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polyphemus moth

polyphemus moth
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Copyright: Linda Logan (zenitlady) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 1 N: 176] (794)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-19 18:47
Viewed: 3759
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe that this is a Polyphemus moth (anthera polyphemus) which we found clinging from the underside of our upper deck around 5 p.m. If not, please correct me. It is certainly a very large moth.
This moth can grow up to a 5 1/2 inch wingspan. It has brownish-yellow wings. It has a small mostly yellow eyespot on the forewing, and a larger blue, black and yellow spot on the hindwing. What makes me think it is a polyphemus is that underneath, the moth's wings are supposed to look like dead leaves. The larger spot appears to be just peeking out from under the forewing.

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To Luc: polyphemus mothzenitlady 1 07-20 13:29
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Hi Linda!
Personal assessment of the photo: good. I made a WS to try to improuve it.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-20 6:28]

Hello Linda!
Very nice capture.POV is very interresting.I liked DOF,framing and composition very much.

Hello Linda!
Lovely capture.DOF,framing;POV and composiştion are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-20 16:53]

It's a beautiful moth indeed!
Great cpature!
I agree with the improvement on workshot made by Luc.

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-18 23:45]

Hello Linda

Nice capture of this moth.I really like the detail in the antennae.The colours are very good and your DOF and POV are well handled.I have not seen this moth before.TFS


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