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Indian owlet Moth for FOOZI

Indian owlet Moth for FOOZI
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Outstanding [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-10 21:59
Viewed: 5019
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends,

This beautiful moth is dedicated to Mr.Foozi for his great contribution to TN. He has shared lots of different insects, flowers in his album so far. I like it a lot.

When i captured the golden emperor moth few hours later my mom told me that there is one more moth in the backyard. And i manage to capture some pics of this beautiful moth in the rain holding my umbrella.
So thanks to mom.

Moth: A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Moths form the majority of this order; there are thought to be 150,000 to 250,000 different species of moth (about ten times the number of species of butterfly), with thousands of species yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species.

Difference between moths & butterfly:
Moths are not easily differentiated from butterflies. Sometimes the name "Heterocera" is used for moths while the term "Rhopalocera" is used for butterflies to formalize the popular distinction; these, however, have no taxonomic validity. Many attempts have been made to subdivide the Lepidoptera into groups such as the Microlepidoptera and Macrolepidoptera, Frenatae and Jugatae, or Monotrysia and Ditrysia. Failure of these names to persist in modern classifications is because none of them represents a pair of "monophyletic groups". The reality is that butterflies are a small group that arose from within the "moths" (being considered as part of Ditrysia of the Neolepidoptera). There is thus no way to group all of the remaining taxa in a monophyletic group, as it will always exclude that one descendant lineage. Also, both their larvae are similar to coleoptera larvae (beetle).

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Hello Kapil,
Splendid image with a very nice moth. Very interesting drawing on the back of this moth.
Excellent contrast against the black background.
Perfect focus and exposure.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Kapil, great macro of lovely moth with wonderful eyes on wings, good contrast against dark BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

wonderful lighting. good contrast. I like the single leaf shot in moth photography.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-11 1:14]

Hello Kapil,
Very special moth you got here. Great saturated and contrasting colours, just like in a lot of photos of Foozi. Nice sharpness.

Hello Kapil,
Amazing capture.

Very impressive light management in this shot, Kapil. You have obtained a dark BG with judicious manipulation of your camera settings. The colours and details on the Moth's wings are excellent. I like the Yang-Yin eye-spots of the open wings.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Kapil,
incredible and unusual photo. Great point of view. Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Kapil
very nice post on TN from this beauty
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Another amazing moth Kapil! Another excellent photo too.

Hello Kapil,
Great... Looks like a pair of eyes!... Well done!...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-11 15:07]

Hi Kapil,what a spectacular moth!!! Magnificent capture from the best pov and whit the best quality to see this magnificent design,i like a lot the dark background too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-12 6:05]

Beautiful species of moth, great design captured well. tfs.

Hi Kapil,
fascinating capture in powerful lively colours, giving a clear documentaton of this very attractive visitor to your backyard in darkness of a rainy night. My congratulations to you, and also thanks and best regards to your mom who told you of her observation.
This large, so very distinctively marked moth might be a male of "Cyligramma disturbans (Walker, 1858)", previously also called "Nyctipao" (peacock of the night).
Good luck to you for more observations of that kind!
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-09-15 19:19]

Hello Kapil,

The thumbnail is so intriguing & the image lives up to the anticipated quality. The flash lighting & contrast really make this very pleasing to the eye. Perfect POV & just a well composed image over all. Maybe this moth species 'eyes' were the original template for the paisley motif!?



great capture if these "scary eyes", TFS Ori

Hi Kapil,

More than a photograph, its a beautiful painting. Amazing composition with perfect black background and excellent colors. Certainly, a 10 out of 10 image.

Thank you for sharing.


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