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Moth #1 (Scopula)

Moth #1 (Scopula)
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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: 2006-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Moths from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-13 0:35
Viewed: 4308
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Beautiful wavy lines on wings. I checked several websites and found conflicting results. I finalized that 'Scopula sp.'is the species of this moth.

Super family: Geometroidea
Most of the Caterpillars in family GEOMETRIDAE only have one or two pair of prolegs. The caterpillars move with curving their bodies into loops. This is why they commonly called Loopers. They are also known as Inch Worms because they apparently measuring off one inch at a time as they move. Some of them are called Twig Caterpillars because their resting posture look like a twig.

Their adults are medium to large size. Most of the adult moths have camouflaged wing patterns. These patterns are usually wavy lines extend across both fore and hind wings. These moths rest with a standard posture, holding wings outspread and tightly pressed against the surface on which they are sitting. This eliminates the shadow as well as the wings outline for a better camouflaged posture. Most GEOMETRIDAE moths are active at night.

Moths in this subfamily are medium to small in size. They usually pink or yellow in colour.

Species: Scopula sp.


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Hi Jitti

A nicely composed shot. Good exposure and a dainty wing pattern. Good work. Thanks.

Hello Jitti,
nice lepidoter, I think it will camouflage really well on a white surface.
Well done and TSf


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-13 4:15]
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Hallo Jitti,
superb picture of this Geometride moth. The subtle wavy colour patterns are nicely shown. Recently, I took a picture of a very similar moth in Germany (perhaps I will show it later). Species belonging to this group of Geometridae are difficult to identify on the species level. Sometimes, it is impossible based on the colour pattern only and morphological examination is necessary. So don't get discouraged.
Thank you for this beautiful presentation.
Best wishes, Peter

Nice moth
Would be nice to see a little more rotation on the composition just give it a different look.
A interesting moth.
Would have been easy to overexpose. You did well

Papillon très original.
Bonne journée.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-13 6:05]

Hi Jitti

A very beautiful capture here! This moth really looks great with those wavy lines as you say. I also love the contrast between her and the BG. Nice details and composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Jitti,
You caught very nice details on this moth! This is a great POV and exposure which is not that easy to do with white subject. TFS,

Hi Jitti,
An excellent macro on this moth. Although he really stands out well here, he would blend well on a tree trunk. You have really capture the intricate detail in the wings very well. Beautiful colors! Nice shot.

Hello Jitti,
i know this white angel very well. i have the photo of them, but not beautiful like yours. pov, colours, details all are very nice.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-13 10:55]

Hello Jitti,
Wonderful moth capture.Details on white wings are excellent.POV,sharpness and composition are also beautiful.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-13 12:29]

Excellent macro of this specimen very difficult to depict...

Composition: **** (I like more the Workshop)
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
Lighting: ****
Background: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: ***

TFS and regards... Ricardo

Hi JC!
The patterns on the wings of this moth have come out very well.
A well composed shot with the criss-cross of green leaves making an apt BG.
TFS and take care.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-13 14:34]

Hi Jitti,
Very delicate and smart moth. Very good details, lighting and pov.
TFS, José M.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-09-13 16:42]

Hi Jitti,
Beautiful shot , with sharp crisp detail and excellent colour rendition. Ver trickey exposure but you managed well.

  • jeanpaul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
  • [2006-09-14 21:19]

Salut Jetti
Belle présentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprécie tes beau papillon Il augmente la beauté de mon écran de veille
au revoir ....JP

Hello JC,
A beautiful butterfly!
Unusual both in shape and colours, very well framed and with fine details...
The insect contrasts nicely with the background, a very nice image!
Pablo -

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