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Pterophorus pentadactyla-Beyaz Tuyguvesi

Pterophorus pentadactyla-Beyaz Tuyguvesi
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): LEPIDOPTERA of Turkiye and Cyprus, jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-11 11:51
Viewed: 4077
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pterophorus pentadactyla - Beyaz Tüy Güvesi [TR], White Plume Moth [EN] is a moth ranging in Europe, Turkiye, and Iran from the family PTREOPHORIDAE (LEPIDOPTERA: DITRYSIA). It has wingspan of 24-35 mm. Probably the most distinctive of the 'Plume' moths, and one of the largest. Its wings are deeply divided into several 'fingers', each of which is finely feathered, or plumed. The adults fly from dusk onwards and are attracted to light from June to August and sometimes have a second generation in September. It may be seen roosting on low vegetation during the day.
The caterpillars overwinter and feed on Bindweeds, e.g. Convolvulus arvensis (Lesser Bindweed, Field Bindweed), Calystegia sepium (Larger Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed).

Natural England
's Gardening with wildlife in mind, 2009: White plume moth - Pterophorus pentadactyla.
UKMoths, 2009: Your guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland, 1513 White Plume Moth Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758).

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-11 11:59]
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Hi Ahmet. Good to see you my friend. This isa fine close up of this unusual looing moth. Which you have taken a first class view of. We can see the wing so well against the dark green leaf. All with sharp focusing and fine detail. Well taken TFS.

Have a good weekend.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-11 12:03]
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Lovely pattern insect dear Ahmet.
Incredible fine details you got here.
TFS and see you on TN.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-11 12:17]

Hello Ahmet
Nice capture with great details and natural colors
Regards and have a good week-and.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-11 12:54]

Merhaba Ahmet Dostum,
An excellent macro of this White Plume Moth taken from a fine dorsal POV to show its features with superb sharpness and DOF against a great leafy Bg.
Not an easy species to photograph as well as this!
Thanks and have a good weekend my friend,

Hi Ahmet,
I love theses elegant and fragile moths so much. You captured yours very good and with excellent sharpness.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-11 13:21]

Merhaba Ahmet Hocam,
Daha önce gördüğümü hatırlayamadığım bir güve türü bu.YEşil yaprakla bembeyaz gövde çok güzel kontrast oluşturmuş.Detaylar da kusursuz.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-11 13:24]

Hi Ahmet,

I have never seen a beautiful moth such as this! Excellent shot against the green leaves with fine details and textures. The wings are amazing with such pretty feathers. I'm so glad you posted this.


Hi Ahmet

Nature continually provides us with bizzare organisms! This would have to be the most interesting moth I have seen in a long time, great wing design, it doesn't look like it should fly! More like a glider design and functional wings. Anyway, great shot, superb composition and exposure, great sharpness.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-11 14:12]

Hi Ahmet,i hope one day to meet a fantastic mosth like that,it's a wonderful spectacle,the design is one of the ebst never seen in nature,splendid sharpness too.My best compliments,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-11 15:08]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Çok güzel renkleri ile ilginç bir resim. Mükemmel bir kompozisyon.
Ben hiç görmedim böcek türü ile muhteşem bir makro.
Almanya ve birçok Selamlar,

Hello Ahmet!
This is absolutelly one of the best pictures of Ptreoporidae I have seen in TN gallery! Great details, sharpness and DOF, fantastic control of light (no reflections on white wings!). Really first class work!
TFS and all the best!

Salam Akhi Ahmet,

An outstanding macro of this rare looking moth, "Soubhan Allah", with such beautiful & delicate colors, sharpness & BG. Very well taken & presented. TFS & shukran katheeran wa salam Allah alaikom.


This is indeed an exotic species of Moths, Ahmet.
The entire look of its body is unique. I am particularly fascinated by its wings.
The BG of dark green leaves serves to highloght its overall white outlook.
A superb image with sharpness and details.

hello Ahmet
marvellous scene and macro output, white of moth are very well managed and create a very fine opposition with the green background, the details are great!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-12 0:30]

Hello Ahmet,
Striking photo with these great contrasts in colours. Beautiful moth in excellent sharpness. Good POV, DOF and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Ahmet, fantastic macro of elegant white moth, splendid sharpness and superb details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

dostum nekadar güzel bir türmüş bu böyle..
tüm detaylarıyla enfes bir çalışma
emeğine sağlık

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-12 4:02]

Hello Ahmet,
There are some fascinating moth in this family but perhaps this one is the most beautiful one! A really lovely capture showing its white colour and the feathery wings against the green leaves. A beautiful composition too!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

No me canso de admirar tus trabajos Ahmet. En esta ocasión vuelves a sorprendernos con tu habilidad al captar de una manera tan precisa esta pequeña, delicada y complicada mariposa para el fotógrafo. Excelente control de los blancos y buena luz: enhorabuena !!
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

hello Ahmet
this is super!!
so good picture with very good details and good sharpness
very nice light with beautiful vcolours
greeting lou

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-12 14:16]

Ne güzel birşeymiş bu, ilk kez müşerref oluyorum. Emeklerinize sağlık Ahmet hocam..
Selamlar saygılar,

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  • meo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 48 W: 7 N: 121] (759)
  • [2009-12-13 12:55]

Eline sağlık Ahmet hocam. Bende görüp fotoğrafladım bu güzeli ama senin ki kadar güzel olmadı :)
Görüşmek üzere...

Hello Ahmet
what a superb shot of this White Plume Moth ! the details on his wings are stunning, very beautiful environment and composition
excellent colors and POV
Have agood night

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