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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-08 12:13
Viewed: 1443
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ailanthus silkmoth
Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773)
Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Saturniinae
Identification: Wings are olive brown to brown with wide pinkish median bands. Each wing has a large crescent-shaped transparent spot edged with gold.
Wing Span: 4 1/8 - 5 1/2 inches (10.5 - 14 cm).
Life History: Adults fly during the day. In the evening, females lay eggs on the host plant in rows of 10-20. The eggs hatch in 2-3 weeks and the young caterpillars feed in tight groups. Older caterpillars are solitary feeders. The grayish cocoons are attached to the main petiole of a leaf, and may drop to the ground if the main petiole falls off in autumn.

source butterfliesandmoths.org

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/3 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2013-08-08 19:06
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 229 kb

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Very cool pic! I like the way you kept the body in focus but the wings kinda blend into the background. The effect is cool! Thanks for posting!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-08 15:54]

Ciao Sergiun,me la fai rosicare ben bene anche se questa macro ha molto di sfocato e pochi dettagli buoni sull'occhio e sul tronco li' vicino..ehhee..comunque resta un bello scoop,buonanocc,Luciano

Ciao Sergio,
Ottima macro e visto la vicinanza al soggetto era difficile fare di meglio con la profonditą di campo. Complimenti.

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