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Frail Beauty

Frail Beauty
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Copyright: Lissa Bruce (Leace) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak DX4530
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-30 16:37
Viewed: 3408
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe this is a Luna Moth. Found one morning as I was heading out to work. As you can see, the wings are in poor shape. I read that they do not live very long - what a shame for it was the most beautiful moth I have ever seen, as well as the first time ever seeing one.

This is my first attempt at a dual image picture - I hope I haven't lost too much quality with the resaving and such.

It was humid that day - even in the morning - I had to wait a few minutes for the condensation to clear from my camera.

Hope you like him/her.

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Hello Lissa

Really good shot. I like the composition. Very good colours, detail and sharpness. Very good presentation. Well done. TFS. :-)

Hi Lissa,
don't worry, this collage is wonderful with a good quality. I like this Moth very much, you're right, it is so special. I like the antennas so much, a very interesting insect.
Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-16 15:09]

Lissa, the composition is nice to me.

Lovely colors and great control of exposure.

Very nice details, great pov in both photos.

Maybe I'd try to add some sharpness, but that's just an opinion.

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  • Matt Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 15] (47)
  • [2005-10-22 10:32]

Hello! I have never seen a moth with such a fat and furry body. The moth does look a little war-torn but is still very striking. I think the dual image works very well. Well done!

Its a solid shot, with good detail. Only suggestion would be to select the harsh white areas and increase hightlights to bring back some of the detail.


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