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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 50
Exposure: f/74099368.0
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, Insects around the world, Moths of Europe 1, Insects' World, Dedications at Trek Nature, Nature's cutest, Insects (Insecta) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-07 7:30
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Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Continuing series started yesterday I would like to dedicate this picture to Peter (peter stoeckl), great fan and lover of butterflies and moths. His interesting notes and fantastic photos allow to learn a lot about this beautiful insect group.
Once again thank you very much Peter for sending your pictures to gallery of the Polish Entomological Society!!!

And now a few words about the object from this picture ;>

This is a Canary-shouldered Thorn - Ennomos alniaria (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae).

It occurs in almost all European countries. Larvae can be found from V do VIII on Alnus glutinosa and different species of Salix spp., Betula spp., and Ulmus spp. Adults can be observed from the end of July to the beginning of October.

It is one of more than 26000 species of Geometridae described till know by scientists with only about 410 species known from Poland.
According to the genus Ennomos in Europe there are only 8 species with 5 recorded from Poland.

The picture was taken in Spala Landscape Park where the moth was atracted to the light.

I really do not know if you agree with me, but because of canary colour and the shape of body for me it looks rather like "Easter's chicken" than species of Lepidoptera ;>

clnaef, delic, ellis49, Merlin, cataclysta, dew77, JoseMiguel, jmp, RAP, rdfoto, horia, fiyo, meyerd, peter_stoeckl, Janice, romuszka, irimi, sily, Silvio2006, Ilya_Borovok, tiklod, mustafatavsiz has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Perro: Eastern "Chicken" ;>cicindela 1 03-29 18:19
To romuszka: wielkanocny.. motyl ;)cicindela 1 03-14 18:26
To SkyF: moth :)cicindela 1 02-09 18:57
To vanderschelden: thank you :)cicindela 1 02-08 07:16
To cafecrem: motylek :)cicindela 1 02-08 05:57
To rdfoto: yellow moth :)cicindela 1 02-07 19:12
To RAP: :)cicindela 1 02-07 19:09
To jmp: yellow mothcicindela 1 02-07 19:07
To wuta: yellow mothcicindela 1 02-07 19:04
To JoseMiguel: yellow mothcicindela 1 02-07 19:00
To delic: yelow mothcicindela 3 02-07 18:53
To dew77: yellow moth from Starwars! ;)cicindela 1 02-07 18:50
To Merlin: yellow mothcicindela 2 02-07 18:42
To cataclysta: miernik :)cicindela 1 02-07 18:22
To ellis49: mothcicindela 1 02-07 18:15
To blue_river: mothcicindela 1 02-07 18:13
To clnaef: mothcicindela 1 02-07 18:12
To claudine: yellow mothcicindela 1 02-07 18:10
To herve1993: thank you!cicindela 1 02-07 17:39
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Hello Radomir,
This is a very interesting and beautiful post. This guy looks very unusual to me. I like those great details you caught and its pose. It is looking straight at the camera :) DOF is very interesting and I like this natural use of flash. This is beautiful specie and thanks for those useful notes :)

Angle inhabituel. Belle prise de vue.
Bonne journée.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-07 8:33]
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Hello Radomir,
This is one bizarre-looking creature, like the ones you see in sci-fi movies. Thank you for the informative note. The photo itself is excellent as usual. I particularly like the perfect flash exposure.
Best wishes,

Hej Radomir,
a very good close-up shot, the detials are fine.
Good use of the fill-in flash and the exposure is also good.
Well composed and I like the pose of the insect.
Well done.

A very unique picture! I like how you made eye-contact with the little moth. Very detailed, Well Done!

Bonjour Radomir,
C'est une point de vue trčs original et inhabituel. Trčs réussi gra^ce ŕ une profondeur de champ adaptée, qui met la tęte et les antennes de l'insecte en valeur, tout en soulignant l'aręte des ailes, dont la position répond ŕ celle des antennes. Bravo.

Great composition, exposure and DOF here - F74!! A very nice portrait of this fuzzy yellow moth from an unusual POV. I appreciate the notes, also.
Regards, Nigel.

Czesc Radziu
Tak jak ci juz kiedy mowilem bardzo lubie te fotke i mysle ze jest super. Sposob podejscia - twarza w twarz jest swietny :-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-07 10:22]
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Hello Radomir,
Excellent capture.It looks like a charachter from starwars:)POV,colors,exposure,sharpness and composition are wonderful.Have a great day!

bonjour radomir
superbe ce papillon de nuit,il a de jolie couleurs et j'aime le duvet qui l'entoure.

Hi Radomir,
This is a stunning capture!
The frontal POV couldn't be better to present us this pose of the insect.
It's really a great portrait.
The parts over the eyes adds a lot to the visual imapct.
It's great the effect the DOF got with the blurred wings and the vanishing background.
The trunk or bark over is placed has a nice texture and makes a very good combination with the bright yellow of the insect.
Execellent the fill flash use and the exposition was very appropiate.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best regards,

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-07 12:46]
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Hello Radomir , Fantastic shot from this Moth great compositie details colours sharpnes and hi looking to you, very good ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-07 12:56]
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Hi Radomir,
Eye-catching portrait of this butterfly that seem to be posing for you. Great lighting, colours and pov.
TFS, José M.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-07 15:02]
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Impactante punto de vista para mostrar la mirada de esta maravillosa polilla Radomir, con excelente agudeza y claridad, principalmente sobre la parte anterior del insecto.
La iluminación apropiada brinda nítidos colores con buen desenfoque posterior.
Es una lástima no poder analizar los valores de la imagen por el extrańo EXIF que presenta.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Impacting point of view to show the look of this wonderful moth Radomir, with excellent sharpness and clarity, mainly on the front part of the insect.
The appropriate illumination offers clear colors with good rear out of focus.
It is a pity not to be able to analyze the values of the image for the stranger EXIF that presents.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Bonsoir Radomir
Excellent cadrage, profondeur de champ et netteté
pour cet insecte hors du commun, notice trčs informative Bravo et Merci
Salutations Robi

Ale zdjecie - po prostu fantastyczne! Słodkie maleństwo i jeszcze w takiej ładnej pozie. Graulacje.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-08 3:29]

Hi Radomir

Wow! What a splendid capture!
And also a beautiful dedication…I’m sure Peter will be more than happy :)
This moth is sincerely one of the most beautiful i’ve ever seen!
The frontal POV here is terrific and it really shows those charming and details elements such as the wonderful antennas or the big round eyes :)
The details are excellent and very sharp, too.
I also love the strong contrast between the bright colors of the moth and te darker ones of the BG…works really great in this case and really makes the lovely details of your subject stand out even better.

All-in-all a superb post!
Bravo and TFS

Hi Radomir,
Nice image.
Good compo.
Never seen this before as a 'seasoned ' 'zoo' photographer:-).

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-08 7:52]

Impressive shot,Radomir!
Colors,sharpness and details are great! TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-08 9:31]
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Hello Radomir,
what an odd looking bug, I don't think I seen one like this before.
Very well captured, the details are wonderful and you captured the fuzzyness of it fur very well. Very nice POV and lovely colors.

Que linda essa mariposa. As antenas săo incríveis. Peifeitos o DOF e o POV!!!


Hi Radomir,
Unusual and amazing POV, this moth seems an ET.
Very good colours, light and composition. Useful note.

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  • apj (75)
  • [2007-02-14 2:02]

O tym kurczaczku w mowie ludzkiej nie mozna nic powiedziec- jest zbyt uboga.
PS zbliza sie Wielkanoc- wesolego kurczaczka

Hello Radomir,
or should I call you Tigerbeetle? ; ) This is an outstanding moth image, the detail and color conspire to knock me over. Easter chicken indeed! Wonderful.

Hello Radomir,
first of all let me thank you for this very kind dedication that is a great honour to me. Having been looking into TN rather infrequently those days I missed it and came to open it with some delay just now.
The creatively taken lively frontal view picture you present looks very refreshing, portraying this geometrid month as a real character.
Although I might have seen that species before I never really noticed its conspicuous yellow furry coat. Geometrids are a very awarding family to investigate and picture. With more than 400 different species in central Europe alone - as you say - a lot of pleasant surprises may be expected to come from them.
Thank you!
With best regards,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-02-26 20:56]

A Canary-shouldered Thorn - what a name for this alien-like creature... Yes it does look more like the Easter chicken than a moth!! Good shot Radomir and I love his big antennae (ears like the Easter bunny!!) It's a wonderful capture, TFS

Cześć Radek!
Super wielkanocny motylko-kurczaczek. Zanim przeczytałam Twoją notatkę, pomyślałam właśnie o Wielkanocy. Jeśli byś pozwolił zrobiłabym wirtualną kartkę wielkanocną dla moich znajomych. Byłoby zabawnie ha ha. Spojrzenie bardzo mi się podoba. Będę polowała tego lata na taką perspektywę. Tylko najpierw muszę zmęczyć motyla :). zdjęcie technicznie jest doskonałe, piękne, prześliczne.
Gratuluję i pozdrawiam - Roma

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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2007-03-15 10:51]

Very nice photo with interesting PoV. The pose of the moth and the composition is simply great. Exposure is spot on. Beautiful colors.

Hi Radomir what a funny looking beast real live great shoot good DOF and great compo.Alain

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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-03-28 23:00]
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Hello Radomir,
Just in time, I found a nice "Eastern chicken" like you say, for my Eastern :-)
It is a successful picture. I like color, contrast and the close-up. Nice composition and I like this funny, cute creature too.
It seems captivating.


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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2007-04-19 13:37]

Excellent macroshot of this moth in a really funny pose, beautiful fluffy cutie. I admire the results you get with your 5400 Nikon, as the camera is difficult to handle (my brother has the same) and focus is spot on. TFS, Patrick

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-04-20 17:07]

Hi Radomir!
I love moths, they look so funny with their feromon anthenae, this one is even bright colord and has beautiful eyes, great photo with a lot of quality, truly a noble portrait,with well done POV and composition!

Wow Radomir, splendid portrait with amazing details, wonderful colors, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Radomir,
Incredible POV on this wonderful looking insect the details are very sharp and clear, you have manage too achieve fantastic results on your macro shot. :)

Radomir hi,
I've over looked before this fantastic shot! It is nice to see with your help that Nature is so skillful to make such lovely creatures!
Good luck!

Hi Radomir,
Excellent details of these BIG EYES and all this moth!!!
Wonderful colours.
A masterpiece!


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