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Catocala elocata

Catocala elocata
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-05 7:10
Viewed: 2864
Points: 40
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Catocala elocata (Esper, 1787)
French Red Underwing

Catocala elocata is a large moth of the family Noctuidae (According to some authors Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Erebidae). It has a wingspan of 80-85 mm and a flight period from June to September. It is found in Europe, North Africa and West Asia.

In Cyprus Catocala elocata is a rare species found manly in the valleys of Troodos Mountains. The larvae feed on Salix alba and Populus nigra.

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Hello Christodoulos,
you captured a good specimen with good spotting, great sharpness and colour.
nice PoV.
best wishes,

HI Christodoulos.
Interesting photo with many details. Beautiful natural colours - it looks like camouflage.
Very good light.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-05 10:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful photo of this moth in fantastic sharpness, details and beautiful camouflaged colours. Very nice composition.

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this moth with good sharpness and fantastic camouflage. I also like your well chosen POV and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

great camouflage, TFS Ori

Ciao Christodoulos.
Grande mimetizzazione di questa falena ,ottima macro magnifica la nitidezza e ottimi dettagli splendidi colori molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

hello Christodoulos
very good sharpness picture with good details of the moth
you can see the red underwings a little bit
great shot
thanks greeting lou

Hi Chris,

A well spotted shot, good detail and nice natural bg. Good pov and colours.
TFS regards :Bill.

Hello Christodoulos,
Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and very, very fine details. Amazing sharpness and fantastic colors. Nice composition with excellent light. A very interesting moth.
Thanks for sharing this wonder!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-05 15:32]

A great capture of this magnificent moth in a perfect camouflage,just the red of the wings below let us to see something to different of background.Fantastic pic whit the best sharpness and colors as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent capture with beautiful natural coloration, details & fine camouflage. Very nicely composed & presented with a fine POV. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


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

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-07-05 22:58]

Hi Christodoulos
it's always a challenge to find the right balance between demonstration of hiding capacity and bringing out the main subject, perfectly managed here with just perfect dof

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-07-06 1:22]

HI Christodoulos,
Nice and interesting moth.
Nice colours and composition with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-07-06 4:26]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Perfect camouflage, so perfect that we could easily miss the picture! An interesting species which we see only rarely. That it is the red form is given by the little intervalle between both wings. Last year I had one of this species in my kitchen.. As usual excellent shot.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-07-06 6:40]

Hi Christodoulos,
excellent macro of this very interesting moth, beautiful details despite mimicry :) Congratulations ! TFS !

Hi Chris, Wow what a beautiful capture of this amazing specie of moth, great detail sharpness with and superb lighting,
Best Regards,


Hello Christodoulos

The camouflage with his environment is amazing !
with excellent focus, sharpness and details, TFS


Ciao Christodoulos. Impressive details/sharp indeed. And what interesting example of camouflage! Great pic of moth MF.


Giasou Christodoule
A perfect example of camouflage with excellent detail and composition.
regards yiannis

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