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Moth - Amata grotei

Moth - Amata grotei
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Copyright: MY Wong (Seabird) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 0 N: 359] (1387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Tamron 90mm macro
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-13 5:57
Viewed: 4748
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear all,

This photo of Amata grotei was taken on Saturday during a tour to the Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve in Hong Kong.

Amata grotei is one of the 2200 species of moths in Hong Kong.

I hope you'd like this photo. I look forward to the pointers for improvement from all of you. thanks a lot!

Man Yee

more about the Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_vis/cou_vis_mar/cou_vis_mar_des/cou_vis_mar_des_cap.html

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-04-13 6:11]

Hello Mywong, my neighbor. The shot has two factors. a. The frotal view which is very attractive here. b.The wings forming V and then the dark BG appearing with the OOF effect on the body. Thanks for sharing. Ganesh

Ciao Man Yee, beautiful frontal POV for this lovely moth, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-13 6:42]

Hello My,
What a beautiful composition showing this interesting moth in beautiful metallic blue and orange colours. Good details and beautiful light.Best regards Siggi

A finely executed close up of a beautiful, feeding moth from a unique POV Man Yee, the abdominal details are not exactly sharp (for that, you need a smaller apertural opening than f/4.5) but still very nice. TFS and cheers,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-13 8:55]

Hi MY,this moth is very strange and spectacular! Never seen nothing like that,your point if view was intelligent and particular! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

I love it Man Yee. Very delicate look. Well composed and lit. Frontal detail is perfect. Well seen and captured. TFS. :)


My Wong, another beautiful capture on the flora around Hong Kong. I agree with "matatur" that a smaller lens opening would have created a better field of focus. I'm sure you let your camera do all the work for you set on automatic, and no doubt it looked great on your digital display. On shots like this, IF YOU HAVE TIME, which most times you don't, set your aperture on f/8 or f/11 and let the shutter speed take care of itself. There was plenty of light here, so a slower shutter speed would have produced a much sharper photograph all around. But, if you didn't have time to reset your manual settings, you still captured a wonderful photo here.

Regards, JoeGoff, Louisville, KY

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