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motionless moth

motionless moth
Photo Information
Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-19 4:13
Viewed: 1258
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Seen at rest in the shade on a mid morning walk. ID or suggestions welcome.

Thanks for the identification! Nyctemera insulare which is found in Mauritius, Reunion, the Comores and perhaps East Africa. It is obviously quite common here. Google images show that they are often seen at rest on green leaves like this


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-19 4:24]

Hi Geoffrey,beautiful capture of this moth! Its name is "Nyctemera insulare" and the pic is very intersting and very very good despite the difficult light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-19 6:50]

Hello Geoffrey,
Wonderful macro, very beautiful moth. It's very close and well detailed. I liked POV, colors,lighting and composition also.Thanks for the good shoting.
Regards Sigi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-19 11:43]

Hello Geoffrey,
A beautifully marked moth with very pretty subtle colors on it's wings. I especially like the bold contrasting colors near the head. You have done a good job of photographing it for us.

Great macro Geoffrey,well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing.

hallo Geoffrey
great sharpness and nice composition to see this beauty very good

thanks gr lou

Ciao Geoffrey, great macro of lovely maiting couple, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and nice details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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