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Golden Monkey Face Moth

Golden Monkey Face Moth
Photo Information
Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-02-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-17 5:26
Viewed: 5610
Points: 10
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Dear TN members,

This Brown Ring Epicoma Moth shot was taken at Mount Coot-tha Brisbane.

At first, I was just trying to shoot different angles and I only realize that this top angle show the monkey face.

The adult moths in this family are from medium to large size, with stout body. The head, thorax and legs are often covered with long hair. The fore wing is usually elongated-triangular form. The hind wing is round and much shorter than the fore wing. They rest their fore wings folded roof-wise above the abdomen, with fore wings cover entirely the hind wings. They are active at night.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-17 5:58]

Hello Des,

What a great macro shot of the head of the moth
Lovely detailed, and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Des.
This face of caterpillar look indeed like a monkey face.
Very interesting picture.
Best greetings.Alin.

hello Des

WOW ! a great macro photo with the frontal POV and the same time
the superb eye-contact of this Moth, also fine framing, superb focus
sharpness and details, beautiful warm luminosity, TFS


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-17 12:37]

Hello Desmond.
What macro exceptional!
Excellent POV that allows us to admire the exceptional details.
Clarity and color of first class, congratulations.
The most friendly regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-17 12:44]

Hello Des,
a very beautiful macro shot of this moth taken from an excellent POV with very good details and beautiful natural colours, well composed.
Best regards Siggi

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