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Copyright: Marie Proue (marieproue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 564 W: 67 N: 437] (3674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-10 8:29
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Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 118
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I took this picture during the day, it is a butterfly of night, during the day they don't move. I don't know wich butterfly is.
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-10 8:38]

Bonjour Marie,
je viens de voir ton magnifique papillon de nuit. Il ressemble beaucoup au Grand paon de nuit européen, mais il y aussi des différences, surtout au niveau des couleurs. Peut-être trouveras-tu quelque chose de plus précis sur des sites-internet américains. Bravo pour cette belle prise, bien photographiée

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-10 10:10]

Hi Marie.
Wonderfully you captured this butterfly with night activity.I like his antennae and very impressive "eyes" on wings.Very good POV,sharp details,beautiful colors and good light.Very well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hello Marie,
Good details in this amazing butterfly!
The special patterns are well captured, good details in the velvet-like wing textures...
Atttractive colours are nicely reproduced, well done on exposure in the harsh sunlight!
Pablo -

This perfect, beautiful details... nice shot

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-07-10 10:40]

good focus nice colors nice shadows under the wings

what an awesome butterfly....

bonjour marie
tres rare d'en voir un comme cela dans toute sa splendeur.
simplement magnifique.

Hi Marie, it's not a butterfly, is a moth, I think Anthheraea polyphemus (Craamer), saturnhdae. splendid composition with great sharpness, wonderful macro with lovely details, brava! very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-10 12:17]

Wow Marie,
Lovely shot of this colorful moth
very sharp and well focused, great POV
and composition.. Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-10 13:22]

Hola Marie,
Sensacional macro,
bello trabajo y pov,

Hello Marie.

Excellent macro, very good details and colors.


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-07-10 14:04]

Boujour Marie,
Belle photo de ce papillon. La netteté, les couleurs et les details sont parfaits.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-10 15:28]
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Hi Marie,
This is a stunning photo of the Antheraea polyphemus. This moth does not take a back seat to any butterfly when it comes to beauty. The textures are amazing and I cannot believe how 3-D those two large eyes look. Perfect exposure. Bravo!

Bonjour Marie, ceci est une photo renversante du polyphemus d'Antheraea. Cette mite ne prend une banquette arrière à aucun papillon quand elle vient à la beauté. Les textures sont étonnantes et je ne peux pas croire à quoi ces deux grands yeux 3-D ressemblent. Exposition parfaite. Bravo ! Ken

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-10 18:15]

Hola Marie. Muy herosos los colores de las alas de esta "Mariposa" Finos detalles se aprecian. Saludos Luis52.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-07-10 19:02]

Bonjour Marie,
This is a truly splendid capture with sharp focus and excellent exposure. What fantastic marking on this moth.

  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-10 20:23]

Hi Marie, this is an excellent shot of this moth. It shows up very well against that boarding. Your capture is sharp with excellent detail and colour. The antennae of the moth especially stand out very well showing excellent texture. Composition wise, the long crop works very well for this shot.

Thanks, John

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-07-10 20:35]

It's quite amazing looking at it on the weatherboards - you can imagine how it is hidden / camouphlaged on a tree, especially with those eyes / tree knots showing up on the wings.
Wwell captured Marie

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-07-11 1:09]

That is a splendid specimen of this beautiful moth, Marie.
Wonderful pose and POV that allow you to show off the stunning markings on this moth, especially those two big black "eyes".
Excellent sharpness of the details bring out the velvety texture, and the lighting is just right.
Merci bien pour le partage. : )

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-11 1:46]

Marie, Lovely shot and what a colorful designful butterfly. TFS Ganesh

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-11 7:17]

Hi Marie,

This is magnificent. Such a pretty butterfly with wonderful colors and a beautiful pattern. It looks three dimensional. How nice to have caught it on a brown background that blends in so well. Beautiful!!!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-11 18:22]
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Bonjour Marie
Wow quelle belle photo.La netteté et composition sont impeccable.Les couleurs et le details sont excellents.
Félécitation Michel

Hola Marie.
Una captura genial, con esos finos detalles de las alas...
Preciosa, sinceramente.
Salud y felices vacaciones amiga, JL.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-12 13:08]

Hi Marie,
Really cute moth! Beautiful colours and drawing and a perfect focus and exposure.
TFS, José M.

Marie, this is beautiful! Wonderful details and colours! It looks like an owl! I love the furry antennae! Everything is perfect, even the light!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Marie,
I can't help you with the name, I'm not a butterfly specialist. What a very nice and perfect photo you produced here. Colours are important, you are succeeded to into composing a perfect coloured background. This gives the picture a strong visual impact! Well done,
Regards, Ruud

Such a beautiful moth. I have found cocoons of these polyphemus moths and hatched them out. They are gorgeous. It appears this guy has been through some hardships with the chipped wings. The colors are stunning and the focus is great. Keep up the good work!

Hello Marie!
Very nice Saturnidae moth! I like colours, DOF and POV. I belive that this individual was rather huge :)
TFS and best greetings from Lodz,

The wood here is a great background for this butterfly. Nicely done!

Hi Marie,
Perfect backdrop for a moth this wooden BG. The moth is easily seen and the patterns are just wonderful. Good sharp detail and a good POV. very nice photo,

Outstanding capture...The earth tones are fantastic...Very well done...TFS

Hola Marie,
Una belleza de polilla nocturna gigante,su diseño es maravilloso y tu lo has retratado de una forma estupenda.

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-07-16 20:34]

Hi Marie,
Very nice butterfly. I like commbination of the colours with many shades of browns. TFS
Regards, Mario

Olá Marie.
Que captura maravilhosa !
Perfeição é a unica palavra que encontro para traduzir esta linda borboleta !!!!
Esta foto vale 100 pontos,mas como só posso dar 2....
Abraços e Parabéns !

Hello Marie !
This is one wonderful moth ! I wish I could see one myself, h loks huge and impressive. I love his antennas, as well as the "eyes" on his wings. Excellent details, beautiful composition, nice colors and excellent POV. I also like the pose of this moth, so typical, with the wings wide open. Very well done !

Belle photo de ce papillon de nuit le jour,belle couleurs et pas mal ses yeux sur ses ailes. Amitiés Thomas

coucou MARIE
bravo pour cette photo, c'est une super réussite, de très belles couleurs , détails bien evidents.
a bientot pour la suite

Hi Marie,
super looking capture of this moth.What I really like about your photo is the way it looks so much like a fine water colour painting which is remarkable and sure elevates it above most shots of this sort.Tfs. Bob

Bonjour Marie, capture regardante superbe de ce moth.What I vraiment comme environ votre photo est la manière qu'elle semble tellement comme une peinture fine de couleur de l'eau qui est remarquable et sûr l'élève au-dessus de la plupart des projectiles de ce sort.Tfs. Bob

Quelle finesse dans les détails! Les yeux superbes et les fines antennes. Félicitations!

On dirait 2 yeux qui nous regarde Marie, c'est assez impressionnant. Je crois que c'est le papillon de nuit le plus beau que j'ai vu. Les détails sont excellents avec de belles teintes de couleurs. Le BG semble faire partie intégrante de la photo, comme si elle avait été prise en studio :) Bravo!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-28 21:03]

Hello Marie


Just marking the post for now


Hi Maria
Silvio is correct about the species, it's a moth and it's call a Polyphemus Moth or Antheraea polyphemus. We have them here in Alberta, their wingspan is about 110 mm, quite large. Their feelers are for smelling and are used to find the females. The eyes on the wings are for trying to scare away predators.

Nicely captured on the wooden wall, nice detail, colour and composition.
TFS Janice

Magnifique sujet mieux visble de jour que de nuit!
Bonne journée

Bonjour Marie
Bravo pour la netteté et les détails de ce joli papillon. Superbe exposition .Tres jolie la composition et beau macro
Au revoir et merci...JP

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-30 2:24]

Bonjour Marie,
I missed this excellent capture of this Saturniid moth, a species of silkmoth that I have not seen before and it is nice that Silvio and Ken have given you the ID. It might be worth mentioning that the cocoons of the Saturniid moth used for commercial silk production come from the same genus as this species.
Excellent sharpness, colors and composition.
Well done and TFS!

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-08-30 7:32]

Bonjour Marie,
Quel beau cliché d'un magnifique spécimen, tout est parfait couleurs, détails etc. Bravo et merci de la partager.

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-08-31 13:44]

Wow Marie, merci de nous faire parvenir ce magnifique papillon. De beaux détails, l'ombre sous l'aile gauche est très intéressant. Toutes les couleurs sont complémentaires : donc agréables à regarder... Bravo por ce beau moment.


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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2007-08-31 14:54]

Hi Marie, it's a very beautiful and nice picture. Greetings Helio

bonjour Marie
le nom commun en français c'est Polyphème d'Amérique, selon wiki, l'animal le plus glouton de la planète, il mange en deux mois 86000 fois son poids de naissance
il est superbement bien pris

Très réussi. J'aimes vraiment la couleur et les détails. On dirait de beaux yeux maquillés sur ses ailes. Merci pour le partage. Dan

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-09-03 17:41]
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Hola Marie, excelente macro, bellos nitidos buenos detalles. Saludos Sira

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-03 20:31]
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Hi Marie,
Splendid shot of this beautiful one. Lovely colours and patterns on its wings with perfect lighting. Very impressive sharpness and the comb-like antennaes look gorgeous. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

This is a wonderful capture of this butterfly. I love the markings and those feathery antennae. Wonderful sharpness and nice color.

Evelynn : )

Bonsoir Marie,
Belle photo très bien composée excellent POV. jolies couleurs et Nettetée, supers cliché..
Mes salutations,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-09-16 15:54]

Espetacular esta mariposa,um exelente trabalho e de qualidade ótima meus parabéns.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-20 10:20]
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WOW! What a marvellous specimen of moth!!
It's really striking!
You did an excellent shot, very sharp and clear and with a very good composition.
My compliments and TFS

Bonjour Marie,
My special compliment towards this outstanding captured of yours!
Total sharpness, vivid colour and details with excellent exposure and focus!
the texture and pattern of the butterfly is absolutely beautiful!
thank you for sharing and your wonderful effort!
best wishes to you always

Woooooow - what an amazing one!
Hi Marie, that's marvelous - I'd like to see this Emperor Moth with my own eyes, fantastic one, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ouf, cette photo m'a échappée, j'en ai presque honte !!!!
Elle est absolument parfaite, le focus est parfait ainsi que le rendu de couleurs et les contrastes.
Ce paon est superbe, je n'en n'ai jamais vu en réel, il est magnifique, j'adore ses " yeux " et ses antennes,
un grand bravo Marie, j'adore

Sorry to say that i think this is a moth. Anyway nice and beautiful. Nice details as well. Well done.
Best regards,

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  • moca (0)
  • [2008-02-08 13:01]

Bonjour Marie
Cette photo est grandiose et impressionnante avec ces yeux pour seprotger, beacuoup de netteté et de belles couleurs

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