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Moth #11 (M. Nyctiphanes)

Moth #11 (M. Nyctiphanes)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-21 10:23
Viewed: 3671
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Bombycoidea
Family: Sphingidae
Subfamilies: Sphinginae
Genus: Meganoton
Species: Meganoton Nyctiphanes (Walker, 1856)
Larval hostplants: Recorded from India and Thailand on Symphorema involucratum (Verbenaceae) (Inoue, Kennett & Kitching, [1996] 1997).
Global Distribution: Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Nicobar and Andaman Islands, southeastern China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra) and the Philippines (Palawan).

The Sphingidae are a family of moths (Lepidoptera). They are commonly known as hawk moths, sphinx moths and hornworms. There are about 1,200 described species in the family (Grimaldi & Engel, 2005). It is best represented in the tropics but there are species in every region (Scoble, 1995). They are moderate to large in size. Among the Lepidoptera, they are distinguished for their rapid, sustained flying ability (Scoble, 1995). The narrow wings and streamlined abdomen are clearly adaptations for rapid flight.

From: Wikipedia and http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/m_nyt.htm

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-21 11:44]

Hi Jitti.
Your collection of the moth is so big as my sparrow collection but I think your character are more quiet and delicate. I like perfect reproduction of all features of this specimen. Excellent sharpness and details, perfect light and colours. Skillfully done picture. My best wishes and TFS.

P.S. I'll be back for your previous uncritiqued by me shots later.

Hello JC,
Good point of view and wonderful details are recorded!
Focus is accurate and good natural colours, great educational note!
Pablo -

All the salient features of this rather large moth are very well recorded in this image, JC.
Moths have a tedency to station themselve at unlikely locations. This one seems to be resting against an idecipherable surface. It that a painted wall?
Well done and TFS.

Hello Jitti, :)

Oh this is so nice, you always capture such wonderful detail in your photographs. Love this one too, great sharpness and wonderful natural colours. Very well composed, thank you for sharing!

*making a note here, I misidentified my heron today! Go figure :| It's a Green Heron, not Blue! Sorry and thank you for leaving me your thoughts on him :) I appreciate you very much*


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-21 22:36]

Hello Jitti

Very well seen,with excellent detail and sharp focus.The textures and colours are very good.The neutral BG really help make this moth stand out.Well done TFS.


Hi dear jitti ,
great details and good point.
nice sharpness and vivid colour.
thanks for sharing my friend

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-22 6:36]

Hello Jitti
Excellent close-up of this beautiful moth! Superb details on its pattern and natural colors.
Very well done.
My compliments and TFS.
Best wishes

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-22 10:28]

Hi Jitti

Another excellent macro from you!
I remember seeing something very similar in my garden in the past few years...i don't know why but we don't have them anymore.
The details are great and very sharp and the textures are excellent.
Good flash management, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-23 9:32]

Hello Jitti,
Great shot of this Hawk-moth: sharp capture of a nice fresh specimen. Hawk-moths are among my favourites and it is my aim to contribute at least one species this year.
Thanks for showing Meganoton nyctophanes a species new to me.
Best wishes, Ivan

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