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praising the sunset

praising the sunset
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/121 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Moths, Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths 2, European Butterflies and Moths., Moths of Europe 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-20 6:30
Viewed: 6278
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Endotricha flammealis - Rose-flounced Tabby
Family: Pyralidae

This little known moth is abundant in most parts of Europe. It is really small - the wingspan is only some 20mm.The species flies during summer nights. Its larva feeds on various plants, including Agrimonia eupatoria, Lotus spp., Quercus spp., Salix spp. and Vaccinium myrtillus.

Usually the species is brown with only small margings of rose colour on hind wings. This indvidual was unusually coloured and also in a very strange pose.

To me it looked almost as it was prasing the sunset as it was exactly that time of a day :-)

Source: European Butteflies

red45, dew77, scottevers7, Merlin, phlr, Mousehill, petrudamsa, livios, fiyo, nelly has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-20 6:46]

This one looks like ballerina :-) Beutifull creature, great colours and pose. Very bright and saturated wings colours as for moth. Strange but great looking ;-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-20 7:06]

Hello Michal!
Very nice capture.Colors,POV,framing,BG and contrast are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Michal,
A very interesting pose by your subject. I like the angle of this looking down the leaf. The flash exposure look really good. The colors are well satureated, and detail looks great.

Nigdy czegos takiego nie widziałam! Genialne.

Hi, Michal.
Beautifully captured shot of this little moth in characteristically odd pose. You're right - this is a very pink specimen.
Regards, Nigel.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-20 10:38]

GREAT job!
This litle moth has it's beauty!
What in a strange position it is!
Never saw it.

Nice pose of this butterfly Michal, vivid pinkish colour is great. Have a good christmas!

Hi Michal,
Very busy and rushed morning.
I can see this shot is well worth a big smiley.
Thanks for posting, have a good day.

Very unusual position for a moth. It is beautiful and interesting.

Regards, Petru

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-21 10:42]

Michal, very nice shot.

I like composition, sharpness, pov and contrast.

Very nice colors in this pleasant image.

  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-21 11:59]

Michal , well done on this beautiful capture. Well exposed and the colors are perfect

Niesamowite zdjęcie Michale.

Hello Michal,
Nice capture of this pyralid moth!
The pose is quite typical for many species of them. I remember shooting an Agrotera nemoralis which was even more curved.

Best regards,

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2006-10-11 15:04]

Hi Michal,
Maybe I am wrong, but by any chance, could this be a female butterfly adopting this strange pose to better emit its bouquet of pheromones to attract a partner ?
But you are right, looks much like an old inka priest, with its red feathered outfit, praising the red moving goddess.
TFS, Patrick

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