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Chrysoteuchia culmella

Chrysoteuchia culmella
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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Kenko extention tube 36mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-31 1:52
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Wingspan c.20 mm.

One of our commonest 'grass moths', this species flies in June and July and is easily distinguished with its one or two angled cross-lines and metallic golden fringe to the forewings.

By day it rests head-down on grass stalks, and is easily disturbed.

Its normal flight time is at night, when it is attracted to light.

The larvae feed on the stems of various types of grasses, usually at the base.

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Hi Jose
Another great photo of Pyralid moth. Perfect shot of these small moth. Great sharpnes, very good composition, perfect buckground
I like it very much
Best wishes

Hola Jose Ramon
This is really cool looking grass moth. Nice details, colours and composition.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-31 2:21]

Hi Jose Ramon,
a outstanding shot.
Excellent BG and DOF.
Well done,

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-08-31 2:23]

Hello Jose Ramon,
frankly, I have never seen a moth like this. Or maybe I have, but I was nopt aware. A perfect image for the goals of this site. Besides, a splendid image!
Regards, JAcob

Hello Jose Ramon, formidable macro shot for un strange insect, lovely pose and diagonal composition, sofy background is a real plesure to look,
well done,

Hi Jose,
Now this is called sharpness. Excellent work and a lovely moth. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Jose Ramon,
This is again an unusual specie to me :) I like this diagonal composition a lot with excellent details, colors and exposure. Your notes are also interesting. TFS,

Al igual que Oncocera, un excelente documento con técnica depurada; no es fácil captar estos microlepidópteros (creo jeje) y además hacerlo con arte, dada la composición y el colorido. Buen enfoque y fondo perfecto.
Saludos José Ramón.

The moth looks very interesting from this perspective, Jose.
I find its eye and the long antennae particularly attractive.
The multi-coloured leaf and the plain BG also add great beauty to the entire composition.
Thanks and best regards.

Hello Jose
Very nice shot of this rare Moth,
Perfect details,composition and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-31 6:07]

Hello Jose,
Bravo for this very sharp picture of this little moth. It is absolutely perfect and I know how difficult it is to take them. Excellent composition, beautiful background.
Best regards

hello jose,
another wonderful macro shot from you, the image is very sharp with excellent deatils, the out of focus bg looks lovely and gives nice contrast to the insect, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Good POV from the side like this. Excellent clarity and details. His eye almost seems focused on us. Well done.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-31 7:51]

Hola Jose,
super professional picture of a micro moth. That's it!
Best wishes, Peter

Aerodinámico insecto.
Buenos colores y detalles sobre un fondo adecuado en el que resalta la protagonista con muy buena nitidez.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Jose,
Almost graphic...
Well composed macro...

Hola Jose Ramon.
Muy buena composicion en diagonal,la nitidez y la luz como siemple, una maravilla.Un saludo.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-08-31 13:13]

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-31 16:13]

Hola José,
preciosa macro,
sorprendentes detalles y espléndido bg,
un trabajo sensacional.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-08-31 17:38]

Hola Jose. Otro bello y fino Macro. Exelente la presentacion que haces de esta "Palomilla" Bellos colores y linda la pose y el fondo. Luis52.

Hi Jose,
Perfect profile of this beautiful moth. Sharp image and lovely composition. Very well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-31 20:23]

Hello Jose

A wonderful sharp image of this moth.The details are sharp and the focus is excellent.The lighting is well done with rich,well saturated colours.I like the diagonal composition.Well done.TFS


bonjour josé ramon
eh une macro de plus,je dirais même plus,ce n'est plus de la macro mais de la microphotographie a ce stade!

Hola Jose Ramon
Excellent sharpnes and details
perfect image

Hi Jose, splendid moth with lovely details and wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and great blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-02 10:26]

Hola Jose,
Fantastic macro shot with sharp details and lovely colour tones. Superb lighting and neat focus and a precise DOF lets the subjects stand out from the neutral BG perfectly. The grass blade looks majestic and you have captured a fine pose here. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-15 22:46]

Hi Jose.
Great diagonal composition of the simple and very-very impressive subject. Thje reproduction of all tiny details of the moth, its pose and shapes are fantastic. Bravo. Superbly done picture.

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