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By Ade_Osman    
An Early Grey Moth (Xylocampa areola) which as the name suggests is one of the earliest moths to appear in the spring flying from March through to the end of May. Fairly common throughout most of Britain, though usually much more abundant in the south. It has a wingspan of 32-38mm and tends to live in suburban and wooded areas, they sometimes have a variation in colour with some specimens having a purplish tinge. They are also extremely well camouflaged, see V3. The yellow/brown larvae like to feed on honeysuckle, which is why I think I seem to get plenty of them in my garden.
This specimen was extremely compliant when I was taken his image and left me with virtually no processing to do. V1 & V2 were stacked images using the MP-E 65mm lens, V3 was taken using the Tamron 90mm.

Thanks for all the comments on my recent posts, I'm still sticking with the moths for time being, tomorrow's upload though is a bit of a rarity, even if it is a bit plain looking.

Off out for the morning, I have to get the car serviced, but will be back looking through the galleries this afternoon, don't forget I'm GE this week, so I want to see all your best images guys.

Catch you all later......Ade

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Flash and lighting Humour and fun Early Grey Moth Xylocampa areola

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Comments


paulknight 6 2 8 New Zealand
21 Mar 2012 7:53AM
A moth? I would never have guessed. Looks a little scary. Very well taken though.

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Ayoob 5 Australia
21 Mar 2012 7:59AM
A beautiful close-ups and very good details..........Grin
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
21 Mar 2012 8:05AM
Highly detailed Ade, moths are fascinating !
Ron.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
21 Mar 2012 8:21AM
Superb detail Ade, and re your comment above, I'm trying Smile. Off to the dentist now Sad Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 8:31AM
Stunning furry detail, I shall be out foraging in the garden (again!) - Carole
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Mar 2012 9:08AM
excellent camouflage... expertly exposed!
Love your title
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
21 Mar 2012 9:17AM
Marvellous looking Moth Ade. Fantastic detail. I cant help feeling very happy that these creatures are not a great deal bigger !!! Reckon we might have to hide thenGrinGrin
Ron
Alvar 9 23 2 France
21 Mar 2012 9:17AM
Great detail Ade
Alvar
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
21 Mar 2012 9:29AM
Very hirsute! Love the angle of capture in v1, Ade.

Dave
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
21 Mar 2012 12:53PM
Super detail in all again Ade,
Geoff.
21 Mar 2012 12:59PM
Strange looking critter but very well captured Ade.

Len
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 1:41PM
More super macro work Ade, all super photos
David
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 1:49PM
Very hairy for a moth
three great shots
Lillian
Cor 7 Belgium
21 Mar 2012 4:26PM
A hairy crackerSmileSmileSmile
Cor.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 6:00PM
Love the hair do and the images Ade.SmileSmileWink
Brian
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 6:35PM
Great detailed set Ade,hairy little beauty isn't it,

John.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Mar 2012 6:49PM
A brilliant set of close ups of this hairy little creature, the master of moth macros is on top form today
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 7:19PM
almost resembles a hairy spider, detail is superb - superb set
Three superb macro images Ade. 1st class detail.

Jane
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
21 Mar 2012 7:26PM
Superb textures and detail, Ade.
Sylvia
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Mar 2012 8:13PM
LOL for the title--- maybe a trip to the barber and he will be able to see better?
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
21 Mar 2012 9:08PM
Great image Ade, but for me the shadow detail could be lifted a bit

Stace
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 10:25PM
Great macro shot.. Peter
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
22 Mar 2012 5:31PM
Those were the days Ade Wink Fine work.

Mike

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