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An Early Grey Moth (Xylocampa areola) which as the name suggests is one of the earliest moths to appear in the spring flying from March through to the end of May. Fairly common throughout most of Britain, though usually much more abundant in the south. It has a wingspan of 32-38mm and tends to live in suburban and wooded areas, they sometimes have a variation in colour with some specimens having a purplish tinge. They are also extremely well camouflaged, see V3. The yellow/brown larvae like to feed on honeysuckle, which is why I think I seem to get plenty of them in my garden.
This specimen was extremely compliant when I was taken his image and left me with virtually no processing to do. V1 & V2 were stacked images using the MP-E 65mm lens, V3 was taken using the Tamron 90mm.

Thanks for all the comments on my recent posts, I'm still sticking with the moths for time being, tomorrow's upload though is a bit of a rarity, even if it is a bit plain looking.

Off out for the morning, I have to get the car serviced, but will be back looking through the galleries this afternoon, don't forget I'm GE this week, so I want to see all your best images guys.

Catch you all later......Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon EF MP-E 65mm Macro @ x2 magnification
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Do You Like My Hairdo?
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:21 Mar 2012 - 7:48 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Early Grey Moth, Flash / lighting, General, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract, Xylocampa areola
Votes:48
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paulknight
21 Mar 2012 - 7:53 AM

A moth? I would never have guessed. Looks a little scary. Very well taken though.

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Ayoob
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21 Mar 2012 - 7:59 AM

A beautiful close-ups and very good details..........Grin

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rontear
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21 Mar 2012 - 8:05 AM

Highly detailed Ade, moths are fascinating !
Ron.

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CarolG
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21 Mar 2012 - 8:21 AM

Superb detail Ade, and re your comment above, I'm trying Smile. Off to the dentist now Sad Carol

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CaroleS
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21 Mar 2012 - 8:31 AM

Stunning furry detail, I shall be out foraging in the garden (again!) - Carole

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annettep38
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21 Mar 2012 - 9:08 AM

excellent camouflage... expertly exposed!
Love your title

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Maiwand
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21 Mar 2012 - 9:17 AM

Marvellous looking Moth Ade. Fantastic detail. I cant help feeling very happy that these creatures are not a great deal bigger !!! Reckon we might have to hide thenGrinGrin
Ron

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Alvar
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21 Mar 2012 - 9:17 AM

Great detail Ade
Alvar

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WhiteRose1
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21 Mar 2012 - 9:29 AM

Very hirsute! Love the angle of capture in v1, Ade.

Dave

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FeatherFriend
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21 Mar 2012 - 12:53 PM

Super detail in all again Ade,
Geoff.

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Len1950
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21 Mar 2012 - 12:59 PM

Strange looking critter but very well captured Ade.

Len

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johnjo58
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21 Mar 2012 - 1:41 PM

More super macro work Ade, all super photos
David

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Lillian
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21 Mar 2012 - 1:49 PM

Very hairy for a moth
three great shots
Lillian

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
21 Mar 2012 - 4:26 PM

A hairy crackerSmileSmileSmile
Cor.

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Brian65
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21 Mar 2012 - 6:00 PM

Love the hair do and the images Ade.SmileSmileWink
Brian

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john_starkey
21 Mar 2012 - 6:35 PM

Great detailed set Ade,hairy little beauty isn't it,

John.

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Glostopcat
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21 Mar 2012 - 6:49 PM

A brilliant set of close ups of this hairy little creature, the master of moth macros is on top form today

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pluckyfilly
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21 Mar 2012 - 7:19 PM

almost resembles a hairy spider, detail is superb - superb set

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Snapitt
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21 Mar 2012 - 7:20 PM

Three superb macro images Ade. 1st class detail.

Jane

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teocali
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21 Mar 2012 - 7:26 PM

Superb textures and detail, Ade.
Sylvia

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taggart
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21 Mar 2012 - 8:13 PM

LOL for the title--- maybe a trip to the barber and he will be able to see better?

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21 Mar 2012 - 9:08 PM

Great image Ade, but for me the shadow detail could be lifted a bit

Stace

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 - 10:25 PM

Great macro shot.. Peter

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22 Mar 2012 - 5:31 PM

Those were the days Ade Wink Fine work.

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