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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Micros

Last night's trap was a bit of a disappointment, despite the presence of another Drinker, Marbled Green, a Copper Underwing sp. and my first Flounced Rustic of the year. I had another Painted Lady in the trap, do they migrate at night? I had my second ever Acleris forsskaleana and a new micro, a very small Aspilapteryx tringipennella.

To add to the tally of non-moths in the trap I had an impressive Hornet Hoverfly this morning.


9 comments:

  1. That`s an impressive close-up Adam!

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  2. If you're into Facebook, Adam, you might look at the moth group 'Moth Trap Intruders UK'. That monster would be well worth posting on it.

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    1. 'Forensoman' aka Chris Handoll. Google orchestrated this change and I'm still trying to fathom out how/why it happened.

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    2. I have given up Facebook so Britain's biggest hoverfly will remain uncelebrated!

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  3. Back to normal nomenclature, I hope! That's a brilliant photo of the hoverfly's face, Adam. Can you remind me what camera/lens combo you use to get that close detail?

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  4. I use a Nikon D7200 with a Sigma 150 f2.8 macro lens. I have literally never used it at f2.8. I imagine the depth of field would be about 1 micron. Thank you for the positive comments.

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  5. Thanks Adam, I shall have to seriously consider using DSLR rather than Compact Digital. Trouble is, the DSLR I have (or rather, my wife has, a Canon EOS450D)is very heavy, and my Olympus TG-4 is conveniently light and manoeuvrable.

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  6. I only trap at home so the weight isn't a problem. Having said that, it's taken me a while to get a grip on Macro photography, the main issue being depth of field and getting the focus point right. It's also expensive!

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