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Peacock Moth

Peacock Moth
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-20 13:11
Viewed: 1906
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Macaria notata (LINNAEUS, 1758)

Wingspan 28-32 mm.

Rather similar to the Sharp-angled Peacock, although usually slightly paler with less grey suffusion. Typically the dark notch near the forewing tip is less concave, and the broken blotch in the center is more distinct. Peacock also usually has a clean dark line around the hindwing fringe, which is broken or dotted in Sharp-angled Peacock. However, some of these features can be difficult to see in worn specimens.

It occurs in woodland habitat mainly in the southern half of England and Wales, though it occurs sparingly in parts of Scotland and Ireland.

The adults are on the wing during May and June (and occasionally again in August in the south).

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Very beautiful moth, with a good capture.

perfect capture from above of this moth,Marx
with excellent cutting and definition

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-20 15:01]

Hi Marx,a very rare guest of this gallery and a magnificent pic.Very impressives light management,details and natural colors,very well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

hi Marx,
excellent presentation of this beautiful Moth! just perfect! good exposure and sharpness... and above all, such a beautiful creature!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-05-20 23:39]

this is a very beautiful moth. good lighting and framing. tfs.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-21 0:33]

Very beautiful moth species, well captured. tfs.

Absolute beauty !

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-21 3:44]

Hello Marx,
Very nice photo in beautiful contrasting colours and excellent sharpness. Pleasing diagonal composition.

hello marx
beautiful moth with good details and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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