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Beauty of the Night

Beauty of the Night
Photo Information
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: 2012-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-28 8:51
Viewed: 1937
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture shows the moth
- Panthea coenobita
- family: Noctuidae

German: Klosterfrau

Species information
The occurs in Asia and eastern Europe. However, the species increased its range to the west in the last century. In between, it has reached also France and Spain.

A wonderful landscape composed of many valleys and rivulets with a rich vegetation. It belongs to the German-Belgian Nature Park 'Hohes Venn - Eifel'.

* Ebert G (Hrsg.) (1997) Die Schmetterlinge Baden-Württembergs, Band 5 Nachtfalter III. - Ulmer, Stuttgart.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-28 8:54]

Hi Peter,a spectacular capture of this magnificent moth,i like your choice of point of view,very professional details too despite the difficult light.Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-28 8:54]

Hello Peter,
This surely is a beauty! Great sharp detailed moth in beautiful colours and a nice diagonal composition.

Ciao Peter, great macro of fantastic moth, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter, nice picture taken from a good angle to show the beauty of this moth. great sharpness and perfect colour.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-28 9:57]

Hi Peter.
You managed to picture a wonderful species of the moth. I like its colouration, texture and shapes as well as excellent exposure, nice subject at whole and perfect POV and framing. My compliments and best wishes.

hallo Peter
this one is super good
great details nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Peter. Great pic for the interesting moth. Details and shapr perfect, as usual.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-05-28 12:12]

Beautiful moth, expertly captured. Lovely composition and very good light!



Nice pic of this Panthea in Rubia
TFS, regards, Ferran

nice contrast, try to sharpness a bit more, TFS Ori

Witaj Peter!
Fantastic moth! Her black and white fur went out perfectly. Well blurred background.
Pozdrawiam i gratuluje

Hello Peter
Beautiful moth and beautiful photo with very good composition, nice BG, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-29 1:05]

Lovely black and white moth, very interesting species, well captured with good composition with contrasting background. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-29 4:31]

Guten Tag Peter,
Du findest immer so ausserordentliche Kreaturen, wie diese "Klosterfrau". Noch nie gesehen, noch nie davon gehört. Aber speziell und auffällig. Ein gutes Bild auch, wie üblich bei Dir. Seltener Gast auf TN auch, es freut uns.
Herzlich grüsst

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-05-29 8:07]
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Hello Peter,
A fine sharp capture of this beautiful Moth that is quite rare in Sweden. I like the composition very much.I expect you used a light to attract it?
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Peter
Excellent macro of this beautiful moth.Wonderful POV and composition,beautiful colours,light and details.
Thank You
Best regards

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