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Atlas Ataccus

Atlas Ataccus
Photo Information
Copyright: Gustavo PAULINO (PAULINOGUS) (61)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-21 3:02
Viewed: 4445
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This butterfly are considered to be the largest moths in the world, in terms of total wing surface area (upwards of c. 400 square cm or 65 square inches). Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, from 25-30 cm (10-12 inches).

ATLAS ATACCUS (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Satunidae
Other name "snake's head moth"

Mariposario del Drago - Canaria Island - Spain

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Hello Gustavo,
Very impressive moth, with so nice colours. A really amazing big species. Your photo is excellent, with so nice colours, a beautiful blurred background, fine details and excellent composition. Congratulations and TFS,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-21 5:08]

You captured this huge moth with good colors and fine details. tfs.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-21 5:23]

Hello Gustavo,

Lovely drawings in the wings, pleasant for look at.
These picture is nice of color and excellent of presentation.
Very well composition, nice captured too. TFS.

Have a nice day,

A mighty moth indeed Gustavo, captured quite expertly from a good vantage point in perfect focus and exposure with rich, natural colours. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hola Gustavo,
Que sana envidia! siempre me ha llamado mucho la atención esta polilla, debe ser un portento verla en directo. Excelente foto, con luz muy adecuada y muy buen enfoque. Saludos, Jesús

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