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Eyed Hawk-moth


Eyed Hawk-moth
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-13 6:28
Viewed: 4352
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Smerinthus ocellatus - family Sphingidae.

All the moths from family Sphingidae have massive body and long, narrow wings. They can fly may kilometers by night. Some of them can even fly from the Northern America over Atlantic Ocean to the Europe!

Most caerpilars of Sphingidae have very nice horn at the end ofthe body - it's some kind of identification sign.

This picture was taken in the garden. The eyes on back wings should frighten the birds.

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  • Great 
  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-03-13 10:03]

Nice moth Christoper. Very good sharpness and colors.

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-13 10:34]

What a great design this moth has, Christopher. Amazing mimicry. Sharp details and fantastic POV. TFS. : )

  • Good 
  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-03-13 11:50]

A nice shot of this interesting moth. I think the focus is just "off" the moth, though (parts of the leaves are sharper) and the lighting is rather harsh.
Regards, Nigel.

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-13 17:25]

A very beautiful moth!
Peaty the bit shadow on the insect's boddy, but a very good photo!
Very good colours and DOF!
TFS!

Beautiful capture Christopher!!!

Hi Christopher,
well describing document of the pretty looking, very impressive predator mimicry that species is showing.
The sunlight shows the shapes of wings and body in a good way.
Thanks and best regards,
Peter

P.S.: A bit more information in the notes would be even more helpful as a quick info about the species.
The link you provided seems to be a broken link.
It does not lead to any site.
At least it did not work as I tried it.

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