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I disturbed this cutting my garden hedge yesterday.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-30 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jul 2013 - 9:46 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Swallowtail Moth
Username:Alan_Baseley Alan_Baseley
Uploaded:12 Jul 2013 - 8:26 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Insect, Moth, Ourapteryx sambucaria, Swallowtail moth, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 8:34 AM

A most impressive Moth, wonderfully captured, but I can't help wondering about its position within the frame. It does rather look like a Cut & Paste image somewhat.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 8:40 AM

Great capture love the exposure and light that set him off so well.
Regards John.

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CaroleS
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12 Jul 2013 - 8:46 AM

A beauty!

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ali63
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12 Jul 2013 - 9:00 AM

Lovely image of this gorgeous Moth,

Ali

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rontear
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12 Jul 2013 - 9:59 AM

Had one in my garden too Alan, they are almost ghostly. Excellent detail.
Ron.

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barbarahirst
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12 Jul 2013 - 10:06 AM

Stunning......Beautiful

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TonyDy
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12 Jul 2013 - 10:53 AM

Great shot, Alan.
Tony

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richmowil
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12 Jul 2013 - 11:16 AM

Great detail and colour in this fine image!!

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 - 11:25 AM

An Absolute cracker....

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13323 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 11:40 AM


Quote: .......... It does rather look like a Cut & Paste image somewhat.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Hi Nathan,

You're right, I was drying to tone down the BG, but the leaf the moth is resting on is only small and not visible at all in the shot. I had the choice of a distracting BG or the look of a cut and paste shot and chose the latter,

Alan

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tomcat
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12 Jul 2013 - 11:53 AM

What a beauty and on the doorstep too

Adrian

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nonur
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12 Jul 2013 - 11:54 AM

Superb again.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 1:35 PM

As moths go, this one is exceptionally beautiful--- a brilliant capture!

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A Booth
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12 Jul 2013 - 2:18 PM

excellent capture- lovely subdued colours in a first class composition.

Last Modified By A Booth at 12 Jul 2013 - 2:18 PM

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GeorgePlatis
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12 Jul 2013 - 2:30 PM

Wonderful capture!

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brian17302
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12 Jul 2013 - 2:32 PM

This is a cracking image so well captured

Brian

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7614 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 2:59 PM

It's a super natural science image - wonderful shot.

Anne

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CarolG
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12 Jul 2013 - 3:36 PM

Never seen one of these before, Alan, what a super capture. Carol

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Maiwand
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12 Jul 2013 - 4:03 PM

Right on the button with this one Alan. Brilliant shot GrinGrin
Ron

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MalcolmS
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12 Jul 2013 - 5:51 PM

Great use of DOF Alan, maybe could do with a bit more detail, LOL. Cracking shot.

Malcolm

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