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Jersey Tiger

Jersey Tiger
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Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-15 7:14
Viewed: 5126
Points: 122
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Euplagia quadripunctaria
Arctiidae Arctiinae

Nos dirigíamos a casa a toda prisa tras un largo paseo por el monte pues se nos había echado encima la hora de comer y nos estaban esperando, pero no pude evitar detenerme cuando vi una mancha de un intenso color rojo revolotear desde el camino. La observé hasta que la vi detenerse y a ella me dirigí con mi cámara. Pero lo que vi allí no era rojo en absoluto, sino una polilla bastante hermosa de color blanco y negro como una cebra. Nunca antes había visto un ejemplar de esta especie. "¡Ah, pillina! -le dije-, ¿Qué ha sido de tu traje rojo? ¿Por qué no me lo enseñas?" Pero no pude esperar a que me lo enseñara y tan sólo le saqué un par de fotos.
Ahora sé que se trata de una polilla bastante común que se mueve bastante durante el día. Bastante bonita, por cierto.
Espero que os guste.
Saludos y gracias por vuestra visita.

Euplagia quadripunctaria
Arctiidae Arctiinae

We were in a hurry going home after a long stroll through the woodland (they were waiting us for lunch), but I couldn't help to stop when I saw an intense red spot fluttering away from the path. I saw where it landed, and there I went with my camera. But there I didn't see anything red at all, but a large moth black and white like a zebra. "Hey! You are tricking me! -I said- Where's your red dress?" But I had no time for it to show me. I could only take a pair of shots.
I hope you like it, anyway.

Thank you very much for your visit :)
Best wishes

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-15 7:31]

What a pretty moth!
Those stripes are really striking.
Sharp with lots of detail and clarity.
Superb composition and POV.
Great lighting.
I liked your notes :)
Well done Maite,

Ciao Maite,
ho visto molte foto dell' Euplagia quadripunctaria, ma nessuna così nitida e a fuoco come la tua.
I colori sono naturali e la posizione in diagonale della farfalla la mostra in tutta la sua bellezza.
Bellissima anche l'ambientazione.

Hi Maite,
This is a great find. Beautiful triangle shape. Sharp focus with appropriate soft background. POV and composition are great.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-15 7:48]

Great capture of the Jersey Tiger Moth, Maite!

This fresh specimen is sharply portrayed in an excellent composition on the wild rose leaves. Sometimes these moths land so that the wings happen to rest on some object that causes the wings to splay out. In this way we can see the striking orange-red underwings.
Otherwise a way of doing this is to catch the moth and take it home to the fridge and let it 'cool down' and then put it on a suitable place to gently draw the wings open and take shot before it warms up and flies away.
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-15 8:23]

selam maite
well close-up working on this beautiful and colourful moth (it looks very beautiful when its wings open)
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours and sharpness
thanks for sharing

Some of these moths appear as though they have their own dress designers. A very colorful moth indeed and a good eye in seeing it as it flit past. I, not being as limber as once, have quite a hard time chasing these things down. And to know where one has lit, then get there and still have the sense to make sure all settings are correct before taking an image makes for quited a feat. Very nicely and aptly done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-15 8:34]

Hi, dear Maite.
Even without red dress your model is looked perfectly. By the way, as a man I should not ask – where is your (moth's) red dress.

Excellent close-up with nice composition and framing. I like wonderful twig with leaves, nice well coloured and illuminated BG. Sharpness and details of the image are so impressive. Note is sweet. Bravo and best wishes.

hello maite, lovely capture, the insect looks beautiful in this presentation, lovely composition,
tfs & regards

Hello Maite,
very well captured of this beautiful Tiger!
good exposure and focus with total sharpness, vivid colour and details always
well done and well pleased presentation
muchas gracias
Saludo su familia

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-15 9:54]

Hello Maite,
You've caught this beautiful Moth in a fine pose even though you can't see the red underwing. It's very beautiful and it stands out very nicely from the background. Beautiful colours too. Well done!
TFS, Ulla

Hola Maite,
Beautiful moth, excellent composition. The red hind wing must be like a toreador's cape! Thanks

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-15 13:20]

Hi Maite. You have captured a fine close up of the Moth. good detail and colours. it has some nice markings which show up so well. TFS.

Hola Maite,
te quedó preciosa, como todas tus tomas. Esta mariposa, no se porqué, me atrae especialmente. Lástima que no se vea nada del rojo anaranjado.
Buen encuadre y colores. El enfoque algo justillo, pero como dices, fué vista y no vista y había que aprovechar.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-15 14:30]

Hi Maite,very nice and intersting butterfly's specie and very good pic,perfect under all corners of view,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-15 14:42]

Hello Maite,
Great shot, very good POV and pose. Sharpness,details and colors are excellent.
Very well done .TFS.

hola Maite
well focused for this wonder moth
great composition and alive colors

saludos sERGIO

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-15 19:46]

Hi Maite,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly with immaculate sharpness and lovely colours. Good use of natural lighting and the exposure is perfectly handled. Great DOF and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.

Hello Maite,
Beautifully captured tiger. I like the sharpness and details and you have controlled the depth of field pretty well too.

For you to be able to take this in Dec... makes me jealous. Very clear focus Maite. I really like the design on this.A very good composition! TFS
Nice to see you back now:):)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-15 23:42]

Hola Maite,
quizá la chica sea la reina del camuflage...
bella macro, y es que esto no se puede hacer con prisas, pero te quedó divinamente,
buen trabajo,

Hello Maite,

Very nice shot of this moth. Good composition and good focus. Nice light and natural colours.
Well done,

Hola Maite,
Pues es una foto muy guapa para ser una polilla, y nos la das clasificada jeje, buen trabajo, además nos la presentas con gran nitidez y todo lujo de detalles. Gracias por compartirla. Un saludo
José Ramón

Hello Maite,
Very colourful moth, nicely captured. Looks like it is sitting on a rose bush. Am I right?
- Nirmal

Maite, I am ashamed I am not prompt in writing return critiques these days. Hope you would forgive me.
I am spell-bound by the beauty of this magnificent black and white Arctiidae you have captured so well. What a razor sharp image!
Thanks for sharing it best wishes.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-16 8:49]

Hola Maite:
Excelentes detalles, luz, colores y profundidad de campo. La palomita es muy bonita y -aunque sea abundante- para mí es totalmente nueva.
Gracias por compartir esta foto,
José Miguel

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-16 18:55]

Hola Maite.
Pues que suert de poder encontrar esta bella Palomilla de colres en tu regreso a casa. foto de alta nitidez e iluminacion, nos permite ver sus finos atributos y colores anturales.
Un saludo y un fuerte abrazo Maite.

Hi Maite,
Magnifique, la composition et les couleurs sont superbes et loes détails extra.

Hi Maite,
A beautiful capture of this nice looking moth. Very good details and composition. Good notes too. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-18 6:32]

Hi Maite
This is nice image
Very good sharp and detail
well done

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-18 7:51]

Hello Maite, a really fine macro of that beautiful butterfly, great details and exposure. Well done, thanks !


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-19 7:19]

Hi Maite,
beautiful capture and nice presentation of this endangered europaean moth,
presented with great details and colors and in great pose
best regards, Dejan

Hello Maite,
one of my favorite day active moths, too! So very quick and alert, and tricky. Difficult to find the right exposure on those hard contrasts of black and white markings. You managed to show the slight iridescence of the black parts really well. Thank you!
My best regards,

Hello Maite,
An outstanding insect!
Looks like it is made from some modern design fabric, hehehe...
Great details and DOF spot on, isolating the insect well from background...
A fine composition, good colour palette!
Pablo -

Hi Maite,
I don't think that I have seen this specie before. That must have been much impressive to see it. Its wings patterns are amazing. This is a nice composition with good exposure and details. Thanks!

Hi Maite, lovely moth with splendid details and wonderful sharpness, good focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Maite,
splendid shot of this beautifull moth, I like his long wings, it seem a lady with a great coat
good focus and excellent lighting, lovely colours and sharpness
well done, it is a very good macro

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-23 3:33]

i missed this on, my apologies! Another very eye catching and beautiful shot Maite, lovely composition, great exposure and sharp detail as always. A pleasure to see, thanks for sharing!

Bonsoir Maité
Merci pour cette espèce que je ne connaissais pas.

Una preciosa imagen Maite.
Gran macro que permite apreciar con gran detalle la geometría de los dibujos de las alas de esta polilla (ignorante yo, pensé sin leer tu nota que era una mariposa).
Un cariñoso saludo desde Gran Canaria, JL.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-25 21:08]

Hello Maite

Great capture of this lovely moth.
The details and colours are very good.
The patterns and markings show well.
You have composed the shot well and placed the moth in the frame well.
Very good focus and detail.


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-01-26 11:26]

Bonjour Maite
Très belle macro de ce "tigre", couleurs, contraste et lumière. Une belle réussite.
Amicalement Robi

Hola Maite,
Espectacular el diseño del patrón en sus alas.
Me pregunto como sería la otra parte roja que viste, el contraste debe ser estupendo.
La composición inmejorable, muy bueno el ángulo de la rama con el del eje de la polilla.
Todos andamos muy rápido en estos días, pero como se hace, no?
Enhorabuena y gracias por la foto.
Un gran abrazo,

Hi Maite,

What a beautiful butterfly, and a new one to me. I like the stripes very much. Good capture with beautiful colours, great light, POV and composition.

Greetings, Nel

Hello Maite!
What an interesting species of moth! In Poland it is placed in the Red Data Book in VU category. I have never seen it in the wild :)
Good details, sharpness and composition :)
TFS and all the best from Lodz!

Hola Maite.

Si que es bonita la polilla cebra, tiene una forma muy aerodinamica.

Saludos desde Coruña.
Jose Luis.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-04 1:34]

Hola Maite,
Nice focus, sharpness, POV, light and composition.
Gracias y saludos,

Beautiful moth Maite, luv those tiger stripes :)
Well done!

Hi Maite

An excellent photo of this beautiful creature.
The detail is really good.
I like the title and your note also.
I dont know much about moths and butterfly's so i assume that this one has a red underside when it is flying?
Realy good photo.
Also, thanks for the comments on my tiger photo.



Hi Maite,
Lovely shot of this Jersey Tiger, amazing zebra like stripes, excellent detail, surpurb colours, well framed, all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hello Maite,
I'm really happy to see this moth at large. It's really amazing beauty. Your picture is also great, I very like it ;-D


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-13 10:58]

Hi Maite

That really is striking! I haven't seen one of these before. Nice crisp and clear shot. Nicely composed and great POV



Olá Maite.
linda imagem você nos traz aqui, belo contraste da asa deste inseto.
me parace estar parado em uma roseira ?
Bela foto com tons muito apurados, e ótima composição.


hi maite; really superb macro very nice pose ; everything is perfect naturel colours with splendid composition.well done

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-11 15:42]

Ola Maite
Linda foto deste inseto, suas cores são bem curiosas por parecerem listras de felinos, a nitidez esta muito boa e as cores excelente. A luminosidade ficou perfeita.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-18 2:55]

Hello Maite,
Excellent moth and superb color one. Excellent composition and lovely view. Ganesh smiely tmrw

Hi Maite,
Beautiful moth, excellent composition.

Hola Maite,
Wonderful macro shot. This is a butterfly which is active mostly at night, and yes, its lower wings are red. In Hungary this type (I mean the whole family) is called "bear-butterfly".
Great compo, sharpness and colors - the usual quality we used to get from You. :)
Tfs, best wishes, László

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-05-01 16:25]

Hello Maite,
What an interesting pattern on this species wings. Your great camera work provides an excellent image to view. Thanks Maite.

Hello Maite,
I think I have seen this lovely moth with its bright red wings... A lovely capture anyway, with good sharpness. Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-05-31 16:08]

Hello Maite,
thanks for your concern over my postings. At times, I do need to help me with the ID of butterfly. Im really hopeless in this scientific categorisation.
Such a beautiful insewct. Well positioned and great pov. Very clear and exciting to see this little creature.


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2008-06-30 0:52]

Hi Maite,
Great picture of this moth.
Great color, composition. background and sharpness

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