|Copyright: Dimitris Pap (dip) (59)|
|Date Taken: 2007-04-16|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 15:41|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I don't know what is this,however,I find it very interesting and beautiful.|
Hi Dimitris wonderful moth, it is a falena, Euplagia quadripunctaria, we can see it from the wide black bands on yellow on the front wings and from the red posterior wings (exists also yellow) spotted of black. The caterpillar tawny dark is covered from short yellow hairs tawny and with yellow bands on the back and the flanks.
Splendid macro with wonderful colors, bravo, ciao Silvio
stunningly colourful tiger moth, well reported. The species is called:
Arctia festiva (Hufnagel, 1766)
For further references see:
www.leps.it -> Arctiidae -> Arctiinae -> Arctia festiva
Thank you for sharing.
With best regards,
A warm welcome to TN. : )
What a beautiful insect. You caught it at the nick of time with its bright red underwings showing. Striking markings on its upper wings. Stunning color contrast.
In most cases, it is best not to put the subject in the middle (rule of thirds). A tighter crop might also allow a bigger version of this beautiful insect.
I did a workshop for ou. Hope you like it.
- ifanik (91)
- [2007-05-27 23:00]
Geia soy Dimitri
Poly kalh h ''petaloyditsa'' me omorfa xrwmata kai wraia antithesh me to kitrino loyloydi
As I can see you already have the correct ID. I agree, it is a very beautiful and colorful moth! You were lucky to encounter one. Have you thought cropping the picture so that the moth is not exactly in the middle? This would make the picture more interesting. The colors are bright and natural and the details look great. I think the picture is slightly UE and some details were lost in the shadows. It is difficult to expose correctly a black and white subject in bright sunlight. However, it is much better than blowing the highlights because it isn't so distracting. Focus was perfectly done! Thank you for sharing!
With Friendly Regards,