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Eacles imperialis opaca

Eacles imperialis opaca
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Copyright: Oz Rittner (Oz1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Sigma 105 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects and other small creatures gallery [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-14 9:30
Viewed: 9306
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Emperor moth (Saturniidae) wingspan is up to 13cm. the larva was found on Fraxinus americana (new host for this specie!). It will puptae underground and will emerge after about 6-7 month.
known in Argentina from Buenos Aires and Entre Rios.

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To cicindela: Cicindelidae photoOz1 2 10-28 02:55
To RAP: Hi Ricardo,Oz1 1 12-18 16:13
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Hello Oz,
I like a lot this macro.
It's so well focused, plenty of details.
The POV is so good, showing us a frontal view of the insect.
The colors are well saturated, naturals, with no excess.
The composition is very well balanced.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-14 10:05]

Hi Oz,
at first I thought it was a flower, boy was I wrong. This caterpillar is literally creeping towards me. Great POV and excellent sharp details. Very well composed with a superp DOF and great colors.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-14 15:57]
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Una nueva imagen de Argentina estimado Oz... debes estar visitando Buenos Aires nuevamente.
Excelente macro con gran agudeza, claridad y foco, gracias a un atinado DOF y punto de vista.
Los colores captados son intensos, pero bien iluminados, sin excesos o sobre exposición.
Me agrada el encuadre que elegiste para su presentación.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

A new image of Argentina esteemed Oz... you should be visiting Buenos Aires again.
Excellent macro with great sharpness, clarity and focus, due to a accurate DOF and point of view.
The captured colors are intense, but very illuminated, without excesses or over exposure.
I like the framng that you chose for their presentation.
My best greetings... Ricardo

Hello Oz,
Impressive close-up! The POV is original and excellent. Good details on head and colors.
Greetings :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-16 13:48]

THAT is an impressive macro, Oz.
The details and exposure are spot-on.
Fantastic POV showing all the bristles.
The colors are amazing.
TFS. : )

This is a really cool picture, I love the exploding colors, I feel like its a train in the shape of a caterpillar coming right at me. Neat shot Oz. :)

And hello again! :)
This time a very nice close-up and beautiful caterpillar portrait :)
I like a lot details which are very good here, especially if we note that it is not easy to keep good DOF in case of species with so many morphological structures on its body. Really I also have to say that without your note I would not say that this caterpillar belongs to Saturnidae family. So thanks for interesting lesson of entomology!
Friendly regards,

PS. I also have one question :) In the gallery of PES (please check a link from my intro) there is a gallery designated to Cicindelidae species. I try to ask always and everyone if it is possible to include also his/her pictures of this amazing beetle group in this gallery (of course the copyright belongs only to the author of photo). As I see in your TN gallery a picture of Calomera aulica (the correct name for Lophyridia aulica) I would like to ask if you agree to put this picture also in our web site among tiger beetles from other regions of the world :) Thank you in advance for the answer :)

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