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Plume Moth: Mating

Plume Moth: Mating
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Copyright: vipin baliga (vipinbaliga) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 12 N: 44] (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-01-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS + Raynox DCR 250, 58mm Kenko UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-09 20:53
Viewed: 3502
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This tiny Moth belongs to the group Microlepidoptera. | They have a rather ununusual wings.

Here the mating act was on when i found them and they didn't seem like stopping soon...
It went on for around 40mins and i had to leave. It might have continued for hours.

Wish i could have stayed there longer to observe them in their activity... :-(

The Moth on the left is the male i guess. The eye colouration between the male and female is interesting.

It would be great if anyone can shed some light on it.

C & C most welcome :-)

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Stunning shot of this lovely tiny couple Vipin, STUNNING! Bravo! Amazing symmetry, pleasant depth of field, moderate colors, sharpness and composition! One of the great macro works recently in my opinion! Wonderful!
George Veltchev

Hello Vipin,
Great mating shot of these tiny moths, you have handled this macro very well in every way. I like a lot the POV and eloquent composition.
Regards, TFS, Jesús

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-10 7:08]

A rarity indeed, well captured and good to see this mating pair. tfs.

Hi Vipin,
very interesting subject and good picture.

Hi vipin,

Great shot & a rare one. Perfect POV & good sharpness. Welldone & TFS.


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