<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Dimitris Pap (dip) (59)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-16
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 15:41
Viewed: 3984
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't know what is this,however,I find it very interesting and beautiful.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To peter_stoeckl: MistakeSilvio2006 2 05-27 14:45
To Silvio2006: MistakeSilvio2006 1 05-26 16:47
To peter_stoeckl: Hello peter,dip 1 05-26 16:36
To Silvio2006: Thank you Silvio!dip 1 05-26 16:29
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

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

Hi Dimitris,
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,

Hello Dimitris,
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.

  • Great 
  • ifanik (91)
  • [2007-05-27 23:00]

Geia soy Dimitri
Poly kalh h ''petaloyditsa'' me omorfa xrwmata kai wraia antithesh me to kitrino loyloydi

Hello Dimitris,

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,

Hi Dimitres.
What an interesting thing. You have met and catch this beauty too. Earlier I have not notice this amazing picture. Now I correct this lack. Excellent reflection of the moth and very nice surroundings. Lovely rich colours, perfect sharpness and details, nice POV and impressive framing. My compliments and best wishes.

Calibration Check