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Aglia tau (L.)

Aglia tau (L.)
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Sony Macro Twin flash
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-01-22 1:51
Viewed: 1415
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aglia tau (L.); Tau Emperor; Nagelfleck; La Hachette (Saturniidae).
The encounter came as a surprise: in an early evening in May I was descending the Cousimbert road on a bicycle when this male moth came bumbling by in flight. It is resting on an Oak tree but the forest is dominated by Beech and Spruce (980 m a.s.l.) . Big night moths are rarely seen flying during the day but the Tau Emperor is a known exception. Enjoy!

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Great to see your work again, Dietrich! Welcome back!!
Excellent capture of this exotic Math in the ambient light.
Hope to see you regularly here.

Hi Dietrich,
Welcome back. Beautiful pic with perfect flsh usage, exposure control, contrast, depth, sharpness and colors. I agree with Ram that we hope to see you more often here. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-01-22 19:34]

Hello Dietrich,
A welcome surprise seeing one of your images once again. I am always on the look out for the larger moths such as this one of yours. What a beautifully marked specimen it is with those colorful wing markings and large eye spots. I am sure you were thrilled just to have spotted it, let alone be able to photograph it for us. TFS.

nice angle, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-01-23 15:33]

Hi Dietrich,a very interesting memory from your archive,a lovely moth not often seen on TN and caught in a great way despite the difficult location and wings position too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2017-02-22 13:31]

Hallo Dieterr,
habe diesen Glücksfall verpasst ..den habe ich noch nie gesehen!
Mach aber kein Kommentar auf Chinesisch...
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