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adela rosella

By CarolG  
Adela rosella, otherwise known as a fairy moth, is a moth of the Adelidae family and found in most of Europe. They are normally on the wing from late May until the end of June, and fly during the day in sunshine. I spotted this one, and many more, only a week ago. The males have very long antennae, up to four times the length of their wings, and use them to attract a female. They flit around, waving their white-tipped antennae, and look rather like dancing fairies. As this little critter is so very tiny, barely half the size of my little finger nail, these are not very good images, but I was so pleased to capture a couple showing his proboscis. V.4 is my contribution towards the Saturday shadows theme.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Macro General Shadow Close-up Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Fairy moth

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marktc 5 85 14 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 7:00AM
All great shots with bucket loads of interest. I have no idea how you do it Carol, I wouldn't even be able to see them being that small!

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ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
12 Apr 2014 7:03AM
What a beautiful little guy...great captures Carol and just love the shadow...
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 7:32AM
Fantastic photography as always Carol. Image two getting my vote today, love the eye yo eye point of view.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
12 Apr 2014 7:49AM
They are tiny, it's amazing to watch them flying! You've caught your's brilliantly!
12 Apr 2014 7:53AM
Another fine set Carol,
Fred.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 8:16AM
More pretty critters for our delectation.
12 Apr 2014 8:20AM
What a cutie....and so small
Great shadow as a bonus
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 8:50AM
Beautiful close-ups Carol. These insects are so small yet your images show excellent detail.

Phil.
12 Apr 2014 9:01AM
Another amazing set of macro images, Carol!
I particularly like the diagonal composition of V4.

Richard
12 Apr 2014 9:16AM
A fine series again, Carol.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
12 Apr 2014 9:19AM
Lovely set Carol with sunshine and shadow and a good looking critter.
Joan.
12 Apr 2014 9:40AM
eagle ayaed Carol strikes again ! wonderful shots of a moth I'd love to see and photograph !as we're friends can you send him over to me so i can have a go at capturing shots of him !! PLLLLLLLLLEEEEASEWink
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 10:17AM
As I mentioned before you have a fantastic eye for these captures, these being a case in point. Wonderful pictutes and shadow to boot. Well done Carol.
Peter.
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 10:57AM
Super set Carol GrinGrin

Ali
Great images Carol and good to include the info which is always good to know. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Carol
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 25 10 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 11:15AM
Great set Carol, great write upSmile

Cliff
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
12 Apr 2014 11:28AM
Standing up as tall as can be! Smile
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 11:33AM
A lovely name for your Fairy Moth with the long antennae - super macros.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
12 Apr 2014 12:08PM
You and your camera are quite the pair. Both so good at doing the job. Excellent again Carol.
12 Apr 2014 2:01PM
Fantastic photography
12 Apr 2014 3:04PM
v 3 alone is enough.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
12 Apr 2014 3:44PM
Wonderful color, clarity, and Composition on this superb macro Image Set.

Ciao ~ Peter Smile
12 Apr 2014 4:33PM
V1 my fav today ! - Love that yellow (my favorite color) --- Jukka.
12 Apr 2014 6:03PM
Fabulous macro photography!
George
12 Apr 2014 6:43PM
Four lovely shots.
Sylvia
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 6:49PM
I rather like V4 for the great shadowBlush however it's really about the insect
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
12 Apr 2014 7:30PM
Superb closeup Carol.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
12 Apr 2014 8:35PM
Superb macro image and perfect colour contrast. I note you are still living in Greece. Lucky you. Regards,
Chris
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 9:08PM
4 cracking images Carol, love V3, superb.
Brian
13 Apr 2014 1:48AM
Excellent shot.
13 Apr 2014 5:29AM
What an antennae..!
Surely, no girl could resist..!
.. glad you didn't, Carol, they are all magnificent images...!!!

Simon
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
13 Apr 2014 10:12PM
What a super set of macros Carol, his antennae are enormous! I wonder if EOSman is a relative of our very own moth macro man who hails from Brizzle!WinkGrin

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