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The Herald

By KarenFB
Not as good as some, but I had to share - my first sighting of The Herald. Such a beautiful moth. I was getting all the cobwebs off my log basket (yes, it's that time of year again), making sure there were no nasty surprises coming indoors with it, when out fluttered a 'dead leaf'.

It sat on a very wet path shivering, so after running in and fetching my camera I offerred it a finger, which it quickly crawled onto. After a few more seconds it took wing and I didn't see it again. I'm a bit disappointed with the image, because of the blurred wings, but I'm still pleased I caught it.

Version 2 is equally blurry because of it shivering, but it shows its lovely little stripped legs!

Tags: Moth Insect Wildlife and nature The Herald


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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Oct 2012 7:38PM
Not one I've heard of but irt certainly looks one of the prettier.

Dave

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Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
9 Oct 2012 7:57PM
fancy disturbing it from it's hibernation place, shame on you! Grin They shiver in order to warm up and take to the wing....

Ade
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
9 Oct 2012 8:06PM
Thanks everyone!

That's it Ade, make me feel guilty! Wink (Actually, I read in my book they fly from August to November, so I'm sure he'll find a lovely cosy nook somewhere in the log shed before then!) Smile
9 Oct 2012 8:13PM
Great image, great commentary Karen. I wish it well!

Mike
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
9 Oct 2012 9:04PM
What a beautiful moth, Karen, never seen one of these before, maybe you will come across him again somewhere Smile Carol
a lovely shot of nature at it's best.


billy
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
10 Oct 2012 4:48AM
Thank you everyone! Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
11 Oct 2012 2:28PM
Never seen one of these before, well I might have done!, in the natural history museum south kensington, spent ages as a kid long time ago, nice one like both shots, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
11 Oct 2012 2:57PM
Thank you! Grin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Oct 2012 4:57PM
A great find Karen, the detail and colours have been superbly recorded
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
11 Oct 2012 5:01PM
Thanks Edmund! Smile
12 Oct 2012 1:31PM
They are good allergens,be careful.
29 Oct 2012 4:09PM
Great catch! Lovely moth Smile One I've never seen.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
1 Nov 2012 3:33PM
You got some good detail Karen - it would have been pumping itself up for flight.Smile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
1 Nov 2012 9:08PM
Thanks everyone! Smile

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