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Theretra alecto

Theretra alecto
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Kurdistan [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-09 14:23
Viewed: 3241
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Levant Hawk Moth (Theretra alecto) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found in the Indomalaya ecozone and warm parts of the Palearctic ecozone, including extreme south-eastern Europe.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Sphingidae

Genus: Theretra

Species: T. alecto

Binomial name
Theretra alecto
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Merhaba Durzan bey...
Cok ilginc bir goruntusu var bu moth resminin..Kanatlari son model ucak gibi....Cok net ve guzel bir resim..Renk isik datay ve goruntu cok iyi...Ellerinize saglik.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-09 22:00]

Merhaba Durzan Bey,
Pek görmediğim bir güve türü.Şu amerikalıların hayalet uçaklarına benziyor:)Koyu renk zemin,detaylar,ışık çok güzel olmuş.Mutlu bir tatil günü geçirmeniz dileğimle.,
Bi slaven germ..

Hello Durzan,
Hope you'll be doing fine. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful picture of the moth which is also found in Pakistan. I have some photographs of this variety but they are not worth posting here. This one is sharply focused and a great one too.Such photos create a wider understanding for various commonly shared species....thanks again....take care...warmest regards/Abid

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-10 0:23]

Hello Durzan
Nice macro with natural colors
and great details

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-10 0:41]

This is a great moth my friend!
Wonderful details ans lovely colors!

Dostum Süper makro olmuş. Emeğine sağlık.
Dün nedeni bilinmez TN bağlanamadım. Sinir oldum gerçekten. Heryere bağlanıom TN ve TL e bağlanamadım.
Dünkü puanların büyük bir kısmı gitti haybeye:)
Neyse sağlık olsun.
Teşekkürler dostum.
Bi slaven germ!


Slav Durzan,
a splendid capture of this Moth, very good sharpness and contrast of colours against a dark BG, well composed.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-10 1:36]

Hi Durzan,impressive and beautiful moth taken in a very nice composition as usual.Excellent dark background and very good sharpness and colors.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-10 1:47]

Hello Durzan.
What a nice and interesting moth that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, light, details and sharpness are very good . Thanks for sharing .Best regards Siggi

Great details of this lovely moth!
Beautiful colors and light!

Merhaba Durzan. This is a magnificent POV to exalt the butterfly's perspective. Very good light and colours result.


Slav Durzan.
Very interesting and good macro.
This insect have indeed so nice colors.Good photo.
Friendly regards.Alin.

hello Durzan
great sharpness and beautiful colours with great details
greeting lou

Merhaba Durzan,

A great macro with beautiful colors & details. Well taken & presented. TFS & regards.


nice dark capture, TFS and greetings Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-11 4:03]

Slav Dûrzan,
This is a great contribution to TN!
A fine capture of an Eastern species of Hawk-moth, T. alecto, a species I have not seen before.
Excellent POV, sharpness, lighting, colours and contrasting BG in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good week.
Bi slaven germ!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-11 5:27]

Merhaba Durzan,
very beautiful and sharp shot of the moth.
Nicey posed for you and the light enhance the bauty very well.
The features are excellently displayed.


Hello Durzan
you have captured a wonderful moth, i like the way he is posed on his small leaves, great sharp details and the colors are just right
lovely dark BG and fine POV too
Have a good night

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