<< Previous Next >>

Garden Tiger Moth

Garden Tiger Moth
Photo Information
Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-21 8:32
Viewed: 4762
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Arctia caja

Dutch name: Grote beer
French name: Ecaille martre

This moth has a wingspan of 45 to 65 mm. The design of the wings varies: the front wings are brown with a white pattern (which can however be missing), the back wings orange with a pattern of black dots. The conspicuous patterns serve as a warning to predators, because the moth's body fluids are poisonous.

The moth is nocturnal and can usually only be seen flying around a source of light. You can normally find these moths in June to August, in gardens, park, meadows, grasslands, and scrubby areas.
(source wikipedia)

nglen, boreocypriensis, crs, Kaszek, anel, pekkavalo1, bahadir, Dis. Ac., pankajbajpai, rousettus, ramthakur, Hormon_Manyer, uleko, nirmalroberts, iris has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-21 8:52]

Hi Marie . What a beuaty , this is a very good close up of the moth. It has some unusual markings which you have captured so well. with rich colours and fine detail.well done TFS,

Hello Marie
This is a splendid capture of a glorious Moth that is I have never seen before...the clarity is brilliant.
All the Best

  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-08-21 9:05]

Hello Marie,
unfortunately, this species has become rare in our region. So, I take this nice and well-focused
picture of Arctia caja as a kind gift from you and enjoy the brilliant colours.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Marie!
In Polish: niedzwiedziowka gosposia :) I like this colourful "tiger" moth. It is one of the most colourful moth species I have seen in my life. Here it is presented with very good details and sharpness.
Best regards,

PS. Just for fun, please feel free to watch my version of this species here :>

  • Great 
  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-08-21 9:31]

Hello Marie,
Very colourful moth and very well done. I've also posted moth only my is contrary to yours. It's white even transparent yet as well beautiful.
Best regards, Pawel

Hi Marie,
An excellent macro shot of a garden tiger moth with great details and wonderful DOF/POV.
TFS and greetings from Boreo-Cyprus,

hello Marie Christine,
very beauty moth with interesting shape and

best sERGIO

  • Great 
  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-21 10:47]

Hello Marie,

I like this photo in which you present so well this moth.
Nice contrast between the colors from the wings and the leaf beneath. Image is sharp rendering well the pattern of the wings and the heary body of the insect.

Thank you for sharing,

  • Great 
  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2008-08-21 10:57]

Hello Marie,
It's beautiful! Perfectly done with great POV, DOF and great details.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-21 12:06]

Bonsoir Marie Christine,
Ce papillon de nuit est vraiment spectaculaire de par sa coloration vive. Je ne connaissais pas son nom français et je te remercie de le mentionner dans ta note. Bonne netteté et belle présentation.
Bonne soirée

Hi Marie, one of my favourite moths, and a pleasure to see.... the colours are excellent, good composition, POV and DOF are excellent. This is a fine specimen and a very worthy upload... best regards h

Hi Marie,
Very good macro shot of this beautiful moth. Good POV and composition, sharp details and bright natural colours.

Merhaba Marie,bu ne kadar güzel bir kelebek,nefis.Renkler ve kanatlar harika.İlk defa çift renkli kanatlara sahip bir kelebek görüyorum,bayıldım buna :)

Hello Mariki, wonderful close-up shotof this colourfull butterfly.
TFS and regards,

Hello Marie,

This is really a beauty of a moth, beautiful colous and composition. It is a long time ago I have seen this moth.


Hi Mariki,

A really beautiful moth, and a nice, sharp photo of it.


hello marie,
this moth is very beautiful, i loved the colors here, your poc to shoot this insect is perfect, the green leaf at the bg offers good contrast to this colorful insect,
well done,
tfs & regards

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-23 10:26]

Hello Marie, A very nice shot with superb details. Very colorful one and well shot. Ganesh

Hello Marie Christine,
sorry for my delay. I have been field trip for a long time. So, I cant visit your last posts.
This is very beautiful moth. Several days ago, I captured this species or very similar one. You capture it with a great macro shot. Very nice contrastting among colors. Great sharp details, POV and composition. good information. Thanks. Best wishes

It is one of the most beautiful Moths I have ever seen, Marie.
Your close-up image of it is remely sharp with super details and olours on the wings.
The antennae too are very well marked against the green leaf.
Thanks and regards.

Un joli festival de couleurs.
Bonne journée.

Hi Marie Christine,
Beautiful shot of the moth, awesome color contrast, good sharpness, nice details. This specie was frequent here in Hungary (its local name is 'Common Bear Butterfly'), but unfortunately became quite rare in the last decade. Thanks for letting me see it.
Best regards, László

Ciao Mariki, congratulation for all your splendid recent post on TN, great macro with wonderful moth, fantastic colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-25 8:38]

Hello Marie,
This is a brilliant capture of this beautiful Moth. Excellent sharpness and wonderful rich colours. A wonderful view of the beautiful wing pattern and I like the way the underwings are also displayed. Well done!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hello Marie,
Very interesting patterns on this moth. Looks as if he is a fresh military recruit. Very nice picture. Perfect exposure to show the colours nicely.
- Nirmal

Hi Marie,
uuaauuu, it´s a wonderful moth, you´ve captured it with marvelous sharpness. Illumination is very good, colours are beautiful. Greeeeat job

Hello Marie,
Neato! This one has got some beautiful markings. Your POV does this one justice as it lets the viewer see the cool paterns and colors to the fullest.
Paul :)

  • Great 
  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-09-12 16:52]

Dear Marie,

Trust all is well with you.
What a fantastic looking moth you have here! I have a slightly greater interest in mothnthan butterflies because they 're more elusive i feel and also a bit challenging to photograph especially with P&S .Their colours and textures offer a certain amount of challenge.
This that you have is brillaintly done picking up all details and colours.The flash is perfect doing justice to its original colours.Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Calibration Check