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Six spot Burnet moth (Zygaena filipendula)
Taken 24 Jul 10, 0900hrs. f/5.6, 1,000th sec, ISO 200,
aperture, centre weighted, manual focus, hand-held.
A day flying moth, 30-38mm wing span, blackish/blue front wings with a metallic shine which are patterned with six round red spots, the hind wings are crimson with blue/black border, the antennae, unusually for a moth are club shaped they are used for feeling and smelling, they drink nectar from plants using their proboscis. At all stages of their life the moth contains cyanide in their bodies, their bright colours warn birds and other predators that they are poisonous.

Thank you to all who viewed, voted and especially those that took time to comment on my previous upload.
David

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105 VR
Title:Six spot Burnet moth
Username:chalkhillblue chalkhillblue
Uploaded:24 Oct 2010 - 4:29 PM
Tags:Burnet moth, Close up, Close-up / macro, Moths, Six spot, Wildlife / nature
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jeb2012
jeb2012  5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2010 - 4:37 PM

A excellent capture

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 4:40 PM

superb detail and colour spot on

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RickFreid
RickFreid  4 United States
24 Oct 2010 - 4:42 PM

Great macro!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 5:41 PM

He's a beauty, David, don't see them here. Very well captured. Carol

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 8:18 PM

Great information. Super capture of this bright coloured moth............Sandy

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 8:46 PM

You have captured the metallic look of the wings beautifully David.It'a lovely natural bg too.
Brian.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 9:40 PM

Avery colorful critter for a moth-- sharp and well focused--great bokeh!
Jennnnn

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 9:42 PM

Superbly detailed macro capture of this fascinating insect David. Wonderful informative narrative as well - had no idea they carried cyanide in their bodies! Great clarity, textures and colours. Love the metallic sheen and the soft clean bg tones.
Sylvia

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 10:35 PM

this is a beauty

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 11:45 PM

A very nice crisp image, David, and accompanied by such an interesting and informative narrative.
Ronnie.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 7:33 PM

An excellent close up David, beautiful detail and an informative write up,
Geoff.

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bluetitblue
25 Oct 2010 - 8:02 PM

Excellent detail great macro capture.

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
25 Oct 2010 - 8:55 PM

A superbly detailed close up image, David, wonderful colours, very well captured.
Roy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2010 - 2:58 PM

Another brilliant close up, the detail and colours are sublime

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 10:05 AM

An excellent presentation, including an interesting narrative. Well done indeed, David.
Terry

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ruurd
ruurd  3 Netherlands
1 Apr 2011 - 6:51 PM

hello

super photo off this nice butterfly / mothe. Veery good photo. i like it! If you will see more butterflys you must see to my photo's greetings ruurd

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