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Straw Underwing

Straw Underwing
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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, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-12-29 6:02
Viewed: 2761
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Straw Underwing - Thalpophila matura

This moth belongs to the family Noctuidae and is found throughout Europe. It has a wingspan of 35-42 mm. It flies at night in dry, often coastal, areas during July and August. It is attracted to light and flowers rich in nectar. The larva, that overwinters, is brown with dark markings on the back. It feeds on various grasses.

I captured this one in our garden last summer. A side view can be seen in the Workshop. The Swedish name is ‘Borstfly’.

I’m sorry I’ve not been very active lately, but I hope to get more time and be back with new images after the New Year.
In the meantime I wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-29 6:13]

Hello Ulla,
a superb photograph of this moth , beauftiful colors and markings , good detail and composition , well taken.
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)
  • [2011-12-29 6:29]

Interesting moth species, excellent coloration for camouflage, very simple one but beautiful. tfs.

Ciao Ulla, great macro of lovely moth, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2012, ciao Silvio

hello Ulla

very good composition to see this moth very good
great sharpness and nice naturel colours
thanks greeting lou
Happy new year

Happy New Year to you and Ivan, Ulla!
This is a marvellous image of a moth with intricate patterns on its wings. Sometimes I wonder if fabric designers copy their 'original' creations from nature! :)
Looking forward to your resumption of postings in the new year.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-29 9:03]

Hi Ulla,magnificent capture of this beautiful moth in a camouflage attempt,very impressive sharpness and intresting specie! I wish you all the best for you and Ivan too and thanks for share,Luciano

HI Ulla,
interesting photo of this moth. Great composition. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-29 9:58]

Hej Ulla,
Fine over a wing, Moth ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Happy New Year,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-29 10:37]

Hello Ulla,
Excellent photo of this moth in fine sharpness and details. Beautiful markings on the wings. Splendid natural light. Good DOF.
I wish you and Ivan all the best in your new home for the next year,

Interesting moth and great macro Ulla! Very good composition and wonderful colours. The sharpness is impressive!
My best wishes for the New Year!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-30 3:35]

Hello Ulla,
splendid image with excellent sharpness and POV; very beautiful shades of warm colours on the wings and nice contrast with background. Very well done!

Hello Ulla,
fine capture of this beautiful moth with good sharpness and nice details. I also like your diagonal composition and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hallo Ulla,
a very good macro shot of this moth, its markings are fantastic, very good sharpness and splendid colours, point of view and composition are very beautiful
Happy New Year
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Ulla,
Remarkable macro with exceptional clarity and focus.
Outstanding composition, sharpness and POV.
The camouflage of this moth is fantastic.

Hello Ulla.
Wonderful moth shot on that diagonal perch.The colors harmonize beautifully and texture and details are vivid. Thanks for sharing and Have a Happy New Year to you and your family.
Kind regards,

Precioso trabajo.

Un abrazo y te deseo un feliz y próspero año nuevo Ulla:

Josep Ignasi Tejedor i Boned.

Hello Ulla,
A Prosperous 2012 to you and your family. Splendid macro with natural colours, sharpness and detail, POV, light and BG.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-01 9:09]

Hi Ulla and Happy New Year.
I hope this year you will be more often visitor here (after moving). I like nice diagonal composition of the shot which presented attractive species in all its nice features. My warm regards and TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-20 21:06]

Hello Ulla,
such a pretty moth with well designed camouflage to suit th
e bark of the tree. You have displayed a special skill in using the camera to depict the beauty of the nature.
I really like the view especially the pattern of the wings.
Exciting shot.


Hello Ulla

Both photos (this one & WS) are excellent,
for this one if you would'nt do zooming
and leave it small in the image, it would
be a excellent camouflaged photo, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-01 18:11]

Hello Ulla,
Your work still possesses your superb standards. This moth is captured wonderfully showing great detail and nice natural colours. Great work Ulla, thank you.

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