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Moth for the month

Moth for the month
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Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, Tokina AF 100mm F/2.8 AT-X PRO D Macro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-24 22:02
Viewed: 1847
Points: 12
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Early evening in long grass. I would be pleased to learn about these kinds of moth.
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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-25 4:25]

Very nice macro of this species. Congratulation. SAludos.

Excellent MACRO.
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Best and most kind regards,

Hello Geoffrey,
this must a kind of a Plume moth.
Nice picture with decent sharpness of this tiny moth.
Well done.

"It is a long and painful process" - or not, if you ask the right person :)

Your extraordinary little creature is a Geranium Plume Moth Sphenarches anisodactylus, a species with a very large range. With such small insects, and at short working distances, f/5 is too wide an aperture and gives negligible depth of field - which is a problem with this image. the options are: crank up the ISO, or use a tripod, or use flash - and use a smaller aperture. I would probably be aiming for about f/16 for this subject, and would typically use a balanced flash exposure.

Best wishes,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-25 9:15]

Hi Geoffrey,magnificent capture of this plume moth,i lost this specie too in my Mauritius vacations...hehe...excellent macro with the best detail in the center,a rare specie not often seen on TN.Have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO

What a Moth!
Never seen it before.
Superb macro.

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