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Attacus atlas

Attacus atlas
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji FinePix S3100
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Moths, Bellas Polillas, Belles Mites... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-07 9:34
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Atlas Moth has the largest wing surface area of any moth, but not the longest wings. It is so named because its wing patterns resemble maps, and an atlas is a collection of such maps. Atlas Moth wings have transparent "windows" whose purpose still isn't well understood. The wing tips of this moth are hooked and faintly resemble a snake's head complete with an eye, to ward off predators.
Taken at Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory in Cambridge Ontario
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To limier: It's a mothSkyF 1 03-07 19:42
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Hi Sky
What an incredible shot of this incredible moth.
Great colors and composition.
Good POV and BG.

Hi Sky,
Brilliant shot of this giant moth.
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Excellent capture. Good depth of view and details.

Sorry but what is that???!!!
Amazing insect that I've never seen before and your shot gives to me an excellent view of this...!
What a beautiful wings and colors.
TFS again and again

Hi Sky

This is a great capture of this beautiful moth, i like the details which are hypnotizing!!!

Excellent composition, colors and dof!!

Goutham R

Hallo Sky,
prima Foto von dem eindrucksvollen Riesen!
Die Fülle der feinen Farbnuancen auf den Flügeln
kommt ausgezeichnet zur Geltung.
Sehr gut gewählter Hintergrund.
Scharfe Detailwiedergabe.
Gelungene Komposition.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-03-07 11:18]

It is an amazing moth.
great colours and POV, but I feel you could have let just a touch more at the bottom of the moth when you cropped it.
Great notes.

WOW!!! Linda mariposa! Muito bem registrada por você, Sky! Ótimas cores, bela composição! Perfeita, tudo está perfeito!!!
Parabéns pelo belo trabalho!!!

Francisco Sales

Hi Sky

Very good shot of this 'larger than life' Atlas Moth. Well composed with good POV. Nice depth of colour. Well done. TFS.

Hı Sky,
Great shot.
Excellent colors and composition,TFS.Hilmi

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-07 17:26]

Interesting moth. Never seen it before.
Great pattern and magic colors.


Les couleurs sont absolument splendides.
Merci de partager

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-03-07 17:48]

Just beautiful!
Wonderful photo of this beautiful moth!
Excellent colours!
Very good details!
Excellent DOF and POV!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-07 20:04]

Very good picture of that beautiful moth. Very good technique. Thanks Sky.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-07 21:48]

Glorious, Sky!
Fantastic capture with excellent POV.
Beautiful colors and markings on this amazing moth.
TFS. : )

Hi Sky,
That is an amazing shot on the Atlas Moth. Your flash exposure looks great with the nice saturated colors. Very beautiful! Detail is nice and sharp. Good frame filling composition.

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-03-08 4:33]

Privet Sky.
The butterfly as a bird with the big wings. Very beautifully.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-03-08 13:29]

Hello Sky! Wonderful capture! Beautiful colours and details! Well done work! Cheers!

Salut Sky
C'est une très belle prise de vue. Magnifique Papillon
. Belle composition , belles couleurs, beau cadrage et beau BG
Bravo et merci...JP

Hallo Sky,
zu diesem Falter kann ich nur sagen: phantastisch schön! Bei diesem Foto stimmt wirklich alles. Ich wollte es wäre mein Foto. ;-) Diesen Schmetterling habe ich leider noch nicht life gesehen. - Ich wollte am Wochenende exotische Vögel fotografieren. Geht nicht! Da dieses Jahr der Frühling noch nicht in Sicht ist wurde die Eröffnung zunächst um 14 Tage verschoben. Vielen Dank für den Atlas-Falter.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-03-08 13:52]

Hi Sky,
This is a very beautiful butterfly and very well captured,
excellent colour and details,
good lighitng and nice framing!

Hi Sky,
This picture is striking! What a beautifull butterfly. You did it justice!

Hallo Sky,
ein Traum, so eine impossante Motte würde ich auch gerne einmal mit eigenen Augen sehen.
Das muß wirklich ein Erlebnis sein.
Die Qualität hier ist excellent, einfach ein umwerfendes Bild, Danke schön
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-11 15:50]

Sky, this insect is really very beautiful, and you did an excellent job.

Lovely contrast and composition.

What a beautiful moth Sky! Wonderful patterns and colors seen in this beauty. Great detail and a good composition. Very good work.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-22 2:24]

Hi Sky.
Excellent composition, good pose butterfly, very nice color and details,great capture.


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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-03-27 9:34]

Un très beau papillon avec tout plein de détails. La netteté est très bonne. Les couleurs du papillon bien saturées sur un feullage plus neutre. Le cadrage serré et la composition me plaise bien. Bravo.

Hi Ski,

Very good shot you capture all the beauty of the Atlas.
Thank you

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-08 18:03]

Hi Sky,
This is an amazing looking Moth, I've never seen anything like it. A great shot, perfect exposure and lovely detail and colours. An interesting note too, I'm really curious now why it has transparent areas in it's wings!

beautiful,awsome moth,very well captured...colours and DOF are great and the composition is perfect!

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-05-11 8:38]

Amazing shot! This is so beautiful moth and very good composition the dark BG really makes the colors of the moth stand out! Great work.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-02-21 17:42]

Hola Sky, precioso ejemplar el que has fotografiado, muy nítido y detallado, las alas parecen de terciopelo, buen trabajo. Saludos Sira

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-28 5:51]

What an amazing moth!!!
Beautiful colours and amazing detail.
Very sharp.
Well done,

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