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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: 2011-12-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.7, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-15 21:42
Viewed: 2749
Points: 20
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Hi Friends,
I was looking for dragonflies near a dam in chiplun & i saw this beautiful Crimson-speckled Flunkey moth in the grass. When i got close to shoot it just flied away in the jaws of lynx spider.
Sorry for that!

Crimson-speckled Flunkey moth :
The Crimson-speckled Flunkey (Utetheisa pulchella) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia.
The wingspan is 29-42 mm.
The larvae feed on Forget-me-not, Echium, Borago and Anchusa species.

Subspecies include[verification needed]:
Utetheisa pulchella dilutior Rothschild
Utetheisa pulchella kallima Swinhoe
Utetheisa pulchella pulchella

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Utetheisa
Species: U. pulchella

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Dear Kapil,
you captured the right moment of action with optimum sharpness and colour.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-16 0:55]

Hello Kapil.
Very impressive shot. A lot of detail very crisply captured, and with good colors. Fine diagonal composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Kapil,
exellent capture of this beautiful Moth
superb details,colours,composition,POV
well done

hi Kapil,
good capture of this activity. such a beautiful moth. but feeling sad. it's very difficult not to blame ourselves in those situations, but take it as a destiny. you were nobody there.

A exciting action shot, Kapil. The Lynx captured the Moth for a meal and you captured both of them to record an event that says volumes about the workings of Mother Nature.
A beautiful, crisp and sharp image. The Moth is a pleasure to behold, but, sadly, it is dead meat now.
Well done and thanks for sharing this gem.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-16 6:23]

Hello Kapil,
What a catch! Oh no, you have helped the lynx spider! I suppose you hadn't seen the spider so well camouflaged in its environment. Well taken natural shot. Good composition and sharpness too.
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-16 11:26]

Hello Kapil,
You were there at the right moment. Excellent photo of this little drama. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-16 12:04]

Hi Kapil,dramatic moment for the pulcella but the spider have a big appetit today as i can see..ehehe...a very good pic also if the sharpness on the moth isn't the best,but this is a great scoop! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-03-16 12:07]
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Hi Kapil

From a view in your posts i can see that you really like the little things. I do as well! As i am trying to use my macro as much as possible.
I think youve captured an impressive moment here. The little spider attacking the huge butterfly. Very well seen! Thanks!


Amazing scene Kapil! Beautiful photo too. Very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness!

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