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Tiger woods ??

Tiger woods ??
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 100, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 3:47
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Points: 22
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Today an upload of a colorfull moth I found during yesterdays walk ,in my search for the ID I found out that it is a Wood Tiger,when I saw this I was thinking straight away of a famous golf player,

Wood Tiger (Parasemia plantaginis) )

Description: Wingspan 34-42mm. A colourful and somewhat variable species. Forewing black with a broad yellow streak emanating from the basal area almost to the outer margin of the forewing. The diagonal yellow markings on the forewing show much variation in size and width. Hindwings orange-yellow, with black streaks which are variable in size and width; outer margin black; abdomen orange-yellow with black dorsal stripe in both sexes.

Key Identification Features:

* Males often found by day on ground vegetation
* Black and yellow coloration of the forewings
* Yellow and black hindwings

Sets: male upperside

Flight Period: Generally from early June until late July, occasionally early August.

Ecology: A colourful, day-flying species that is mainly associated with bogs, coastal and inland heaths and moorland. The males, which are often difficult to catch, fly during the day in warm sunshine seeking out newly-emerged females, which do not fly until late afternoon or after dark. Adults are frequently disturbed during the day from ground vegetation, especially on dull overcast conditions. This species may have declined in recent years from some of its former localities as a direct result of habitat destruction, though it is often absent from sites that appear suitable. The larvae feed from July until April of the following year on a wide variety of herbaceous plants. It overwinters as a larva.

World Distribution: Across the northern Palaearctic region.

Hope you like it and tfw

ps today we celibrate midsummer in sweden

Midsummer Eve - this year 2007 June 22 - is probably the most popular festival day in Sweden, together with Christmas. Midsummer is an old pagan celebration, dating back to the Viking Era. It was a fertility rite originally, where the May pole was a phallic symbol, "impregnating" Mother nature. It was hoped that this would help to give a good harvest in the autumn.
The customs around Midsummer are many and very old. The May pole is still risen in all Sweden and people are playing old song and dancing games around it at nearly every village.

Nowadays Midsummer is a national holiday. Family and friends meet, eat herring and fresh potatoes and drink schnapps and beer.
The actual day of the celebration is also the longest day of the year (summer solstice), signifying that summer has reached the half-way point.

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Hi Paul,
beautiful posting for Midsummer Eve - what a season of plenty!
You are happy and wise to make this day a national holiday. Sitting in madly busy and hectic central Europe, I have decided to do the same just for myself today. Celebrating with you.
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-22 4:39]

Hello Paul,
Splendid macro of this beautiful moth. Interesting sharp details and nice natural colours in spite of the flash used. icely composed too.
TFS and Glad Midsommar! Ulla

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-22 4:47]
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Hi Paul

A very fascinating moth indeed and one I have never seen before (I think). The posting is well done with interesting notes not just about the insect, but also about your holiday festivities.

I like the POV and the composition with the blade of grass dissecting the photo and the moth positioned at an angle forming an almost perfect downward pointing triangle. The details are well defined as the f/14 aperture ensured a good range of DOF. The OOF BG looks great and it makes the moth stand out well on the shot. The colours are fine and the exposure (with the fill-in flash) was well handled.

Good work and TFS.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-22 4:48]

Hoi Paul,
mooi om deze 'beer'te zien. Altijd leuk om er een tegen te komen. Toch ook wonderlijk hoe akelig symmetrisch en gespiegeld de patronen op de vleugels voorkomen.
Goeie midzomernacht viering. Ik neem aan dat ze dat in Zweden op dezelfde manier als in noorwegen vieren, wat ik een aantal keer heb meegemaakt. Ergens in de natuur met de hele catering er op uit. Veel plezier in ieder geval.
Groeten, Jacob

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-22 4:55]

Hello Paul,
Nice shot with an apt title, though I doubt if you would come across the Wood Tiger on a golf course, but you never know!
Sharp and well composed against acontrasting green bokeh BG this shot shows this species of tiger moth up well enough to be a fine illustration for a book on the subject.
TFS and enjoy your Midsommar!

Hi Paul,
Excellent composition here and very good exposure! The DOF is great too. A very fine photo of the beautiful butterfly!

Glad midsommar önskar jag dig!

Mvh Peter

Hello Paul !
What a wonderful moth, I love its colors and markings ! excellent details and textures on the wings, beautiful colors, wonderful composition and POV, and a nice blurred BG. I think the insect stands out very nicely on that green BG. Very well done !

Hi Paul.
Great detail, colour, DOF, sharp and diagonal composition to see all the wing pattern, spot on.

New Zealand

Hej Paul,
this is a beautiful moth, the patternshape and antennea are
amazing. Fine details , good exposure and nice use of the flash.
Well done.

Glad midsommar.
T det försiktigt med snapsarna och lekarna runt stången. ;-))

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-22 17:31]

Hi Paul. a very good shot of the wood tiger. fine detail and sharp focus.nice colours and POV. it stands out against the back ground well. very well done TFS.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-23 3:27]

Hi Paul,
Wonderful close-up shot of this colourful moth. The patterns on its wings are amazing as are the antennaes. The green BG works well here to highlight the subject and the diagonal composition looks superb. Kudos.

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