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Zygaena transalpina

Zygaena transalpina
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Schmetterlinge,Butterflies in Buerchen, VS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-07-01 5:28
Viewed: 2243
Points: 44
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Family: Zygaenidae
Wingspan: 30mm
Flighttime: June to August, one generation a year
Distribution: from Germany to Croatia and Italy and from Spain to Austria and Slovenia

The larvae feed on the leaves of Hippocrepis comosa and sometimes Coronilla varia and Lotus corniculatus. Larvae can be found from August, after overwintering, to June of the following year.(Wikipedia)

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Hello Anne,
Excellent composition,nice details,clarity and colours luminosity.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-07-01 5:54]

Very colorful moth species..well captured..the shine on the wings is special. tfs.

Ciao Anne, my today neighbour, great macro of lovely moth, superb sharpness, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

This is easily one of the most beautiful Moths in the world, Anne, and you have captured it in the best possible setting when it straddles a light coloured flower. The dark BG creates the impression of spotlight on the subject.
BTW, did you use fill flash for this shot?

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-07-01 6:55]

Hello Anne,
nice capture z.transalpina,host plants especially dipsaceae,regards..

Hello Anne
Very nice macro with superb sharpness , colour and composition.
best wishes,

Bonjour Anne

Jolie photo de ce papillon sur sa fleur
avec ses jolis patterns et surtout couleurs
que l'on pourrait penser à une fleur et
je suis certain que à certains moment
dans certains environnement il peut
facilement se camoufler parmi les fleurs, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-01 8:32]

Hello Anne,
What a beauty, this photo. The flashlight made a wonderful contrast of the moth and flower against the dark background. The colours are splendid. And so are the sharpness and details. Excellent composition.

hallo Anne
very nice to see this other Zygaena
because there are many differend specie's
i like this picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Anne,
As always so nice macro with great light and colors.

I am happy that I can once again see your beautiful photos.

Kind regards

Hi Anne,
very good presentation of this specie. I like it. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Anne,
Beautiful Moth.I haven't meet with it.Nice color and POV.Well presentation.
Thanks for your great contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-07-01 11:24]

Good evening, Anne,

This a beautiful catch. The colors and light are very eye-pleasing.



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-01 11:56]

Hallo Anne.
Was für eine wunderbare Flügel Muster. Schöne satte Farben. Gute POV und OOF BG. Ausgezeichnete Arbeit. Vielen Dank.Siggi

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-07-01 14:03]

Excellente compo et présentation ici, Anne, .. on voit que le flash a été utilisé, mais à bon escient et sans nuisance, .. les couleurs semblent auhentiques et les éetails captivants, .. une photo bien réussie en somme ..


nuri :)

Hello Anne
Wonderful species and excellent macro my dear.The composition is perfect.Love the colours and the contrasting dark BG.Excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Kind regards

Hello Anne,
這燈蛾第一次見到這種色彩 很美麗 也照的很清晰

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-01 17:39]

Hello Anne,
What a gorgeous moth you have posted today, love the iridescent blue colors with those bright red spots. Perfectly focused and framed in order to give us a great look at it's unique colors and intricate features. Great job!!

Interesting species and great photo Anne! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-02 12:54]

Hi Anne,
Nice moth in good colours and details. Also I have it in my collection from Montenegro.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Anne,
Another lovely scene. A wonderful specie of moth. The colors are excellent. Very nice composition and POV. Outstanding capture....I like the superb natural colors and the excellent DOF.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Anna. Dettaglio e nitidezza ottimali. Bene la luce. Mai facile con questa specie. Complimenti.


excellent picture for this beautiful butterfly, congrats Anne !

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