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This fella gets it English name from the tufts of hair that can be seen on either side of it's thorax, when seen from head on it looks rather like it's wearing a pair of spectacles. It's Latin name is Abrostola tripartita and it's quite a common moth usually found anywhere near nettles (Urtica dioica) where the species passes the winter as a pupa.

Apologies to all for not being as active as I usually am, just been really busy with all the other boring things that life throws at us Sad Hopefully I should get around to catching up with everyone over the next few days, although I see sun is forecast tomorrow, so I'm hoping to get out and about at last!!!

Hedgehog Update
Well things have gone really quiet now with most hedgehogs having gone into hibernation, however were still seeing the odd visit here and there in the garden, they ain't daft they know where there's an easy meal to be had! Smile Had a very brief visit by the fox last night at 4am and the Wood Mice are still very active. Speaking of which I had a bit of spare time today, so I very quickly cobbled together a Feeding Station for them to visit, I'm hoping they'll start using this and it will offer them a bit of security away from the neighbourhood Cat population. It's been put into place and is ready for use tonight, so I'll be switching between the cameras tonight to see if they make use of it or not, should be interesting especially now the hedgehog activity has died away. Usual place to see the action (assuming there is any) as always is Ade's Hedgehog/Fox Garden Cam it will all be live after dark falls.

Regards to all as always......Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon EF Mp-E 65mm Macro 30 image stack
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Spectacle
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:26 Oct 2012 - 3:48 PM
Tags:Abrostola tripartita, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, General, Moths, The Spectacle, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 4:00 PM

Top detail and enjoyed the description

Brian.....................

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Oct 2012 - 4:14 PM

Excellent macro accompanied by excellent write up ! Love it - thanx Smile

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TonyDy
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26 Oct 2012 - 4:17 PM

Great shot, Ade.
Tony

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 4:35 PM

What a wonderful bespectacled fella, Ade Smile Carol

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 4:35 PM

Superb detail on this moth and always look for news of hedgie thanks for weeks of entertainment Ade

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AnnChown
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26 Oct 2012 - 4:44 PM

Fine detail and light Ade - he's a beauty!
Ann

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Brian65
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26 Oct 2012 - 5:16 PM

Wonderful detail Ade.
Brian

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taggart
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26 Oct 2012 - 5:24 PM

Sharp and wooly, outstanding capture here!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 5:49 PM

Great shot of the moth, Ade, the detail as ever so well captured.
Ronnie.

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Ray_Seagrove
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26 Oct 2012 - 5:54 PM

Great shot Ade.

Ray

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84354 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 6:11 PM

A beautiful moth, brilliantly caught - the details are fantastic!

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Glostopcat
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26 Oct 2012 - 6:13 PM

A marvellously detailed moth macro Ade, I doubt we shall see your prickly pals until the spring given that the cold weather has set in.

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 6:28 PM


Quote: I doubt we shall see your prickly pals until the spring given that the cold weather has set in.

Still getting the odd hoggie come in Ed, but for the next few nights we'll be watching out to see if we can get the ever busy and non hibernating Wood Mice in their new feeding station, whether or not this happens remains to be seen? I've just been out in the garden and whilst it's not raining yet, that wind is enough to put a chill through Satan's bones, brrrrrrr.....It's Brass Monkey's weather out there tonight. If anything has any sense it will stay safely tucked up warm and snug in it's nest.

Ade

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 6:49 PM

You surely do seem to find a limitless supply of these fascinating beauties Ade. The marvellous quality of your exposures almost makes them look lovable.GrinGrinGrinTongueTongue
Ron

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Louise_Morris
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26 Oct 2012 - 6:53 PM

Have missed these close ups Ade, hope you are doing OK. Lou

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26 Oct 2012 - 7:14 PM

Superb Ade, great to see you back on line
David

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 8:01 PM

Super shot Ade - shows the spectacle look well.
Brian.

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carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 8:51 PM

Fantastic detail and composition, Ade, a real stunner.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile

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CaroleS
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27 Oct 2012 - 7:15 AM

Your image really shows off the 'Spectacles'. Excellent work.
Carole

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accipiter
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27 Oct 2012 - 7:29 AM

Great image and good write up - impressed with dof. A

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annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:46 AM

An interesting moth I perfect camouflage.
You must have eagle eye to spot them on that rusty looking bark!
But then there s Ade and the rest of the worldWink

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Snapitt
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28 Oct 2012 - 7:46 PM

Great shot Ade. One of my favourite moths.

Jane

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