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6-spot burnet moth - Zygaena filipendulae.

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6-Spot burnet moth, a mating pair, captured recently on a walk along the River Rhymney.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D
Lens:smc Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jul 2013 - 3:31 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:6-spot burnet moth - Zygaena filipendulae.
Username:Badgerfred Badgerfred
Uploaded:24 Jul 2013 - 12:06 AM
Tags:FJE915, IMGP5842, Moth., Wildlife / nature
Votes:55

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6306 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 12:13 AM

Great image Fred!! Good detail and colour!!

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mikbee
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24 Jul 2013 - 12:33 AM

Good close up Fred.
And this pair certainly are close up !!
Mick.

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taggart
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24 Jul 2013 - 12:37 AM

Very pretty moths, making a lovely image!

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DicksPics
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24 Jul 2013 - 12:53 AM

Superb macro photography, Fred!

Richard

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 1:16 AM

belting detail fred wonderful colours and comp a belter nice one Wink
andy

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Lillian
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24 Jul 2013 - 1:48 AM

great timing Fred
and a great photo
Lillian

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 - 4:10 AM

Stunning shot of your "lovers" Grin
Gourgeous... Congratulations!
IB

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Jul 2013 - 4:59 AM

This is a superb capture Fred !! Lovely Smile

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 5:41 AM

A wonderful 'spot' and capture, Fred Smile Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 6:46 AM

A great close up Smile
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anglingandyq
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:33 AM

Stunning colours and excellent detail Fred well captured

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Maiwand
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:41 AM

Excellent macro capture Fred.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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NDODS
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:49 AM

Colourful copulation...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Caziwinkles
24 Jul 2013 - 7:52 AM

A great find Fred - well spotted!! Smile

Carol

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morpheus1955
24 Jul 2013 - 9:11 AM

Superb macro shot Fred, fantastic colours and detail

Hugh

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danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10517 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 9:43 AM

Good macro Fred. I thought I had spots before my eyes.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 Jul 2013 - 10:01 AM

Wonderful colour and detail Fred great capture.

John

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Rende
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24 Jul 2013 - 12:20 PM

Beautifully captured Fred. Lovely background too.
Rende

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tomcat
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24 Jul 2013 - 1:54 PM

Plent about at the moment Fred

Love the iridescent sheen on the top one (male?)

Adrian

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JuBarney
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24 Jul 2013 - 5:50 PM

A lovely capture of this colourful moth
Ju

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1704 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 7:26 PM

I'm glad to hear there are plenty about, though I've not seen one, because I think they are beautiful, a fine capture Fred.

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pluckyfilly
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:56 PM

I tried for one of these today not as good as yours but got some sort of a pictureWink well done Fred

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Holmewood
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25 Jul 2013 - 11:32 PM

Great shot Fred. Cathy

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Badgerfred
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25 Jul 2013 - 11:54 PM

Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks and a special thank you to Isabel (Chinga) for her much appreciated user award,
Fred.

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28 Jul 2013 - 12:23 AM

Double Six! A cracking close up of this copulating couple, I've always found burnets hard to capture on camera, they are always difficult to expose for and get in focus

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