardless, your images are bringing moths to me in a quite unique and stunning way. Keep 'em coming!!

It's also getting me wondering if I can be brave enough to have a go with one for butterflies!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 3:00 PM

I love v2 - it has everything for me!
Ann

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 4:37 PM

Three terrific macros Ade, all chocked full of detail and colours, I like them all but particularly v3 where the moth nestles nicely into the bark

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 7 Aug 2012 - 4:37 PM

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:06 PM

A chunky little fella, and a nice crunchie picnic for a bat.

Dave

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:46 PM

nicely done Ade, its an amazing world you show us with the details you get.
ant.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 7:45 PM

A superb set of shots Ade - enjoyed them all

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 7:55 PM

Methinks John is spot on with his commentWink

Adrian

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:44 PM

V2 for also Ade - super image.
Brian.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 10:03 PM

v2 is beautifully detailed but you have another good set here Ade

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 8:41 AM

Oooh...all 3 are SUPERB, Ade. I love the pulled back close-ups, in general, but V2 is fabulous for that view of its furry flat face! And I like how it looks like it's holding on to the bark for dear life Grin

Andrew

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Maiwand
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8 Aug 2012 - 9:34 AM

Three excellent shots Ade. My vote ( by a whisker ) is for V2.
Ron

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Lillian
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10 Aug 2012 - 1:45 PM

Certainly all three get my vote Ade
Lillian

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Snapitt
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13 Aug 2012 - 7:27 PM

A great set of shots Ade. Love V2.

Jane

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Chinga
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15 Aug 2012 - 5:23 AM

Gorgeous images... Great camouflage, and I like the wing movement in V3. IB

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