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Jersey Tiger

Jersey Tiger
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-08 8:17
Viewed: 4167
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Euplagia quadripunctaria

Dutch name: Spaanse vlag
French name: Ecaille chinée

Wingspan: 52-58mm

The forewings of Jersey Tigers are cream-coloured with black stripes. The underwings are bright orange with black patches.

It flies both in the daytime, feeding on various flowers, as well as at night, when attracted to light. The main flight period is July to September.

The hairy larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants including nettle.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-08 8:26]

Hello Mariki,
This is a real beauty and you're lucky to have captured it! Very fine shot showing the lovely markings and colours of this Moth. A good background to set it off too!
TFS and have a nice weekend! Ulla

Ciao Marie Christine,
bella macro di falena, buona esposizione con una resa equilibrata dei colori nonostante la difficoltà dei bianchi e dei neri e l'uso del flash, buona definizione, ottimi POV e composizione. TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-08 8:54]

Hallo Marie Christine,
Prachtige foto van deze Spaanse Vlag (typische naam). Mooie licht en erg goede scherpte. Bijzonder zo met de uitgeklapte vleugels. Goede compositie.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-08 9:16]

Quel beau specimen! Bravo Marie pour cette belle capture, excellents détails et bonne exposition, merci!


Hello Marie,

I saw some of these when I was in France, in summer, and it is the only time that I have ever seen them.
Your detailed shot is well focussed and shows the wing patterns clearly.
Good dof for a nice green b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-08 10:14]

Hi Marie. What a great looking moth. Fantastic markings which your top POV shows so well with fine detail and natural colours.well done TFS.

Hello Mariki, an interesting moth having a zebra's pattern:)
TFS and greetings,

Dear Marie
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Perfect focusing,use of flash and BG.Welldone my friend.

Good Luck

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-08 13:41]

Hi Marie,
Lovely close up of this moth.Well seen and composed.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Marie,
Very nice capture of this impressive Jersey Tiger with good POV and composition, sharp details and beautiful colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-08 16:41]

Salut Marie,vraiment magnifique,je me souvien de cette ecaille qui m'a echappe' cette ete',mes compliments,Luciano

hello marie,
fine capture of the jersy tiger, this is a beautiful moth which you have captured in its full glory, the pattern on the wings looks lovely with all the details, very suitable pov and a pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-11-09 0:45]

Hi Marie,

A nice capture of this jersey tiger,well seen and captured,I believe I posted a close relative last season,I cannot see the meaning with the dutch name spaanse vlag,which means spanish flag (as the colors are a bit different),but anyway a well captured and exposed capture,thanks


Hi Marie, What a beautiful moth species. An extraordinary pattern and colours of a moth indeed. You captured it in a fine posture and details, sharpness are wonderful.
TFS and have a nice sunday my friend!


Hi again Mariki, beautiful moth with fine details and good sharpness, difficult capture, brava, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-09 17:52]

Hello Marie,
Superb image of this butterfly. The patterns on its wing are very nice, once again you have worked your magic in this fine image, thank you.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-11-09 20:53]

Hello Mariki,

Very good capture this Tiger, details and colors are well captured.Good use of flash.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-09 20:56]

Hello marie, Good view and nice comosition. Well shot Ganesh

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-10 21:58]

Hi Marie,
Wonderful shot of this great looking Jersey Tiger with such fascinating stripes on its wings. Very impressive sharpness and colours with great use of flash lighting. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-11-11 4:32]

Bonjour Marie-Christine,
Suis un peu en retard (toute la famille était malade), mais je voulais encore venir saluer ton Ecaille chinée (quel joli nom!). Tu as bien mis en valeur ses ailes "Courrèges" et bien mis le focus sur les yeux et les pattes rayées. Je suis un peu jalouse, car je n'ai encore jamais réussi à la capturer.
Meilleures salutatiuons

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-11 6:00]

Hello again Marie,
A fine close capture of the Jersey Tiger moth taken from a fine dorsal POV with excellent sharpness and contrast on the ivy leaves.
TFS this beauty,

Hi Marie

Good shot of this attractive moth. I do like the geometrical pattern on the wings. Contrast is good against teh dark leaves. Good sharpness.


A very attractive moth and you have shot it thoughtfully from a perspective that shows its features and colours extremely clearly, Marie.
The shiny green leaves work well by way of BG in this well composed picture.
TFS and regards.

Hello Marie Christine

A beautiful shot of this Jersey Tiger.
The lighting and colours are very good.
Excellent detail and focus.
Well composed in the frame,and in a lovely leafy natural setting.


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