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It's the very rare Bullfighting Moth! You don't ever want to come face to face with one of these guys, especially in the dark!
In actual fact it's a "67" image stack of a very small Treble Lines moth, which is only about 20mm long in total, but it has the look of a raging bull.......Almost
Moth was cooled in the fridge before taking the images so as to help keep it still for the length on time needed and was released back into the wild alive and unharmed once shooting had finished.
Had this one in last months "EPZ Nature Competition" but as usual it came nowhere
stunning detail ade and a cracking title too nice one
Wow, sooooooooo impressive!
Jeez this is one heck of an image! a cracker.
Makes me itch when I look at it (not the worlds biggest fan of moths!) but this looks like a real beasty.
Stunning work Ade!
Fantastic close-up, showing an almost quizzical look !! Great shot
A fantastic close up of this fiercesome looking little critter, he looks absolutely enraged at being photographed! The detail is awesome as always. Raging Bull is most apt, I've seen this expression on your face a couple of times before Ade, once when some annoying twitchers disturbed your peace and quiet at Slimbridge back in March and also when you made your infamous appearance on the series "Teachers" on television a few years back!!!
but your ID is wrong it is TORRERO - El torrero mata el torro
Superb detail and excellent stacking. I like the crop to get it in on the face but would have liked to have seen a little more light on the eyes to show them off more Ade as th eviewer is drawn into them. Did you get any with a little fill in light with a reflector or flash.
what , sorry didn't read it... it didn't even make the finals??? I just had a look... some people have a weird conception of nature althought there are some real crackers in there
Like the fine details and good stacking here Ade, well worked
It's been lifted as much as I dared using the shadow tool Rich, I think the real problem was the Flash was slightly overhead of the subject......I should have used another strobe as you say just to add a bit fill in. But the trouble with this kind of work is you only get one chance, I'm surprised I got away with as many shots for the stack as I did......Never mind. But thanks for your feedback, it's a very valid point, I'll keep an eye out for it on any similar images I work on in the future.....
Thanks for everyone else's kind comments too......
This butch chap does look like a bull fighter, but is it me or does it look cross-eyed. A brilliant image Ade (can't think why it was not even short listed).
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Without reading your write up (or title), that's the sort of thing that was going through my mind! The close up shots make them look so chunky and robust, instead of the gentle delicate creatures they are!
A brilliant piece of photography.
The amount of detail you get in your photos of "critters" is remarkable, to think this is only 20 mm, it makes you realise that there is a world you would never see if not for photostacking! What are the sharp looking things on the front legs ? Really well done.
That is totally bl**dy amazing! Brilliant.
"Jeez" and "wow" are very apt. Superbly done, Ade.
Superb portrait..... Ade, moths are very appealing.
Plus I like the fact that the moth survived the action
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They always go back alive and well, no matter what the species......If they didn't I wouldn't last two minutes with my soppy missus on the case
Thanks for the awards everyone......Very much appreciated as they always are.......Ade
I've got a bit to learn Ade, Awsome shot
Another stunner, Ade.
Excellent work, Ade.
A cross-eyed moth
Totally amazing! What a bruiser. I bet no-one dare tell him that he's boss-eyed!
I absolutely love this, very inspiring to a novice like myself. Fantastic!
Can't add to all the above comments.
"Had this one in last months "EPZ Nature Competition" but as usual it came nowhere"
O.K. it worked.....I feel sorry for you.....
Excellent pro photography again Ade! Awesome mate!
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Don't get me wrong I'm not bitter or anything about it, anything but! There was some really good images in last months competition and a lot of them too......I've only re-posted this image so everyone can have a look as the compo entries get overlooked unless you were the one of the winners......My time will come eventually I sure, I'll just keep trying.....Besides I can't complain EPZ had been very good to me over the last 12 months or so....
Thanks for the award though Keith, again muchly appreciated as they all are!
Well I am amazed.............................. This is one fantasic image At first sight I went into a gormy trance.............. and then I realised I was pulling the same facial expression as the moth Good job I am home alone
Brilliant Image, You can have my award too
Glad to see someone else uses their 'fridge for the same purpose, Ade Carol
More hairs on show here Ade than on a barbers floor !!
And what a good missus you have.
My one moans at me if I so much as put one can of Guinness in the fridge !!
They are getting better and better Ade - the 5 UA's (would be 6 if had one) and the GEA say it all - a top quality macro - Congratulations on the very well deserved awards
Now that's just Rediculously UGLY, but brilliantly captured.........The detail is AWESOME
My word...Mr Bristly Brush!! A brush with death, more like, 'cos he really looks like a crazed bull staring you down! Well, a cross-eyed crazed bull...but that just makes him crazier looking
These stacked images of yours are remarkable, Ade. The detail is just insane. Because of these shots of yours I Googled 'image stacking' to learn more about it.
Well done on the GEA and all the UAs!!
Only his mother love him!
Cheers Dean on the UA
Please accept my humble apologies, as I used my last U.A on an image I flagged last night
Trouble is, I gave it, worthy though I might add, at work this morning
Hit the Spring Watch entries with it mate
SUBLIME! GREAT WORK!
Good title as well! IB
Excellent work Ade, think he needs a haircut though
Terrific shot !!!....amazing quality !!!
Enjoyed your write-up too !!
You are a very patient man Ade, and your invest in time was well worth it, this is amazing. Well deserved of the numerous awards
Great eye & fur? detail Ade & lovely light
Ugly beast - not you - the moth.......... I think Richard made a good point re the eyes.
Congrats on the Award.
Really does look like a menacing specimen.
This is absolutely fantastic Ade. Can't stop looking at it, I'm so impressed. This definitely gets my daily award. Brilliant work!
Superb Ade. I am not sure I want to get into stacking but the detail it can provide (when done by someone as adept as you) is undeniably stunning! It is like the way macro opens up another world, but on a whole new level!
ok first he scared the s*t outa me then I felt sorry for him.. he looks a boz eyed poor fella
Awesome. Great work Ade,but it does put me off using my DCR-250
Simply stunning. For the competition the awards above should mean more. Great shot and great patience.
All been said but another stunning shot Ade
Wow...what a portrait!
Congratulations on the awards Ade, thoroughly deserved mate! The detail here is really incredible.
That is BRILLIANT!
I agree with Lillian. looks more like a fluffy raging bull though.
Another outstanding shot, Ade.
brilliant image Ade well worthy of all the awards
wow the 67 stack shows all the detail ...... it does indeed look ready to charge just like a bull.....
A superb image Ade and well deserving of all the awards. I am fascinated by what appear to be Claws halfway up the front legs - now what would they be used for. A
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Fearsome looking tools aren't they, my only guess would be for gripping plants and other things they land on.......But a lot of moths have them or similar looking claws......
Fantastic image Ade, pleased to be No. 100
Omg, how close-up is that! Fantastic work Ade, my congrats for your well deserved awards!
I have heard of this before but I prefer the chase as it were having been a shooting person, now I use the camera instead which is my change of heart, if I don't get the shot it's my fault no one else's! great detail I must admit and yes a roaring bull is a very apt description, thank's again for your help, best regards Leon.
Jeeeez Ade, this is an astonishing shot as I'm sure all the accolades confirm
Wow!, I'm glad these are tiny ;o)
Well captured Ade.
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