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Malacosoma alpicola

Malacosoma alpicola
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-21 4:22
Viewed: 1907
Points: 32
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Family: Lasiocampidae
Wingspan: 18-34mm
Habitat: humid alpine meadows
Distribution:Central and S'Alps, above 1600m
Flighttime: July-August

This moth is also activ during the day, especially the male. I have seen this Moth on my alpine meadow.
It seems to be a first on TN too.

Thanks a lot to Christodoulos who was so quick to give me the right ID. Merci!!!

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To wahclella: Thanks.anel 1 01-23 12:13
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Another beautiful and interesting photo Anne! The sharpness is impressive!! Very good composition and wonderful colours too! I think that your moth is Malacosoma alpicola

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-21 5:09]

Hallo Anne,
Great macro of this moth of last Summer in superb sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Pleasing diagonal composition. Nice blurred background. High quality!

Hello Anne
A stunning macro.
Sharpness and colour is superb.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-21 5:42]

Very good portrait of this colorful moth species with fine background..the details are well captured. tfs.

Bonjour Anne,
The sharpness is excellent, and the color of the moth is beautiful. Very nice image...

Hello Anne,
Beautiful Moth.Looks gigantic one.Very good details with splendid light.Shadow on hind portion made it attractive.Nice BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Bonjour Anne

Excellent macro de cette espèce ou famille de papillon qu'en anglais ils disent « moth »,
le fait qu'il soit cadré diagonalement dans l'image donne du dynamisme à la photo, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-21 6:57]

Hi Anne,
A marvellous macro capture. Excellent composition,amazing colors
and fantastic sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

hallo Anne
super good light and great sharpness
very nice composition with beaurtiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely moth, fantastic details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Anne,
interesting moth. Nice composition. Perfect sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Anne. Never seen this fantastic kind of moth. TFS! Details and sharp perfect. Best colours.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-21 14:08]

Salut Anne,on a la chance d'avoir un gros expert comme Chris ici..ehehe..il travail pour nous...ehehe..et maintenant tu as aussi le nom pour completer ce magnifique travail,la qualite' est impressionante,un espece jamais vue,peut etre vraiment la 1ere fois.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hallo Anne,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蛾
顏色鮮豔華麗 第一次見到這品種很新奇
光線亮麗 整個蛾的翅膀清楚又有光澤 非常美麗
構圖美麗 背景一片深遂的綠意

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-01-22 9:28]

Bonjuor Anne,
Beautiful macro of beautiful moth ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-01-22 23:07]

Hello Anne
exciting details with fine hairs and exciting dense colors. I like the color contrast with splendid green background.
Excellent work.


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