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Crimson Speckled

Crimson Speckled
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fauna of Mesopotamia II, Butterflies of Kurdistan [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-20 1:42
Viewed: 2866
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Utetheisa is a genus of arctiid moths. Caterpillars feed on Crotalaria (rattlebox), and hence the moth genus is often called rattlebox moths. Utetheisa species are usually bright and colorful.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Arctiidae

Subfamily: Arctiinae

Genus: Utetheisa
Hübner, 1819

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Hi Durzan
Wonderful Crimson Speckled -Utetheisa pulchella captured from you!
Wonderful moth in a great light and POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-20 4:38]

Hi Durzan,what a beautifull moth,maybe one of the most spectacular living in our continent..you work very well in this difficult light and point of view,excellent result.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Ciao Durzan. Even if low light you've obtained exciting colours results. Too tender sharp, in my opionion.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-20 5:51]

Hi Durzan,
Very nice photo of this interesting species, TFS!

Ciao Durzan, great macro of beautiful moth, wonderful details, excellent sharpness and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-20 8:13]

Hello Durzan,
I'd love to see this beautiful Moth for real but your capture is wonderful showing it from a nice POV. Excellent focus, sharp details and beautiful colours. A beautiful background and well composed too!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Slav Durzan
composizione molto bella nonostante la luce molto debole. Molto bella la falena dai colori davvero particolari.

Dostum bu türü Kıbrıs'ta bir zamanlar çekmiştim. Akibetini söylemeyim:) Anlarsın sen.
Işık biraz ter olmasına karsın detaylar ve kompozisyon harika. Emreklerine sağlık.
Bi slaven germ...


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-20 13:54]

Hello Durzan,
Really beautiful moth that I never saw. Lovely colours and great composition.
Best regards Siggi

Slav Durzan,
a very beautiful macro shot of this moth, good sharpness and splendid natural colours, excellent POV and nice composition.
Best regards

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