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Jan 13, 2018 11:02 |  #1

I notice that there are few, if any, moth photos on this board, so I decided to show just how colourful and beautiful they can be.
First off, Angle Shades

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Emperor Moth, male

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Merveille du Jour

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Peach Blossom

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Purple Cloud

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Oleander Hawkmoth, female

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Jan 13, 2018 11:59 |  #2

very nice set, love moths but seldom find any of interest, are you sugaring to attract them?


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Jan 13, 2018 12:17 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #3

All but the Emperor Moth and Oleander Hawk were trapped, using an MV light. The Emperor male is a day-flyer, and I reared the Oleander from an ovum. These are just a tiny selection from over 300 species I have photographed in the UK, France and Spain. They're on our website, if you are interested.


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Jan 13, 2018 13:00 |  #4

Wonderful selection.


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Jan 13, 2018 21:11 |  #5

The Purple Cloud and the Hawkmoth are striking-looking moths. All the pictures are excellent.


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Jan 13, 2018 22:02 |  #6

Subjects don't stand out much from their surroundings. :) Only joking, beautiful moths, beautiful camouflage!


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Jan 14, 2018 00:35 |  #7

Lovely series- agree I like them but rarely see them apart from micro moths.
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Jan 14, 2018 08:53 |  #8

Pippan wrote in post #18540412 (external link)
Subjects don't stand out much from their surroundings. :) Only joking, beautiful moths, beautiful camouflage!

What about this for camouflage? Admittedly I did look for a log that matched!
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Jan 16, 2018 16:54 |  #9

Trik wrote in post #18540094 (external link)
Moths are beautiful, too

Yes they most certainly are.

In fact, if I were to get a macro lens, the main purpose of ding so would be to photograph moths. . I can't think of anything in the insect realm that is cooler looking, in my opinion.


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Jan 16, 2018 17:34 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #10

And you would have such a lot to chose from, even if you only kept to the macromoths, like I do, mostly. Of course, you would need access to a moth trap to get the nightfliers, but, for me, the anticipation of opening a trap is like opening parcels on Christmas morning. You never know what you're going to get but there just might be something very special indeed! Usually it's socks or underpants, but sometimes....


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Jan 17, 2018 08:25 |  #11

Nice. Really like the second one. Excellent details.


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