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Emperor Moth

Emperor 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: 2006-04-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 14:32
Viewed: 3034
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saturnia pavonia - family Saturnidae.

It's really first day of Spring here ;-D
A lot of these fantastic moths has just go out from their winter cocoons. It's really fantastic view!
The picture presents the male - you can recognize it by special type of anntennae.
The butterflies are very attractive and could be noticed during a day. The caterpilars are also very nice - I'll try to upload also caterpilar of these specie.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-08 14:35]

Wonderful photo!
A very beautiful moth indeed and well photographed!
Wonderful colours!
Excellent on details!
Perfect DOF!
Very good POV!
5* and TFS!

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  • cosmln Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 201 W: 12 N: 493] (1952)
  • [2006-04-08 15:16]


i love this photo.
i have raise manny time this moth, but i have never meet the male in the wild. found female but no male.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-09 12:02]

Wow, what a beauty, Christoper.
Great colors and markings on those wings.
Those "eyes" are certainly very impressive.
Good POV of this colorful moth resting on that green mossy tree trunk. TFS. : )

Hi Christopher,
very nice presentation of Pavonia, the male.
Very beautiful setting and light, shaping the soft, hairy butterfly in a perfect and very appealing way. Due to a short depth of field the thorax seems to be slightly out of focus, but the centres of forewings are on spot.
Definitely a very good document, and a pretty shot, too.
Together with the female you presented that is a very nice and well done description of that pretty species.
Thank you! Best regards,

fantastic - would love to see the picture of the caterpiller as well.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-04-21 5:59]

O, a tu nastepna przesliczna cma! I to tegoroczna w dodatku. Jak ci sie udalo ja znalezc?

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-04-24 11:24]

Woooow ! What a wonderful and interesting moth that you have well captured ! Colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Congratulations Christopher and thanks for sharing.

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