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I think this is a Large Ranunculus, confirmation would be great please!! Smile

Not the best of perches (my arm), but everytime I found it a nice perch it would start walking away - because it was a moth I'd never seen before I really wanted an image of it. As I turned it into the late afternoon sun the orange patches glittered like little flecks of gold! A really pretty effect. Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Sep 2012 - 5:48 PM
Focal Length:6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Auto
Title:Large Ranunculus
Username:KarenFB KarenFB
Uploaded:22 Sep 2012 - 7:32 AM
Tags:Insect, Large Ranunculus, Moth, Wildlife / nature
Votes:30
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 7:38 AM

A beauty, Karen, have heard of a ranunculus flower, but never a moth Smile. Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 8:11 AM

Ranunculus after the buttercup colour spots maybe. Lovely detail, Karen.

Dave

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 8:13 AM

Great shot, i think you are correct but i'm not the expert on these moths, well taken
Ali

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 10:32 AM

Difficult to tell from the photograph Karen as there is no sense of scale, however I'd have said you were quite right so long as you think the wingspan was about 42-45mm. If not and knowing where you live, although not precisely, it may possibly be a Black Banded - Polymixis xanthomista statices which is a bit smaller with a wingspan of 32-35mm. If it was a Black Banded, it would be an excellent find as they are altogether a much rarer beast, but the two are often confused........I'm more inclined to think it is a L.Rannulus though......Hope this helps?.....Good find either way and a good image too....

Ade

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 12:12 PM

Nice detail capturedGrin
Diane

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 1:01 PM

Superb detail and textures in this close up Karen, I'm glad to see that this little fellow came to no armSmile

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84357 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 1:01 PM

Thank you everyone! Smile

Ade: I didn't think to measure it! Wink

*Groan* @ Ed!! Grin

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2012 - 4:10 PM

lovely detail well spotted and captured.

billy

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Growmore
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23 Sep 2012 - 12:37 PM

This is a superb macro shot like that lovely sharp detail.
Gary

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23 Sep 2012 - 1:12 PM

Detail is superb Karen,
Geoff.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84357 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2012 - 5:40 PM

Thank you everyone! Smile

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Snapitt
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23 Sep 2012 - 7:53 PM

Great capture Karen. I have to agree with Ade on the ID of this one. It has very strong similarities to a Small Ranunculus moth which I photographed in my garden a few weeks ago. The orange markings on the wings are quite striking in bright light.

Jane

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
26 Sep 2012 - 4:20 PM

well captured ,different colour....

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84357 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 4:29 PM

Thank you! Smile

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sparrowhawk
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1 Oct 2012 - 12:19 PM

lovely shot

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Oct 2012 - 5:54 PM

A very nice moth good detail shot like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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