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Up close and very personal with the male Lacky Moth, part of the Eggar (Lasiocampidae) family of moths. Males always have the feathered antennae for detecting female pheromones, but are unable to feed as adults, which make them quite short lived. Wingspan is up to 45mm in the males, with the females being slightly smaller up to about 32mm. Found throughout the Southern half of the UK. Caterpillars are very colourful and sometimes quite hairy, these can irritate some people, so you've been warned!

Four images of the same moth V1 is a full frame stack of 70+ images, processed using Zerene and PS. V2 is a crop of the same image and was taken using Canon's MP-E 65mm macro lens.
V3 & 4 show the same moth full sized using the Tamron 90mm Macro, just before it was released back in to the wild alive and well and desperate to find a mate I've no doubt. Tongue

Many thanks to Snappit & Johnjo58's UA's on yesterdays Herald moth shot.......Here's hoping you all enjoy these 4 images as much.....Apologies for not being about as much as normal, I will try and catch up at the w/e.

Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon EF MP-E 65mm Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Lacky-Malacosoma neustria
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:11 Jul 2012 - 2:13 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Malacosoma neustria, The Lacky, Wildlife / nature
Votes:59
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 2:15 PM

just amazing!!!!

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 2:33 PM

Great series. Love the detail on V2.
Matt

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 2:40 PM

I saw that Donald Trump on the telly last night Ade.
Looks like his hair here !!
Super shots.
Mick.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54168 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 2:44 PM

What a hairy beastie. So pretty. V1 reminds me of Dennis Healy (he of the eyebrows Smile).
Chris

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KarenFB
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11 Jul 2012 - 2:59 PM

Absolutely fantastic! What amazing details, brilliantly caught!

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 2:59 PM

Is that a selfportrait, Ade?
Very good.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 3:04 PM

good detail. my fav is the close up detqil of v2. lesley

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 3:09 PM

Totally amazing, Ade SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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chris-p
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11 Jul 2012 - 3:14 PM

Brilliant...and super fine detail..

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rontear
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11 Jul 2012 - 3:24 PM

Better known as the hairy monster AdeWink Supreme image.
Ron.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 3:53 PM

Incredible detail and wonderful rich colouring in these close ups Ade, no doubt you will find some interesting and unsual species down on Ham Wall tonight.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 4:01 PM

Outstanding stuff Ade. The eye detail in V2 is superb
Richard

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 6:00 PM


Quote: Incredible detail and wonderful rich colouring in these close ups Ade, no doubt you will find some interesting and unsual species down on Ham Wall tonight.

That's the plan mate, although I hear they've had some really bad flash floods down at Shepton Mallet today, but hopefully this won't impact on me in anyway.......Still I've put the rubber dinghy in the car just in case! The forecast is good though so keep those fingers crossed for us!

Ade

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Snapitt
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11 Jul 2012 - 6:03 PM

A truly stunning set of shots Ade. The detail is fantastic.

Jane

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 6:13 PM

You are getting far too close to these critters Ade,hairy little monster aint he ?

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Glostopcat
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11 Jul 2012 - 6:14 PM

Better pack your wet suit, flippers and snorkel then Ade, as well as your supplies of pasties and cider to keep you going throughout the night!Smile

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WhiteRose1
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11 Jul 2012 - 6:16 PM

Amazing, Ade, can it get any better?

Dave

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 6:21 PM

Truly amazing Ade. Brilliant.

Gerry

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Fefe
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11 Jul 2012 - 6:51 PM

Amazing! Lovely fluffy chapGrin V3 my fave.
Diane

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RonnieAG
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11 Jul 2012 - 7:15 PM

Amazing macro images, Ade, the detail quite spectacular.
Ronnie.

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11 Jul 2012 - 7:42 PM

Fuzzy Wuzzy is a moth?! brilliannt~

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11 Jul 2012 - 7:59 PM

Immaculate detail & clarity Ade Smile Superb

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johnjo58
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11 Jul 2012 - 8:02 PM

These are amazing Ade, you keep blowing me away with these amazing photos
David

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Louise_Morris
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11 Jul 2012 - 8:39 PM

These are absolutely breathtaking Ade. Stunning! Lou

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11 Jul 2012 - 8:42 PM

A cracking set ade. No.2 for me mate, the detail is just incredible!!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 9:26 PM

My jaw dropped when I saw thisWink

There is stacking and there is stacking - you have certainly mastered the artTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

Summat really special, will have to knock it off the top of my shortlistWink

Adrian

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pluckyfilly
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11 Jul 2012 - 10:27 PM

The detail is superb this is among the best of the best Ade

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EMJAYCEE
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11 Jul 2012 - 10:42 PM

Such fine detail - I stand back in amazementWink
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11 Jul 2012 - 11:02 PM

Breathtaking.
Flipping marvellous. V 2 is a picture to knock you off your sock.s.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2012 - 7:03 AM

A top class set of macros of this lovely looking moth (I couldn't pronounce this sober let alone after a few snifters!!!) A good lesson in macro photography - congratulations on the 5 very well deserved UA's

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12 Jul 2012 - 7:25 AM

Amazing detail captured in these fine macro images.

Albert

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12 Jul 2012 - 7:42 AM

Such stunning detail
Carole

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Steve_S
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12 Jul 2012 - 7:37 PM

One word.......stunning !
Steve

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Tibetan
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13 Jul 2012 - 4:27 PM

Superb focus and detail love it not seen one myself, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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