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17-Jul-2021 Christine Hanrahan

Nature's palette

Ottawa East

Perhaps not a super vivid colour, but colourful anyway. Two Primrose moths in an Evening Primrose flower, the flower they use almost exclusively, hence their common name.

To see others colour bombing the month: https://forum.pbase.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=49087&p=387664&sid=a2db398c76397d0fa5dab2da7a840697#p387664

Panasonic DMC-FZ2000
1/400s f/4.0 at 8.8mm iso125 full exif

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Jeff Real11-Dec-2021 14:47
This is a classic beauty and such a beautiful image for this challenge!
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John Vass08-Dec-2021 21:24
I love this! I don't think they are romancing each other sharing the drop of nectar down in the flower. Have not seen these on our Evening Primroses but I wish we did. We get visits from a variety moths and other pollinators. BV
Don05-Dec-2021 19:30
The moths could be part of the flower, as I first thought they were. However, given their specialisation, the colour contrast and thus lack of camouflage is surprising.
Doug Cruden05-Dec-2021 12:14
Wow, I didn't see the moths until I read your commentary! What a great shot
Chris04-Dec-2021 20:32
Strawberries and cream springs to mind.
Mairéad03-Dec-2021 21:29
Wow! I thought it was all a flower until I read the caption. The moths are beautiful and petal-like in this image. V
Mieke WA Minkjan03-Dec-2021 15:47
happy sunny days, beautiful V
janescottcumming03-Dec-2021 13:53
Very pretty and so nice to see this time of year.
Industrial Heritage03-Dec-2021 09:35
Seems allready so long ago.
danad03-Dec-2021 08:31
Just like new petals on the flower ! A stunning image...
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laine03-Dec-2021 05:54
They are feeling perfectly at home...how fortunate to capture them. V
Liz Bickel03-Dec-2021 05:38
Wow. Are they ever beautiful!!! I've never seen moths like this before. A very interesting and unique photo.
joseantonio03-Dec-2021 04:32
fascinating light and colors.V.
carol j. phipps03-Dec-2021 04:19
Wow! Super find and capture. V
Dennis Hoyne03-Dec-2021 03:57
What a neat find, and they add additional beauty to the flower.
Pierre Martin03-Dec-2021 02:31
what a superb capture and picture, two primrose in day light in that lovely flower!
LynnH03-Dec-2021 02:23
Very interesting and beautiful. V
Helen Betts03-Dec-2021 02:20
Great shot of both the beautiful moth and brilliant flower. V.
globalgadabout03-Dec-2021 02:15
fantastic...the moths bring so much here, especially their colours and shapes amid the primrose petals...V
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