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Uphill Moth - Lepidoptera

Uphill Moth - Lepidoptera
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-24 16:00
Viewed: 3012
Points: 50
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My last visit with my friend Jusni Nasirun , to this Jerai Hill which is the highest mountain in the state of Kedah, Malaysia, i saw this moth.
It was quite wild flying here and there during the day.
It was quite a chase.
finally it stopped on the fern leaves on a ravine. So I have to use a long lens.

Lepidoptera (pronounced /ˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərə/) is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies (called lepidopterans). It is one of the most speciose orders in the world, encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies and found virtually everywhere. Lepidoptera contains more than 180,000 species[1] in 128 families and 47 superfamilies. The name is derived from Ancient Greek λεπίδος (scale) and πτερόν (wing). Estimates of species suggest that the order may have more species and is among the four largest, successful orders, along with the Hymenoptera, Diptera, and the Coleoptera.[2]

Species of the order Lepidoptera are commonly characterized as being covered in scales, having two large compound eyes, and an elongated mouthpart called a proboscis. Almost all species have membranous wings, except for a few who have crossvein wings. The larvae are called caterpillars and are completely different in form, having a cylindrical body with a well developed head, mandible mouthparts, and from 011 (usually 8) pairs of legs.

The Lepidoptera have, over millions of years, evolved a wide range of wing patterns and coloration ranging from drab moths akin to the related order Trichoptera to the brightly colored and complex-patterned butterflies.[3] Accordingly, this is the most recognized and popular of insect orders with many people involved in the observing, study, collecting, rearing and commerce of these insects. A person who collects or studies this order is referred to as a lepidopterist. Many species of the order are of economic interest by virtue of the silk they produce, and serve an important natural role through pollination.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-24 22:00]

Fine image of the Marbled White Moth, Nyctemera coleta, only bit over exposed. good composition. tfs.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-09-24 23:10]

Ya Foozi,
Assalamualia kum,
Charming beautiful shot, the line of leaves and the position of this insec made this eye catching, TFS.


really a beautiful moth. i have found it in southern India also. same moth. congrats for sharing.

Hi Foozi,
A nice capture of this beautiful moth. Good composition and good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-25 1:02]

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful photo of this moth. Some white parts are a bit over exposed, but the rest of the colours in this photo are beautiful. Good sharpness, details and a nice centred composition.

salam alaikum akhi Foozi
nice to see you on TN again. In this summer, I went to many trip and meetings again, and I was far from TN for a long time. you were also busy and so we didnt meet for several months. welcome again.
Nice to see learning about akhi Jusni. Inshallah he is very well.
This is very nice capture of beautiful lepidoptera. sharp details, colors and exposure very nice. nicely composed. thanks for sharing. best wishes

Hello Foozi
A great image of moth, details, light and background perfect.A beautiful picture. Bravo, regards, Paolo

Ciao Foozi, white parts are a little OE, but beautiful macro with lovely moth, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

I like the composition, but I find the insect a little over-exposed.
Very well done, but I think you made the same mistake I do and submitted the working shot and not the finished shot!
A beautiful shot, nonetheless.

Ciao Foozi. Good POV and colours. Bit burned white and tender sharp.


Hello Fozi,
Great capture with superb details and excellent colours.
Amazing sharpness and focus.

Hi Foozi,

The leaves are helping tp frame the moth. The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the Uphill Moth. The moorning light has a good effect on the colors. have a nice day.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-25 11:02]

Hi Foozi,
Beautiful capture of this moth.Details,ov and colors are wonderfulHave a nice weekend!
Thanks for sharing

Hola Foozi

Una bonita polilla, con esas alas de colores suaves y esos puntos negros en el cuerpo, una imagen muy buena y perfecta nitidez, Con esa luz tan intensa que recibes, has sabido salir airoso.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-25 15:13]

Hi Foozi,very impressive sharpness and a top quality macro,whit the best focus and a very nice composition too,only the white balance dont' seem the best.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hi MF Foozi,

An expertly taken macro capture from dorsal POV with good clarity, excellent contrasting OFF BG, fine shalow DOF isolating the subject from the BG well and delightful composition!
TFS and have a nice Sunday/week MF!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-26 2:02]

hello Foozi,
I imagine your chase after the "beast" :-). Something very familiar to the TN-photographers! An interesting moth with striking patterns, well shown on the green leaf-background. On my screen the white parts are a little bit shiny, but nothing important. I hope that you will find out about the exact ID.
Kind regards

Hallo Foozi,
a beautiful capture of this Moth taken from a very good

Hello Foozi,

an very good photo from this butterfly with good pov, details and fine colours.


This Moth was worth a chase, Foozi, and you have finally got it with its best aspect forward. The details and colours on its thorax and wings are well captured.
Looks like you too took a break from TN, so welcome back!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-26 12:14]

Hello Foozi,
Though the white parts are a little OE, this is a fine capture of this species of Arctiid moth. The sharpness, composition and contrasting leafy Bg are excellent.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-09-26 13:14]

Hi Foozi,
Very good macro of this beauty from great POV with nice colors and fine details.TFS.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-26 14:31]

Hello Foozi,
Another nice macro all though the white is a tiny bit over-exposed to me. But that is very minor. You have composed it nicely and obtained nice details, thank you.

Hi Foozi. Awesome macro of a white-brown moth with great details and nice composition!
Great POV.
TFS. Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-27 11:14]

Hello Foozi,
The color and patterns of the moth are striking against the smooth green background. An extraordinary photograph. Very well done. Best regards Siggi

Hello Foozi
great shot of this beautiful Uphill Moth, sharpness and colors are superbe,
wonderful environment of fern leaves, the butterfly stand out nicely
Have a good night

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