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Scopula Ornata

Scopula Ornata
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Copyright: Livio Carroccia (livius) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 422] (1639)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-22 23:53
Viewed: 3830
Points: 56
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Sterrhinae
Genus: Scopula
Species: S. ornata
Binomial name Scopula ornata

The Lace Border (Scopula ornata) is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is found in Europe, North Africa and the Near East.
The wingspan is 21-24 mm. Adults are on wing in May and June, then again from late July to September.
The larvae feed on various herbaceous plants, mainly Thymus, but also Achillea, Mentha, Origanum, Rumex, Taraxacum and Veronica.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-22 23:57]

Hello Livio,
Wonderful capture of this moth.Clear details,sharpness,exposure and colors are perfect.Thanks for posting.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Livio,
oggi siamo vicini di "casa" su TN; fantastica macro di falena ripresa in tutto il suo splendore con ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori, bellissima la composizione con una "ricca" ambientazione.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Hallo Livio
Very good picture of this remarkable moth. Sharpness is great. Fresh natural colours, and beautiful patterns and markings on the wings. The unopened flowerbuds in the background is an additional bonus. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-23 0:58]

Splendid photo, very good presentation, TFS!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-23 1:13]

Hello Livio,
Very good shot.The wings are spread and perfectly are visible very nice pattern and colours.
Regards, Pawel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 89 N: 15639] (65415)
  • [2010-06-23 1:47]

Accidenti che colpone! Che magnifica falena,non l'avevo mai vista,il design delle ali ricamato sapientemente e' straordinario.E capisco la difficolta' della foto,ste maledette si nascondono sempre negli anfratti e sotto le foglie.Un lavoro da maestro! Buona giornata,Luciano

Ciao Livio. Quasi miracolosi la nitidezza ed il dettgalio ottenuti considerando i colori. La leggera sbavatura sul margine dell'ala sinistra nulla toglie and una eccellente macro. Complimenti.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-23 5:01]

Hello Livio,
Beautiful photo of this moth in very nice natural colours. Good sharp details, composition and OOF BG.

livio, fantastic colour in grey-blueish and white....

Ciao Livio,
Flena č elegante, ma piů elegante č la tecnica utilizzata per voi di prendere questa foto. Lo sfondo č molto buono, generoso e omogeneo sfocatura. Mi piace il POV e la posa della falena, ti fa sentire l'effetto gravitazionale nella foto. Questa foto č molto bella da vedere. Saluti, grazie per la condivisione, Jesús

Ciao Livio, bellissima e delicata falenetta, ottima resa del bianco, macro impegnativa realizzata con grande maestria, complimentoni, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-23 11:12]

Ciao Livio,
A very nice macro of a fresh specimen of this species of Scopula. the delicate pattern on the wings is shown with excellent sharpness and colours in a pleasing composition against a clean BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-24 0:42]

Hi Livio
One of the most beautiful shot of a moth I ever see!
Details are perfect and colors great!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-24 2:59]

Bonjour Livio,
Scopula ornata porte bien son nom..sa robe est en effet trčs belle avec ses ornements comme de la dentelle. Image naturelle est trčs plaisante par la finesse de ses teintes.
Bonne fin de semaine

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-24 4:16]

Hello Livio,
very nice capture of this moth. The white stands beautifully against the neat and smooth greenish background. You have composed it so well, the clarity and details of the wings are well documented.
Very beautiful view and even the flowers are lively too.


Ciao Livio,
I love this one - like a bride.
Excellent sharpness and pretty moment, also good light, very well done.
Thanks - I hope you feel well after the football-desaster, I'm sad that Italy isn't in the game any more.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-06-24 18:09]

Ola Livio
Linda foto com excelente detalhes e coes bem naturais.
Otima composiçăo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-24 21:11]

Hi Livio.
I am very pleased to read your nice comments and to watch your new picture. First of all I am impressed with beautifulness of the insect and achieved 3D-looking of the shot. Lights are great as well as fine clean colours of the picture. Details of the moth and buds are superb as well as blurriness of the BG. I also like wonderful composition of the shot and impressive POV. TFS and kind wishes.

Precioso composición Livio, con buen control de la iluminación y bellos detalles. Bien captada la textura de las alas. Excelente trabajo.

Nice looking specimen Livio, some great details..
Those plant buds or heads add great interest as well :)

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-07-02 10:04]

Woww!! che meraviglia, Livio!...veramente bella questa falena.
Macro ottima con bei dettagli e una luce splendida.
Bellissimo lo sfondo sfumato.
ciao e buon weekend.

Ciao Livio! Nice butterfly. Good capture and exposure. Ideal sharpness. Perfect macro. Very good note. Well done!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2418] (10664)
  • [2010-07-06 0:29]

Ciao Livio,
Beautiful composition of a moth ...
Very good capture.Excellent sharpness.
Best wishes,

I have never seen anything like this, Livio!
This is a lovely shot, my friend!
PS: Thanks so much for your support upon my dear sisters' death.

Ciao amico Livio,

Awesome post! Great job with the clarity and focus.
TFS and have a nice week MF!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-31 7:14]

Hello Livio,
A fantastic capture of this Moth with beautiful markings on its wings! Excellent sharpness and beautiful light and colours. A very nice contrasting background too
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 8 N: 537] (3326)
  • [2010-09-11 16:54]

Beautiful species and well presented image.
I like especially the clarity and composition.

Hi Livio again,
Beautiful moth, I never saw it by myself although it isn't rare in my country. Again beautiful lights / shadows variety, good sharpness, plenty of details. With moving the camera a bit more to right the flowers in the background wouldn't be cropped - otherwise a remarkable photo. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, Ladislao

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