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Moth on request

Moth on request
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-25 10:19
Viewed: 2901
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just got a question of goran (sgo) if I have been able to take some butterfly shots in the krugerpark,in fact we saw quite a few butterflies but during game drives out of the car are these fast ones impossible to capture,in the restcamps however I was lucky enough to capture some colorfull ones,this one which is probably a moth I captured in letaba restcamp when we were relaxing in the visiters poolside in the end of the morning,I have no clue of the ID,maybe someone can help me with it,the moth was quite big sized and I estimate the wingspan was 8 to 10 cm,hope you like it and TFW,

for the ones who are interested in my daily routine,we are sailing at the moment with perfect weather,sunny and almost no wind under the scicilian coast underway from augusta to Alicante.

uleko, jaycee, sgo, viv, izler, jhm, nainnain, JORAPAVI has marked this note useful
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-25 10:30]

Hej Paul,
What a wonderful moth you managed to capture!
The eyes on its hindwings look fantastic, very sharp details of patterns and lovely colours.
At that size it must have been pretty impressive to see it fly.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

bonjour paul
a voir ses antennes je suppose qu'il s'agit du papillon de nuit,j'aime beaucoup de motifs sur ses ailes et ses couleurs.
le POV n'est pas extra mais il faut faire avec.

hi paul,
nice capture of the moth depicting the total beauty with open wings, nice pov, natutal colours,
tfs & regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-25 11:28]

Hello Paul,
Interesting shot of a Saturniid moth, related to the European Peacock Moth but not of the same genus.
Nice sharp shot with good colouring, the flash doing its job well.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi paul,

A very lovely capture of moth , great details and sharpness, It almost looks like owl eye moth which is found india , but i dont think its same. But love to see such colourfull moth.



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-25 14:09]

Hi Paul,
Splendid shot of this beautiful moth. Love those colourful circles and its interesting antennae. Perfect lighting and neat capture. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-03-25 14:25]

Hi Paul,
What a nice surprise and speedy response! And what a beautiful moth you've captured here - it's awfully big with those 10 cm wings! - with those soft, lovely purple-brown-grey colours and terrific cat-eyes drawing all our attention while repelling possible predators! Thank you very much for this impressive portrait of an African Peacock moth!
Bon voyage and a happy return!
With best regards,

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-03-25 15:03]

Hi Paul,
Great, sharp picture. Nice details and colors.
Maybe the composition could have been improved a little.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-26 1:12]

Wow, Paul. Amazing butterfly.
I have never seen one like that.
What fantastic markings and colors. Very unusual indeed.
Great sharpness and POV.
TFS. : )

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-26 7:46]

Hi Paul,
What a super catch, a very special one I think I did not see them in the park, sharp and fully detailed.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-26 7:50]

Hello Paul,
Beautiful colors in this fine capture, I'll say it again isn't mother nature colors marvelous. Thanks for sharing Paul and safe sailing.
:) tomorrow

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-27 2:41]

Hi Paul,

I'm absolutely no butterfly or moth specialist, alone I know that these picture are very lovely, splendid shot excellent framed too, well done!

Best regards,

tres bon ce papillon et peu commun, de tres bons détails et jolies couleurs
bravo et merci

Hola Paul,
Bonitos detalles de esta mariposa para mí curiosa por sus colores y dibujos. Saludos

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-29 13:23]

hello Paul
its interesting and different moth for me. i had never seen like this. i like composition, point of view, depth of field, colours, using of flash and framing
thanks for sharing

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2007-03-31 16:07]

Hello Paul,

Great picture of this moth.
Great color, position and sharpness.


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