<< Previous Next >>

Scarlet tiger

Scarlet tiger
Photo Information
Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, @ ISO 400, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 20:36
Viewed: 4587
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Dear Friends,
After several weeks of abscence on TN, I'm back. I hope you still remember me... These were very busy weeks and fortunately now is time for some relax...

Today, I would like to introduce you a tiger...

Callimorpha dominula - Scarlet tiger
Family: Arctiidae - Tiger moths

This one of the most colourful Polish moths belongs to a large family, in which striking colouration is quite common and alarms predator that the moth is not tasty if not simply poisonous. The imagines fly (mostly in daylight) since June to August in all kinds of forests, generally in rather humid areas.

Larvae feed most often on bramble (Rubus) and sallow (Salix), but also may be found on other plants (eg. Urtica, Cynoglossum, Fragaria, Fraxinus, Geranium, Lamium, Lonicera, Myosotis, Populus, Prunus, Ranunculus, Ulmus).

The species occurs in Europe and Asia, from Portugal to eastern Siberia.

peter_stoeckl, delic, dew77, ciccio, cicindela, uleko, fartash, valy67, anel, SkyF, Alex99, jmp, scottevers7, phlr, Janice has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-21 21:07]

nice focus colors are a little harsh due to the flash but still very nice.

hi michal,
lovely capture of this so colourful moth, sharp image with good details, nice pov, the beautiful leaf in the bg adds to the look,
tfs & regards

  • Great 
  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2007-06-21 22:05]

Hi Michal.. wonderful shot.. great saturation and sharpness here.. thanks

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-21 23:05]

WElcome back, Michal. : )
What a colorful moth.
I like its distinct dots of different colors.
The black in the wings really bring out their richness.
I also really like the BG made by the plant.
Lovely composition all in all.
TFS. : )

Hi Michal,
strong signal of presence, indeed - both from the tiger moth, and from you!
I admire the deep coloration of strong summer light in the whole scene. The moth seems to glow out of itself. I like the colours and structures of fern that stand in aesthetically very pleasing contrast to the insect. Technically and artistically very pleasing presentation.
Due to heavy loads of work these days I have been absent for quite a while here, too, and due to my recent timetable I am still not in a position to look into TN, write critiques, and send contributions as often as I would love to. Whatever - good to be in again, and to meet with you again.
With thanks, and best regards,

  • Great 
  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-22 1:24]

Hello Michal,
Glad to see you back. Fine documentation of this colorful moth, rich in detail and texture. Flash exposure seems spot-on if detectable. Regards,

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-22 2:20]

Hello Michal,
Beautiful close up.POV,vivid colors,sharpness,framing and exposure are excellent.

Hola michal, una bella mariposa, muy bien captada. Buen POV y DOF. Un saludo y TFS.

Josť Luis

  • Great 
  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-22 2:51]

Hi Michal,
I was impressed by the insect life in poland. I saw many species I had not seen before. I missed this one: beautiful and well captured!
Especially the colours combination is special. The picture is a bit dark on the head, but I suppose an expert could fix that in photoshop.
Greets, Jacob

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-22 2:53]

Hi Michal,

A colorfull moth you show is,well captured with nice colors and pose,tfs


Witam pana!
No wreszcie! Juz myslalem, ze sie przed wakacjami na TN nie pojawisz ;> A tu prosze, nie dosc, ze jednak sie zjawil to jeszcze z tak kolorowa cma :)
Kompozycja, detale i kolorystyka super, ale zgadzams z Jacobem, ze troche za ciemno wyszlo w okolicy glowy motyla. Za to super, ze paproc od lampy nie zostala "przepalona", co z zieleninami niestety czasem sie dzieje :)

  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-22 4:08]

Hi Michal,
Splendid shot of this beautiful moth. Superb colour tones and patterns on its wings. Very neat and sharp details and fine focus. Nice use of flash and the green leaf as BG works well here and add a soothing tone to the shot. I like your POV and the diagonal placement. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-22 4:37]

Hello Michal,
Of course we remember you and it is nice to see you back with a splendid capture of this beautiful moth. Excellent sharpness and really striking colours. I like the sharp details of the fern in the background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Michal
wowww,what an intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect detail,BG and composition,
Excellent lighting and DOF,
Superb shot,friend.


Hello Michal !
I love this moth, it is so beautiful ! The spots of different colors look great, on the black wings. I also like the contrast between the colors of the moth and the green color of the BG. Excellent details, wonderful composition and POV, and excellent use of your flash. very well done !

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-06-22 7:40]

hello Michal,
Spectacular colours for this Scarlet Tiger. Really impressive. It had the good taste to land on a nice background to give all its importance to its beauty. Thank's and best regards

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-22 9:30]

Hello Michal,
nice having you back.
This looks lovely, the POV and the DOF are wonderful.
Excellent sharp details and the colors looks great.
Very well composed.

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-22 14:00]

Hi Michal.
I am impressed with beautifulness of the moth and fantastic quality and technique of the picture. Amazing flash work, terrific exposure parameters, great reproduction of all details and features of the moth and plant. Bravo and congratulations. This is my new favorite picture. Thank you.

  • Great 
  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-23 14:20]

Hi Michal,
What a beautiful moth! Awesome colours and patterns.
TFS, Josť M.

Hi Michael,
Glad your back! This is an excellent macro shot. The colors and detail in the mmoth are beautiful. A great fill flash exposure. Nice sharp detail, and I reall like the fern leaf(or what ever it is) as a backround.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-10-07 19:11]

Hello Michal, yes, I remember you:) And have you been keeping as busy as our Red Greg?

This is an attractive moth - so bright and colourful - and it looks really great on the fern. And I cam imagine how wonderful it must look in flight.
Well done

I too was away for several weeks and am now back and trying to get caught up with TN. Of course I still remember you!

This is an amazingly sharp image Michal. He is set off so nicely by the pattern of the green leaf. The richness of the colors is wonderful.

Evelynn : )

Calibration Check