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Moth #8 (U. pulchella)

Moth #8 (U. pulchella)
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 10:00
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have no idea about this moth. My untrained eyes let me to believe that this is Zygaenids (Burnets and Foresters).
These are mostly day-flying moths.
This picture was taken around 4PM and was rotated by 35 degree.
Thanks for visiting and a help in identification is welcome.

15 Feb. 2007
Thanks to Argus (Ivan Kruys) and sandpiper2 (Chris Chafer) for identifying this colorful moth.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Utetheisa
Species: Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Crimson-speckled Moth

Distribution: West and South Asia, east to Burma. Europe, Mediterrania, Transcaucasia, Middle Asia, Kazakhstan; China (Xinjiang), Afghanistan; Africa; Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Bartolomeo.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-09 10:10]

Hi Jitti,
Really beautiful moth that I never saw. Lovely colours and great composition.
José Miguel

hi jitti,
nice macro shot,
well composed, good pov,
shallow dof has resulted in nice blurred bg,
well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-09 10:22]

Présentation impeccable. J'ai d'abord cru que c'était une chenille.
Bonne journée.

Hello Jitti
What a great POV in this shot,
Perfect composition and lighting,
Excellent Work,


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-02-09 10:33]

Hi Jitti,
what a fab. shot, excellently managed composition and details,
great macro,
Cheers :D

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-09 10:43]
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Hello Jitti,
Fine capture with good sharpness, Bg and diagonal comp. of a species of Arctiid moth, known in English as the Crimson Speckled (Utetheisa pulchella).
It is quite widespread in the warmer regions of Europe and Asia.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-09 10:46]

Hi Jitti,
What a beautiful moth you've captured here. I like the slim profile. Superb details and colours that stand out against the green background. Excellent composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-09 10:52]

Hi Jitti,

Well captured colorfull moth,good sharpness and detail,I like the way you have rotated the image to get a diagonal compo,well done and TFS


We also have the same species here in Qld Australia although I also do not know the name.
tfs Paul

Hola Jitti.
Desconozco el nombre de tan precioso insecto. Los colores son magníficos así como la presentación.
Muy buenos detalles.
Un saludo, JL.

This moth has such attractive patterns and colours on its wings they could serve as a model for textile designers, JC :-)!
A well captured profile view of this lovely moth.

Hola jitti,
Excellent macro photo, I like the diagonal composition. Good colors and fine details. good job!

bonjour jitti
le BG est parfaitement exempt de bruit et bien flou,ce papillon a de tres belles couleurs et il me fait penser a une cape de roi.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-09 13:22]

Hi Jitti

Another terrific macro from you, my friend!
This diagonal composition here work very well and it present this beautiful moth excellently!
The details and textures are very neat and sharp, the colors are outstanding and the exposure very well managed.
Further more, the DOF is just impeccable - blurring the BG nicely - and the contrast is great!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-09 13:27]

Wow! What a perfect shot!
Another beauty captured by your camera with perfect sharpness and fitting dof. I love the colors and pattern on the wings of this moth. Have you ever thought of God designing the wings of butterflies?
Just wondrous.
My compliments and TFS.

HI Jitti,
a beautiful moth I never seen before. The details are very good, the DOF as well, the moth is well seen against the nicely blurred BG. The compo is very nice with the diagonal.
Well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-09 14:34]

Very nice compo JC with excellent sharpness and colors.

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I like the rotation realized that it collaborates with the aesthetics of the presentation.
Thanks and greetings... Ricardo

Bonjour Jitti
Belle présentation et belle prise en macro avec ce joli papillon ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition .
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-09 18:10]

Hello Jitti,
Excellent macro shot!
Great composition with nice POV,
very good details and nice colours.
Well done!

Hi Jitti,
Another excellent macro! Great colors and detail in this unique looking moth. Spot on exposure. Well composed and framed. Nice shot my friend!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-10 3:37]

Hi Jitti.
Extraordinary of quality picture with amazing composition, outstanding details and sharpness, vivid colours and great lighting. Bravo and my compliments.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-10 4:45]

Hello Jitti,
Wonderful close up.I liked cross framing,POV,colors,BG,lighting and composition a lot.Have a great weekend!

Superb shot Jitti! Beautiful species and i think i know this guy, we have this moth in my country too.

Hola Jitti,
La calidad de la toma es extraordinaria, la composición, luz, nitidez y fondo son excelentes. Saludos

Hello Jitti !
I love this moth, its colors are very beautiful. I also like the composition of the picture, and the blurred BG is also very beautiful. Sharpness and details are excellent, as usual from you. This moth must have been difficult to see in its environment, you have goosd eyes and I'm glad you decided to ashare it here. Well done !

Hello Jitti,
Sharp shot of this tiny colorful moth. I think the roatation made the comp work well mf.
Well exposed, good POV, BG, DOF, and details.
Well done & TFS.

A beautiful species this Crimson Speckled Moth which I also saw when I was in Thailand last year.

Great composition and sharpness.

well done

Hello again Jitti,
As you can see I (finally) have time to write more words of comments :)
Another very nice macro with good POV and details. I also like the combination of colours in this moth species.
Best greetings and TFS,

Very nice clean image with excellent colors and details. The angle works out great in this well composed shot. :)

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