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Apatelodes princeps

Apatelodes princeps
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: nikon f 50, AF Nikkor 70-210, Fuji Sensia 100
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 7:52
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
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Going through my archives I found this photo taken in Venezuela in 2004 with my old Nikon F50 as a slide. So this one is scanned.
Thanks Josť Roberto for the ID.

Venezuela was one of the most beautiful countries concerning nature.
It has huge mountains in the West, the Andes, great highlands and a lot of jungle. It has 43 national parks, but also outside these parks thereís nature everywhere.
An El Dorado for nature lovers. I never saw a country with so many waterfalls, including the highest of the world, the Angel Falls.
Countless different plants, including about 3.000 species of orchids, almost 1.400 bird species, 30.000 species of insects, butterflies everywhere and remarkable mammals as the capybara, monkeys and different kinds of ant-eaters. Hundreds of amphibians and reptiles.

The entourage during this trip wasn't very luxury. Sleeping in hammocks or simple hotels, travelling on hinnies (mules) or old busses, it all was quite sober. My camera wasnít working very well and dirty. I made a lot of slides, but the quality was bad.
Maybe, some day, I go back to make the most wonderful photos.

One of the slides is these moth. I think this moth belongs to the hepialidae, but I donít know for sure. Maybe somebody can help me.
The Hepialidae is a family of insects in the lepidopteran order. Moths of this family are often referred to as swift moths or ghost moths.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-04 8:12]

Hello Peter,
nice capture of the moth depicting the total beauty with open wings, nice pov, natutal colours,
Best regards Siggi

Hello Peter,
this is a very strange moth, with a interesting POV.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-04 9:01]

merhaba Peter
well close up capture of this interesting and beautiful moth
i like POV, colours and sharpness

Amazing one, Peter, the pose is beautiful and the wings are glittering, I've never seen this one before, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Peter,
A nice capture of this beautiful ghost moth. Very good details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-04 10:43]

Hi Peter. Its worth going throughyour archive when you find pictures like this. Its a very unusual looking moth. Your slide shows good detail and colours. Your POV lets us see all of the wing markings . well done TFS.

Hallo Peter,

hier heb je een mooie mot o vlinder gefotografeerd met prachtige kleuren.
Mooie wazige ondergrond.


Ciao Peter, great capture of wonderful moth, fine details, splendid light and colors, may be too sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hallo peter
zonde dat hij gescand moest worden
ik denk dat hij nog mooier is dan afgebeeld,
het is zo al een vlinder met glans er op
die heel mooi is
heel aparte vlinder trouwens
groetjes lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-04 12:21]

Hi Peter,
Lovely capture.POV,sharpness,clear details,lighting and exposure are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

nice capture Peter !
very good presentation of this butterfly , beautiful colours and fine details , perfect sharp and great DOF ,
well done !

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-02-04 17:28]

What a strange creature this moth is Peter.
For a scan it looks okay. Nice sharp wings, interesting shape and colours

Hi Peter, Good Morning!
A strange moth species indeeed. You cptured it perfectly MF!
TFS and cheers,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-04 21:32]

Hi Peter.
You have pictured a wonderful specimen of the moth. I like upper POV and impressive wingspread of the insect They have allowed you to show all beauties of the moth perfectly. Details, colouration. Shapes of the insect are presented excellently. I also welcome nice use of fill flash. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-04 22:00]

Hi Peter,
Outstanding shot of this great looking moth and the flash lighting gives a radiant glow on its wings. Looks beautiful on this open winged pose. Excellent composition.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-05 2:38]

Hello Peter
Wonderful capture.Well done.

This is a lovely 3-dimensional shot!
Very well done!
Pl forgive my not being able to critique as often as I'd like to...Will try and make up in better times..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-05 8:43]

Hello Peter,
A fine capture from your archives of a moth taken from a great POV with fine sharpness and colours in an image that has great quality considering that it is nearly 5 years old.
I don't think this is a Hepialid moth though.
This could be a species of Notodontid.
Thanks for sharing this,
Best regards,

Hello Peter

Today I see your points are 11111, very interesting.
This shot is very good with excellent POV and DOF.
The overhead shot allows us to see all the detail and textures.
Good use of lighting.


Hi Peter,
Nice caught of the moth scanned picture,
Excellent colours and sharpness,
very well taken and done.

Hi Peter,
what a very strange moth taken from an excellent POV with good sharpness, fine details and good use of the flash with beautiful colour tones, i like the geometrical composition.
TFS. best regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-02-06 12:05]

Hi Peter,
it does indeed sound like an incredible place to explore and contains many marvels such as this. Good quality from a scanned slide and nice POV from above, thanks for sharing it.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-09 18:49]

Beautiful image Peter,
Very nice color and detail with good DOF!!
This particular moth reminds me of one that I took a photo of while in Brazil this past year.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-10 19:26]

Hello Peter,
Splendid capture of this moth with a very nice wing pattern. Thank you for sharing this fine capture.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-11 4:12]

Hi Peter,
a very unique presentation of this moth.
Very sharp and it shines beautifully. the brownish colour is beautiful and the whole body and its features are well seen.
nicely composed.


Hello Peter!
Sphingidae moths are not too often in TN gallery what is strange as for me, because these insects are really nice. Your species (not known for me) is very original, both in colours and wings-shape.
Picture is a little too much sharped as for me, but it is still very interesting presentation as so little is known about insect from tropical regions :)
All the best,

Hello Peter.
Great capture of this moth Apatelodes princeps - male -, family Apatelodidae!
This is the first register of this rare species in the TN.
Josť Roberto

Hello Peter

Excellent photo of this insect with its metallic and golden color tones,
with fine POV to show all the little patterns with great details, TFS


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