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Puss Moth

Puss Moth
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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: 2006-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths., Attractive Moths - Notodontidae [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-12 4:22
Viewed: 4079
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cerura vinula - family Notodontidae.

In my opinion it's one of the most beautifull Notodontidae in Europe. Very large moth - the wingspan is up to 90 mm. The colours on the wings are used to mask the moth - it's not easy to find it in nature ;-)
You can find this attractive moth in May and June in mixed forests, parks or even on trees on roads borders.

The caterpilar is also wonderfull and amazing. Unfortunatelly I don't have good pictures of it but you can found some funny pictures on my website European Butterflies and Moths. Older caterpilars have something like a face with eyes - it looks really great. Two tails at the end of caterpilar body can straighten the predators.

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Bella fotografia, si notano molto bene i dettagli delle ali.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-12 7:22]

Hi Chris,
Very good presentation, with very matching colours and an interesting subject. Iparticularly like the diagonal framing. A narrower aperture setting would have improved the DOF [I think]

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-12 7:25]

Hi Chris,
A beautiful shot. Excellent exposure, fantastic lighting, the background really adds some wow to the shot. Great detail and colours, excellent framing/composition. Really a great shot.

Hello Cris, excllent JOb, Perfectd details, Bg, POV, DOF, great capture, TFS Kyle

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-06-12 10:18]

dobre makro, rzadki motyl, nie spotykałem go. Fajnie wypatrzony.
Pozdr. Al.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-13 3:52]

Very good photo Chris!
Very good on DOF and details!
Also a very good POV!
Very good BG too!
5* and TFS!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-13 3:59]

Beautiful, Chris.
Fantastic details and perfect exposure.
Great POV of this master of mimicry.
TFS. : )

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-06-13 4:05]

Piekne ujecie, wspaniale szczegoly. Sprawia wrazenie niebywale dyzego motyla. Naprawde przepiekne zdjecie.

Sliczna cma i sliczne zdjecie. Bardzo podoba mi sie kadr i tlo. Bardzo dobra jakosc i GO.

Trčs belle macro Chris...et composition
Mite de trčs grande dimension.

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