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...well, actually not that easy! It insisted on not not turning round, and staying on the far side of the bush which just happened to be on the edge of a small ornamental lake. Google seems to suggest this is a Jersey Tiger Moth not a Garden one but I stand to be corrected. Taken in the grounds of Myddleton House in Enfield (N.London) which has Parker-Bowles connections. The caterpillars of this moth are the infamous Woolly Bears (irritant hairs). It's probably not the best image I've ever taken but I figured I should have at least one moth in my p/f. If anyone can help with the plant identification I'd be obliged - it was swarming with bees and Peacocks too, and looked like it might be worth having in the garden.

Iso400, 1/400s, f10, handheld, no flash, cropped image.

Many thanks to all who viewed/commented on my last (Alun and Mark for their UAs as well).

Dave

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Easy Tiger
Username:WhiteRose1 WhiteRose1
Uploaded:11 Aug 2012 - 7:16 AM
Tags:Moth, Myddleton house, Tiger moth, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:26 AM

Lucky you to capture one with its wings partially open, Dave, all mine keep them firmly closed, and stay out of the sun Smile. Beautiful markings, and yes, it is a Jersey tiger moth. Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 11 Aug 2012 - 7:27 AM

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:41 AM

A Great colourful image
Netta

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:42 AM

A lovely capture Dave,you did make me smile with yoour write up..Lin

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
11 Aug 2012 - 8:00 AM

I love your butterfly but I am taken in with the surrounding flowers which complement it and that
great background done with your 7D. Well done Dave. WesternRed.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 8:04 AM

Nicely done Dave a super image.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 8:18 AM

A rather breathtakingly beautiful photograph depicting this rather beautiful 'Jersey Tiger Moth?". Superb natural colour and marking, combined with brilliant crisp and fresh detail, certainly one yo admire.

Regards Nathan

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 8:19 AM

All my attempts at butterflies (or colourful moths) have ended up on the cutting room floor, not that I have seen any up this way this year.
I think you have done a pretty fine job in capturing this prettily marked 'whateveritis', Dave, as it possibly outwith your comfort zone, certainly well outwith mine.
Ronnie.

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2138 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 9:23 AM

Thats GGggggggreat Smile

Garth

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digital_boi
11 Aug 2012 - 9:51 AM

fine capture Dave fine detail in both the moth and the plant

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
11 Aug 2012 - 9:54 AM

Fantastic - I have never seen one of these and know what you mean about being camera shy, but you have certainly captured it in all its glory - and the flowers look wonderful, I would also be interested to know what they are ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 348 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 10:08 AM

Dave, great shot handheld, nice dof and lovely colours to match, finished off with great processing.......

Paul.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 10:25 AM

Great colour and detail in this.

Best Matt

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 10:31 AM

lovely capture Dave, like the marking on this one i have never seen before.
nice one.
ant.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 11:09 AM

Wonderful colours and marking. Sorry, unable to ID your flowers. Just a bit too close to tell but what a lovely setting for the main subject.

Ann

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susanbarton
11 Aug 2012 - 11:16 AM

Beautiful detailed shot of both moth and flower

Susan

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 11:28 AM

We just get cabbage whites on the whole, don't know why as we have not planted any cabbages this year - however its the flower that attracts my attention. The budlleia I had died last year, and we have missed that as an attraction for insects. A kind bird planted one in the middle of a veg patch and I am hand rearing it with care hoping to see the return of butterflies once it flowers SmileSmile
I digress - a very colourful "whatever it is"
Helen

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Aug 2012 - 11:38 AM

A great moth shot Dave love the colours, surprising how Colourful moths can be! nice one I'd be happy with that, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
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11 Aug 2012 - 11:39 AM

Lovely detailed image and beautifully presented ,Dave...........GrinGrinGrin

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
11 Aug 2012 - 11:56 AM

Excellent Dave, superb detail butterfly and flowers make a great composition. Smile for the write up Smile

John

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 12:14 PM

Beautiful butterfly sitting on a colorful flower = excellent! Patti Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 1:18 PM

For someone who thought a Tiger Moth was an old plane,
I am no use to give you an ID Dave !!
A well coloured shot.
Hang on,--it must be a Tiger Moth right enough as it has two wings too !!
Mick.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
11 Aug 2012 - 2:09 PM

Great macro, Dave!Smile I could be wrong, but I think that we do not have such butterflies here, in a place where I live ....
Regards Valery

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 3:04 PM

Tiger moth giving a good impression of a delta wing ready for take off.GrinGrin
Excellent detail in the markings.
Joan.

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
11 Aug 2012 - 3:15 PM

Wonderful shot, espeiailly being hand held. Ann

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
11 Aug 2012 - 3:18 PM

Sorry about typing error...that should read especially! Ann.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 4:10 PM

A wonderful and colourful capture, Dave Smile I always these creatures are not very co-operative when it comes to having their picture taken Sad
Trev Smile

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achieverswales
11 Aug 2012 - 4:45 PM

With the shortage of Butterflies this year Dave you are very lucky to photograph one, I also have never seen one of these, it is a great shot, if I had tried this hand held you would be seeing triple images.

Regards

Trev.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 4:46 PM

'Superb, well togged, & beautiful Macro Shot' ~ Peter

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 5:07 PM

So colourful I thought it was a Butterfly.
Good to add to the portfolio.
KateGrinGrin

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Gavin_Duxbury
Gavin_Duxbury e2 Member 5Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 5:12 PM

Look and learn Gavin. Nice colour, detail, contrast and cropping.

Spot on.

Regards.

Gavin

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 5:17 PM

Great capture Dave and a good pov, excellent colours and detail. Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 5:30 PM

Wow what colours! Smile
Iain

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

Well done Dave! I'm impressed..
Ann

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:19 PM

Excellent capture and presentation, Dave.

Ray

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 9:03 PM

Fabulous shot.

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 - 10:50 PM

Delightful image!!!!!!!!! AniaWink

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megamuff8
megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
12 Aug 2012 - 1:45 AM

WOW factor for sure......Nice!

Cheers,
Suz Smile

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Deep_Bhatia
12 Aug 2012 - 3:47 AM

Wow! What a capture, Dave. I love the pattern of the butterfly. Deep

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 6:20 AM

Not enough of the plant showing to identify it Dave, but be careful what you wish for....peacocks in the garden will be your downfall !! You will have the Noise Abatement Society camped on your doorstep !!
Great image of the moth...never seen one of them...

Barry Smile

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
12 Aug 2012 - 9:18 AM

Great to see ! A distinct lack of moths and butterflies up here this year !!! G.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good capture well presented Dave, nice colours good processing

John

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CaroleS
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12 Aug 2012 - 9:56 AM

Great capture!
Carole

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Rende
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12 Aug 2012 - 12:21 PM

Lovely detail and colour.
Rende

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 - 1:02 PM

Wow, a rare find indeed this Tiger Jersey.
I uploaded one last year (in August 2011) and it took me three years to find one!
Very well spotted and a beautiful capture! IB

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

I have no idea about butterflies, moths, insects,.. and I still haven't tried micro yet,because of the tripod.. but it is a great encouragement to learn that it's an handheld image... the colour is nice, bright and beautiful..It seems that you've found something interesting..
Do you have any problem with auto EXIF,Dave? Or decided to put on manually? I lost the auto uploading once, and I was told by Bren it was the "Metadate" part setting on PS.

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 7:26 PM

Great capture Dave - wonderful subject and great control of dof.
Jason

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 9:30 PM

Connections Huh?
well I have to agree this is one very impressive image of a tigerWink
not my king mind you..as you would have no problems with them moving!!
great shot Dave
Lillian

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 11:16 PM

Well this is a great shot!!!
Know what, good job i didn't upload one, got the same one on the same flower Smile

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13 Aug 2012 - 8:48 AM

Do you know what the flower is, Annette?

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Jat_Riski
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13 Aug 2012 - 10:38 AM

Excellent capture, Dave.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 10:55 AM

Super capture of this little beauty.

B.

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CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 2:14 PM

great detail Dave
chris

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elainebaker
13 Aug 2012 - 5:48 PM

Excellent, interesting image Smile

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
13 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

A rather beautiful image, interesting write up

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clintQB
clintQB  351 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 - 7:23 PM

What a creature, so beautiful....great shot

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danbrann
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13 Aug 2012 - 7:26 PM

A most impressive image Dave.

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15 Aug 2012 - 2:09 PM

You were lucky to get a open wing shot! I have chased a butterfly on hols.............. Didnt manage a full wing shot but will be uploaded soonWink Well captured DaveGrin
Diane

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19 Aug 2012 - 4:01 AM

Good find mucker!

AdeSmile

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