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Agrumenia (=Zygaena) fausta (20)
meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114)
Back from the trip:

another macro with the compact Cybershot. It's taken on the "Upper Rock Nature Reserve" of Gibraltar (see "Map: View") and it shows Agrumenia (=Zygaena) fausta (L.) (Lepidoptera; Zygaenidae; Bergkronwicken-Widderchen). The animal is widely found in the Western mediterranean region and up to Southern Switzerland.

Technical: what I find wanting here is the lack of sharpness, despite the Zeiss Tessar, an additional magnifying lens and the anti-shake device. I had to sharpen selectively the flower and the animal in PS. There are better macros to be made but focus control is tricky. Thanks, Radomir (cicindela) for advice.

ID: it cannot be the similar A. carniolica because the red spots are fused.

Altered Image #1

meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114)
Noise Reduction
Edited by:accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)

Hi Dietrich,
I don't think the sharpness is a serious fault, the details of the moth a quite good. I did think that overall the image was a bit dark for a day-flying moth and I did notice some noise in the background. So I have used Neat Image at 70% and have increased the brightness +25.
Alan