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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29592)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D 610, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-21 10:02
Viewed: 1093
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Six-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) is a day-flying moth of the family Zygaenidae. It is a common species throughout Europe.

The sexes are similar and have a wingspan of 30-40 mm. The forewings are dark metallic green with 6 vivid red spots (sometimes the spots are merged causing possible confusion with other species such as Five-spot Burnet). Occasionally the spots are yellow or even black. The hindwings are red with a blackish fringe. The adults fly on hot, sunny days from June to August and are attracted to a wide variety of flowers such as knapweed and scabious as well as the larval food plants bird's foot trefoil and clover. The species overwinters as a larva.

The larva is plump and hairy with variable markings, usually pale green with rows of black spots. It pupates in a papery cocoon attached to foliage.

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Hello Marius- This is a quality shot. Top to bottom, even two antennas are well in focus. Excellent sharpness and attractive colour of this Moth. Well managed BG too. Great Work. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice Sunday- Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-21 11:07]

Hello Marius,
Superb macro in fantastic sharpness, details and splendid colours. Pure clarity! Great choice of composition with a very nice blurry background.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-09-21 12:36]

Shalom Marius,

Beautiful insect, expertly recorded. Very sharp detials and fine light.



What a delight to view this species.
The image quality is 10/10.
A fast exposure time; and, that was a great choice, indeed!!!
Your notes too are highly educative.
Kind regards of sincere congratulations,
Mario from Canada.

Ciao Marius, great macro of lovely moth on beautiful flower, famntastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Good evening Marius
Perfect macro my Friend!Compo,colors,details,light... very beautiful!
Have a nice week and thank You|
Best wishes!
Josť Diogo

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-21 17:05]

Hello Marius,
You have presented to us a very pretty moth with stunning colors and markings. I really like the metallic blue accented by splotches of bright red. The clarity of your image is outstanding and colors are true and natural. The clean BG keeps your eye focused on the moth, who I'm sure is visiting the flower for it's sweet nectar. Great shot!!

hallo Marius
super good sharpness and light
the colours and composition are beautiful
thanks gr lou

Marius, have accomplished a marvel; thanks for your great job with exposure and focus. All these micro glitter on the black wings of this beautiful moth; They are delightful. Congratulations, brother !!!

HernŠn Bortondello

Amazing sharpness, clarity and colours, Marius.
This is my favourite Moth and this the best ever image of it I have seen.
Thanks a lot for sharing this marvellous work.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-09-22 10:43]

Hi Marius,
Excellent close-up of this moth. Nice composition,gorgeous colours and sharpness details.
Background are very nice too.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 234 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2014-09-22 12:29]

A beautiful picture with excellent color. Perfect control of the light contrasting with the moth, the yellow flower and the soft green of the background. I like it. Congratulation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2014-09-22 15:55]

Hi Marius,great masterwork about this specie very difficult to take because its colors reflections on the light and completely disappear from my fields,absolutely perfect the exposure and the sharpness,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Cioa Marius. Impresive details perfect natural colours. Magnifcient light.


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