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Another image of a December Moth in all it's glory, I've put this one into this months EPZ Winter competition, it probably won't come anywhere, but at least it gives a slightly different angle on the Winter theme with which I'm sure there will lots of beautiful snowy landscapes entered......This is a composite of 60 different images layered and stacked using Zerene to give the final image, it's a shame I clipped the wing somewhat, but it was impossible getting it fully in the frame using this particular lens, but the the detail is where I wanted it the most.....On the wonderful looking feathered antennae.

Many thanks to Malc's (Satireblue), Adrian (Topcat) and Ed's (glostopcats) User Awards yesterday, means a lot guys.....Hope you all enjoy looking at this one as much.

Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo @x1 magnification
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:December Moth
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:24 Nov 2012 - 1:36 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:62
Voters:lonely_oryx · christinecilia · KBan · CarolG · KarenFB · Fefe · Daisymaye · Mrsbass · ImageProducer · EMJAYCEE · WindowonWildlife · RonnieAG · Alan_Baseley · Norfolkboy · mex · NaturesHaven · tezquirk · AnnJ · Badgerfred · rontear · johnjo58 · ValSaxby · gary_d · WhiteRose1 · Niknut · AnnChown · Glostopcat · SteveMoulding · tomcat · barbarahirst · annettep38 · fentiger · pamelajean · SlowSong · andylea · Lillian · 213hardy · Maiwand · bricurtis · JohnoP · achieverswales · JackAllTog · zapar40 · Hop-A-Long · Louise_Morris · jasonrwl · Briwooly · saltireblue · Brian65 · PhillipMinnis · gazlowe · nikshot · Silverzone · mikbee · stevie · chase · gingerdelight · Greyheron · jaktis · Steve_S · Big_Beavis · Snapitt ·
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Unique Views:79

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christinecilia
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24 Nov 2012 - 1:38 PM

wow great macro shot love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
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24 Nov 2012 - 1:45 PM

Has to be a winner, Ade, the detail is second to none. Carol

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KarenFB
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24 Nov 2012 - 1:48 PM

Gorgeous details!

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Fefe
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24 Nov 2012 - 1:50 PM

You have done it again Ade........................ jaw dropping!!! He is gorgeousGrinGrinGrin Is he a december moth because he is sitting on a mince pie?GrinGrinGrin
Daine

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Daisymaye
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24 Nov 2012 - 1:53 PM

Excellent details......Sandy

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24 Nov 2012 - 2:05 PM

amazing macro,should do well in any comp imo. superb shot.Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Nov 2012 - 2:08 PM

Amazing and magnificient! Got to be a winner.
Joan.

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WindowonWildlife
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24 Nov 2012 - 2:16 PM

Incredible detail Ade, superb stuff mate Smile

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RonnieAG
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24 Nov 2012 - 2:32 PM

Impressive +++.
Ronnie.

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Norfolkboy
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24 Nov 2012 - 2:47 PM

Fantastic detail again, Ade.
Colin

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AnnJ
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24 Nov 2012 - 2:55 PM

Wow, what detail. Ann.

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johnjo58
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24 Nov 2012 - 3:14 PM

Amazing Ade, good luck with the competition
David

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Niknut
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24 Nov 2012 - 4:31 PM

Oooooo....amazing shot !!!......& what a hairy beastie !!!!

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AnnChown
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24 Nov 2012 - 4:33 PM

A beautiful close up - all those hairs looking so sharp and pristine! Great work Ade! Smile
Ann

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WhiteRose1
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24 Nov 2012 - 4:48 PM

The detail from the focus stacking is always so amazing, Ade. Excellent work again.

Dave

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Glostopcat
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24 Nov 2012 - 4:50 PM

Incredible detail in this close up Ade, you really are the master at producing these. No doubt the cider will be flowing tonight as your beloved City have won away for the first time in an age!Tongue

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SteveMoulding
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24 Nov 2012 - 5:07 PM

A stunning macro.
Steve.

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tomcat
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24 Nov 2012 - 5:12 PM

All been said AdeWink

Patience is a virtue - that probably hasn'tSmile

In the process of nailing the cats down, when they appear, to get some up to date shots of them all - fingers X'dGrin
If any good, then it will be a feline few days of uploading

Adrian

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24 Nov 2012 - 5:16 PM


Quote: All been said AdeWink

Patience is a virtue - that probably hasn'tSmile

In the process of nailing the cats down, when they appear, to get some up to date shots of them all - fingers X'dGrin
If any good, then it will be a feline few days of uploading

Adrian

I hope you don't do that literally or I shall be on the phone to the RSPCA and the Police reporting you for animal cruelty!Wink

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24 Nov 2012 - 5:39 PM

Ade, that is a wonderful furry winter contribution!

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24 Nov 2012 - 6:53 PM

Outstanding work and great patience.
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24 Nov 2012 - 8:08 PM

One of your finest again Ade
Lillian

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24 Nov 2012 - 8:41 PM

Superbly detailed closeup Ade. A stunning shot.
Ron

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24 Nov 2012 - 9:29 PM


Quote: He is gorgeous Is he a december moth because he is sitting on a mince pie?

Classic comment.GrinGrinGrin
Another great version Ade.
Brian.

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Hop-A-Long
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25 Nov 2012 - 1:21 AM

Excellent macro with great detail.

Andy

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25 Nov 2012 - 8:59 AM

What a hairy monster. Great work Ade
Jason

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25 Nov 2012 - 9:23 AM

Top work Ade

Brian...............

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25 Nov 2012 - 9:36 AM


Quote: What a hairy monster.
Jason

That's not a very nice thing to say about AdeSadGrinGrin

Seriously, these images never fail to impress. Good stuff indeed, Ade.
What sort of distance is the front of the lens from the subject in this type of close-up?

Malc

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25 Nov 2012 - 10:37 AM


Quote: What sort of distance is the front of the lens from the subject in this type of close-up?

Two-Four inches at x1 magification, at x5 it would be less than an inch!....Depends on the subject and how large the distance is front to back, in this case that would have been about half an inch, hence the large number of separate frames needed to get maximum sharpness!

Ade

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25 Nov 2012 - 11:23 AM

Your the master at these Ade, fantastic work.
Brian

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25 Nov 2012 - 11:35 AM


Quote: What sort of distance is the front of the lens from the subject in this type of close-up?

Two-Four inches at x1 magification, at x5 it would be less than an inch!....Depends on the subject and how large the distance is front to back, in this case that would have been about half an inch, hence the large number of separate frames needed to get maximum sharpness!

Ade

Many thanks, Ade...give a better understanding of how carefully you have to work on these.

Malc

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25 Nov 2012 - 2:01 PM

Your images are inspirational and informative. They bring to the attention of others creatures that otherwise could be thought of as uninspiring. Sylvia

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25 Nov 2012 - 5:06 PM

Another splendid close up Ade.
And I do know about Zerene.
I am sure she was the exotic dancer at the last stag party I was at !!
Mick.

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26 Nov 2012 - 5:27 AM

1st class

Peter

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29 Nov 2012 - 10:27 PM

Another cracking macro shot Ade. 1st class detail.

Jane

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