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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-13 5:18
Viewed: 1073
Points: 12
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My wife noticed this Moth inside our house this morning and told me there was a 'butterfly' available at home, so why go out and waste the entire Sunday looking for them? (She can hardly tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly.)
I found the moth sticking up-side-down on a metal book shelf and took a few pictures of it using fill flash. This is one of them. Had to remove the very slight noise in the BG using Gausssian Blur tool.
Though I can't be sure, I guess it is a Noctuidae Moth.
Here is some basic information from Bug Guide:


Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)


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照的清晰 很漂亮的蛾
顏色華麗 眼睛是紅色的 光線亮麗 角度也很特別
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Most ladies do not, indeed, know the differences of these species; and, to be honest with you I'm in the same boat ... one early Spring morning I saw one between our kitchen storm glass windows. I too did get some images. And, because I could not ID it I left it within my image/s library.
Thanks for the education.
Mario with best and most kind regards from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Ciao Stone, great macro of lovely moth, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-13 12:01]

Hello neighbor Ram,
The details in this moth are amazing. Even the finest are visible. The fill flash did its work very good, very beautiful natural colours. Attractive diagonal composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-13 13:03]

Hi Ram,a difficult point of view for a good identification but truly a magnificent macro with very impressive details and perfect colors,nice and original location too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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