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A burnet moth feeding on ragwort on wasteground near where work, there were a lot of them. As far as I can tell, it’s a narrow bordered 5 spot burnet, any cofirmation or otherwise of this would be welcome. I checked by oicking one up yesterday and it’s a narrow bordered 5 spot! They play dead when disturbed! It’s bright colours warn off predators that it does not taste nice and it is slightly poisoness! Taken with a caonon 450D and canon 100mm macro lens.

Almost retired,and a photography addict! I own a canon 7D and 5 canon lenses. I love playing in photoshop! I’m a fan of HDR if it isn’t too overdone.I also dabble in fractal art occasionally.

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  • CezB
    CezBover 4 years ago

    WOW! what a beautiful moth and a fantastic capture :-)

  • Thanks Cez, they are striking.

    – inkedsandra

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 4 years ago

    Simply gorgeous!

  • Thank you Fran

    – inkedsandra

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 4 years ago

    lovely shot :)

  • Thanks a lot

    – inkedsandra

  • DBArt
    DBArtover 4 years ago

    fantastic shot..

  • Thanks very much.

    – inkedsandra

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot Sandra x

  • Thanks Irene xx

    – inkedsandra

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsover 4 years ago

    Wow, gorgeous colours !!

  • Thanks a lot

    – inkedsandra

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    excellent capture Sandra!

  • Thank you Tori

    – inkedsandra

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 4 years ago

    Outstanding capture. The colors reflect how perfect nature can be. This shot took skill. I am impressed.

  • Thanks, I was scrabbling about in the ong grass before work to get thgis!! The colours are lovely and very effective at warning off prdators.

    – inkedsandra

  • Alicia R. Bernal
    Alicia R. Bernalover 4 years ago

    The title caught my eye and then the image caught my attention…clever….

  • Thanks you, glad you like this..nature is very beautiful and very clever!

    – inkedsandra

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    Lovely softness and detail !

  • Thanks Morag x

    – inkedsandra

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