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A very common Green Carpet Moth-Colostygia pectinataria....

The bright green colour of this moth when freshly emerged soon fades to a white-ish-brown. It inhabits a range of habitats, including heaths, mosses and woodland, and is generally common throughout most of Britain. Wingspan is about 25mm.

Ade

Hedgehog/Fox Update
Good news both the Dog fox and the Vixen made appearances on the cameras last night, but like the Hedgehogs most of the activity was in the very early hours of this morning. I was just pleased to see them both Grin No hedgehogs in the next boxes today, so cameras will be off until dusk this evening. If you do want a peek it might be best to wait until after 10pm, but who knows what might happen, after all it is 'Wildlife' and as such they can all be a bit unpredictable Tongue
Ade's Hedgehog/Fox Garden Cam

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jun 2012 - 10:56 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Green Carpet Moth
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:19 Oct 2012 - 11:45 AM
Tags:Carpet moths, Close-up / macro, Colostygia pectinataria, Flowers & plants, General, Green Carpet Moth, Lepidoptera, Moths, Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 12:06 PM

The colouring when captured and before it fades is quite beautiful, as is the patterning on the wings: lovely detail as ever, Ade.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 12:21 PM

Beautifuly marked, Ade, nice one Smile Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 12:53 PM

I am following the hedgehog trail eagerly
cant believe the size of this critter... great detail

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 12:59 PM

what a beautiful moth, I bet they are tricky to spot.
Do you run moth spotting courses?

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 1:03 PM

I like this understated moth-- beauty in the colors and shape!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 2:34 PM

A lovely moth and very well captured by you..........Sandy

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 2:55 PM

Amazing closeup Ade. Cracking good detail.
Ron

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TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 3:12 PM

Superb shot, Ade.
I gave Carol the hug and she asked me to return the compliment but it will have to be long distance!Grin
Tony

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fificat100
19 Oct 2012 - 3:30 PM

What a beauty, gorgeous markings. Well seen - bet he is jolly well camouflaged in the greenery.

Lavina

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 3:50 PM

May be common Ade...But I have never seen one!
well captured
Lillian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 4:01 PM

Another fine moth macro from Bristol's Premier Wildlife photographer, you've captured this little ones colours and wing markings in such intricate detail

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 4:03 PM

What a snobTongue......................... what the heck has this moth got against red carpets, times are tough and you have to get what you canWink
Great shot Ade, glad to make it 30!
Diane

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 4:21 PM

Can't be that common Ade.
I have never seen one on my carpet !!
Good shot.
Mick

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 4:24 PM

excellent moth shot Ade, beautiful wing patterns
David

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 - 4:44 PM

Wonderful shot Ade, but dont they eat carpetsTongueTongueTongueTongueWink will have a look for the foxes later.
Brian

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Snapitt
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19 Oct 2012 - 4:54 PM

Great shot Ade. Lovely wing pattern.

Jane

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51296 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 5:05 PM

Would make a very good pattern for a carpet. Lovely looking murth Smile

Dave

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3218 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 5:44 PM

Superb capture, Ade, luv the background colour, really sets the image off, wonderful detail.
Nice one,
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 8:39 PM

Perfect shot, love it - our hedgie went to sleep for winter just as bonfire night arrived, will be interesting to see when yours might do the sameSmile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9899 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1711 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2012 - 10:17 PM

Just glad I haven't got a green carpet, thenGrin!

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20 Oct 2012 - 8:29 AM

Grin Nathan

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saltireblue Site Moderator 54730 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2012 - 12:20 PM

Bet this little beggar is hard to spot with that camoflauge Nature has provided it with. Good spot, eagle-eye.

Malc

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