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Santa Claus Burnet ?/Zygaena carniolica

Santa Claus Burnet ?/Zygaena carniolica
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/185 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-24 9:53
Viewed: 5677
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Zygaena carniolica (Scopoli, 1763)

This species is common and often abundant, but populations fluctuate considerably from year to year.
Occurs from sea level up to 1500 m in Europe, up to 2500 m in Transcaucasia and has been recorded up to 4000 m in northern Iran.
Inhabits dry, calcareous biotopes in most parts of its range.
Range extends across central, southern and eastern Europe to Asia Minor and Transcaucasia.


* Naumann C.M., Tarmann G. M., Tremewan W.G., 1999 - The Western Palaearctic Zygaenidae (Lepidoptera). Apollo Books, Stenstrup.



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To Alex99: Buon Natale, Alexeimarcellr 1 12-25 08:31
To nglen: Buon Natale, Nickmarcellr 1 12-25 02:24
To batu: Buon Natale, Petermarcellr 1 12-25 02:20
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To Maite: Buon Natale, Maitemarcellr 1 12-25 02:05
To fartash: Buon Natale, Fartashmarcellr 1 12-25 01:50
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-24 10:00]
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Hello marcello. This is a very good close up of the Moth. good detail and colours. just right for Xmas. you have a good POV. well done TFS.

Have a Good Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hello Marcello,
Great details and fine clarity in colours!
A pleasant symmetrical composition...
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-24 13:07]
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Ciao Marcello,
Nice shot of Z. carniolica displaying the colours appropriate for the festive season!
Pretty sharp and in a nice composition showing colours and details well.
Thanks and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-24 13:21]
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Hello Marcello,
Wonderful capture of this fabulous Moth in bright colours very fitting for the occasion.
Excellent sharpness and a fine composition.
Many thanks and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hello Marcello,
Excellent composition of beautiful butterfly, perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
sincerely wishing you and family:-
best regards

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-24 14:56]
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Hello Marcello
What a fantastic capture of this so beautiful Zygaena! It has so beautiful colors and curious antenas! I found last summer another zygaena upon the same kind of flower but I was in a hurry and couldn't take a clear shot. This picture is really fantastic and has a great POV and composition.
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Marcello,
Colorful moth. Sharpness and color clarity are great. Lovey pov and composition. Merry Christmas. With all best wishes.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-25 0:33]

Hi Marcello,
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you.
Wonderful shot with such awesome bright colours and sharp details. Great lighting, exposure and DOF. I like your POV to portray it and the marvellous composition. Kudos.

Hello Marcello
Very inersting spieces to shoot,
Great composition,details and BG,Welldone.

Merry Christmas

Ciao Marcello, splendida farfalla di Natale, sei grande!
Mi piace molto la ripresa dall'alto e il grande contrasto con lo sfondo, tra un quarto d'ora è Natale, gli auguri ce li siamo già fatti, ma una volta in più non fa male, BUON NATALE, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-25 2:05]
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Buongiorno Marcello,
you show a colourful and great picture of carniolica with its peculiar and nice wing pattern.
Have a nice Christmas day and best wishes,

Hi Marcello.
Great close-up of amazing moth and flowers. Details, colours are superb as well as the impressive direct POV and composition of the shot. BG is delicate and pleasant at high range. Bravo.
My best wishes for Holiday Season. Merry Christmas.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-25 15:17]

eheheh gli manca il cappellino da babbo natale e poi e' perfetta per l'occasione !! molto molto carina,ciao e buona digestione,luciano

Hi Marcello,
A beautiful capture of this nice looking moth. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2008.

A nicely captured image of a very attractive Moth. I haven't seen them myself so will have to look out for them next time I visit Greece as they are very photogenic!

Regards and Happy New Year!

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-02-17 18:51]

Hi Marcello, A beautiful and unusually coloured butterfly. This is a fine very sharp photo. It is well aligned with the flower. TFS. Murray.
PS Many thanks for ID of the beetle.

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