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Moth

By SteveH1978    
Took this at Stratford-upon-Avon butterfly farm, great place with a really nice, natural environment. Unfortunately, the wife had liberated my 50mm so I was left struggling a bit with my kit lens, which left me shooting at f/8 to get anything like decent sharpness!

Despite being there to shoot the butterflies, I think this moth (well at least I think it is, it wasn't on their ID chart) was one of my favourite shots as it seemed a bit more unusual. Shot at f/8, 1/500 ISO100, in aperture priority with one stop of under exposure.

Thanks for looking

Steve

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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Comments


User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 8:55AM
Super capture Steve, you would think it had it's own built in light source.
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andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 11:06AM
wonderful detail steve brilliant rich colour and tones a cracker nice one Wink
andy
Anna62 4 1 Australia
13 Aug 2011 11:15AM
Steve..this is an amazing image. So sharp and crystal clear. Beautiful colours Smile
13 Aug 2011 2:17PM
superb
13 Aug 2011 2:37PM
I like the way you have focused in on the body of the moth, a cracking colourful shot.

Jim.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
13 Aug 2011 2:58PM
What a stunner, Steve, very well captured. Carol
13 Aug 2011 3:43PM
Brilliant capture!
Sam.
13 Aug 2011 4:14PM
Great capture!
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 9:56PM
lovely capture
bunSmile
tonyng Plus
6 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 10:56PM
Not seen this before. Well captured and presented.
msa01uk 13 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 7:38AM
Great image lovely rich colours.
Malcolm
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
14 Aug 2011 5:25PM
What an amazing moth! Superb capture of it, Steve.

Andrew
PinkK 6 80 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 1:55PM
Beautiful colours! I think the rule of thumb is that butterflies rest with their wings upwards, whereas moths don't...so I assume that this must be a moth Grin
Kaleena
johncob 6 18 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 9:40PM
Steve Incredible specimen and shot. John
barmymarny 5 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:15AM
Fabulous capture.

Marilyn x
LexEquine 9 19 United States
27 Aug 2011 6:34PM
'Superb{A++}, artistic, & elegant Moth image rendition'...LEx Wink

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