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A joy to have captured this rare little fellow the other day, first time I've ever seen one and after talking with friends on the mothy forums it's the first time a lot of them have seen one too. Very exciting in a sad sort of way Tongue

Often describes as looking like burnt toast it's a fairly non de-script looking moth even if it is rarely found. The Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea is a species distributed sparsely in the southern part of England and Wales, occasionally reaching northwards to the northern counties. It flies with a wingspan up to 40mm late in the autumn, October and November, and then hibernates, reappearing in April and May. It's preferred habitats are open woodland and marshy places, this is probably why I was lucky enough to capture it. I live on the very edge of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which is very much all marshland. The larvae feed mainly on ash (Fraxinus excelsior).

V1 is a 20+ image stack taken using the MP-E65mm Lens with V2,3 & 4 using the Tamron 90mm. Of course as always, the specimen was returned to the wild alive and unharmed.

Thank you for all your comments and on my recent work, please feel free to carry on giving your constructive criticisms good or bad on this or any other images I post. I'll try and post something a little different tomorrow, don't want you all getting too bored with the moths now do I Tongue

Thanks again......Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro and a Canon MP-E 65mm X1-5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Rare Tawny Pinion
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:22 Mar 2012 - 8:52 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, General, Lithophane semibrunnea, Moths, Tawny Pinion, Wildlife / nature
Votes:51
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mhfore
mhfore e2 Member 7mhfore vcard England176 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 9:25 AM

Hi Ade,

Good detail and i'm glad you got the shot you wanted. It's a great feeling when you can see in your mind what you want to capture and then eventually get the shot. Well done.

Take care

Martin

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 9:29 AM

Excellent images Ade congrats on your new capture, thanks for link yesterday, still trying to identify the butterflies, there are thousands.

Regards

Trev.

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Alvar
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22 Mar 2012 - 10:03 AM

Great images Ade. Superb detailSmileSmileSmile
Alvar

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 10:18 AM

Excellent images, very instructional... but please, no tests at the end GrinGrin

Dave

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John_Wannop
John_Wannop e2 Member 955 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
22 Mar 2012 - 10:52 AM

Another great close up, do you use some kind of focusing rail?

Thanks for the award much appreciated.

John.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 10:55 AM

Very well captured and photographed, Ade, and lucky you, living where you do, you couldn't wish for more Smile Carol

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johnjo58
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22 Mar 2012 - 11:01 AM

Another wonderful series Ade, really like the mixture of extreme macro and macro, gives one a great sense of the entire moth and the details, great work.

David

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 11:04 AM

Talk about a grumpy old man-- this one fits the description!

I envy your skill and opportunities re: insect togging!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 11:16 AM


Quote: Another wonderful series Ade, really like the mixture of extreme macro and macro, gives one a great sense of the entire moth and the details, great work.

David

Agreed Ade. A cracker.
Ron

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 733 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 11:17 AM

Fab detail Ade......20+ stack......I wouldn't know where to start Wink
Geoff.

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Chinga
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22 Mar 2012 - 11:31 AM

Excellent shots! Love the camoufladge in V2 and the detailed macro in V1! IB

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 11:40 AM

Certainly impressive details in the stack image. a fine set of other too Ade.
Congrats on the find and capture
regards Richard

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Gray_ina
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22 Mar 2012 - 12:50 PM

Hi Ade a stunning pc of work gray

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 1:35 PM

He does have a rather singed look, excellent capture Ade - Carole

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 2:17 PM

would we get bored with such lovely specimen, your patience is admirable

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rontear
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22 Mar 2012 - 4:56 PM

Your a bit of an expert Ade, excellent.
Ron.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 5:11 PM

Only with the Moths Ron, anything else and I haven't a clue Wink

Ade

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Greyheron
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22 Mar 2012 - 5:19 PM

Superb camerawork as always Ade.

Mike

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Glostopcat
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22 Mar 2012 - 5:41 PM

A terrific set of moth macros Ade, it looks like you've given this specimen a right grilling literally!Wink He's very well cameouflaged in v4, you'll be the toast of epz tonight no doubt

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K_T
K_T e2 Member 2K_T vcard United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 - 5:48 PM

Scarey moths =) Well done on your set of images, nice and clear and sharp.

Thank you for your comment on my Toxic Fish.

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Snapitt
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22 Mar 2012 - 6:51 PM

Four terrific shots Ade. Superb detail in each. Love V1 particularly. You're a very talented photographer, not to mention your expertise on moths. Well done!

Jane

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jaktis
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22 Mar 2012 - 6:51 PM

A great POV on v1

Peter

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Terry L
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22 Mar 2012 - 9:42 PM

Outstanding work as usual Ade, and a rare capture too.

Terry.

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NeilWigan
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22 Mar 2012 - 11:20 PM

Had a look back through,good stuff incredible macro detail.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2012 - 11:36 PM

Four incredible captures of this rare moth, Ade - superb detail , textures and tones. Great description and "burnt toast" just about sums it up! Brilliant camera work.
Sylvia

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