6-spot burnet moth - Zygaena filipendulae.

By Badgerfred
6-Spot burnet moth, a mating pair, captured recently on a walk along the River Rhymney.

Tags: Moth Wildlife and nature IMGP5842 FJE915

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Comments


richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
24 Jul 2013 12:13AM
Great image Fred!! Good detail and colour!!

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mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
24 Jul 2013 12:33AM
Good close up Fred.
And this pair certainly are close up !!
Mick.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
24 Jul 2013 12:37AM
Very pretty moths, making a lovely image!
24 Jul 2013 12:53AM
Superb macro photography, Fred!

Richard
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 1:16AM
belting detail fred wonderful colours and comp a belter nice one Wink
andy
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 1:48AM
great timing Fred
and a great photo
Lillian
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 4:10AM
Stunning shot of your "lovers" Grin
Gourgeous... Congratulations!
IB
24 Jul 2013 4:59AM
This is a superb capture Fred !! Lovely Smile
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
24 Jul 2013 5:41AM
A wonderful 'spot' and capture, Fred Smile Carol
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
24 Jul 2013 6:46AM
A great close up Smile
NettaSmile
Stunning colours and excellent detail Fred well captured
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
24 Jul 2013 7:41AM
Excellent macro capture Fred.GrinGrinGrin
Ron
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:49AM
Colourful copulation...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
24 Jul 2013 7:52AM
A great find Fred - well spotted!! Smile

Carol
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 9:11AM
Superb macro shot Fred, fantastic colours and detail

Hugh
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
24 Jul 2013 9:43AM
Good macro Fred. I thought I had spots before my eyes.
jdinne 12 16 England
24 Jul 2013 10:01AM
Wonderful colour and detail Fred great capture.

John
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
24 Jul 2013 12:20PM
Beautifully captured Fred. Lovely background too.
Rende
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 1:54PM
Plent about at the moment Fred

Love the iridescent sheen on the top one (male?)

Adrian
JuBarney Plus
4 10 3 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 5:50PM
A lovely capture of this colourful moth
Ju
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:26PM
I'm glad to hear there are plenty about, though I've not seen one, because I think they are beautiful, a fine capture Fred.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:56PM
I tried for one of these today not as good as yours but got some sort of a pictureWink well done Fred
25 Jul 2013 11:32PM
Great shot Fred. Cathy
25 Jul 2013 11:54PM
Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks and a special thank you to Isabel (Chinga) for her much appreciated user award,
Fred.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
28 Jul 2013 12:23AM
Double Six! A cracking close up of this copulating couple, I've always found burnets hard to capture on camera, they are always difficult to expose for and get in focus

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