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Jersey 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: 2003-07-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7i
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-11 9:05
Viewed: 4382
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Euplagia quadripunctaria - family Arctiidae.

It was long time ago - I've just bought my first digical camera Minilta Dimage 7i with 16MB card inside ;-D
I was on the long trip in Pieniny Mountains at Polish-Slovak border. The weather was perfect - I've found a lot of intersting butterflies (including Parnassius apollo!) but I've onlt 16MB card..

This is the only one picture I've made for this species. In Poland it's extremelly rare and I'm proud that I could be able to see it.

The day-flying moth is on the fly in July and August. The moths preffers violet flowers and can be noticed at south mountain slopes and sunny rocky areas.

The caterpilars feeds on different plants like: Lamium, Epilobium, Corylus, Rubus, Lonicera and even Urtica.

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Hello Chris,
this is a very lively and fresh looking capture!
It comes with good details, shows the iridesent black on the wings very well, and it is well composed.
Together with the border, it is an eyecatcher from the thumbnail. In full size however, my feeling is that the conspicuous border dominates a bit too much over the butterfly on the flower.
Thank you for the pretty capture that comes right in time. Have seen this moth several times around here these days, but so far I was not able to capture one as good as yours.
Thank you! Best regards,

P.S.: Good story about the DiMage 7i. I've got one, too. It has been really a good camera at that time, and it still is. But 16MB available on the chip must have been a real ordeal.

Joli instantané de ce papillon dont la couleur s'accorde bien à celle de la fleur.
Bonne soirée.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-11 17:27]

Hi Christopher, excellent composition with great colours and POV. Fantastic markings shown and nice framing. Well done and TFS.

Hi Chris,
Great close up shot of this rare moth. Sharp, clear, with great details. Nice blurry BG. Excellently captured and very well composed.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Chris,
Good shot and obviously good luck. For the first time I see this butterfly.

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