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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-08 1:34
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I dedicate this shot to our beloved friend Mr. Ram Thakur for completing 600 posting here and also for his huge contribution on TN.

He has presented 600 outstanding shots and made us enjoy and learn from them each time. His kind words of wisdom and encouragement has made us grow as photographers and always provide a boost to our energy to work even harder. A worthy senior whom I have always looked upto with love and respect. A humble and small present to you Sir, hope you like it.

It was early in the morning and as the light was insufficient I could not get a proper shot. The DOF could have been better as well as the sharpness. When I saw these mating Moths high up on the plant my heart jumped a few paces. As the light was poor I took 3 shots for the record and waited quietly for the sun to rise higher and the light to be better. I was getting restless as the morning turned gloomy and the sun started playing hide and seek. 40 minutes, still I waited. Then suddenly I heard a thud as a dried branch fell from the mango tree above and as I looked up I saw my luck flying away........

These beautiful and colourful Wasp Moths or Day-flying Moths, Euchromia Polymena, is a genus of moth in the family Arctiidae.

The adult moths have black wings with three large orange patches and two small blue marks on each forewing, a blue head, scarlet prothorax, and bands of blue and of scarlet on the abdomen.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Euchromia

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Hi Sumon!

What colours! A great dedication to Ram Thakur. The picture is very original due to the opposite position of the moths and their different size. The vertical point of view adds to the special effect. The little lack of sharpness is well compensated by the overall atmosphere and impressions of that picture.

Kind regards


Hello Sumon,

What a great colorful pair of love making Wasp Moths you've captured.
The awsome saturated colors ot them seem to pop of my screen.
Wonderful details and contrast.
Perfect dedication to dear Mr Ram.
Excellent note. TFS!!!

Best wishes,


I am humbled by your dedication of this stand-alone nature image of two mating moths that defy the reason as far as the colours on moths are concerned, Sumon. A big 'Thank You'!!
First thing, this picture goes to my top favourites.
Both the male and the female have similar brilliant colours on them. This fact too defies the normal.
You are being modest in your self-assessment; this is one of the finest shots I have ever seen in terms of technology of digital photography.
Kudos to you for bringing to our notice this fantastic species of moths.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-08 1:58]

Hola amigo,
preciosa macro,
coloridos insectos,
pov magníficos,
hermosa dedicatoria a Ram.
saludos Sumon.

Hi Sumon.
Super composition, Splendid contrasts.

Hola Sumon, muy bonita fotografia con unos colores de maravilla. Un saludo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-08 2:14]

Hi Sumon,you're lucky to found a situation like that and a great master to take it so perfectly,wonderfull sharpenss and details,impressive colours,a very great work,my best compliments,2 point are not enough,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-08 2:17]

Hi Sumon,
awesome shot, really like your POV and the colours are amazing! Super sharp detail and perfect DOF - well done!

Hi Sumon
Great dedication for Ram Beautiful moths. Maybe it is not perfectly sharp but colors compo and subject is great.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-08 3:31]

Hello Sumon,
The pairing Euchromias, their colours, the technical excellence, composition, presentation and last but not least a fine dedication to our 600+ friend, Ram, all contribute to an outstanding posting!
Thank you for sharing it,
Best wishes, Ivan

Hello Sumon,

What a colourful picture! Very good POV, DOF and focus. Splendid vivid colours.

Hi Sumon,
This a colorful wasp moth. The image is sharp and well saturated in color. Nice pov and composition. Sorry that you could not get a better shot because of low sunlight. TFS,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-08 6:00]

Hello Sumon,
Very good shot!
Well composed!
Beautiful colors!

supernatural! A flavor lovers dream of colours only seen in India...perhaps we have the whole spectrum here, but some have not the yes for it...It is a way with you and Pankaj! I miss Pankaj...he has written. Now we must get him motivated. Surely this fine post will help Sumon.

Spettacolare macro, eccellente POV dall'alto, bellissima composizione ricca d'intrecci di linee e di contrasti, buoni i dettagli e meravigliosi i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-08 8:41]

Hi Sumon,
Very nice mating shot. Colors are eyecatching. Nice POV, details and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-08 9:26]

Hi Sumon,

A wonderful and well-deserved dedication to our friend Ram. He is certain to love this excellent shot. I have never seen such colorful moths - amazing. Great timing to capture this of the two. They absolutely pop out of the background.


Hello Sumon,
Excellent composition for a nice dedication to our friend Mr.Ram!
what a beauty in such fine colouration with sharpness and superb details
many thanks for the sharing too
best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-08 10:15]

Hello Sumon,
You never cease to amaze me by all the various butterflies and insects that you manage to find! And here you've not just captured one stunningly beautiful moth, but two of the kind! They are so colourful and beautiful and details are razor sharp. A very fine contrasting background too. Well done!!!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Sumon, Amazing color patterns and intensity here on these moths. Super mating shot with great pov. Fine dedication to ram and note. Tfs Richard

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-08 11:33]

Hi Sumon

A lovely dedication to Ram with this lovely shot.
Nicely composed with a excllent POV and a great pose of the two moths mating.
Good details.
Nice bright colours.


Hello Sumon,
splendid macro shot of this very cute duo,
perfect focus , lovely and vivid colours and beautifull pose,
cheer for this splendid composition

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-08 12:23]

Hello Sumon,
Another very beautiful photo in excellent contrasting and clear colours. Great sharpness, DOF and composition.

Aaah, this is an excellent capture from above Sumon, perfectly in focus and the saturated contrasty colours look just fine against the pale greenery of the BG. TFS and cheers,

Interesting inverted double-take pose. Nicely done with good vibrant colors.

Hi Sumon,
At first sight it seems like a smaller reflection of the bigger moth. I completely agree with Ram here on the fact that this photo defies the theory behind the colors on moths. They are much beautiful than a lot of butterflies I must say... not in shape though but only in color.
Excellent shot with nice and bright colors and absolutely perfect details and BG.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-04-08 21:10]

Hello Sumon,
What incredible colors on these moths. Just gorgeous.
They look like they are made of stained glass.
Beautiful light and details with great DOF.
Great moment caught.
Very nice dedication to Ram, who certainly deserves many congratulations.
TFS. : )

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-04-08 22:22]

Hi Sumon, very incredible colour seen on these two Wasp Moths. They really "pop" out from their surroundings. Very nicely composed and despite all your complaints about the shot, I think you did an amazing job. Very nice!

Thanks, John

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-04-08 22:48]

Magnifique festival de couleurs.
Bonne journée.

Interesante juego con la luz y los colores. Sin dudad es contrastada y llamativa pero el color negro difícil de plasmar.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-09 3:01]

What stunning colours, Sumon!!
This is a fine image of these two mating moths!
A very touching dedication to Ram.
Great composition and a superb POV.
Very nice lighting as well.
Lacks a bit of sharpness, a touch of flash would have given you a higher shutter speed. It must have been so exasperating waiting all that time only for them to fly away! I can feel your frustration!
Stunning image as a whole.
Well done Sumon,


Hello Sumon. Ram must be thrilled seeing this dedication and you are so lucky to come across this act in nature. Stunning shot in a very colorful manner. Best regards and thanks for sharing. Jusni

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-09 8:55]

Hi Sumon

A great shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-09 9:44]

Hello Sumonda,
Superb and such a shot is reserved for RAM Sir. Excellent composition. Superb again Ganesh

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-09 10:35]

Ola Sumon
Linda composição desta interessante foto, parece que ela foi duplicada, as cores são belissimas.A nitidez ficou muito boa e o constraste e luminosidade tambem.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-04-09 10:59]

Hi Sumon,

Sooooo nice!!

What a special moment you were able to capture...
Amazing vivid colours!
Perfect focus on those 2 moths!
What else can I say....FANTASTIC!


hello Sumon, amazing colours, good sharp detail, nice close up. The subject is nicely isolated from the bg. Tfs rgds Necip

Ciao Sumon,
complimenti per questa vera festa di colori!
Bellissima specie che non conoscevo.
Saluti dalla Sicilia,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-09 19:04]

Hello Sumon, Superb image dedicated to a great member. Thanks Sumon.

Hello Sumon,
Funny symmetry and I notice the difference in size!
Wonderful colours of course, with impressive clarity...
Well done on macro work, doF spot on makes the insects stand out well... like that is necessary with colours like that!
Pablo -

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-10 4:19]

Hi Sumon,
an eye catching pair, very eye catching composition.
The POV works very well to show off the loving couple.
Sharpness, deatails and colors are amazing.

Wow, these beautiful moths have very striking colors Sumon..
Well composed, the top POV is perfect for this one :)
Great shot & TFS!

Hi Sumon, wonderful couple in great action with superb colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, I like lot, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-10 6:49]

Hola Sr. Sumon.
Exelente Macro. Muy hermoso el momento logrado en esta fina foto. Hermosos colores de los insectos en pleno proceso de reproduccion.
Ram debe estar feliz por tan bello regalo.
Saludos Sr. Sumon. Un fuerte abrazo.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-12 14:56]

Hi Sumon,
This is a really colourful moth! Perfect details, pov and moment.
TFS, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-12 20:14]

Hello Sumon

Brilliant colours and wonderful lighting.
The composition is super.
Well focused with sharp detail.
A lovely composition.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-18 2:11]

Hello Sumon,
Absolutely amazing these colours! Very lucky to have seen them, in fact you couldn't miss them!
Superb picture fot TN archives
Thanks a lot

Hi Sumon.
Splendid flagrant!
Wonderful shot with excellent details and definition.
Magnificent coloration and very good luminosity.
Great photographic work!
José Roberto

It's really amazing picture of amazing moths! The colours are almost unreal ;-D
Bravo and Thanks


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