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Copyright: Pam Fagelson (PamF) (8)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-11 13:48
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This little guy was napping on my nasturium so I ran back into the house and grabbed my new Sony Alpha (which now goes everywhere with me). This is my first posting, so I appreciate any and all feedback, especially if anyone knows what sort of moth this fellow is.

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a very beautiful moth. It is a giant leopard moth {Ecpantheria scribonia} and a good site for info is http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/sescribo.htm

i enjoy the pov with the flower! keep up the good work and an excellent first post!!


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-11 19:55]

Hi Pam,
Welcome to TN! Nice vivid colors in your photo and an interesting subject. The focus is a bit soft, but that is probably due to the extremely slow shutter speed. I hope you enjoy your new camera and participation in TN.
Best Wishes,

Welcome to the forum Pam. This is a pretty moth, much nicer than the old brown ones I seem to be getting..

As others have mentioned the focus is a bit soft and there seems to be a bit of background noise. Since you are using PS6 you might want to download Neat Image which is free to try and will work on photos 1028 pixels or smaller. It is best to do the processing of the photo at the largest size possible and then after you reduce it to the 800 pixel dimension go in and apply a small unsharp mask (UM) to bring back the sharpness lost in resizing. The nice thing with PS is you can fade the filters, this includes any contrast adjustment, any UM, even the Neat Image noise reduction filter.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-12 4:29]

Delightful composition, superb colours
Welcome to TN, Pam
Sorry that I have no feedback to offer

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