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Drymonia ruficornis

Drymonia ruficornis
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Attractive Moths - Notodontidae, Moths of Europe 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 9:03
Viewed: 4407
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some days ago (24.04.), I found a number of different moths, in particular of the family Notodontidae. After Notodonta ziczac, I would like to present here
- Drymonia ruficornis
which among other characters can be distinguished from similar species by the dark curved pattern element in the light band of the forewings.
The species is distributed in Europe and eastwords to Turkey and Armenia. It prefers deciduous mixed and Quercus-forests.
Larvae feed on Quercus.

- natural light (cloudy)
- ISO 400
- hand-held
A small aperture has been selected to achieve suitable depth of field. This required rather long exposure of 1/25 sec. Therefore a series of pictures was taken for later selection of the best one.

* de Freina J.J. and Witt T.J. (1987) Die Bombyces und Sphinges der Westpalaearktis, Vol. 1. - Edition Forschung und Wissenschaft, München.
* Ebert G (1994) Die Schmetterlinge Baden-Württembergs, Vol. 4, Nachtfalter II. - Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.
* Koch M. (1991) Wir bestimmen Schmetterlinge. - Neumann Verlag, Radebeul.

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  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-28 9:17]

Hello Peter,
I see that I've got a very nice neighbour today! Great capture of this beautiful Lunar Marble Brown moth camouflaged against bark. Sharp details and natural colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Peter,

This is a great shot of Moth
Excellent sharp details
Locely compo
this are amazing hiding colours
Well seen

TFS Thijs

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-28 10:20]

Un art parfait du camouflage. Bien vu .
Bonne journée.

Hello Peter
Wonderfuls hot of this Moth,
Excellent lighting and sharpness,
Great details and BG,Superb shot.


Hello Peter,
May be I took a picture of Asian relative of this Drymonia ruficornis today. They look alike. I will upload the picture soon. This is another beautiful and crisp clear moth picture. Great pov and dof. Sharpness and composition are excellent.

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