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The Herald

The Herald
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/6.8, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-22 15:34
Viewed: 3846
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The noctuid moth Scoliopteryx libatrix, the Herald, is a striking insect. Both shape and color are rather unusual for a night-flying, day-resting moth.
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  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-05-22 16:00]

Hallo Philippe, libatrix has a unique wing-shape and specific colouration among the Noctuidae. Both is well presented on your picture. Structure and colour of the background fit well.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-22 17:16]

Such a strange moth, yet beautiful!
Very strange shappes and marks it has on the back.
Never saw it.
Excellent on colours!
Excellent DOF and details!
Very good POV!
5* and TFS!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-23 2:20]

A very interesting looking moth indeed, Philippe.
The shape and coloring of the wings reminds me of dead leaves.
Pretty orange markings and clever camouflage designs.
You showed all of this with sharp details and good light, and an excellent POV.
TFS. : )

Great orange pattern on this one! Superb again! Such kind of beautiful moths you've found! What is the secret of that? Amazing shot and camouflage! Keep it up with the moths Philippe!

Sorry, points later!

Hi Philippe,
that pretty moth, perfectly copying a dry leaf, looks very good in these rich shades of brown hues. Very good three dimensional impression, well taken. Thank you, and best regards,

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