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Unknown Moth


Unknown Moth
Photo Information
Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma EX APO Macro 180 mm F/3.5 IF, ISO 200, 72mm B+W Skylight KR1,5
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-22 5:00
Viewed: 2890
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This looks like a "Phlyctaenia coronata" or "Phlyctaenia stachydalis"

Any sugestions are welcome


Model PENTAX K20D
Date/time original 15-6-2009 14:54:27
Exposure time 1/100 s
F-number f/13
ISO speed ratings ISO 200
Exposure bias value -1.30 eV
Metering mode Spot
Focal length 180 mm
White balance Auto white balance

TFW

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-22 5:39]

Hi Thijs.
Refined work. I am impressed with delicateness of exposure, lights and colours and at the same time superb details and sharpness of the flower and attractive moth. DOF is great and main subject in focus at whole. I also like wonderful composition of the shot. Well done and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-22 7:12]
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Hello Thijs,
I usually can ID butterflies and moths, but this one has me scratching my head! It would be useful to know the approximate size: is it large (over 3cm wingspan) or small (under 2cm wingspan). I don't think your ID suggestions are correct but I cannot give a correct suggestion either. It looks like a species of Pyralid moth.
It's a good sharp and well-composed shot though.
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-22 7:21]

hi,
this is very fine image, good composition with brilliant position of the flower stalk and the butterfly shown in this perspective. the lighting is very soft which is huge plus point. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-22 10:29]

Hello Thijs,
A very nice capture of this Moth on the Daisy. It is new to me but I expect it is rather small. A fine POV, sharp details and natural colours. I love the composition too.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Thijs
It looks like some kind of Pyrausta (Pyraustinae, Crambidae) (It is not Phlyctaenia) Nice sharp image, good diagona compo and perfect blured background
TFS
Krzysztof

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-22 12:46]

Hi Thijs . What ever it turns out to be its still a good close up . With your POV shows the head area so well. and the markings on the top of the wings. Good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-22 15:43]

Hi Thijs,i can't help you about this very difficult identification but i must give you my best compliments for the top quality of this pic,colors and sharpness impressives,have a nice day,LUCIANO

I'm thrilled at this work Thijs. The viewers eyes remain focussed on the subject and the flower. The color of the flower adds balance to the picture. I cant help you with the ID, but truly can say that this is a very good picture.
TFS,
GR

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-23 0:50]

Hello Thijs,
Nice composition, beautiful white flower with interesting exactly sharp moth. Fine blurred BG.
Regards, Pawel

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