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Persian Carpet

Persian Carpet
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Copyright: Leonid Fedyantsev (Macroleo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 109] (886)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/14.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-19 2:45
Viewed: 3408
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shaded Broad-bar
Scotopteryx chenopodiata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Wingspan 25-30 mm.

Widespread and fairly common throughout Britain, inhabiting a range of open habitats.

The species has one generation, the adults flying in July and August.

The larvae feed on vetch (Vicia) and clover (Trifolium).

Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)

GEOMETRIDAE: from the Greek "geo" (the earth) + "metron" (measure); refers to the larvae, which appear to be "measuring the earth" as they move

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-19 2:48]

Hello Leonid
Nice capture with sharp details and natural colors.

Hallo Leonid
A gorgeous image filled with lovely colours and details on the moth's wings. Here I can definitely say the autumn colours of this butterfly are a sheer delight. I really like how you placed the moth in the middle of the frame, and in a pose so close to one’s eye. This way one can observe and appreciate the details of this splendidly looking insect even better. The details of this beauty are really smashing and I especially refer to the clarity of furry body and wings. Focus, sharpness and framing is great and presented in a most delightful manner. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-19 3:28]
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Hello Leonid,
A fine macro of what I think is O. chenopodiata, rather than mucronata, though both species are variable.
This specimen lacks the typical stong dark lines at the edges of the median band that mucronata has.
Great sharpness, lighting and contrasting dark BG.
Well done and thanks,
Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-19 6:05]

Hello Leonid!
This is very well exposed with excellent composition. Very sharp details within your DOF. I like the border treatment, Very good work!
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Leonid, splendid carpet on wings of this beautiful moth, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, superb macro, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Leonid
great sharpness
beautiful moth
nice colours
super picture
greeting lou

hello Leonid!
my compliments because you have could manage a very good light and in a perfect way to show the wings, knowing the difficulties that we have for these kind of pictures...

best sERGIO

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-22 8:44]

lenoid, Lovely shot and what a beauty. Superb view. Ganesh

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-23 0:53]

hello Leo,
Very beautiful the picture of this "persian carpet". I know this moth well,seeing it quite often. Your picture shows the fine nuances of the brown patterns so well. Most beautiful and pleasant contrast to the green background too

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