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Copyright: MARIEL BUFFET (MARIEL) (18)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/13 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-21 9:40
Viewed: 3473
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Banded Sphinx Moth, (Eumorpha fasciatus fasciatus), wingspan 3 7/16 - 3 13/16 inches (8.7 - 9.6 cm), is found from northern Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, north through Central America (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) to southern California and southern Arizona, east to Texas, Mississippi, Florida and South Carolina.
With very strong migrating tendencies this moth can probably be found wherever there is sufficient moisture for its larval hosts.
Larvae are quite striking and pupate in subterranean burrows. The larvae are also highly variable in patterning
Adults nectar at various flowers in the dark.

I was at my parent’s weekend house and found one of these moths. I was looking through my camera to take a picture of it when I couldn’t understand what was happening because I was seeing double… another moth had come close! I waited for a minute and it went just next to the other. That’s when I took another picture.
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure Time: 1/13
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 320
Focal Length: 6100/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-05 15:46
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: No flash
File Size: 147 kb

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To anel: Thank you!MARIEL 1 06-03 18:38
To lousat: HelloMARIEL 2 06-03 18:33
To corjan3: Thanks!MARIEL 1 04-22 14:56
To Hormon_Manyer: Thanks number twoMARIEL 1 04-22 14:54
To anel: Thanks!MARIEL 1 04-22 14:52
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Hi Mariel,
Welcome to the site (again...). Greatly composed, harmonic image. Probably sharpness could be increased a little as well as contrast, but the composition is so nice that the viewer's able to forget these small errors immediately. :) Good note - although I think it's unnecessary to copy the exif data of the image. It's uploaded automatically.
Thanks for sharing, best regards, László

Hello Mariel,
A very good entry into TN. Welcome and may you have many good experiences here. Best wishes.
Neels

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-21 15:36]
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Hi Mariel,great capture of these moths,really new for me,i never seen before.Excellent choice of point of view and very good details and colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
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Hello Mariel,
Moth striking moth-species and you have seen luckily even with two specimen. Nice to have found them close to your parent's weekend house. Nature seems to be present there. With a choice of f/10 for example you could have reached even better sharpness.
Kind regards
Anne

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