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It came from Outer Space......

By Ade_Osman    
Actually I found this one in the shed trying to escape through the window and being as I never like to miss an opportunity I just had to set him up for his portrait Smile

It's actually a Plume Moth Amblyptilia acanthadactyla with a wingspan of 20mm and can be found in most habitats including gardens, hedges and coastal areas from July through to May. Often comes indoors to hibernate, the larvae feed feed on various herbaceous plants.

V1 was shot @ x1 magnification, V2 @ x2.5. Both images were made using the stacking method.

Thanks for all the comments/votes on yesterday's image........


Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Plume moth Wildlife and nature Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Voters: BillyGoatGruff, Maiwand, danmclean and 47 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



Maiwand 16 3 73 England
28 Mar 2012 11:10AM
What a weird creature Ade !! A great shot but after you have finished with it could you please send it back to outer space. I could then sleep at nightGrinGrinGrinGrin
danmclean 16 1 Australia
28 Mar 2012 11:11AM
Great shot, V2 is worth looking at as it makes him or her look cross eyed,,, fantastic.
FeatherFriend 15 38 217 England
28 Mar 2012 11:12AM
Cracking detail again Ade, like the pose you have captured here mate,
Joline Plus
17 38 59 United States
28 Mar 2012 11:24AM
Ahh, the never ending variety of the insect. Great find.
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
28 Mar 2012 11:33AM
I've spotted these strange moths in my garden, Ade, but no way can I get the detail with my little point and shoot that you can with your wonderful gear Wink Carol
paganatheart 11 2 3 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 11:42AM
A great macro, well done. There is a white plume moth too... very ghostly looking!
johnjo58 12 2 5 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 11:48AM
Another top draw macro moth Ade, superb work

Alvar 16 23 2 France
28 Mar 2012 11:52AM
Great macro AdeSmile
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 12:45PM
Splendid capture of this alien looking insect SmileSmile
saeidNL 13 3 Netherlands
28 Mar 2012 1:12PM
What amazing and wonderful macro shot,very well done,
jasonrwl Plus
13 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 1:24PM
Excellent work Ade
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
28 Mar 2012 2:13PM
An amazing creature. Excellent captures.........Sandy
rontear Plus
20 23 9 England
28 Mar 2012 2:59PM
Superbly taken and an effective portrait too Ade.
i like v 2 as you can see mour of the photo Grin
KarenFB Plus
17 5.9k 184 England
28 Mar 2012 3:22PM
Brilliantly caught - don't get to see these very often! Smile
Metro6R4 12 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 3:50PM
It sure did............. Paul.
Briwooly 17 454 6 England
28 Mar 2012 4:09PM
Wonderful detail Ade

Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 5:21PM
Wow, Ade, never seen one of these before
and V2 shows what a hairy chappie he is
both great images
jaktis 19 84 Sweden
28 Mar 2012 5:59PM
An interesting insect

Glostopcat 17 255 2 England
28 Mar 2012 6:31PM
Two astounding close ups Ade, the detail and magnification with that new lens is mindblowing, you've taken moth macro photography on to another level
TONKSPHOTO 12 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 7:39PM
Both versions brilliant,with a slant to 2...............John
Brian65 14 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 9:52PM
Fantastic shots Ade.
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 10:54PM
Its all legsWink but two superb shots
mattberry 18 259 14 Greece
28 Mar 2012 11:51PM
The macro master strikes again! Please stay clear of the butterflies, leave us with something! Tongue

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
29 Mar 2012 1:36AM
I believe it did--- come from outer space--- magnificent images!

We have a variety that is mostly white--- maybe i'll send you one , eh!
accipiter 13 61 England
29 Mar 2012 10:05AM
Stunning macro work here Ade. A
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
4 Apr 2012 11:33AM
outstanding macro and I love the title

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