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Handmaiden Moth

Handmaiden Moth
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Copyright: mahesh patil (maheshpatil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 33 N: 227] (1237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 7:06
Viewed: 3732
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am back from long week end. I was a bit busy completing the chocked up work. but i did see the new addition on TN. I am posting a pic that i had taken last year on 24th Dec. I intended to post his one for a long but forgot it. So here it is.
Once going through pictures of Mr. Ram Thakur, i had seen a picture of this species. So when i decided to post this one i quickly visited that pic (http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Asia/India/photo73878.htm).
Its a Handmaiden Moth. very litele info is available on net about this very beautiful moth. Gnerally moths are not so beautiful bt this one stands as exception. it has really nice transperant wings. And its like i gotta bonus. I got two and in what a romantic pose. They were loving in morning sun light. Hmmm.....
Cropped to 100%
Adjusted Levels
Adjusted brightness and contrast
Unsharpen mask
Neat Image
I know it hasnt turned nice image. Still i wanted to share. Hope you will like it.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-31 7:20]

Hello Mahesh,
Fine and interesting presentation of a pair of moths in cop.
Nice comp and good DOF and BG.
I think this species belongs to the Syntomidae.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hello Mahesh,
Great scene captured here!
The good POV let you show us this special moment between this mots.
I like details got, illumination, exposure and the way you managed to make the composition.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

Si chacun veut aller de son côté !
Bonne journée.

These are very picturesque moths, Mahesh, and you have done full justice to them here.
A lovely composition with the two of them mating on a broad leaf partially eaten by grasshoppers, I guess.
Thanks and take care.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-31 15:12]

Great looking moths - I haven't seen these before. A real nature moment captured here. Great composition and lovely colours. Nice POV



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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-31 19:01]

Hello Mahesh,
Very nice composition, POV and colours . I also like frame. Good work!

Bonjour Mahesh
Belle présentation et belle prise en macro avec ces deux joli papillons qui s'accouplent ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition .
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP

Nice shot,exposure,POV,detail,BG and composition are on the money.

Interesting moths and colours of moths. Good composition, POV and details. TFS. Best regards, Cezar T.

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