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Great prominent
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Exposure: f/38.0, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Attractive Moths - Notodontidae, PGMONI [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 12:31
Viewed: 4818
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A large moth belonging to the family Notodontidae, Peridea anceps, the Great Prominent. Approx 70 mm wingspan. Caught during day time, as in this picture, it will not try to fly away, but relies instead on camouflage - not quite succesful in this case. By teasing it a bit, you can even persuade it to show some of the white posterior wings, which are normally concealed at rest.
The caterpillar feeds on various deciduous trees.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
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Hello Philippe,
thank you for posting a picture of P. anceps which I did not see at TN up to now. Colours and wing patterns are nicely shown. Excellent focus and sharpness. Most suitable point of view.
Several members of the family Notodontidae have been shown in the last weeks. Perhaps, it's time to create a THEME on this family!?
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Philippe
What a great shot of this large Moth,
Perfect lighting,focusing and composition,
Great POV, Superb shot.


Hi Philippe,
that's an gigantic moth - look at the hairs at the body and those wonderful antennaes.
Very impressive shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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