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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-23 9:15
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the attractive moth
- Spilosoma luteum
- family: Arctiidae

Its attractivity is due to the colour pattern but in particular to its lion-like hair-style.
The moth is not rare but it is rarely observed as it is usually active at night.

* de Freina J.J. und Witt T.J. (1987) Die Bombyces und Sphinges der Westpalaearktis, Vol. 1. - Edition Forschung und Wissenschaft, München.
* Ebert G (Hrsg.) (1997) Die Schmetterlinge Baden-Württembergs, Band 5 Nachtfalter III. - Ulmer, Stuttgart.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-23 9:31]

Hello Peter,
What a beauty! Fantastic sharpness and details in this special moth. Indeed, very attractive. Very beautiful natural colours, great DOF and OOF BG.

hallo peter, ein absolut schönes macro, alles perfekt....

Incredibly detailed close up Peter! Great point of view and dept of field!
George Veltchev

Ciao Peter, fantastic macro of lovely moth, beautiful field, on wonderful wonderful details, superb sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-23 10:59]

Hello Peter,
An excellent view of this beautiful and hairy Moth!
Very fine sharp details and lovely colours. A fine soft background and well composed too.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-23 11:43]

Hi Peter
Waw...what a great shot!
This is a perfect shot of this lovely moth!
Fantastic details and colors.

Hello Peter
What a great shot of this moth! All the details are perfect!
Wonderful shot!

Hello Peter,
Yes, certainly "Fluffy"! ha ha ha:)
Good picture of this interesting moth, resembles a poodle that is in my mother's house!
Good POV, light is sober, but efective and we can appreciate the details. The approach is accurate and additionally you have composed it very well, and allowed a nice OOF BG on the right side of the photo.
TFS, regards, Jesús

Hi Peter,

das ist ein wirklich klasse Bild!
Diese schärfe und die natürlichen Farben sind mehr als nur Hammer!

Danke fürs zeigen!


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-24 0:58]

Hello Peter,
It's wonderful macro. The moth look perfectly sharp and have nice surface of wings.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Peter
great shot of a splendid moth,i like her beige colored dress and also the amazing details especially the fluffy head
an excellent capture TFS

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