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Garden Tiger

Garden Tiger
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7i
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-24 2:47
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Arctia caja - family Arctiidae.

I've decided to create this picture to show you the process when the moth go out from the cocoon. Some time ago I've had the caterpilar of this specie and observed emerged moth. I've made serie of pictures - some of them are included in this compilation ;-)

Garden Tiger was one of the most common Arctiidae moths. In last years it's not so common like before but still it's not problem to find brown and black hairy caterpilars.

Adult moths is rather large - the wingspan is up to 75 mm. You can find this moth in gardens, parks and mixed forests. Moths flies in the night in June, July and begin of August. Caterpilar can be found on most plants during year.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-24 3:01]

Hi Christophe,
What a fascinating collage showing the "coming out" of the moth in all its different stages. It must have taken a lot of work, but it is well worth it. It is a very interesting presentation that is very well done. The details and colors are excellent. The moth is gorgeous with the bold black and white wings against the red-orange body.
Very striking.
TFS. : )

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-24 3:36]

Great composition Christoper!
All photos are excellent!
Very good sequence of the wings on expansion!
Excellent touch with the drawn imgage on center showing the moth!
5* job!
Keep on going and TFS!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-24 4:08]

Czesc Krzysiek!
Po prostu fantastyczny zestaw! Mowisz, ze jest to pospolita cma? Niestety, nie mialem na razie okazji jej spotkac. Ale chociaz twoje zdjecia obejrze. Niesamowite kolory, piekny moment. Swietny post!

Interesting collage, well done.

Each shot looks sharp. Well presented.

Hello Chris,
Great post! The pictures itself are superb, but in this collage look so much better. I've never had an ocassion to see newly emerged moth or butterfly. Hope I'll find it someday in a wild.
I like this post a lot!

This is an outstanding serie..You found a fresh one:) I will add this to my favourites..

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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-05-27 5:26]

très beau montage
belle couleurs

splendide chris
j'adore cette composition.

Hello Chris,
very pretty sequence of shots, very well presented. Some of these single shots would really look good when shown full size on their own, too.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-12 6:58]

Hi Chris,
Lovely series of photos of this beautifull moth. everything here is perfect!!
TFS !)

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