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Wasp Moths Mating

Wasp Moths Mating
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, NIKKOR 28-105MM
Exposure: f/11
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2, !Action Plus [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-03 1:11
Viewed: 5239
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one mating was taken on an Hillock, near the town of Anakapalle, near Vishakapatnam- Harbour. There were two pairs mating, and this belongs to family of " Euchromia polymena" . Here locally called as Day flying Moths.

The abdomen is ringed basally with red, the next two segments are ringed blue, followed by three or sometimes four ringed red; in the otherwise very similar E. polymena Linnaeus there are only two segments ringed red distally, the third one having a blue ring.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-03 2:08]

Hello Satish,
Fantastic close-up of these beautiful moths. They look very fresh and the sharpness and colours are superb! There bodies look just like velvet! Excellent composition too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-03 2:29]

Wow, Satish, this is an outstanding shot.
The beautiful colors literally pop right out of the screen.
The details are fantastically sharp, and the composition is gorgeous.
Perfect DOF as well.
Congratulations and TFS. : )

Nice close up really colorfull and detailed.

amazing pic, I did posted similar insects some time ago.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-01-03 3:34]

Hi Satish,
Wonderful capture. Superb colours and sharpness. I like their symmetry very much and the contrast with BG. Excellently done.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-03 3:45]

Hi Satish

What a beautiful pair of Wasp Moths you managed to capture here! The colros ont them are most charming and the details are exceptional.
I also like the POV from which the shot was taken, as well as the DOF, which isolated the sibjects very well from that blurry BG.
Very good lighting and composition, too!
Bravo and TFS

Nice bright image with great details. Interesting capture. I have seen these insects a lot in my childhood, but didn't know they were called wasp moths.

This pair is sitting on a neem tree here. Did you notice whether they eat the bitter neem leaves?

Hello Satish,
This is a colorful species. This type of moth in my area has yellow abdomen. Eye catching picture.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-03 4:51]

Magnífico disparo, bellos insectos, composición y pov. muy originales... saludos


I thought that you were on vacation. Looks like good moments simply cannot hide from you wherever you are. Nice moment captured. Brilliant colors. Lovely picture. Thanks for sharing.

Murali Santhanam

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-03 6:01]

Gran macro Satish con un excepcional colorido y punto de vista, mostrando el apareamiento en todo su esplendor.
La excelente iluminación sumado al apropiado DOF y desenfoque del fondo, colaboran para realzar la belleza de los amantes.
Muy buen trabajo... gracias por compartirlo.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Great macro Satish with an exceptional colors and point of view, showing the mating in all their splendor.
The excellent illumination added to appropriate DOF and out of focus of the background, they collaborate to enhance the beauty of the lovers.
Very good work... thank you for sharing.
My best greetings... Ricardo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-03 7:09]

Incredible moth. They have wonderful colors and a very small wings. Excellent colors, details, bg and moment.
TFS, José M.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2007-01-03 9:13]

Hi Satish,
These must be among the most colourful of insects! Beautiful composition and excellent POV.

Good colors. Do like the background...

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-01-03 16:01]

Hello Satish,
not only the moth pair but also your picture is beautiful. It is nicely composed and shows the characteristics of the species very well.
Excellent presentation!!
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Satish,
What a coincidance. I have taken alost similar shot coupl eof week back. But the insects are having transparent wings instead if that yellow sopt. thos may be of same genera but different specis. I might post in coming days.
This is really a good shot with nice details and colors.he focus and DOF is perect.well done


Dear Satish,
Great picture. Excellent moments and very well positioned and captured. Thanks.
With Best Regards.VAB.
V Amar Bhaskar

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-01-11 5:16]

Hello Satish,
Good capturing. Were you waiting for them to do it?

Amazing capture; amazing moment! ;)

These moths are very very colourful!
One moth has blue spots on the wings ,
t'other does not; is that a sign of something < like gender> .
TFS, Jay

PS See Themes.

These we don't have in France, unfortunately :-)). Wonderful colors, good sharpness and bokeh effect, a very fine photo.

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