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Six-Spot Burnet

Six-Spot Burnet
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-07 2:10
Viewed: 3107
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zygaena filipendulae - family Zygaenidae.

PL: Kraśnik sześcioplamek
UK: Six-Spot Burnet
SK: Vretienka obyčajná
CZ: Vřetenuška obecná
DE: Sechsfleck-Widderchen
NO: Seksflekket bloddrapesvermer
FI: Maitepunatäplä
DK: Seksplettet kollesvarmer
NL: Sint-Jansvlinder

Most popular from Zygaenidae in my area. Quite large - the wingspan is up to 40 mm. You can find this day-flaying moth near everywhere on dry meadows or stepes. Moths are on the wing in July and beginning of August.

Funny yellow caterpilars can be easy found in June on Lotus or Trifolium foodplants.

This picture was made during very poor weather - the butterflies and moths were sitting in grasses and was very steady. Sometimes the Sun was shining so the picture have enough light ;-)

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Hi Chris,
poor weather can be very good weather for a photographer of nature, and you have well decided to go out for a capture like this one.
Perfect colours and details on both burnets, and a well balanced, rhythmical composition.
I very much like the folded hindwing that can be seen sticking out at the right burnet, and there seems to be another guest hidden right in the centre of the blossom, some black and yellow coccinellae beetle. A lot to discover, so a very pretty lively shot!
Thank you, and best regards,

Ottima foto Chris!
Dettagli e colori stupendi, ottimo lo sfondo, bravo!

Hello Cris, excllent colors, Bg, POv DOF, excllent work, TFS Kyle

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-08-07 8:47]

Hi Chris,
Very nice composition, colourfull and sharp.
Well done.

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