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Parasemia plantaginis

Parasemia plantaginis
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H10, Zeiss Tessar 40 mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-28 2:12
Viewed: 3310
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On my bicycle trips:

This Wood Tiger (not the other way round!!) was quite hidden in the humid vegetation at 1'240 m a.s.l. on the North flank of Chasseral. Not easy to spot it from a bicycle-- while cycling downhill :-). The Wood tiger (Lepidoptera; Arctiidae; Parasemia plantaginis ( L.); Wegerichbär; L'Ecaille du plantain) has a wingspan of 35 mm. It feeds as a larva on Plantago and Rumex and is found all over Europe and Northern Asia, even North America.

ID: I used R. Robineau et al. 2007. Guide des papillons nocturnes de FranceDelachaux & Niestlé Paris France.

This is another test with a bridge camera and a good lens (bicycle oblige).

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-28 2:55]

Hi Dietrich,very good macro and very interesting moth,not easy to take and to identify too..ehehe..you work at the best in this difficult light and position,a perfect focus and an excellent white balance too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-28 3:03]

Hi Dietrich,
such an excellent composition with lovely colour contrast and superb sharpness. Very smooth and well composed shot in good graphical and colour balancing.
Well done.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-28 4:57]

Lieber Dieter,
Zuerst dachte ich, Dieter schon wieder auf dem Velo..nein es ist ein Junibild.
Der Wegerichbär wird nicht sehr oft gezeigt,es freut mich sehr, dass Du ihn hier zeigst. Selber habe ich ihn nur sehr selten in der Natur gesehen.
Feines Bild, das Du mit Deiner Sony Cybershot gemacht hast, die Kamera scheint sich für solche Aufnahmen zu eignen! Wie steht es mit Deinem Makroobjektiv?
Herzlich grüsst

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-28 4:58]

Hello Dietrich,
A fine capture of a male P. plantaginis. The technical features put this Sony in a first class category and your way of using it makes this a top class image with fine contrast against the natural OOF Bg.
A hole in one!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-28 5:01]

Hi Dietrich,
Beautiful capture of this moth.Colors,contrast and sharpness are wonderful.Thanks for sharing..

Stunning shot of this moth, Dietrich!
Very well seen, and I loved reading your short and humorous note!

Hello Dietrich
grande gestione della luce che da veramente quel tocco di classe a questa bellissima composizione. la piccola Parasemia è perfetta, dalla messa a fuoco ai dettagli ai colori tutto ritratto nel migliore dei modi.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-28 9:37]

Hi Dietrich,
Splendid photo of this Wood Tiger Moth, very nice colors and fine and sharp details, TFS!

hello Dietrich
super sharpness pose with beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Dietrich,

Awesome macro of a Wood Tiger moth. Wonderful subtle lighting and great focusing MF!
TFS and have a nice night!

Ps. Sorry OOPs MF:(

what a beautiful moth and its great macro shot. great details of focus. green BG nicely contrasted it. POV/DOF and composition great as like coloration and exposure.
thanks, Dietrich. best wishes my friend

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-09-28 14:07]

Hi Dietrich,
Very good macro shot of this beauty,fine contrast and great sharpness.TFS.

Hello Dietrich,
beautiful capture of butterfly. Shooting difficult, but with excellent results. Compliments, Paolo

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