Six Spot on Scabious

By Glostopcat  
A six spot burnt moth nectaring on field scabious, this one was taken at the end of August when I visited Swelshill Bank and Rodborough Common in Stroud to see the adonis blues.

Tags: Close-up and macro National trust Stroud Six spot burnet moth Glos Field scabious Rodborough common Wildlife and nature

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Comments


13 Sep 2013 7:45AM
beautiful

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:47AM
Love these guys and this is a fine shot of one.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 7:58AM
Fine capture of this specimen on the wild scabious bloom, Ed.
Ronnie.
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 8:07AM
Great detail and well composed.
Nigel
13 Sep 2013 8:14AM
Superb image
Jim
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.7k 148 England
13 Sep 2013 8:26AM
They do make a striking image, Ed.

Dave
jdinne 13 16 England
13 Sep 2013 8:41AM
Excellent

John
13 Sep 2013 8:51AM
A great image,Ed,like the colours and detail here,very well done,
Saeid
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
13 Sep 2013 9:09AM
Cracking good capture Ed. top class closeup.GrinGrinGrin
Ron
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1549 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 9:13AM
Beautiful, simple composition.
Moira
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 9:29AM
Beautiful capture Smile

Eileen
13 Sep 2013 9:34AM
A super capture ED !! Lovely image !
BarbaraR Plus
10 17 1 England
13 Sep 2013 10:58AM
Now I have seen a few of these, but never captured one
as well as this.
Very well done, as are all your shots Ed !
(And thank you so much for taking time to C&C on my p/f yesterday,
much appreciated)

B. Smile
Ted447 Plus
3 191 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 11:02AM
Really nice image.TedGrinGrin
TonyDy Plus
8 6 3 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 11:22AM
Great shot, Ed.
Tony
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
13 Sep 2013 11:44AM
A beauty Ed.

Regards

Trev.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Sep 2013 11:50AM
the prettiest of all small moths for sure Smile
nicely place and good to see them still around.
13 Sep 2013 12:18PM
Another fine image, Ed!
What a beautifully marked moth.
Richard
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 12:26PM
A great find and a superb image Ed. The contrast colours working beautifully against the background...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Dare I say it - spot on!!!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
13 Sep 2013 2:05PM
A superb capture Ed.......Sandy
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
13 Sep 2013 2:38PM
That's a real beauty, Ed, all our burnet moths have disappeared now. Carol
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 2:51PM
A fine capture of the spotty here Ed !!
Mick.
13 Sep 2013 3:07PM
Great shot Ed. cathy
EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 3:44PM
Wonderful colour combination. Never had the privilege of seeing one of these pretty critters myself but you have captured this beautifully.

Ann
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
13 Sep 2013 6:06PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 6:37PM
Really great shot Ed
Lillian
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
13 Sep 2013 6:49PM
What a great close-up. Wonderful detail and colour, Ed Smile

Andrew
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 6:57PM
A very pretty shot against the pretty flower... the flower has a horrible nameTongueTongue.... sounds like a diseaseSadGrin
Diane
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
13 Sep 2013 8:02PM
Lovely shot Ed - got the colours and sheen of the wings well.
Brian.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 349 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 8:11PM
Cracking shot Ed, i have never seen one before
13 Sep 2013 8:15PM
Lovely capture.

Jenny Smile
Irishkate Plus
6 38 104 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 9:15PM
Excellent image of the Burnet moth - perfect oof b/g too.
Haven't seen one of these this year.
Thank you for the big catch up on votes and comments Ed!!!
KateGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
4 760 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:19PM
Simply superb.

Ali Smile

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