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Captured this little beauty yesterday morning in the light traps, V1 was taken outside in daylight using a Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro, V2,3 &4 were taken inside using the Canon MP-E 65mm x1-5 lens using my focus rack, flash and stacking set up. V2 is @ x2, V3 @ x3 and V4 @ x4 magnification. Each indoor image was a stack of 30 images each, then processed using Zerene and a mish mash of other manipulation programs.......For the record, it took most of yesterday to process these and 15 other similar images of other moths using the same technique.......All images were shot using ISO100. The colour balance is a little off in V2, 3 & 4, but I'm going to try and re-work them sometime.

More on the actual moth now Grin Commonly distributed throughout Britain, though less so in Scotland, occurring in a wide range of habitats. There are two distinct generations (except in the far north), the first of which flies in April and May. The summer brood, which appears in August and September, usually produces smaller and paler moths. The larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees. Melanic forms occur fairly regularly in parts of northern England.

BTW as always, the moth was released unharmed and alive and I wanted to give him a great big kiss because he was so compliant for so long.......Although in all honesty I think he was a little cold which made my life a damn site easier Grin

There was a lot of graft in processing these images, here's hoping you all enjoy them, thanks for looking in......Ade

Brand:Canon
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)
Date Taken:17 Mar 2012 - 9:25 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Early Thorn
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:18 Mar 2012 - 7:14 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, General, Moths, Wildlife / nature Early Thorn
Votes:60
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 7:26 AM

What a stunning set of images, Ade, and well worth all the time and effort you gave to producing them. I love the detail in the antennae, something which is lost in a 'normal' photograph. Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 8:05 AM

Amazing detail in v2,3 and 4 SmileSmileSmileSmile
Helen

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85744 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 8:05 AM

These must be as good as it can get Ade

You have certainly got to grips with that lensSmile

Got a decent connection at the momentWink

I'm surprised you are still sane, after a day with EdGrin

Adrian

POST EDIT
- Just had another look at V4 - it's b****y brilliantSmile

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 8:25 AM

A terrific set Ade with fantastic detail.

Trev

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KarenFB
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18 Mar 2012 - 8:26 AM

Absolutely brilliant - the stacked images have so much beautiful detail in them, well worth all your hard work!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 8:28 AM

I'm waiting for v10!! TongueGrinGrin. Superb detail. I take my hat off to a dedicated craftsman. And I'm very appreciative of the technical information as well as the info on the moth. Very well done Ade.

Dave

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pluckyfilly
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18 Mar 2012 - 8:35 AM

an amazing set of macro shots, I have a long way to go in competing with your imagesSmile or producing anything close - very well done to you Ade

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 - 8:41 AM

A Excellent set,so much detail,good work,
kev.

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CaroleS
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18 Mar 2012 - 9:09 AM

Images of excellent detail, that was a lot of concentrated work I know - Carole

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nikshot
nikshot e2 Member 4nikshot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 9:28 AM

I admire your dedication and hard work Ade, the images are superb and a tribute to you.

Nick

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 9:51 AM

A lot of time and expertise involved here, Ade, esp. when it comes to stacking which is quite beyond me, but the results, especially in V 3 and 4 are so impressive.
Ronnie.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 9:52 AM

Wonderful set Ade. Great narrativeSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Alvar

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rontear
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18 Mar 2012 - 10:00 AM

Very technical description compounded with excellent images Ade. You certainly know your Moths !! and where to find them.
Ron.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 10:08 AM

Exceptional and outstanding work, Ade. V1 is a stunning in detail, tones and textures, giving a full picture of this beautiful moth, whilst the other three versions are nothing short of amazing. Terrific work, thought and dedication has gone into this upload, as illustrated by the detailed description.
Sylvia

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gary_d
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18 Mar 2012 - 10:32 AM

I wish I could come up with a joke of some kind as you often do but You go to to great lengths to perfect your craft and I am in full admiration for images like this, a superb set mate.

gary

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achieverswales
18 Mar 2012 - 10:44 AM

I have to be honest Ade! Nothing wrong with V1, there is excellent detail there, the rest are awesome.

Regards

Trev.

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FeatherFriend
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18 Mar 2012 - 11:42 AM

Incredible detail Ade,
Geoff.

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jaktis
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18 Mar 2012 - 11:55 AM

V3 and 4 are real crackers

Peter

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Glostopcat
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18 Mar 2012 - 12:09 PM

Astounding detail in these incredible close ups Ade, v4 is as an extreme close up as you can get. You can tell that lots of hard work and dedication has gone into producing these

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 12:17 PM

Cheers Ed and Sylvia, muchly appreciated guys.....

Ade

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johnjo58
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18 Mar 2012 - 12:24 PM

Ade this is an amazing series, the macro is great the super macro MP-E stuff is nothing short of amazing
David

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annettep38
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18 Mar 2012 - 12:42 PM

fantastic, stunning detail - as you say it is a little beauty!

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sparrowhawk
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18 Mar 2012 - 1:02 PM

magnificent shots !! yes Ade you Guessed it i was a twickers yesterday and got absolutely soaked but boy was it worth it

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EMJAYCEE
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18 Mar 2012 - 1:45 PM

V1 grabbed the attention - but by the time I reached V4 it was.........well..........WOW.
Joan.

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Ade_Osman
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18 Mar 2012 - 1:52 PM

Thanks very much Joan, I have a few more real close up's of my moths over the next few days, keep an eye for them folks....

Ade

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Maiwand
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18 Mar 2012 - 2:10 PM

Superb series Ade. As has already been noted --V4 is quite mind blowing for the detail. Superb.
Ron

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Daisymaye
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18 Mar 2012 - 2:28 PM

An amazing set Ade. Superb details in all.............Sandy

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Brian65
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18 Mar 2012 - 2:49 PM

WOW! fantastic Ade, soooo much detailSmile
Brian

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taggart
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18 Mar 2012 - 3:13 PM

Exquisitely processed-- just crammed with sharp and informative details-- Kudos!

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bricurtis
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18 Mar 2012 - 3:59 PM

V1 is a real beauty Ade. Fantastic details in 2,3,4 from that MP lens.
Re WB - I reckon you only need to reduce the warmth of the images a little.Smile
Brian.

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PinkK
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18 Mar 2012 - 4:45 PM

Excellent set!

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Snapitt
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18 Mar 2012 - 5:52 PM

Fantastic detail in this series Ade. Your skill and knowledge pays off every time. Keep em' coming.

Jane

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 6:10 PM

Thanks for the UA Jane, muchly appreciated.......

Ade

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2012 - 8:45 PM

Congrats on all those awards Ade, so very deserving..what a shot
detailed perfectly
Lillian

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Mike_S
Mike_S  2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 - 9:22 PM

Mind blowing set of images Ade.
Mike.

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Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 6Silverzone vcard England
19 Mar 2012 - 1:04 AM

A very informative set of images and the technical detail is impressive. The moth has been peirced by a thorn and has lavae of other insects on the skin below his head. Sylvia

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ugly
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19 Mar 2012 - 7:39 AM

V4 for me..
I do like nice close up detail in a macro image...
It like a person woth head and sholders...

Dave

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
19 Mar 2012 - 8:35 AM

A SUPERB serie 10+++++
Cor.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 3:37 PM

Oh wow, such superb detail as you go
through your set.
Very well done.

B.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2012 - 6:09 PM

Great close up work , must say when it comes to nailing the detail your the man!!!
this really is stunning macro work mate and i'm very impressed with your skill
and your knouledge of the subject too!!
ShaunSmile

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 8:51 PM

Superb Ade - definitely worth the effort. All good but I especially like v4.
Jason

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2012 - 11:06 PM

Many congratulations, Ade. tremendous images!
Alun

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