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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Merveille Du Jour

Like Sean, I also caught my first Merveille Du Jour earlier this October on 13th. The beautiful green colours on a fresh adult literally light up any boring, cold October catch, and for a beginner like me, I couldn't believe my eyes when I first peered into the trap and saw it...

A real stunner! I've got the trap out tonight, and am just waiting for a Plumed Prominent to fly in... any minute now! ;-)


  1. Nice one Bill! Interesting to see the colour difference between our shots. Have you altered the colour of yours in photoshop, or is it just the difference in camera/camera settings?

  2. Hi Sean. I have 'slightly' optimised the colours using the camera's RAW editing software, but the moth was generally a very fresh and green individual. I think they fade quite quickly after emerging.


    P.S. I didn't manage the Plumed Prominent... too early ;-)