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Autographa gamma

Autographa gamma
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-18 8:42
Viewed: 2427
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Silver Y (Autographa gamma) is moth of the family Noctuidae which is named for the silvery Y-shaped mark on each of its fore-wings. The patterns on the wings provide excellent camouflage.
The species is widespread across Europe, parts of Asia, and North Africa.
The larvae feed on a wide variety of plants and have been recorded on over 200 different species including crops such as the garden pea (Pisum sativum), sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) and cabbage (Brassica oleracea). They can reduce crop yields by damaging leaves and are often considered to be a pest

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-18 8:51]

Hi Yiannis,spectacular macro of this gamma,one of the most common moth in my country.A great example of camouflage,perfect exposure for the best bright details and beautiful oolors too,i like the original vertical perspective too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent capture with fine coloration, details & pose. Nice done with a great presentation. TFS & best wishes!


hello Yiannis
super good sharpness macro with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-01-18 9:07]

Hello Yiannis.
Lovely capture.POV,details,lighting and composition are wonderful.Exposure is spot on.
Regards Siggi

Hi Yiannis,
very interesting moth. Nice colours and composition. Very good presentation.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Yannis. Great vertical for the splendid moth . Details and sharp perfect as usual MF!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-18 11:19]

Hello Yiannis,
Impressive sharp detailed photo of this special moth in splendid natural colours and a very good composition. Nice contrasting background.

Hi Yiannis,
Perfect photo. Great sharpness. Very nice composition. Amazing colours. Interesting species.

Ciao Yannis, great macro of lovely moth, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Yiannis,

Very interesting moth ...Sharpness and light very nice...congraculations..

Regards, Hasan

Ciao Yiannis.
Complimenti per eccellente vista nel scovare questo esemplare di falena perfettamente mimetizzato,grande nitidezza del soggetto con ottimi dettagli splendidi ci colori naturali,bene la composizione.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hi Yiannis
He does blend in very well. Extreme detail in this moth and you captured it so well. Very sharp and well composed with a background that compliments you subject.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-18 22:04]

Hello Yiannis,
Not often one can capture Autographa gamma at rest!
A fine macro taken with great sharpness and natural colours taken froma good lateral POV.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Ακόμα ένα εντυπωσιακό κοντινό Γιάννη. Πολύ καλή σύνθεση, φανταστικά χρώματα και εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια.
Καλή σου μέρα

Hello Yiannis

Such moths with random patterns and multiple shades of brown are really tricky to focus and expose. I guess the flash solved the problem. A little higher POV if possible would have shown its big popping eye better. Interesting humps on its back and that distinguishing Y mark though.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-01-19 6:01]

Hello Yiannis,
beautifol moth,
beautiful photo,
thanks and regards..

Hello Yiannis,
Beautiful capture with an excellent details and nice natural colours.
TFS and my regards,

Hello yiannis,
what magnificent picture of this Silver Y mothe.
good spotting and capture.
great sharpness and colour,
best wishes,

Super closeup pf this amazing Silver Y, TFS

Hi Yiannis,
Wonderful capture.Great POV and composition,wonderful colours(camouflage) and details.TFS

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-20 23:20]

Hello Yiannis
exciting moth in wonderful sharpness. The details are really well presented.
Very pleasant and attractive.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-01-21 8:05]

Giasou Yiannis,
Camouflage Moth ..
Superb quality, nice colours and very good composition.
Best wishes,

great camouflage, greetings Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-23 7:58]

Hello Yiannis,
A very luminous picture of Autographa gamma. Very well shown with this very sharp shot. Well chosen framing and a powerful presenttaion.
Kind regards

Hello Yiannis. This is a fine capture of a moth that I haven't seen before. The details are fabulous with tones and colors so natural against the silenced green background.
Thanks and kind regards.

Very nice find Yianni, very well captured. Excellent detail and colour!


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