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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: 2006-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/6.8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-23 16:02
Viewed: 3989
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Muslin moth, Diaphora mendica, a member of the family arctiidae. There is a strong sexual dimorphism in this species, the female is almost completely white, and does not have those feathery antennae. The latter are used by the male to enhance the detection of female pheromones.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-05-23 16:39]

Hallo Philippe, a high quality picture of this moth. The good sharpness allows to see details on wings, legs, head and antennae.

Hi Philippe,
very appealing invitation itno the microscosm of moths - a widely unknown world of strange beauty, amazing details aken with perfection. A short information about the actual size of the moth would be welcome to complete the interesting notes. With thanks and best regards,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-23 21:35]

What a pretty moth Philippe, and I don't really like moths! I love his feathery antennae and his fur collar. Very good macro shot, well done,

Very good macro shot! Perfect sharpness and colours.
Nice smooth background. Thanks


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-24 3:31]

Excellent photo of this moth!
Very good DOF and great details!
Very good POV, BG and colours!
5* and TFS!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-05-24 6:07]

Excellent macro Philippe,
very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS

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