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Pugs again

PostPosted: Mon 07 May 2018 19:38
by DonMatthews
I'm aiming to work harder on pugs this season, rather than simply putting many of them into the 'too difficult' category. Would I be anywhere near the mark in identifying the attached (trapped last night) as two Brindled Pugs and one Golden-rod Pug, or are the photos too poor for identification?

Don

Re: Pugs again

PostPosted: Tue 08 May 2018 20:05
by MarkCubitt
Yes, I think so. It helps to have photos directly above the moth to get wing shape. The photos are slightly blurry too - was it quite dark when the photos were taken.

Re: Pugs again

PostPosted: Thu 10 May 2018 10:30
by DonMatthews
Thanks, Mark. I've been trying to improve my photography but so far not with wholly satisfactory results. I'm trying to take photographs from directly above pugs so as to properly capture the wing shape - but the moths don't always co-operate! In the past I've used flash to freeze any inadvertent movement but that affects the perceived colours. Also, if the photo is taken from above there tends to be a slight reflective shine on the wings. Two of these photos were therefore taken in natural light but they came out darker than expected and although I made them lighter in subsequent processing, I didn't take this far enough with the Golden-rod Pug photo. Still on the learning curve!

Don