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Antler Moth

Many, many thanks to one and all who so generously commented and voted on my previous image, and indeed other images prior to that! Thrilled by your response, though a little daunted as to whether I can possibly maintain the standard!

I believe these images are of a very co-operative Antler Moth, who kindly offered me several angles from which to capture it. It's name, I gather, comes from those wonderful markings on its wings. It's enjoying the delights of a lovely Hydrangea paniculata, though on this occasion my focus was on the Moth rather than the flower.

Like these or loath them, you can blame it all on Barbs (barbarahirst) for requesting another upload!! Seriously, thank Barbs. Sometimes I need to be told to take the finger out!!

A special "Thank You" to Sandy (Daisymaye) for awarding her UA to Morning Flies. Greatly appreciated and treasured.

Amended title and info! Thanks to KarenFB I must now tell you this is not a "Y" Moth as I said but an Antler Moth and a male to boot. What it is to have such knowledge! What a great learning experience it is being a member of epz!

Tags: Moth Flower Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Hydrangea Wildlife and nature

Voters: RonnieAG, Herge88, CarolG and 83 more

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RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
16 Sep 2010 2:49PM
I think you'll have no bother keeping up your excellent standard, Ann, as these two shots exemplify. Beautiful capture of this moth in fine detail, perched on a hydrangea? Lovely bit of work.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
16 Sep 2010 3:04PM
Superb images, Ann, excellent colour and detail in all, each one worthy of its own upload. Carol
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2010 3:07PM
Fabulous set of images, amazing detail for me it has to be V4.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
16 Sep 2010 3:07PM
These are all beautiful Ann. Lovely detail and colour. Superb!.........Sandy
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2010 3:08PM
Atta girl !!!!!
I knew you had beem holding out on us !!!!
baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2010 3:10PM
Wow Ann, superb set of images. V4 is incredible, such detail and so furry! Very well captured indeed.
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
16 Sep 2010 3:11PM
Nice set of shots .
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
16 Sep 2010 3:50PM
A really lovely set. - gary
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
16 Sep 2010 3:54PM
Great set especially #4
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
16 Sep 2010 4:23PM
Excellent closeups of this moth!
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
16 Sep 2010 4:30PM
Exquisite detail in both the moth and the lovely flower, Patti
Suehh 14 39 6 England
16 Sep 2010 4:38PM
Marvellous with V4 being exceptional.

Growmore 12 4 3 England
16 Sep 2010 4:39PM
Fantastic set Ann, stunning V1 for the pose and love the close up in V4. Gary
16 Sep 2010 4:43PM
four top class macro images ann,well taken.ray
RTDS 12 Cyprus
16 Sep 2010 5:17PM
An excellent set of macros.
Stunning details and colours.
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2010 6:03PM
Gorgeous set of images. A beautifully marked moth, well done.
James_C Plus
12 38 57 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2010 6:21PM
Lovely set Ann. V1 is very much my favourite though.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2010 6:27PM
V1 is my favourite, nicely positioned in the frame, the hydrangea giving a good background, with V4 coming a close second because of the detail you have captured.
16 Sep 2010 6:46PM
Great detail and image well done V1 for me.
16 Sep 2010 6:48PM

Quote:Superb images, Ann, excellent colour and detail in all, each one worthy of its own upload. Carol

Hi Ann, I do agree very much with Carol. This is an excellent image..

16 Sep 2010 6:50PM
What a lovely set of captures Ann - well done !

16 Sep 2010 7:06PM
V4 is lovely with the well exposed antennae. Nice Hydrangea & the tetra petal ? - Raja.
16 Sep 2010 7:18PM
Beautiful images charged with light, very fine captures,
imagio 14 12 1 England
16 Sep 2010 7:21PM
Excellent series Ann

saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
16 Sep 2010 7:46PM
What wonderful set of images,all very beautiful indeed,V1 is my favorite,very well taken and presented,
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
16 Sep 2010 8:24PM
Excellent & wonderful set of macro captures of the Y Moth with fine color & details. My pick is V2 today, Ann. Ciao...Peter
16 Sep 2010 11:07PM
A fine set,
akhtarkhan 19 4 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2010 11:18PM
Superb set of macro shots. Very good detail nicely taken.
Anjantoo 13 7 1 England
17 Sep 2010 12:03AM
Brilliant images Ann, only just mentioned on CarolG upload, I didnt' realise how furry moths were!
goso 14 2 1 Australia
17 Sep 2010 12:05AM
A splendid set Ann...Bill
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
17 Sep 2010 6:28AM
No problem keeping up the standard that never will be able to. Great captures again

17 Sep 2010 7:34AM
Brilliant set. An amazing selection of colors and fantastic detail. Antennae on the V4, just incredibly!
Regards, Oleg.
12 10 10 England
17 Sep 2010 8:02AM
Brilliant set Ann - the detail in V4 is superb.
Ray42 13 3 England
17 Sep 2010 9:13AM
An excellent set -
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2010 9:17AM
A cracking set Ann, detail spot on, have taken note of your camera.
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
17 Sep 2010 9:40AM
Smashing set Ann, really well taken, nice and sharp!
lesliea 11 2 Australia
17 Sep 2010 9:42AM
Beautiful image great colours, well captured.
Techno 12 6.1k 8 England
17 Sep 2010 4:47PM
Lovely foursome of close up's, compositionally V1 is my favourite a delightful combination of flower power and insect world, well done..
18 Sep 2010 12:25AM
Superb details.Great set.
Evgenya 11 Russian Federation
18 Sep 2010 5:39AM
Beautiful shots butterfly Ann, great displayed fluffy insect. Excellent.
Rock 19 10 2 England
18 Sep 2010 8:41AM
Fine work Lass.

It seems we are all out chasing butterflies.

digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
18 Sep 2010 11:54AM
4 excellent shots love them all click
18 Sep 2010 5:38PM
superb Ann
porty2003 17 97 Scotland
18 Sep 2010 6:41PM
What a beautiful creature,so well 'presented'.Lovely shots Ann

Beautiful captures, excellent work Ann, well done!
Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 2:18PM
Beautiful captures Ann!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
19 Sep 2010 5:18PM
A marvellous set of close ups of this furry little character, the detail and clarity in these is most impressive
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 6:16PM
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 6:51AM
Just brilliant, Ann, a superb set of images.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 8:49AM
Great set of close ups,
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 10:42AM
So perfectly beautiful the whole set! but has to be V1 for the composition here Ann,
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
20 Sep 2010 6:48PM
Like them all, a great set Ann,
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 7:18PM
v2 is my Fav... but v4 shows some awesome detail, all so well captured

Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 7:22PM
A superb set Ann. V4 is stunning. An excellent macro shot with super detail.
22 Sep 2010 6:50PM
Really excellent set of close up images.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
23 Sep 2010 2:00PM
1 & 4 Wow ! close up of his antenna ? superb xxx
mrjt 15 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 8:19PM
I would not choose, all are first class...Jack

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