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Dusky Sallow Moths

Dusky Sallow Moths
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-31 0:20
Viewed: 3041
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As it is -15 Celsius, (5 Far) and snowing opportunities for photography are few! :((
So here is another image from last summer.

Dusky Sallow (Eremobia ochroleuca)

Swedish name: ‘Okragult Ängsfly’, meaning ‘ochre-yellow meadow Noctuid’.

This is the first time I have posted this uncommon but widespread Eurasian species.
Ulla has posted a closer view previously.

This Noctuid moth is mainly nocturnal but is also active during the day when it feeds on flowers such as this Scabiosa like these two individuals.
In Sweden it flies from July to late August. It is locally common near the coast in the very south.
The larvae live on the flowers of various species including grasses.

This was taken with my compact camera during a trip to photograph a rare species of Pyrgus Skipper. After moderate cropping and size reduction the image was selectively sharpened.

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Hello Ivan
splendid scene with very good chromatic output and clarity, the coexistence is separate, very good moment and photo!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-31 0:46]

Hello Ivan,
Great compositon and beautiful macro picture of this moths, very sharp and lovely contrast with great colors , very well done.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-31 0:59]

Hello Ivan
Nice composition and colors and great scene

Hi Ivan,
I don't completely agree that winter's boring and not photogenic at all - although it's true we have more chance in other seasons. This photo of Yours is wonderful, even if there wasn't sunlight; great composition, nice scene, superb sharpness and well blurred background. Fair image, I like it. Tfs.
Have a nice Sunday, László

Hi Ivan

Sorry to hear that its still terrible weather.
This is a fine shot of a moth that is active moth. The G9 has given you a very good result here. Excellent composition and sharpness.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-31 1:33]

Hello Ivan,
vad lucky fotograf! Beautiful fånga med stor färg dagar.
Jag kan bara avundas er, mina gratulationer.
En underbar dag,

Hello Ivan,
a fantastic multiple capture of the Dusky Sallow, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV showing very well the splendid markings of these beautiful moths, very nice composition with a very good BG.
Best regards

Ciao Ivan, lovely couple of uncommon moth on a beautiful flower, nice composition, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid natural colors, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, have a good Sunday my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ivan
great macro capture with wonderful details and fine delicate colors. Beautiful particulars on the Eremobia ochroleuca well contrasting with flower tonalities. Optimal light management.

HI Ivan,
yes, it's so cold outside, also here, but's the first day we have a little sunshine.
IMO springtime is far away ;-(
Your shot is fantastic, these tiny moths are so beautiful and I also like the flower very much, that's a wonderful arrangement, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hej Ivan dostum,

Wonderful capture of these very precious looking moths.
The flower seems to constantly fight for my attention. Great use of the available light, looks like the shallow DOF worked extremely well.
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-31 3:15]

Hi Ivan,it's the moment to find something in our archives as i can see...the winter continous and is very terrible this year,and it's nice to see this couple of moths taken at the best as usual,you play very well whit the light and the result is a great composition made by the nature.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-31 3:47]

Hello Ivan,
Another beauty from your archive. The contrasting and clear colours are splenid. Great sharp details, POV and a very good DOF. Also a very nice OOF BG and composition.

hello Ivan
This is very good !
2 Moths on a beautiful flower is great
beautiful picture Ivan
greeting lou

Hello Ivan,
Lovely composition with exceptional colours and details. Excellent contrast.
Amazing details and focus. Very good blurred background.

Ciao Ivan. Good shot MF! The best DIF and colours contrast with intrigant light. Perfect the details in the heart of the beautiful flower. Unknown butterflyes for me. TFS


Dear Ivan!

At a first glance, these moths seem to be part of the beautiful flower. I like the picture very much. The composition with the two moths on each side of the flower is very beautiful and effective. The nicely blurred and colourful background is an attractive complement to the main subject.

Kind regards


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-31 6:03]

Hi dear Ivan
Waw...what a great couple of lovely moths!
Colors and details are great!
Congratulation for this wonderful shot!

merhaba Ivan dostum
It is very cold with -15 C, it must be difficult for photography and for birds to feed and live. We see these temperature in midnight inner places of Turkiye.
Recently I cant go to photography and I apply to my archive.
your capture from last July very nice. Moths look very beautiful on purple flower. sharp focus, POV/DOF and composition very nice. white balance and colors also great. thanks for sharing it with good informative notes. best regards and have a nice week, my friend

hello Ivan

excellent macro photo with excellent timing from you to shoot them
all in the same photo in action, fine POV, superb focus sharpness details,
beautiful colour tones of the foreground and background, TFS


What a beauty!
Two great moth and a lovely and sharp flower!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-01-31 8:28]

Hello Ivan!

-15C isn't very hot, but I took photos in similiar temperature few times this month :-) Nice summer macro with two moths. Good composition, well visible details on both insects and flower. I saw similiar moths in Botanic Garden, but I'm not sure about ID.

Hello Ivan,
Thanks to cold, I'm seeing lots of good photos you an other Europe members, kept in your files! This is a dream of 3D effect, focus and brightness. These moths and the flower seem to float over a fund perfect and homogeneous.
I send you greetings from a Venezuela at 30 Celsius! I hope that spring will come early fot you!

Salam Ivan,

An excellent macro with beautiful fine details, colors & POV. Very well taken & presented. TFS & have a great evening!

Best wishes!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-31 11:23]

Hi Ivan . It sound as if you are in the best place in the warm at home. Once again you bring us a fine picture from your summer archives of 2009. This is a fine close up of the moths showing them from different POV. taken with fine detail and natural looking colours. They stand out from the brightly coloured flower. Well taken TFS.

Hello Ivan,
Excellent capture, with two beautiful moths, taken with a good light and fine details. The colours are splendid. TFS, have a nice week,

Hi Ivan.
Lovely picture with beautiful colors and details...Excellent macro...Very impressive...TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-31 16:00]

Hi Ivan,

Another very pretty moth from Sweden! How wonderful to get the pair busy on the lovely flower. The colors and patterns of the wings are beautiful and shown if fine detail. I love the centered composition.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-31 22:12]

Hi Ivan

Great pov and exceptional detail. An excellent composition.

Best wishes


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-31 23:16]

Hi Ivan,
Magnificent close up.Well seen and composed.I liked natural colors,POV,details and visual impact a lot.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Ivan,
Excellent macro of these moths on a beautiful flower with great sharpness and composition.
TFS and Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-01 1:16]

Bonjour Ivan,
A rarely seen moth with subtle wing-patterns on a kind of Centaurea-fower. A very special picture. Reminds me that I can see in the mountains very often different kind of mothes on Centaureae. They must have something very attractive especially for Noctuid.
Fine composition and wonderful color-combination.
Un grand merci. Bonne semaine!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-01 10:06]

Hi Ivan
Great image from your archive.Lovely composition with great pov.Very sharp image with fantastic detail.I loved that nice OOF BG.
TFS Michel

Hello Ivan,
Great composition with nice framing on these two moths taken with good POV

Hello Ivan
you have little jewels in your archives, amazing shot with great sharp details and wonderful and subtil colors, fantastic copposition, DOF and BG
the flower is also very beautiful
Have a good night

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