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Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata

A little bit of a rarity with this species only being first found in this country in the county of Sussex in 1984, it has since become established in most of the southern counties. When I captured this one back earlier this year in North Somerset, it was the first time I'd ever recorded it here, however since then I've since seen two more specimens. With a wing span of 30mm it's quite a small species and very well camouflaged when sited in amongst it's food plant of Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii). The moths fly in May and June, with a second generation in August and September. Version 2, is a side on perspective on the same creature.

Many thanks for all the kind comments on yesterday's image, thought I get back to showing off some of my moths for a little while now.

Anybody watching my webcam last night will have seen a very early appearance by the the Fox (22:00) we now have regularly coming into the garden along with the usual Hedgehogs, I'm currently exploring ways in which I can try and capture some conventional images of them all without actually being in the garden, so watch this space Wink

Hope everyone has a good day......Ade

Ade's Hedgehog/Fox Garden Webcam
Sue & Ade's Wildlife Photography

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 - 12:26 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cypress Carpet Moth
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:5 Oct 2012 - 7:52 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Cypress Carpet Moth, Flowers & plants, General, Lepodoptera, Moths, Thera cupressata, Wildlife / nature
Votes:62
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:48 AM

Detailed beauty Ade, you know your stuff !!!
Ron.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:55 AM

Like the fine details in this Ade

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:01 AM

Super shot as the moth reaches the 'end of the line' as it were.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 9:02 AM

An extremely informative, interesting and well composed pre-narrative Ade. One which I certainly glean much information. The two supporting images were simply the icing on the cake. Crisp, detail, amazing natural colour and quality in abundance.

Regards Nathan

P.S. Glad to hear that you are on the road to normality "Whatever that maybe?"

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cdm36
cdm36  10390 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 12:13 PM

Spot on again Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 1:48 PM

Taht's a ggod one ade--- they have such "queer" noses/faces!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 3:17 PM

Excellent detail and colour Ade. Perfect image! Smile
Ann

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 3:43 PM

You are excelling yourself these days Ade. Another superb shot.
Ron

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:00 PM

Like V2 for the lovely pose Ade
but has to be V1 for the perfectly detailed shot!!
Lillian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:34 PM

Two marvellous moth macros Ade, you've captured its wing markings in such intricate detail

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43930 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 4:40 PM

Excellently captured, and made far more interesting thanks to your informative notes, Ade.
Not as colourful as Ed's Blue, thoughTongue

Coat on, leavingWink

Malc

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 5:33 PM

Great bg Ade,I do like the profile version ( V2) but the chopped off stem & just not quite in focus at the back spoils it a little tbh,I see why you dropped it in as a version though.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42373 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
5 Oct 2012 - 5:49 PM

Stunning detail Ade - you never fail to impress! Have not been around much so I hope you are going on OK? Lou

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Brian65
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5 Oct 2012 - 7:00 PM

Perfect Ade, now i better get the Hoover out.TongueWinkWinkWink
Brian

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:00 PM

Wonderful, Ade, the subject is awesome as is your background choice, they compliment each other so well, once again another cracking image.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:11 PM

Lovely shot Ade - what will we do when the hedgies go to sleep? Mine surprised me by waking what I thought was far too early but how I miss them since we moved

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JohnoP
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5 Oct 2012 - 7:21 PM

Really excellent work Ade - you have really captured the texture of this moth which stands out so well against the excellent background. John Grin

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 7:49 PM

Saw the fox last nightGrin!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 8:34 PM

2 good shots Ade - I like the head detail in V2. Good informative -write up.
Brian.

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5 Oct 2012 - 8:38 PM

Super image Ade.
Joan.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
5 Oct 2012 - 10:37 PM

As you know Ade I do not agree with your methods of producing your photo's but!; if for future education as did the Victorians with their constant collecting of specimens they enlighten people to further the habitats and conservation of the species then so be it! at least you show the beauty of each species to be enjoyed by the uninitiated in the world of insects. As a nipper I spent hours and days in the natural history museum in London going through drawer after drawer of Victoria specimens of Butterflies and beetles and moths, it was fascinating to say the least, I have been a champion of nature from the day I was born, also the underdog! I have been a fighter all my life and will not stop now! I know what you are about! but there comes a time to reflect, om shanti om, the sound of the universe is oooooommmmmmmm! regards Leon.SadSadSadSadSadSmileSmileSmileSmileGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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5 Oct 2012 - 11:21 PM

Two excellent captures of this moth.

Lavina

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9139 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 - 4:28 PM

Great captures of this lovely little moth

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