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The Rare Tawny Pinion

By Ade_Osman    
A joy to have captured this rare little fellow the other day, first time I've ever seen one and after talking with friends on the mothy forums it's the first time a lot of them have seen one too. Very exciting in a sad sort of way Tongue

Often describes as looking like burnt toast it's a fairly non de-script looking moth even if it is rarely found. The Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea is a species distributed sparsely in the southern part of England and Wales, occasionally reaching northwards to the northern counties. It flies with a wingspan up to 40mm late in the autumn, October and November, and then hibernates, reappearing in April and May. It's preferred habitats are open woodland and marshy places, this is probably why I was lucky enough to capture it. I live on the very edge of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which is very much all marshland. The larvae feed mainly on ash (Fraxinus excelsior).

V1 is a 20+ image stack taken using the MP-E65mm Lens with V2,3 & 4 using the Tamron 90mm. Of course as always, the specimen was returned to the wild alive and unharmed.

Thank you for all your comments and on my recent work, please feel free to carry on giving your constructive criticisms good or bad on this or any other images I post. I'll try and post something a little different tomorrow, don't want you all getting too bored with the moths now do I Tongue

Thanks again......Ade

Tags: General Moths Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea

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mhfore 11 6 176 England
22 Mar 2012 9:25AM
Hi Ade,

Good detail and i'm glad you got the shot you wanted. It's a great feeling when you can see in your mind what you want to capture and then eventually get the shot. Well done.

Take care


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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
22 Mar 2012 9:29AM
Excellent images Ade congrats on your new capture, thanks for link yesterday, still trying to identify the butterflies, there are thousands.


Alvar 11 23 2 France
22 Mar 2012 10:03AM
Great images Ade. Superb detailSmileSmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Mar 2012 10:18AM
Excellent images, very instructional... but please, no tests at the end GrinGrin

John_Wannop 13 95 Wales
22 Mar 2012 10:52AM
Another great close up, do you use some kind of focusing rail?

Thanks for the award much appreciated.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Mar 2012 10:55AM
Very well captured and photographed, Ade, and lucky you, living where you do, you couldn't wish for more Smile Carol
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 11:01AM
Another wonderful series Ade, really like the mixture of extreme macro and macro, gives one a great sense of the entire moth and the details, great work.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Mar 2012 11:04AM
Talk about a grumpy old man-- this one fits the description!

I envy your skill and opportunities re: insect togging!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
22 Mar 2012 11:16AM

Quote:Another wonderful series Ade, really like the mixture of extreme macro and macro, gives one a great sense of the entire moth and the details, great work.


Agreed Ade. A cracker.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
22 Mar 2012 11:17AM
Fab detail Ade......20+ stack......I wouldn't know where to start Wink
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 11:31AM
Excellent shots! Love the camoufladge in V2 and the detailed macro in V1! IB
Richsr 11 91 223 England
22 Mar 2012 11:40AM
Certainly impressive details in the stack image. a fine set of other too Ade.
Congrats on the find and capture
regards Richard
22 Mar 2012 12:50PM
Hi Ade a stunning pc of work gray
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 1:35PM
He does have a rather singed look, excellent capture Ade - Carole
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 2:17PM
would we get bored with such lovely specimen, your patience is admirable
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Mar 2012 4:56PM
Your a bit of an expert Ade, excellent.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
22 Mar 2012 5:11PM
Only with the Moths Ron, anything else and I haven't a clue Wink

Greyheron 16 282 7 England
22 Mar 2012 5:19PM
Superb camerawork as always Ade.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Mar 2012 5:41PM
A terrific set of moth macros Ade, it looks like you've given this specimen a right grilling literally!Wink He's very well cameouflaged in v4, you'll be the toast of epz tonight no doubt
K_T 6 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2012 5:48PM
Scarey moths =) Well done on your set of images, nice and clear and sharp.

Thank you for your comment on my Toxic Fish.
22 Mar 2012 6:51PM
Four terrific shots Ade. Superb detail in each. Love V1 particularly. You're a very talented photographer, not to mention your expertise on moths. Well done!

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
22 Mar 2012 6:51PM
A great POV on v1

Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
22 Mar 2012 9:42PM
Outstanding work as usual Ade, and a rare capture too.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
22 Mar 2012 11:20PM
Had a look back through,good stuff incredible macro detail.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
22 Mar 2012 11:36PM
Four incredible captures of this rare moth, Ade - superb detail , textures and tones. Great description and "burnt toast" just about sums it up! Brilliant camera work.

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