Aglia tau (L.)
|Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd)
|Date Taken: 2016-05-02|
|Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Sony Macro Twin flash|
|Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-01-22 1:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Aglia tau (L.); Tau Emperor; Nagelfleck; La Hachette (Saturniidae).|
The encounter came as a surprise: in an early evening in May I was descending the Cousimbert road on a bicycle when this male moth came bumbling by in flight. It is resting on an Oak tree but the forest is dominated by Beech and Spruce (980 m a.s.l.) . Big night moths are rarely seen flying during the day but the Tau Emperor is a known exception. Enjoy!
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Great to see your work again, Dietrich! Welcome back!!
Excellent capture of this exotic Math in the ambient light.
Hope to see you regularly here.
Welcome back. Beautiful pic with perfect flsh usage, exposure control, contrast, depth, sharpness and colors. I agree with Ram that we hope to see you more often here. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards from Ireland, László
- [2017-01-22 19:34]
A welcome surprise seeing one of your images once again. I am always on the look out for the larger moths such as this one of yours. What a beautifully marked specimen it is with those colorful wing markings and large eye spots. I am sure you were thrilled just to have spotted it, let alone be able to photograph it for us. TFS.
nice angle, TFS Ori
- [2017-01-23 15:33]
Hi Dietrich,a very interesting memory from your archive,a lovely moth not often seen on TN and caught in a great way despite the difficult location and wings position too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-02-22 13:31]
habe diesen Glücksfall verpasst ..den habe ich noch nie gesehen!
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