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A moth even I can spot!

By annettep38  
We all know that there is Ade and everybody else when it comes to moths. Some moths though make a lot of noise like hawk moths or are so colourful that even mere mortal see them in bright daylight Smile
this one just begged to be photographed on the last bright day at the mozzie lake, end of September. Zygaena fausta or the haether zygene as it is called here is a very pretty moth closely related to the spotted burnet moth.

many thanks for you kind votes and comments on the Zinnia. Will upload the big picture in the future Smile

Tags: Moth Insect Zygaena fausta Wildlife and nature Zygaenidae Zygène de la bruyère

Voters: morpheus1955, mikbee, Irishkate and 56 more

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Comments


mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
15 Oct 2012 11:07PM
Some of Ade's moths look like leaves or twigs to me annette,
so it is easy to spot this one right enough !!
Well coloured shots
(And just between you and me,I am sure that Ade is having us on.
One of his moths looked like a leaf of my roll up tobacco !!)
Mick.

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Irishkate Plus
6 40 106 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 11:14PM
Even I know a Burnet so this one is interesting
but go easy on us Annette with these Latin names!
A very colourful moth and love that border.
How do you do them?
KateGrinGrinGrin
15 Oct 2012 11:16PM
Lovely detail in this well composed image Annette. Excellent light too
Jim
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 116 Scotland
15 Oct 2012 11:19PM
A very brightly coloured moth basking in the sun: two nice shots, Annette.
Ronnie.
Tibetan 4 3 England
15 Oct 2012 11:19PM
That's a cutie! nice colours good detail like it a lot, well done you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 11:31PM
Fantastic detail annette belting colour and light a stunner nice one Wink
Andy
15 Oct 2012 11:32PM
Excellent detail in both Annette, V1 a slight favourite for the composition,
Fred.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
15 Oct 2012 11:37PM
Yes! he is a stunner-- brilliant colors for him and a great shot for you!
Humblebee 4 1 England
15 Oct 2012 11:49PM
Now there's a pretty little fellow - v2 is a super shot so gets my vote ... Carol Grin
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
15 Oct 2012 11:52PM
Two fine captures of this attractive Moth.

Albert
16 Oct 2012 1:14AM
Ops one of my dream lens & a perfect pic.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
16 Oct 2012 4:17AM
Great colour combination between flower and moth. Two great images.

Ann
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 4:51AM
I just love the way they choose flowers that contrast so vividly. Lovely shot nicely presented.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.8k 171 England
16 Oct 2012 5:43AM
Gorgeous colours!
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
16 Oct 2012 5:57AM
That's a beauty, Annette, love V.2, showing off his wings to perfection. Very well captured. Did you spot him recently, all our burnet moths have disappeared now? Carol
jdinne 13 16 England
16 Oct 2012 6:15AM
Two stunning images Annette, both great detail, light and colour.

John
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
16 Oct 2012 7:21AM
Both V1 and V2 are excellent shots of this fascinating looking critter.
The soggy exposure comp really does the trick.
-=\Walter
16 Oct 2012 7:42AM
great presentation as an extra
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 8:03AM
Two stunning high quality macro photographs Annette, each crammed with so much wonderful colour, detail and light. Very hard to choose a particular favourite , soI shall sit firmly on the proverbial fence.

Regards Nathan
16 Oct 2012 8:08AM
Very nice close-up! Our insects left for winter sleep, almost all unfortunately ...
Regards Valery
CaroleS Plus
6 429 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 8:10AM
What a brightly coloured moth, good captureSmile
Carole
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 8:46AM
Brilliant both images Annette, but V2 really stands out for me..
such a colourful moth well captured
Lillian
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
16 Oct 2012 9:57AM
Great dof makes this image pop.

Best Matt
basith 4 7 Sri Lanka
16 Oct 2012 11:05AM
Beautiful macro
nice colours....
16 Oct 2012 12:03PM
a fine moff indeed TongueWink good colours and detail Annette

Graham GrinGrinGrin
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 12:40PM
Well it is certainly a beauty Annette - well caught
Jason
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
16 Oct 2012 1:27PM
Beautiful capture Annette. V2 for me I think.
Ron
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 148 England
16 Oct 2012 2:33PM
A beautifully coloured moth, and v2 shows it off best. Great presentation as well, Annette. Not sure about the exposure on your soggy bum tho'! GrinGrin

Dave
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 3:58PM
Super colours Annette - he's posing very well for you!
Ann
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
16 Oct 2012 4:25PM
I'm a bit envious actually Annette, I haven't got one of these in my archives Sad Well done you......

And I'm only as good as the kit I have......If you had the same you'd be kicking my arse!

Ade
Niknut Plus
7 1.4k 72 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 5:24PM
Great shot !!!!......& what a beautifully marked moth !!!!!!!
HELANA 7 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 5:45PM
Nice shot Annette, V2 for me, love the contrast colours.
Elena
evelen 12 5 England
16 Oct 2012 6:18PM
two wonderful captures .
eve.Smile
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
16 Oct 2012 6:30PM
A Couple of Brilliant capture with a lovely border thaytI like verry much.
NettaSmileSmile
16 Oct 2012 6:47PM
Excellent images with fine detail and lovely tones.
Alun
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 8:04PM
2 Crackers Annette.
Brian
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
16 Oct 2012 8:40PM
Superb images - lovely moth.
Brian.
paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 11:27PM
Love the detail on V1.
Matt
tonyng Plus
7 9 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 9:48AM
Not come across one of these before. You have nailed the details on the moth superbly. Your exif info is as interesting. Smile
Ayoob 5 Australia
19 Oct 2012 3:57AM
Two wonderful shots ,Annette........Grin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
21 Oct 2012 4:44PM
Two fabulous images of this beautiful little moth, the details and colours are simply glorious. This is one that you can be sure the Big O won't find in his back garden!Wink

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