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Crimson-Speckled Flunkey

Crimson-Speckled Flunkey
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-24 6:42
Viewed: 4447
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this Moth; "Crimson-Speckled Flunkey" (Utetheisa pulchella) in our yard. Very small species and was hidden on ground level grassesss.

It's a Moth of the family "Arctiidae". It s found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia.
The wingspan is 29-42mm
The larvae feed on 'Forget-Me-Not' and 'Anchusa' species.

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HI Srikumar
une superbe photo,belle qualité des couleurs et des dessins sur les ailes.

hallo Sri
this is beautiful
nice composition and good light
thanks gr lou

que inseto colorido muito bonito de qualidade muito boa belo trabalho de macro.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-24 11:40]

Hello Srikumar,
Very beautiful macro in superb sharpness and details. Light, colors and DOF are splendid. Excellent choice of composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-24 12:21]

Hi Srikumar,excellent macro of this small moth that i knw very well,i seen sometimes in my trips and for the first time in my country too in 2015. The quality is very good,isn't easy to have a perfect pic with a so small insect,your is excellent.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-24 17:49]

Hello Srikumar,
A beautiful moth shown in an attractive vertical composition. I love it's mixture of multicolored markings and the detail you've obtained is excellent. Nice soft lighting and shown against an attractive blurred BG.

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  • summers (705)
  • [2016-04-26 11:52]

Excellent capture, Sirkumar, of this small, attractive, moth.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-05-01 10:12]

Hi Srikumar,
A very nice close-up of this moth. Amazing colors and excellent detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

beautiful picture. We have those here as well, I call them polka-clown moths :)

Hi Srikumar,

The vegetation is framing well the moth. The point of view is showing the details of the Crimson-Speckled Flunkey moth. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-05-20 21:50]

Hi Srikumar
This is really an awesome moth which can not be unnoticed with such pattern and colors. Neat presentation.

TFS & regards

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