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Speckled Yellow

Speckled Yellow
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/140 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-29 14:40
Viewed: 3417
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Speckled Yellow (Pseudopanthera macularia)
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 23-28 mm.

A highly distinctive, day-flying species, which is reasonably common in the south of England and Wales, as well as Ireland. It occurs more sporadically further north into Scotland.

It inhabits woodland and scrubland, and the larvae feed mainly on wood sage (Teucrium scorodonia).

The moth is out in May and June.

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Hallo Heinz,
gerade hab' ich auch noch schnell mal hier vorbeigeschaut - und siehe da, von wem anderes könnte dieser tolle Schmetterling sein als von Dir?!? Das ist heute aber mal ganz ein anderer, lebt der hier in Deutschland - in der Natur? Und hat sich farblich auch noch die passende Blume gesucht, wunderschön.
Besonders gefällt mir der "verwaschene" Hintergrund, es leuchtet förmlich von hinten heraus. Danke schön und mach's nicht so stressig, erholsamen Abend, tschüssi
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Heinz!
Your collection of butterflies must be huge, I think, looking at your photos day by day

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-29 16:35]

Wow Heinz!
Where did ou find all of those moths?
This one is very beautiful!
Very good details and colours!
Also a great sharpness!

What a great shot Heinz!

This butterfly is beautiful, good composition, good colours. ç


A lovely image although the focus could be a touch better on the left wing, maybe increasing the f would help?

Well seen,


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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2005-11-29 17:36]

Hi Heinz
Great photo of the butterfly.
What I liked more is the background in green tones against teh yellow colour of the incect.
Good DOF and POV (with the wings wide open.
Good work.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-11-29 19:17]

Colours are wonderful, you captured a beautiful creature well! Due to the shallow DOF at f/3 the head is outside of the sharp area (back wings are in). Suggest to focus on the head in this situation, or use a higher ISO and f/stop.

Very interesting moth. I never seen one like this in Romania, although it is possible we have it. Do you have any info on his european distribution?

Regards, Petru

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-11-30 3:02]

Very nice and yellow one. Great contrast between green BG and moth. Good composition and details.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-11-30 5:32]

Extraordinary butterfly. Focus maybe a little soft, but I quite like the positioning against the yellow surrounded by the green.

Hi Heinz,
This one has nice POV and blend of colours.
It's nice looking moth.
Your composition and BG is perfect.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-11-30 6:05]

Piêkne zdjêcie heinz, idealna g³êbia, wspania³e kolory, utrzymane w tonacji zó³to zielonej. Super !!!!

Great shot of this little Speckled Yellow Heinz. Good detail, color and light with the BG providing good contrast. Well done.
Thank You!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-30 9:07]

Heinz, this is very beautiful.

Lovely colors and pov. The contrast is great. Both the flowers and the butterfly are very nice.

Maybe the shot could be a bit sharper, but it's just an opinion.

Hi Heinz

Running late this morning so a quick critique, but enough time to look at this lovely shot. Well composed, good colour, sharpness and clarity are spot on. Thanks.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-30 15:08]

wauuu beautiful macro shot :o)

Wonderful colorful macro shot.. very well composed, magnificent colors... WELL DONE HEINZ !!!


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