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Silver Y

By Ade_Osman    
Probably the UK's most common immigrant moth. Here's a Silver Y - Autographa gamma. Each forewing has a conspicuous unbroken metallic silver Y-marking. Can occur throughout the UK and breeds here (although the early stages cannot survive the winter), with numbers fluctuating from year to year. Flies by day and night, with the fast flying adults are frequently observed nectaring at flowers by day and just before dusk.

No trickery with PS/PSP with this one as opposed to yesterday's upload, this image is straight out the camera, just how I like them!

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments on yesterday's Small Copper Butterfly, bit busy today so will be very much in and out but will try and see what everyone's been up to as per usual.

Ade

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Comments


19 Jul 2012 9:44AM
Fantastic image! Depth of field perfect.

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tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 9:45AM
Quality Image Ade. Brace yourself for accolades coming your way.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Jul 2012 9:57AM
The master of the moth macros strikes again, terrific detail in this one mate.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 10:00AM
Wow! What a beauty! Very lovely shape & details! IB
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
19 Jul 2012 10:11AM
A cracking macro straight from the camera, Ade: excellent close-up photography.
Ronnie.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
19 Jul 2012 10:28AM
Your ability to find these is applaudable Ade, your photography magnificent.
Ron.
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 10:30AM
Excellent shot, Ade.
Tony
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Jul 2012 10:30AM
fantastic detail, even in the tiny cobwebs..
You'll end up getting me interested in moths Smile
19 Jul 2012 10:43AM
A super close up well taken.

Keith.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 11:02AM
A really stunning macro photograph, which has all the right ingredients, mixed up into the right amounts, and cooked to perfection. Furthermore a very informative pre narrative.

Regards Nathan
ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 11:19AM
Nice one...they are a nightmare to nab when nectaring.....they move so fast.

keith
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
19 Jul 2012 11:35AM
Stunning capture with excellent B/G Ade.

Regards

Trev.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 12:16PM
Great work Ade
Davi d
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
19 Jul 2012 1:52PM
Awesome detail. Wow!.............Sandy
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 2:06PM
A brilliant, sharp capture here Ade! Wonderful!
Carol
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2012 2:12PM
A good one Ade!
19 Jul 2012 2:31PM
Another beauty Ade. Well captured again Smile

Mark
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
19 Jul 2012 2:39PM
Another fine looking one here Ade.
Good comp' with the diagonal.
Mick.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
19 Jul 2012 3:27PM
This one looks sorta familiar, beautifully captured, Ade.

Dave
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
19 Jul 2012 3:51PM
Excellent, as always, Ade Smile Carol
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
19 Jul 2012 4:09PM
Natural beauty. - gary
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2012 4:48PM
Well, there were three-- and they have disappeared-- wondering if they would make it???
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 7:22PM
Sooooo much detail, great image Adrian.
Brian
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 7:46PM
Great shot, lovely markings, and his perch is fluffyGrin
Diane
faulknerstv 12 421 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 8:26PM
Great shot. stunning detail
Ray42 8 3 England
20 Jul 2012 7:42AM
A perfect shot Ade
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
20 Jul 2012 8:48AM
Impressive macro.

Ken

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