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Syntomoides imaon

Syntomoides imaon
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/11, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 7:15
Viewed: 2096
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Syntomoides imaon,
Arctiidae family.
please correct the ID if its wrong.

Found this mating moths in our garden on a ornamental plant leaf..since they were there for almost four hours had lots of time to shoot. I think they are commonly called as Tiger moths, not sure.
The male, as usual, is beautiful with coal black and the female lighter like grey. Cropped square for this presentation, hope you will like.

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Sir, I feel happy that you are my neighbour today.
Very well captured mating moth with perfect sharpness and colour.
Top angle is perfect here.
Green BG makes this more beautiful.
with regards,

Hello Nagraj,
Wonderful colours and sharp details.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-16 9:43]

Hello Nagaraj.
Superb capture of these mating Moth. Very beautiful composition. Very good sharpness. Excellent light and splendid colours.Regards Siggi

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-09-16 9:57]

Hello Nagraj,
beautiful moth,good capture species,regards..

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-16 10:22]

Hi Nagraj,
Excellent sharpness details and amazing colors.
A very nice close-up of these Insects.
Regards Jiri.

super shot Nagaraj
great details and beautiful colours on a great composition
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Nagraj,
Beautiful specie.Well captured.Yes,I think you are right about the specie.Tip of the Antennae are white.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

Ciao Nagaraj, great macro of lovely maiting couple, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Interesting subject and great photo Nagaraj! Very good composition and wonderful lighting. The sharpness is impressive!

Hi Nagaraj,
Awesome macro of moths' mating! Superb sharpness, great details, excellent compostion and splendid coloration! I love the patterns of the wings and their shapes. Well done, my friend!

Hi Nagaraj,

You're capturing well this mating moss by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle which black male and grey female are mating. It's also impressive in the feather with big spot and the yellow striped pattern of the body, both.

Kind regards,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-17 8:53]

Very nice picture of this couple! I like it. Congratulation.

Impressive details here MF Nagaraj. Excellent management of light.


Bom dia Nagraj,
Love this beautiful shot.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-19 8:32]

Hello Nagaraj,
Very impressive this scene showing these special Arctiidaemoths mating. Great difference between male and female. Lovely colors and a fine centred composition. As usual, well seen, well done!
Kind regards

Hello Nagaraj.

Splendid picture from those two butterfly mating.

Good point of view showing us properly the scene. Good composition of the picutre, in square frame, approprieted to the subject. Sharpness and depth of field properly managed. Good saturation of the colours and contrast proprerly managed.

Thank you for the interesting sharing.

All the best.

See you later in TN.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2013-09-21 13:54]

Hello Najaraj,
Thank you for sharing this splendid image of these moths mating. Lovely camera work.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-21 18:53]

Hello Nagaraj,
An attractive presentation of this colorful mating pair of moths. I love their see through wing markings and contrasting colors. Excellent detail and very nice DOF. Well done!!

Hi Nagaraj,
Beautiful and very interesting post about the mating moth couple. Great exposure management, nice details on the blacks. Perfect composition and sharpness also - you were lucky to get the couple unmoved for 1/3 sec., but as used to be said, "only the good photographer has luck". :-) Spectacular photo. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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