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Landing on the ground

Landing on the ground
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-25 5:28
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Points: 26
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Some days ago I saw a beautiful moth landing on the ground. At first, I thought it was a butterfly, but after a careful look, I found it was a moth. This moth has more colorful patterns on the wing than ordinary moths, and it is as large as ordinary medium-sized butterflies. But what on earth are the differences between a butterfly and a moth? With this question, I consulted some information and here's the answer.
One of the easiest ways to tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth is to look at the antennae. A butterfly’s antennae are club-shaped with a long shaft and a bulb at the end. A moth’s antennae are feathery or saw-edged.

Besides, there are some other ways that help to identify butterflies and moths:
• Butterflies tend to fold their wings vertically up over their backs. Moths tend to hold their wings in a tent-like fashion that hides the abdomen.
• Butterflies are typically larger and have more colorful patterns on their wings. Moths are typically smaller with drab-colored wings.
Moths have a frenulum, which is a wing-coupling device. Butterflies do not have frenulums. Frenulums join the forewing to the hind wing, so the wings can work in unison during flight.
Butterflies are primariy diurnal, flying in the daytime. Moths are generally nocturnal, flying at night. However, there are moths that are diurnal, such as the buck moth and there are butterflies that are crepuscular, that is, flying at dawn and dusk.

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Hallo John
The bright colours on this moth's wings are truly eye-catching and beautifully seen. What a beauty, it looks so much like a flower in bloom. Very nicely presented and framed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-25 7:28]

Very beautiful and colorful moth image....well done...simple yet lovely. tfs.

This is indeed among the most colourful Moths I have ever seen, John. As a matter of fact, the dark ground gives the subject a perfect contrasting background.
A fine capture, all in all.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-25 8:19]

Waaw John,i don't know the name of this beauty,your pic is really magnificent,a great macro to show us the fantastic wings design of this specie,very bright colors and fine details,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Fantastic moth John! Beautiful photo with hood composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello John,
Excellent capture of a nice moth with beautiful colours and sharpness. TFS.

Ciao John, great macro of fantastic butterfly, I never see before, thanks, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful picture of this butterfly.Excellent details with eye-catching point of view.Like BG.The way you have framed it is really attractive.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and good night,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-25 12:14]

Hello John.
Wonderful and very interesting moth capture.Vivid colors,clear details,sharpness,POV and composition are excellent.Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-25 12:25]

Hello John,
The photo is a bit small, but very beautiful. Excellent sharpness in splendid light. Fine diagonal composition.

Hallo John
哇哇 這漂亮的品種第一次見到
照的很清晰 角度也很棒
蝴蝶漂亮 色彩很特別的黃色和淺咖啡色

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-26 2:59]

Beautiful species! Thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-27 5:57]

Hello John,
I had a look at your interesting gallery with a lot of most striking creatures. This moth for example is a beauty and you show it so well with this natural shot. Thanks too for the note explaining the differences between moths and butterflies.
Kind regards

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