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Melanchroia chephise

Melanchroia chephise
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Copyright: Oz Rittner (Oz1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 105 macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-29 1:46
Viewed: 5691
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Melanchroia chephise from the Geometridae family of moths.
I shot this one in the evening as it was active and landed beside me for a short rest.
This specie have a wide distribution from Argentina to North America so it was very easy to identify.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-29 1:54]

Hola Oz,
precioso trabajo,
detalles y sensacional macro,
nitidez y pov,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-29 2:19]

Hola Oz,
Excellent capture of M. chephise, a species of Geomter moth that I have not seen before. Fine sharpness and good simple composition against a suitably blurred BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Wow, great DOF, i like the sharpness and BG too. Perfectly done.
Best regards,

Cool shot Oz
I love these moths with their broad antanae
Well composed and good exposure
Good sharpness and DOF


Hello Oz
Veyr intersting spiece to shoot,
Great details,lighting and BG,
In this case maybe darker aperture works
better, Welldone.


Ciao Oz,
complimenti per questa foto che mostra un Geometridae che non conoscevo!
I colori sono naturali e l'immagine è nitida.

Hello OZ,
phenomenal pic and identification, nice POV and DOF.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-29 7:51]

Hello Oz,
This is a fantastic moth very nicely captured. Great sharpness and an excellent composition. Very interesting to see!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-29 8:23]

Hello Oz
What a fantastic capture of this curious moth!! Magnificent sharpness and excellent composition.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Oz.
Splendid capture!
Excellent colors, texture and sharpness.
Very interesting POV, very good details.
Well done!
Best regards,
José Roberto

Hi Oz!
Another fantastic moth species from you, and this time from Argentina.
Interesting is that it has almost all wings black, only their tops are white :)
Fantastic sharpness and DOF. Once again I feel really good watching your photo :)
Best greetings from much colder place,

PS. I just would like to inform you that your photo of Calomera aulica is already presented in the PES gallery (in Coleoptera section - page1). Of course I would be very grateful for any other pictures of Cicindelidae in the future :)

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-29 13:30]

Hello Oz,
I like insect pictures of this at TN under-represented area of the world, in particular, species not or only rarely shown.
Your picture shows the characteristics of the moth species very well, with high sharpness and detail-richness. An excellent and highly valuable contribution to TN!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-29 16:01]

selam friend; Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are lovely.
well done
TFS ridvan

hello oz,
nice capture, very suitable pov, the total insect is in sharp focus, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Bonjour Oz,

Merci pour cette capture qui me permet de découvrir ce papillon.
La composition est simple mais les détails sont bien nets .

Bonne journée


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-11-11 1:54]

selam oz
wonderful close-up working on this beautiful and interesting moth
i like composition, point of view, background, lighting (flash), pattern of wings, colours and details
thanks for sharing

Hello Oz,
Very interesting Geometridae. Also the picture you've made is very good. Perfect light and colours. TFS


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