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Chocolate You Can't Eat!

By Ade_Osman    
Chocolate You Can't Eat!........Although bats love em'!

As promised these are some images of a moth known as a Chocolate Tip-Clostera curtula, usually they show their tail, but this specimen didn't for some reason? Very closely related to the Buff Tip moth which I posted yesterday, but a lot more scarce having a very patchy distribution in the southern parts of the England and elsewhere in Scotland.
V2 is a image stack close up of the moth, V3 is a little bit blurry, this is because it's wings were warming up and thus trembling ready to fly off. But it does give an idea of what the wings look like when fully opened.

Apologies for not commenting too much at the moment, it's just life getting in the way of things as usual, but I will try and catch up with every one soon.


Tags: General Moths Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Chocolate Tip Clostera curtula

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Aug 2012 11:02AM
mmmmmh haard to decide, I like them all, they are all so well detailed/ What sorts of goodies do you feed them on Smile

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Aug 2012 11:12AM
Once again he stacked image does show up amazing detail, Ade: a fine set.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
7 Aug 2012 11:18AM
A great set with the stacked image showing great detail but V1 is the right one to lead with imo. - gary
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
7 Aug 2012 11:31AM
Well spotted and presented, Patti Smile
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 11:31AM
Superb trio, Ade.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 11:36AM
Yummy photos Smile great camouflage.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
7 Aug 2012 11:45AM
A great set. V3 really shows off his great chocolate spots.
9 10 10 England
7 Aug 2012 12:27PM
More expertise Ade.SmileSmileSmile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 1:44PM
Three tasty treats Ade, again tempting but not up for grabs. Beautiful natural colours and clear crisp detail.

Regards Nathan
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Aug 2012 2:21PM
A fine set Ade.
And got me thinking here.
I have never seen a pic of a bat on site before !!
Are they hard to get ?
fishiee 14 478 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 2:57PM
Great set of shots Ade. Not seen an image of one of these before. Very similar shape to the Buff Tip as you say.

I think image 2 is a stunner. Quite an unusual angle and only able to get it all focused due to the stacking. An extremely powerful composition. It makes those hairy legs look huuge!! Smile

I think that moths were made for the MPE-65 and stacking as they're a very co-operative subject which is essential for the technique. I don't really recall seeing any moth shots other than yours with the MPE-65 but surely there must be some others doing it out there?

Regardless, your images are bringing moths to me in a quite unique and stunning way. Keep 'em coming!!

It's also getting me wondering if I can be brave enough to have a go with one for butterflies!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 3:00PM
I love v2 - it has everything for me!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Aug 2012 4:37PM
Three terrific macros Ade, all chocked full of detail and colours, I like them all but particularly v3 where the moth nestles nicely into the bark
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Aug 2012 5:06PM
A chunky little fella, and a nice crunchie picnic for a bat.

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
7 Aug 2012 5:46PM
nicely done Ade, its an amazing world you show us with the details you get.
Ray42 10 3 England
7 Aug 2012 7:45PM
A superb set of shots Ade - enjoyed them all
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:55PM
Methinks John is spot on with his commentWink

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
7 Aug 2012 8:44PM
V2 for also Ade - super image.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 10:03PM
v2 is beautifully detailed but you have another good set here Ade
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
8 Aug 2012 8:41AM
Oooh...all 3 are SUPERB, Ade. I love the pulled back close-ups, in general, but V2 is fabulous for that view of its furry flat face! And I like how it looks like it's holding on to the bark for dear life Grin

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Aug 2012 9:34AM
Three excellent shots Ade. My vote ( by a whisker ) is for V2.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 1:45PM
Certainly all three get my vote Ade
13 Aug 2012 7:27PM
A great set of shots Ade. Love V2.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:23AM
Gorgeous images... Great camouflage, and I like the wing movement in V3. IB

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