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Actias angulocaudata

Actias angulocaudata
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-03-04 11:51
Viewed: 4953
Points: 39
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Actias angulocaudata

- pictured at Maximillian-Park, Hamm, North-Rhine-Westfalia -

Local distribution: China

Hello friends, here I have here a very interesting moth. I think it´s Actias angulocaudata from China. I hope you like it too.

Have a great weekend.

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To wishnugaruda: Hallo Sabine,wallhalla15 1 03-04 16:34
To Merlin: Hello Merlin,wallhalla15 2 03-04 15:36
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Super macro Heinz!.POV,details, colors, composition,framing all top-notch.. TFS. Congratulations...

I have never seen this sort in real,
it's a nice sort, very colourfull, well captured Heinz, not your best shot, but nice enough, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-04 12:03]
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Very nice shot Heinz!
But the colours looks unreal.
Did you make some colours adjustment?
Very beautiful specie indeed!
Nice POV

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-04 12:39]

Hallo Heinz,
einen ganz tollen Falter praesentierst du uns hier. Der POV ist wunderbar, die Punkte auf den Fluegeln wirken plastisch. Eine gute Bildeinteilung und schoen umrahmt.

Excellent capture! The tail of the moth looks very interesting.

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  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2006-03-04 12:50]

Hello Heinz,
I've never seen a moth like this before! The tail looks like a shrivelled up flower! It's an amazing looking species and you have shown it well here. Colours are lovely. Well framed too. TFS. Best wishes, Vicky

I find this a rather disturbing image - it's been "bitten in half" - the abdomen is missing. Very odd - bird attack?
regards, Nigel.

hi heinz
magnifique ce papillon!!
les couleurs sont tres belles et la queue etonnante.
il n'a pas peur celui-la car c'est une népenthès(plante carnivore) qui lui sert d'aire de repos.
beau travail.
bon week end

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-04 14:09]

Hello Heinz!
Magnificent capture.This moth is new to me.Colors,
POV,framing and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-03-04 14:41]

hallo heinz,
der ausflug in den Schmetterlingspark
hat sich anscheinend gelohnt. :-)
das ist ja mal wieder ein interessant
gefärbter falter.
macht wieder richtig lust auf warmes wetter.
einen schönen sonntag, thor.

What a gorgeous moth you captured the wing pattern is really cool. Is it dead? I noticed the missing abdomen. :)

Hallo Heinz,
ich sehen, das war heute der volle Erfolg, diese tolle Motte hattest Du bislang noch nicht im "Angebot", oder?
Mann o mann, die ist wundervoll, unheimlich beeindruckend, diese Farben und dieser lange Schweif, wie das wohl beim Flug aussieht?
Wie groß ist denn dieses Meisterwerk?
Vielen Dank, ich freue mich schon auf die anderen Raritäten, tschüssi
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-04 18:13]

What an amazing looking moth, Heinz.
The shapes of the wings, the colors, the markings, are all very unusual.
I am so glad you decided to share it with us. Thanks. : )

What a magnificent creature! Similar to a Luna moth (Actius luna) in shape but different colors. An excellent capture of this exceptionally beautiful moth.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-04 19:10]

Heinz, an unusual capture.

I like pov and composition.

Maybe, I'd try to add some contrast, but it's just an opinion.

Beautiful creature. Great detail. Nice lines and curves. Good perspective as well.

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-03-05 5:33]

Privet Heinz.
Very unusual coloring at these butterflies. The form of wings too interesting. Successful there was a photohunting.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-05 16:40]

Hello Heinz , a Beautifull photo i never seen before ,nice colours ,greeting Teunie .

Wonderful capture, no more words!!!


Very beautiful picture, but the species is actually Argema mittrei from Madagascar. It is commonly called the comet moth and is a close relative of genus Actias, so you were very close. The specimen in the picture is a female as males have extremelly long hindwings.

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