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Zygaena filipendulae

By tomcat    
A break from the birds for this evening's upload. A Six-spot burnet Zygaena filipendulae, taken last summer at Aston Rowant.

A tad late in uploading this evening. One of the external HD's, went tits up as soon as I fired the 'puter up.Sad
Fortunately it was the power supply (possibly a burnt out circuit board), so a quick trip to PC world and purchased an ex HD caddy.
Arrived home and realised they had given me EDI and not Satta - back to PC World and found out they hadn't any Satta in stock.
Fortunately Maplins is only next door and they duly had one. All up and running againSmile

A bit of a hit and run time this evening I'm afraid - other things to sort out, which I would have already completed, if it hadn't been for that damn HDWink

Tags: Insects Wildlife Moths Oxfordshire Aston rowant Six-spot burnet Wildlife and nature

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23 Jan 2012 8:29PM
Terrific macro! They're so photogenic, burnet moths.

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
23 Jan 2012 8:52PM
Sorry to hear of your problems this least you knew what to do about it......I wouldn't have had a clue.
After that brief digression, this is a superb macro shot of this moth, the detail recorded quite excellent, and standing out against the paler b/g so well.
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 9:56PM
What an interesting life you lead, Adrian!
A excellent reminder of days to come - roll on Spring.

ps: good to talk to you this afternoon. We'll catch up when I get back.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 10:07PM
these things are sent to try us Adrian, I lost my new diary found it at the weekend too late I had bought another one, now tonight I cant find my WWT membership card and I have looked everywhere I want to pay them a visit tomorrow - damn nuisance

love the picture, great specimen
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
23 Jan 2012 10:11PM
Details and colours are so sharply defined. Another superb image.

Totally dread my external HD dying off! Wouldn't have the foggiest what to do.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
23 Jan 2012 10:58PM
A well, I spent a good bit of the afternoon at the vets, pleasant enough, but I did not get anything done otherwise--- The kitty is doing well,
and your moth is beautiful!
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
24 Jan 2012 12:03AM
That's a corker Adrian.....Next time you get down to Aston Rowant let me know and come along to kick yer in the nuts........Sorry, I mean't come along for a natter and a meeting of like minds Tongue

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
24 Jan 2012 6:51AM
A belter, Adrian, do wish they would migrate over here one day Smile
Glad you've sorted your problems, at least you know what to do when something goes wrong, I wouldn't know where to start Sad Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 7:39AM
Life would be so boring if we did not have computers to keep up and runningWink Glad you are sorted. Your moth image is a beauty - Carole
24 Jan 2012 7:52AM
Superb detail Adrian.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
24 Jan 2012 11:40AM
Sit down and get your breath back Adrian-- you old boys have got to learn to pace yourself.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Superb capture of the Moth mate.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 12:04PM
A great image well taken...
Nice DOF...
Nice colour tones...
Well done...
24 Jan 2012 12:22PM
Thank the Lord for PC World & Maplins,that's all I can say Wink Oh and well worth while running around's a Gem Wink
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
24 Jan 2012 12:22PM
Superb macro shot, the detail is excellent.

BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
24 Jan 2012 12:52PM
Excellent close detail of this pretty moth.
Very well done Adrian.

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
24 Jan 2012 2:10PM
A great composition all round Adrian,
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
24 Jan 2012 2:13PM
A cracker Ade, excellent detail.



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