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Large Yellow Underwing Moth.

Taken about 11.30pm on a hot evening last week.Saw it fly into the bushes down the garden and could just make him out from the patio light.

Set up tripod and camera - went for a side view because it is a dull coloured moth. I liked the fact it seemed to be watching me.

Kept reducing the flash level until it was lighting him but not too much of the BG.

Tripod
Fill in flash (reduced)
1/60 @ F13
400 ISO

Thanks for looking in.

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 70 - 300 apo macro
Recording media:Digital
Title:NIGHT CREATURE
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:23 Jul 2006 - 7:27 PM
Tags:Close up, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flashlighting, Insects, Large yellow underwing, Macro, Moth, Moths, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:34

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2006 - 7:30 PM

Brilliant night photo! I like the dof and the moth is in perfect focus. Good shot.

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CP_01
CP_01  9
23 Jul 2006 - 7:36 PM

Nice close up! Amazing detail. Great job.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2006 - 7:37 PM

Excellent detailed night macro shot

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silverwolf
silverwolf  12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 - 8:39 PM

Stunning detail and excellent lighting.

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damselfly
damselfly  8
23 Jul 2006 - 9:07 PM

Nice capture, it can be tricky to get moths!

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BerthaDBluze
23 Jul 2006 - 9:22 PM

Wonderful detail and colors! Great shot! Smile

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tonymarq
tonymarq  8 United States
23 Jul 2006 - 11:09 PM

Brian excellent capture and your pretty lucky as if it were me by the time i grabbed the camera i would have been capturing a beautiful leaf by natural light,lol!

stay well
tonymarq

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Keith-Mckevitt
23 Jul 2006 - 11:12 PM

Excellent capture. click!!
Keith

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pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 12:41 AM

Well worth the effort, wonderful detailed shot, and it stands out beautifully from the bg.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 1:44 AM

What an unusual moth-- well captured!! Jennnnnnnnn

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Gecko
Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
24 Jul 2006 - 6:04 AM

Stunning close up, great detail, specially being a night shot. Pam

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ChristineL
24 Jul 2006 - 10:31 AM

Super detail Brian and the eye contact is great,
Chris.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114508 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 1:49 PM

I do moths the lazy way, use a moth trap and then shoot them in the morning, using natural light and a light tent.....Well I like me bed too much, what can I say..LOL

Looks like I'm back commenting for the time being at least and apart from using flash on this I can't fault it. Why flash I hear you say. Because no matter what you do with it, it just never looks natural! Just a personal opinion of course....Hence the way I shoot them as I do!

Ade

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 2:08 PM

Ade - I agree about flash in fact I think this is the only wildlife shot I have ever taken with flash. It was going to be a shot for my personal records,but I liked the look so I decided to upload it.
Thanks for the info.

Brian.

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2006 - 7:31 PM

hi Bri, super detail, nice one
keith

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yjjeep
yjjeep  10
25 Jul 2006 - 1:25 AM

Outstanding!The light is perfect and wow what detail.Well done.

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2006 - 8:54 AM

Hi Brian,nice macro work,texture,lighting,angle,exposure and presentation.Take care.AnnSmile
thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2006 - 11:22 AM

Good detail and nice exposure, well taken Sir. Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
26 Jul 2006 - 6:08 AM

Excellent close up work

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franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 12:14 PM

Superb close-up. Excellent lighting.

Ken

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 - 4:55 PM

excellent shot, well seen
chris

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 6:36 PM

what a lovely shot Brian, I wonder what your neibours think ....all this at 11,30.at night ha ha
by the way I have uploaded your picture (another) onto my desk top, it looks wonderful.
maureen

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2006 - 7:07 PM

Maureen. The neighbours were out in their garden too, it was so hot indoors, our bungalows are like blxxdy storage heaters.
The moth just happened along so I thought why not get a shot.

I am glad you liked 'another' so much I am very flattered.
Thankyou.

Brian.

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2006 - 7:12 PM

Watcha Brain,
excellent night shot and well deserving of this RC, guddun.
best
Mick

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StevenPrice
29 Jul 2006 - 9:47 AM

great detail and excellent work Brian.

Steve

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