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Handmaiden Moth

Handmaiden Moth
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-10-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7200, Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 BG, Hoya 52mm Ultraviolet
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-11 3:50
Viewed: 424
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot this Handmaiden Moth with my new equipment (Nikon D7200 + Nikkor 40mm micro) at a very strange location on the boundary wall of my school. The wall has spaced out shallow arches and this Moth was sticking up-side-down on one of the arches in such a way that I was directly under it and a few inches away. Since it was in the shade of a canopy of trees, I used fill-flash to capture it. Here it is and I hope you like it.

Amata bicincta is a species of moth in the genus Amata (or Syntomis) of the subfamily Arctiinae ("woolly bears" or "tiger moths"). It is also known as nine-spotted moth and handmaiden moth. It is a common day-flying warningly colored moth. The adult is unpalatable to birds and other predators. It is found in the north-western Himalayas, Sikkim, Khasis and Bangladesh,


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Lovely shape and colors of the wings.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-10-11 14:36]

Hi Ram.perfect capture of this beautiful moth,the red wall in background give us the possibility to see the transparent zones of its wings,excellent sharpness too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic moth, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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