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Knot Grass

By Ade_Osman    
Knot Grass-Acronicta rumicis

A species that can can vary somewhat in it's appearance and which can be very similar to other Acronicta species. With a wingspan up to 35mm it's a medium size macro moth, common in most of Britain although less so in Scotland. On the wing in May to July, there is a second brood in southern England, appearing in August and September.

V1 & 4 are 52 image stacks close up showing details in the eye and head using the Canon MP-E 65mm, with V2 & 3 showing the moth from a back and side perspective using the Tamron 90mm. V3's probably my favourite, although I must admit to liking the way the stack has come out especially the eye details. As always moth was released unharmed after shooting, in fact I caught the same fella the following night Wink

Thanks as always for looking in and for comment made on my previous uploads......Ade Smile

Tags: General Moths Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Aug 2012 7:16AM
V.3 is my favourite from this grand trio, Ade. No photography for me today, it's blowing a strong northerly wind here Sad Carol

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:18AM
brilliant set ade fantastic detail wonderful textures and colour v4 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
1 Aug 2012 7:25AM
These fantastic macro images really do take you into another world.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Aug 2012 7:29AM
A fantastic set of macros Ade, just what we've come to expect from a man of your calibre. V3 is my favourite, it certainly is a beautifully marked little moth. This individual must really like you or be incredibly stupid as he's flown into your trap on consecutive days!Wink
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
1 Aug 2012 7:30AM
Although the details in 1 and 4 are brilliant, I think I prefer seeing the wings - so today my favourites are 2 & 3! Grin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:43AM
A really beautiful set of photographs depicting this gorgeous creature, so wonderfully filled with natural colours and great detail.

Regards Nathan
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:45AM
4 superb macro shots well done.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:14AM
Superb detail but my personal favourite is V3.
Tibetan 6 3 England
1 Aug 2012 8:20AM
V.4 is my favourite but! they are all good for detail, nice one regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:27AM
Awesome ........
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:58AM
Could tell from thumbnail that Ade is at it again. You are producing some inspirational work Ade. Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 9:14AM
The stack shot at V 4 is my favourite showing up so much intimate detail in the eye area.....wonderful stuff as ever, Ade.
9 10 10 England
1 Aug 2012 10:11AM
Amazing Ade!!!!!!
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 11:29AM
Great shots, Ade.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 Aug 2012 12:32PM
He probably thinks you're picking on him! v4 & v3 for me. The eye detail really is superb but I do like seeing the whole as well.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Aug 2012 1:57PM
Fuzzy sharp details, and wonderful eye rendidtion! superb as always, thanks for the view!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 3:10PM
And why is it not common in Scotland Ade ?
What have we done to upset it !!
Splendid detailed close ups.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
1 Aug 2012 4:41PM

Quote:And why is it not common in Scotland Ade ?

Too cold and wet I reckon Mick, plus there's those dreaded Scottish midges!!!!

1 Aug 2012 4:48PM
fantastic macro images
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 4:57PM
Has to be V3 for me, almost has a smile there for youWink
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
1 Aug 2012 6:18PM
Four stunning images, Ade. Can't decide on a preference mate.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:07PM
Keep 'em coming Ade. Outstanding.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
1 Aug 2012 7:18PM
A series of superb images Ade. V3 gets my vote I feel.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:52PM
4 knock out shots Ade, superb as always.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:12PM
fabulous detail
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
1 Aug 2012 8:23PM
V2 and V3 for me Ade.......... Especially V3 its a beauty.
I know you appreciate honesty - I don't find much interest in those close-ups of eyes.Smile
A superbly detailed set Ade, V3's my favourite.

Gonna upload something which may interest you tomorrow Wink.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Aug 2012 10:14PM
v4 is the best in stunning clsoeup detail and v3 is my favourite for beautiful composition and light.
1 Aug 2012 10:24PM
Four fantastic shots Ade. Love them all.

Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 10:02PM
Great set Ade, top marks Smile
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 11:15PM
Version 3 for me Ade, i like the colour contrast of the green vegetation and the beige moth, nice and sharp too, was this a single shot?

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
8 Aug 2012 1:10AM
Fraid not Terry, it was a small stack of some 20 odd images Smile


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