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Monster Moth?

Monster Moth?
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Turner (petertee) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 19] (103)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-18
Categories: Insects, Humorous
Camera: Canon IXUS 430, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-18 6:33
Viewed: 5946
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Actually, No! It is I believe a Latticed Heath and only about 2cm across the wings which are held open at rest, here photgraphed on my kitchen window pane.
Severe cropping, almost actual pixel size as shown. Some levels manipulation bringing out the refractions in the wings and sharpen in PSE.
I'll post as a workshop a pic taken on the windowframe to confirm identification.

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  • lyta (42)
  • [2004-08-18 9:07]
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Great shot. The wings almost look like feathers. Very striking and unusual.

Both captures are nice, this one for the shadow effect and nice feathery pattern, the other for the beautiful details it shows.
This one has some white specks of noise in the dark bits and a few dark specks in the sky, you might consider cloning those out.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-18 17:12]

Vewry nice silhoette with the light shining through the wings. Nice angle and good work!

Very nice capture Peter. From the thumbnail I first thought that you captured it flying. There is some noise which could be removed very easily in PS (or similar program) so I took the liberty to clean it for you - hope it's OK.

Great shot, Peter. You timing was just right to get the wings spread like that. The wings remind me of frost on the window in winter.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-08-05 20:48]

good shot!
but need more sharpen..

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2005-09-12 12:50]

This is the Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla), the only species of the many-plumed moths in the UK and in Northern America. The larvae live mainly in honeysuckle blossom.

Try this excellent website:


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  • Bircan (0)
  • [2005-12-27 3:57]

great picture!! what else can i say

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