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Moth #5/2 (E. confinis)

Moth #5/2 (E. confinis)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-21 9:09
Viewed: 3592
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While looking for butterflies, I stumbled on this couple which rested on underside of leaf of small growth plant. My previous post is Here

Kingdom: Animalia (animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (arthropods)
Class: Insecta (insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies, moths)
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Arctiidae (Tiger moths)
Subfamily: Syntominae
Genus: Eressa
Species: confinis Walker 1854 (Indian subregion to Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra)

About the family Arctiidae:
The Arctiidae are members of the Superfamily Noctuoidea. Worldwide in distribution, moths of this family are richest in the tropics. The small to medium-sized adults are often white, yellow, orange, or red with black markings on the forewings. Some adults are day-fliers, while others are nocturnal. Larvae are typically very hairy; some tiger moth larvae are called "woolly bears." Larvae feed on lichens as well as herbaceous and woody plants, and some species are forest pests. Pupation takes place in cocoons made of matted larval hair and little or no silk.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-21 9:36]

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful shot of the moths in the act. Such a tender moment captured. Lovely patterns on the body and a smooth BG. Superb use of the flash and a nice POV displaying sharp details. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Jitti
I haven't seen Erissa confinis mating on TN and my life :-) Perfect composition,lighting
and POV, Welldone, TFS

Good Luck

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-21 11:15]

Hi Jitti,

WHat an amazing capture! You took full opportunity of the moment. Beautiful colors and details. Lovely comp.


JC, when I look at the wings of these mating moths, they remind me of the blue coloured moth I shot in India last year and posted here on TN. Of course, there was some controversy over the ID of that insect (why does it always happen with me?).
This is an interesting love-making position of these moths you have presented in this well-composed shot.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-21 12:55]

Hello Jitti,
Fine capture of a pair of Arctiid moths in cop. The flash not only gives good lighting and sharpness: it also darkens the BG, here just to the right extent. Very nice compostion.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-21 13:19]

Hello Jitti, spring time in Thailand I see, procreation time, the POV and composition are fantastic, great collors and details, very sharp capture.. congrats..

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2007-05-21 16:22]

Hi Jitti,
Made me look more than once to make it out! Beautiful shot that catches these insects' intimacy. Splendid light control and brilliant colours

Hola Jitti,
Buen momento el capturado, la nitidez y los detalles son excelentes. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-22 7:24]

Hi Jitti,
excellent shot with interesting action. Not often we get to witness moth while mating.
Very well composed shot with very good sharness and excellent detail.

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