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A little Canary

A little Canary
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-21 5:12
Viewed: 3202
Points: 50
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Canary-shouldered Thorn - Ennomos alniaria

This moth was attracted to a light in our garden recently and posed readily for us in the morning. It has a wingspan of about 34-42 mm and it flies from July to October. The larvae feed on various deciduous trees.

It belongs to the family Geometridae and is a species found in Europe. The Swedish name is ‘Alflikmätare’.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-21 5:22]

Hello Ulla,
What a beauty! Very beautiful colours and excellent sharp detailed. Good blurred BG and diagonal composition.

Ciao Ulla, my today neighbour, great macro of wonderful little moth, fantastic bright colors, splendid sharpness and excellent details, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-21 6:38]

Hello Ulla,
Very fine picture of this little Canary:-) Not an easy angle of view, but perfectly mastered! Nice color-combination with the brown bark and the greenish background. A Geometridae-moth I have also seen in my surroundings.
Thanks and kind regards

Hi Ulla, Wow what amazing macro work here with great sharpness and superb detail, splendid exposure/white balance control, lovely natural colours, impressive exhibit here Ulla and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-21 7:19]

Hello Ulla.
Superb image of the Canary-shouldered Thorn moth.Great details and sharpness of the insect, perfect lightings and natural colours, pleasant blurred BG and right composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-08-21 7:24]

Good composition and image of this interesting moth, good details. tfs.

Hello Ulla
Interesting moth and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting fantastic colours and good sharpness. We have two similar Ennomos species in Cyprus.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-21 11:12]

Hi Ulla,this is great!!! What a beautiful moth and what a macro,incredible sharpness and perfect focus everywhere,the best way to discover this beauty from your garden.My best compliments for the difficult identification too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Excellent photo, good depth of field and details. Nice interesting background for the moth. regards yiannis

Hello Ulla,
beautiful macro shot with good sharpness and splendid details. I also like the wonderful colours and the diagonal compositon.
Best wishes,

hello Ulla
Great shot Ulla
i like the sharpness colours and composition
so a picture who is Super
greeting lou

Well God bless him. With a name like that, only a couple dialects can pronounce it. When I first saw it I thought it was a skipper there is a remarnkable resemblance. Fine addition Ulla.

Hello Ulla,
Excellent image. Lovely contrast against the background.
Very nice colors and excellent focus.
The details, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ulla,
A very good macro capture with amazing sharp details and nice colours. I also like the diagonal composition and OOF BG. Well done!

Hello Ulla,
Nice Moth, impressive light balance and a coloration worthy of an applause!
Regards, TFS

Hi Ulla,
great photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Great point of view. Many details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ulla,
What a marvellous image! Need I say anything more? Yes, I will add that the DOF is stunning. Very well done. Such a pleasure to view.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-08-22 10:47]

Lovely "canary", Ulla! Great combination of colors (it knew were to land!), and fine details. Well done!


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-08-23 4:48]

Hello Ulla,
Moth on the bark of pine tree is very impressive. I like such natural view. Perfect sharpness and very beautiful colours.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Ulla,

an fantastic photo from this beautiful moth i never have been seen.
Razor sharpness and good pov with egal green bg, so yellow color are stand so well from the bg.
Fine colors.

Hello Ulla,
This is a very beautiful moth and you have captured it very well, superb clarity, great depth of field, beautiful colours and very good composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-08-27 23:27]

Hello Ulla,
exciting shot with good clarity and nice smooth colors of the moth.
The features are well documented and the bark of the tree gives a nice background pattern too.


Hi Ulla,
this pretty, fluffy haired, delicately shaped moth seems to announce that Autumn is appoaching. I like the perfect sharpness covering the whole insect even with a relatively wide open diaphragm (one of the most welcome benefits of a compact camera), and its wonderful rich natural colours in the soft backlight.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Ulla
Very good image. Good diagonal composition, nice, natural colors. Background is nicely blured but there is a noise visible.

Another good photo in your gallery

Hi Ulla.
Despite I am too late I wish to impress my delight. Simply charming moss and ultimate reproduction of its colouration and other details. Diagonal composition of the shot is perfect too as well as smooth piece of the BG. Last is noise a little bit, it is true. My warm regards and compliments. I hope you will share new pictures here soon.

Excelente captura de esos difíciles y preciosos colores. Buenas texturas
y una gran ampliación.
Saludos Ulla: J. Ignasi.

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