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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-11 9:51
Viewed: 1170
Points: 26
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Geometridae

Genus: Rhodometra

Species: R. sacraria

The Vestal (Rhodometra sacraria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe, Africa and large parts of Asia.
The wingspan is 22-28 mm. The length of the forewings is 12-14 mm. The moth flies from April to October and is attracted to light.
The caterpillars feed on knotgrass, dock and other low growing plants.

Rhodometra sacraria, piccola falena, appartiene alla famiglia delle Geometridae.
Ilcolore dell'ala anteriore va dal giallo pallido al paglierino intenso, la banda diagonale varia dal rosea al bruno.
Quando la pupa esposta a temperature estreme pu assumere un colore rosso vivace.
Il bruco, lungo e sottile, di colore bruno pallido o verde, si sviluppa su Polygonum, Anthemis ed altre piante.
La specie, migratrice, diffusa dall'Europa al Nordafrica, si trova anche in India settentrionale.

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Ciao Luciano, gli hai fatto proprio una gran bella radiografia, gran controluce, favolosi dettagli e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

The effect of backlight and the detail in antenna are magnificent..
good framing..

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-11-11 11:12]

Wonderful back-lit capture. Interesting species and lovely picture!

TFS, Luciano,


hallo Luciano
great sharpness and super good composition with the sunlight
thanks gr lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-11 12:12]

Hello Luciano,
amazing macro shot ,good details presented nice BG and POV well captured this interesting moth.Regards Sigi

Indeed Luciano it is nearly X ray,beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Luciano,

X-Ray Report :-------

Well exposure and sharpness. Like soft sky too. Right side wing damaged little bit; but don't need operation here. Just short distance fly would be better for its health (smile).
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-12 7:25]

Hello Luciano,
Indeed almost X-ray. Very nice macro of this moth in beautiful backlight and superb sharpness and details.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-12 16:57]

Hello Luciano,
What a neat looking image taken from an unusual POV and displaying excellent detail . The back lighting has created an awesome effect on it's wings. Well balanced colors and just the right exposure. Great capture!!

An original way to show this small insect. Well done for having thought of that angle and then taking such a sharp photo, full of details.

Hello Luciano,

Excellent image of this Butterfly with X-ray beam.


Man, this is magnificent!
A moth against the sky and the light filtering through its wings. Sheer magic!
Amazing colours and details.
Easily one of the most brilliant nature images to appear here on TN.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-17 7:58]

Hi Luciano,
Another very nice shot in interesting light.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Luciano,
There is no words to write to express the same miracle you have managed to capture in image.
Simply amazing,

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