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Imperial Moth (Female)

Imperial Moth (Female)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-13 19:33
Viewed: 1539
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These beautiful moths are fairly large with females obtaining a wing span of nearly 7 inches. Females are larger then males and are predominately yellow with some brownish purple wing markings. The males are a little smaller and their markings are far more prevalent and concentrated.

This particular specimen decided to visit us one night as we were cooking out in the back yard. It was flying around the campfire and eventually landed on a nearby dead stump.

The imperial Moth is found in Ohio during the late summer months. Their numbers seem to be declining a bit in the eastern states where they once were quite common. Adults moths do not feed, but their caterpillars consume conifers, oaks, box elders, maples, sweet gum and a few other deciduous trees.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-13 22:13]

Hi Ron,you have raison,this moth is a great beauty! What a magnificent wings design and what a magic colors too.The pic is good but not the best,the moth is a bit blurred,the DOF seems better on the tree and not on the moth.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-12-13 22:25]

Hello Ron,
a very beautiful photo,nice details species,regards..

Hello Ron

Very interesting post of this giant beautiful moth, nice color pattern of the wings, nice lighting, good sharpness and fine details, nice composition.



hallo Ron
very good picture with nice details of this big moth
the colours are beautiful to
great shot
thanks gr lou

Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic moth, splendid sharpness, wonderful bright colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron,
Gorgeous photography as usual. The details are excellent. Gorgeous photography as usual. The details are excellent.
Beautiful colors with an interesting design .
Thanks for sharing!

AMAZING image of this wonderful moth.Very good color display on the wings.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-12-16 5:52]

Hello Ron,
An impressive moth!! And taken in USA. I was thinking about more South..
Interesting note. Sharpness is a little bit just, but at night it is not evident to take pictures of insects.
Kind regards

Hello Ron

Nice photo of this moth, with a fine POV to show
its patterns and color tones, with a beautiful light, TFS


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