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Not as good as some, but I had to share - my first sighting of The Herald. Such a beautiful moth. I was getting all the cobwebs off my log basket (yes, it's that time of year again), making sure there were no nasty surprises coming indoors with it, when out fluttered a 'dead leaf'.

It sat on a very wet path shivering, so after running in and fetching my camera I offerred it a finger, which it quickly crawled onto. After a few more seconds it took wing and I didn't see it again. I'm a bit disappointed with the image, because of the blurred wings, but I'm still pleased I caught it.

Version 2 is equally blurry because of it shivering, but it shows its lovely little stripped legs!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Oct 2012 - 1:14 PM
Focal Length:6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.7
Aperture:f/2.7
Exposure Comp:0.0
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Herald
Username:KarenFB KarenFB
Uploaded:9 Oct 2012 - 7:04 PM
Tags:Insect, Moth, The Herald, Wildlife / nature
Votes:26
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 7:38 PM

Not one I've heard of but irt certainly looks one of the prettier.

Dave

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 7:57 PM

fancy disturbing it from it's hibernation place, shame on you! Grin They shiver in order to warm up and take to the wing....

Ade

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84170 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:06 PM

Thanks everyone!

That's it Ade, make me feel guilty! Wink (Actually, I read in my book they fly from August to November, so I'm sure he'll find a lovely cosy nook somewhere in the log shed before then!) Smile

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 8:13 PM

Great image, great commentary Karen. I wish it well!

Mike

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 9:04 PM

What a beautiful moth, Karen, never seen one of these before, maybe you will come across him again somewhere Smile Carol

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 10:16 PM

a lovely shot of nature at it's best.


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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84170 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 4:48 AM

Thank you everyone! Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
11 Oct 2012 - 2:28 PM

Never seen one of these before, well I might have done!, in the natural history museum south kensington, spent ages as a kid long time ago, nice one like both shots, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84170 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 2:57 PM

Thank you! Grin

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 4:57 PM

A great find Karen, the detail and colours have been superbly recorded

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84170 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 5:01 PM

Thanks Edmund! Smile

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 1:31 PM

They are good allergens,be careful.

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Megashorts
29 Oct 2012 - 4:09 PM

Great catch! Lovely moth Smile One I've never seen.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81874 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 3:33 PM

You got some good detail Karen - it would have been pumping itself up for flight.Smile

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84170 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 9:08 PM

Thanks everyone! Smile

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