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Automeris io

Automeris io
Photo Information
Copyright: Oz Rittner (Oz1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 105 macro
Exposure: f/6.2, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects and other small creatures gallery [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 7:29
Viewed: 11639
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Saturniidae is very common the eastern U.S. and southern Canada. Wings span are up to 9-10 cm.
its larva is very hairy with spines that can sting very painfull.
foodplants are many different bushes and trees such as willow,apple,rose,oak ect.
Shot was made in Argentina,in which I recieved some larvae that puptae and emerged.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-19 8:08]

Hi Oz,
Beautiful shot with very vibrant colours and really sharp detail. Excellent pov.

beautfil moth with great detail in the wings, just wish you had said where and how you 'shot' it.



I Love this butterfly Oz.
Superb colors and details.
Great composition, POV and BG.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-06-19 8:40]

Excelent detail...you can almost feel the small "hair" on its wings. I love the colors.

Hi Oz,
Wow! Superb macro. The detail is wonderful! I really like the composition and the way the black background makes the colours and shapes stand out. Well done!

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-19 8:46]

Hello Oz
Great picture as usual. Great color, sharp details. POV and BG


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-06-19 9:07]

Hello OZ, very nice macro-shot with this marvelous buterfly!!Razorshape details and colors that blend well on the black BG. Very well done, Didier.

En voilà un qui s'accroche!
La tige horizontale est une idée originale.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-19 10:21]

Great details on this impressive moth.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-19 11:49]

Hallo Oz,
very colourful, sharp and detailed picture of this Saturniidae. Artwork of nature and the photographer. Where did you find the species?
Best wishes, Peter

Just amazing moth! Perfect colours and sharpness. Good composition. Thanks for sharing


Hi Oz,
This is a great shot with excelent colours, compo nad sharpness.
Congrats and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-19 12:19]

Hi Oz,
A great butterfly!!! The photo is very good: color, details, texture, dark BG, composition and POV are simply perfect!
TFS, José M.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-06-19 12:58]

Hi Oz,

Very colorfull macro,with excellent sharpness and details,well done and TFS,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-06-19 14:36]

Hi Oz

This is an amazing shot.The colour,sharpness,and detail is brilliant.TFS


Wow!!! Oz, that's realy phantastic.
I have never seen such a wonderful moth, it's perfect in sharpness and colours, a real beauty. Very amazing shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-19 21:07]

What an incredible butterfly, Oz.
I have never seen anything like that before.
The yellow underwings with the blue "eyes" and circles are just amazing. Great POV and the subject is well shown against the black BG.
TFS. : )

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-20 3:35]

Such a beauty Oz!
Wonderful moth!
Wonderful colours!
Perfect DOF, details, POV and sharpness!
Better ist almost impossible!
Keep on going and TFS!

Hi Oz!
Shots such as this one set very high standards on this site. It is one of the finest macro captures I have ever seen on the TN.
Superb POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, colours and details. BTW, if the image was shot in Argentina, wouldn't it be better to locate it there in your image info? sorry for nit-picking!


Extremely sharp and well composed. The lighting here is perfect and shows detail of the subject very well. The dark BG makes it even more appealing. TFS,

Hello Oz,
very appealing iconic presentation of this moth with its stunning markings of eye mimicry!
With thanks, and best regards,

I can not imagine this beauty with 10 Cm of wings span.
The patterns are amazing, I love it. You seem to have taken the shot for a book, it is very descriptive and sharp & details all over. The insect is very well seen. Thanks for sharing and for the info.

Such a colourful moth! Look at it's colours and patterns on the wings! Great use of flash! Sharpness, texture , details, pov, bg all are just great! Congrats again!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-16 3:41]

Another superb macro ! This Automeris io is impressive with its big "eyes". Colors, contrast and sharpness are excellent. Congratulations Oz.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-31 16:08]

Otra gran captura, fundamentalmente por la limpieza, nitidez y colorido de la imagen.
Muy buen explotación del flash.
Saludos... Ricardo

Another great capture, fundamentally for the cleaning, colorful and clearness of the image.
Very good exploitation of the flash.
Regards... Ricardo

Composition: ****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
DOF: *****
POV: ****
Note: **

Hello Oz,
really an amazing picture taht you have captured in all its beauty. The intense colours and the details are the best in this photo; the black BG works perfectly in this cxase.
Thanks for sharing!

Just great!! No more words to say.. Are these moths living in the wild in Israel? or from some collectors?

again great close up, are you happy with the sigma 105 mm ? what flash did you use ? Ori

In one word:
Mario sends greetings from Canada.

Excellent shot!The sharpness is perfecte with great details and colors welle satured.
Thank you


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