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Moth #18 (S. helicina)

Moth #18 (S. helicina)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 5:29
Viewed: 4566
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera(Butterflies and Moths)
Suborder: Ditrysia
(unranked) Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae (or alternatively, family Erebidae)วงศ์มอธหนอนกระทู้
Subfamily: Catocalinae
Genus: Spirama
Species: S. helicina
Thai Name: มอธพิรามหน้ายักษ์

Wingspan: 50mm

The moths have the eye-spots and teeth pattern on the upper side of their wings, resemble a big mouth predator. Their abdomen is bright orange colour and the bottom side of their wings are brownish-yellow. In the air, they are the bright orange-yellow flying insects. If you spot them on their flight and look for a bright-orange insect on where they land, you will never find them.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-26 5:43]

Hello Jitti,
Superb capture of a Noctuid moth that I imagine has a wingspan of about 5 cm. Technically this looks great and the POV with spread out wings gives a fine view of this moth against the cement Bg.
Thanks for sharing this interesting image,
Best wishes, Ivan

Hi nice shot
very interesting butterfly you show us
unfortunately you only saw this on the bottom
so we have not so a good focuse
it would look great to see this butterfly before green focus
but nice shot
Tfs Toba

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-26 6:21]

Hello Jitti,
Very fine macro of this beautiful large Moth. Excellent details and natural colours of the wing pattern. It stands out very nicely from the plain background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-26 8:36]

Hi Jitti,

A wonderful moth in a great position. The shades of brown are excellent. Beautiful markings on the wings with fine details. I love the shape of this moth.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-02-26 13:29]

Hi Jitti,
wow what a great shot, excellent capture of the detail and marking of the moth.
Nice sharp image with good lighting.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-26 14:51]

Hi Jitti,my best compliments for this hig quality pic,perfect under all corners of view,thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Jitti,
A beautiful capture of this nice looking moth. Yes I have seen them and also captured some shots of them. Very well composed with excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-26 23:15]

Hi Jitti

Great POV wit excellent detail and exposure. Well captured.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-27 0:01]

Hola Jitti,
bonita moth,
dibujos en las alas hermosos,
pov magnífico,

Hello Jitti,

Excellent shot of this moth. Good composition, POV and DOF. Excellent sharpness. Very nice natural colours.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-27 1:23]

Jitti, Very nice shot and lovely view. I like the clarity and also the details. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-27 3:12]

Hi Jittim
very nice image of this pretty moth.
I love the swirls on its wings.
Nice composition and POV.
Great sharpness and clarity.
Good use of flash and great exposure.
Well done!

Ciao Jitti,
bellissima specie ottimamente fotografata!
Molto particolare il disegno sulle ali anteriori.

Hello JC,

Full spread S. helicina shot on the floor showing the full details of the wings. Excellent sharpness and very well written notes. Well done and best regards,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-03-01 5:38]

Helo Jitti,
a perfect picture of this moth. Although the wing pattern is dominated by dark brown colours,
you managed to see its details very well.
Superb focus and great sharpness!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-01 20:05]

Hello Jitti

A very good open wing capture of this moth.
The details are excellent and the colours and markings are well seen.
The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
Great job on the POV.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-03-03 23:00]

Hello Jitti,
A very interesting looking moth, Jitti.The different brown-tones are just wonderful. It is also amazing to see the patterns on the wings, must really be frightening for some predators. Nature surprises us every day. Excellent diagnal presentation and good sharpness.
Have a nice day

Hello Jitti!
Not very colourful but still an interesting species with amazing "eyes" on its wings. Good sharpness and details too. Maybe only BG would be better - here it is not very natural as it is a wall, but I know that somethimes all what we can do it to take a picture :)
Best regards,

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