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Ash/Lilac Borer Moth

Ash/Lilac Borer Moth
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-06-18 11:35
Viewed: 2115
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had a hard time trying to figure out what type of insect this was. I found it on some fire wood I had cut from my Ash tree and originally thought it was a type of wasp.

The abdomen didn't look right for a wasp and neither did it's antenna. Today I finally found it while trying to identify another moth for one of our members.

I had to cut down an Ash tree that my son planted when he was in grade school because it was infested with the larva of the Emerald Ash Borer. I found this moth on one of the logs and now believe it had just emerged from the tree.

To view the site which helped me to confirmed it's identity Click Here

I will post another image in a WS.

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Ciso Ron, great macro of fantastic bug, unknown for me, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron

A second straight day I'm your neighbour :)
Beautiful perspective on the WS photo,
Great macro this one, with fine lateral POV,
superb focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-06-19 4:08]

Hi Tuslaw,a very interesting post about this curious specie that i never seen before,beautiful capture made with the best sharpness and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ron
nice to find so a special moth
super good picture to show us this beauty moth
i like this picture
thanks Ron gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-06-19 8:17]

Hello Ron,
Exceptional quality in this macro. Strange, but very beautiful insect in amazing sharpness and details. Splendid colors in beautiful light. Very good DOF and taken from the best POV.

Hello Ron,
A picture looks 10 times better if BG is clean; no disturbance and here you have managed to obtain such BG. I always try to maintain such BG in my photographs. Excellent photograph of this Moth. Details and colors look gorgeous. Nice POV.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-06-19 20:48]

Hola Ron...hermosa foto de este exótico insecto, me gusta el entorno, composición, luz y el fondo...saludos.

Hello Ron,
Excellent image of a very strange moth. Incredible shape and colors. Very good focus and details as usual.

Hi Ron,
wonderful and perfect shot of this terrific insect. Yes from its head you could tell it could not be a wasp.
Thanks for showing this incredible animal.

Hi Rin,

The moth is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Ash or Lilac Borer Moth.It is clear and sharp. The light of the flash is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi, Ron. This is a colorful macro shot of an insect which is probably best adapted to its surroundings. Colors, texture and the pose seemed to suggest an aggressive posture. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Ron
Rare and interesting insect, similar to a wasp. Unknown to me.
Sharpness and depth of field are good, as well as the fine details and colors.

Thanks for sharing

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