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Euclidia glyphica


Euclidia glyphica
Photo Information
Copyright: Oana Otilia Saracutu (oanaotilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 529 W: 28 N: 964] (3416)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-01 1:12
Viewed: 3571
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all I would like to thank to all of you who have really criticize my previous post, pointing out the lack of sharpness and focus. It is indeed, true...I am using aperture between 2.8 - maximum 4 because I want to obtain a "perfect" blurred background, but of course, it seems that I miss some how the point! And how somebody have suggested to me, I try to focus on the eye of the insect and I forget quite fast about the rest. Some time I have ok results, but most of the time I fail. The magic word is "PRACTICE".

From the same day as my previous butterfly, again, another butterfly, this time, completely unknown for me. Even the book that I have does not help.So I will be grateful if somebody will help me with the identification.

Because I have not single perfect image I choose to make this collage and to present the insect from different angles. I hope that you like it...
Shutter speed: 1/320 - 1/400
F-Stop: 5.0 - 5.6

Thanks to Luciano, this is Euclidia glyphica, one of the few day-flying moths.
I have found no detailed description on a English site, so I will try to translate from a dutch site (using google translator - I am not so good in dutch).
Features
Forewing length: 13-15 mm. This owl has a warm brown or grayish brown, often tinged purple wing. Along the inner lateral line is a narrow dark band along the outer lateral line is a broad dark band, the cross bands are occasionally absent. In the zoom field is located along the edge of a large dark brown spot. Because the owl at the landing often sits with outstretched wings, the rear wing is clearly visible. The inner half of the hind wing is dark brown, the outer half is orange yellow with dark veins and a narrow dark lateral band. The aforementioned combination of features is unique and little variable. The bottom of both the front and the rear wing has an orange-yellow color with a dark brown markings, the butterfly in flight is therefore a colorful impression.

Habitat
(Lime) grassland, flowery meadows, forest edges, roadsides and railway embankments.

Host plants
Various herbaceous plants, including clover, lotus, nonesuch, vetch and alfalfa.

Flight time and behavior
Mid April-mid August in two generations. The butterflies are active during the daytime in warm sunny or cloudy weather and are easily upset, and they fly a little bit and sit down again.

Lifecycle
Track: May-June and August-September. The caterpillars are nocturnal and rest during the day along a stem of the crop. The species overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon in the litter.

From: http://www.vlindernet.nl

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Hi Oana,a beauiful collage of this Euclidea glyphica , a very common moth in my country.The best way to see from differents points of view the design of wings and the colors,very good sharpness and light balance.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Oana
Beautiful photos with very good composition and wonderful colours.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-06-01 2:25]

Hi Oana.
First of all many thanks for you kind words and greetings with my anniversary. I am very touched.

I also like your nice note for your cute collage. Personally I usually use extreme small aperture at macro shooting and only last time to try take close-up shots at more open aperture. Macro lens produces nice bokhe even at small apertures. However, your collage is very nice, gives excellent idea of this cute species and beautiful flowers. My kind regards and TS.
Alexei.

Hi Oana.
Nice collage you can not please all the people all the time only some of the people some of the time so long as you are happy with your efforts that is the point and this is a good effort.
Cheers Dave

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-01 7:51]

Buna Oana,
Frumos montaj cu aceasta specie destult de greu de fotografiat, pozele sunt reusite, felicitari!

Buna Oana,
Intradevar o specie greu de fotografiat deoarece zboara si se aseaza pe plante foarte joase.
Nu ai pozitie de fotografiat si este destul de sperios.
Excelent colajul cu detalii bune si culori naturale.
Imaginea din dreapta sus imi place in mod deosebit.
Numai bine!
Marius.

Hi Oana.
Very nice and interesting mix of photos of this moth. Excellent point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Hello Oana,
You realised the "shortcomings" and put together an artistic collage that works very well. Parts of the insect that are not sharp in one image are sharp in another and so you saved the day. The result, for me, is a pleasant viewing experience. Adequate DOF always is a challenge with macro photography for all of us but in most cases it is necessary. A tripod, or at least a monopod, is now a must for me as camera shake is the big culprit at the low shutter speeds required by a small aperture and low ISO. Best wishes.
Neels

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