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Big Moth
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-05-14
Categorías: Insects
Cámara: Canon Powershot A610
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): Butterflies and Moths of TURKIYE (TURKEY), Moths of Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2006-05-17 4:22
Vista: 3427
Puntos: 28
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This moth is my first bigger moth!

These days I'm interested in moths. Maybe they will be my favourite soon :-) They are so beautiful and very attractive to me. I think that night time is the right time to photographing moths. I tried to photographing them at night, it is so funny really!

I used a layer of paper handkerchief as a diffuser to decrease harsh lighting effect of flash ...

It is a Ematurga atomaria from Geometridae family. Many many thanks to Christopher for identification...

Ematurga atomaria:
Wingspan 22-30 mm.

Inhabiting heaths, moorland and open woodland, this rather variable species flies during the day, sometimes abundantly in sunshine.

It is common and appears in May and June, sometimes again in August.

The caterpillars, which are equally variable, feed on heather (Calluna), heath (Erica) and clovers (Trifolium spp).
These infos from

Most moths are known for their destructive caterpillars, which often cause considerable damage to plants and stored foods. Like butterflies, moths have four delicate wings that are covered with scales. Most have somber colours and fly at night but some have bright patterns and are active during the day. At rest moths fold the wings rooflike over the body, curled around the body, or flan against a support.

Notes are from Nat. Audubon Society field guide to insects&spiders...

phlr, extramundi, Christopher_PL, valy67, marhowie, thistle, Luc, dew77, fiyo ha puntuado esta nota como útil.
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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-17 4:25]
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Excellent Ersin!
Never saw this specie.
Very good photo under the flash light!
Excellent DOF and details!
Very good POV and colour!
5* and TFS!

Hi Ersin, you got wonderful details even of the difficult antenaes, witn a good dark BG to show the shape nicely. I would have forced levels more to add just a bit more light.
The hanky seems to work very well, I use paper handkerchiefs, but I will have to try your diffuser, looks really soft.
Thanks for the photo and for the tips :)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-17 5:27]

Selam Ersin
Beautiful composition whit black BG. Great sharpnes, details, colours, DOF and POV.
Well donee

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Hi Ersin,
Excellent captured with flash on. Never saw such antenaes before. Good composition and POV. Very well done and TFS.

Very good picture of Ematurga atomaria from Geometridae family. Very good colours and sharpness. Thanks


Hi Ersin,

Excellent shot.
i like it the light, it's it!
Very well done!!!

TFS :-)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-17 7:08]

Hello Ersin,
excellent shot, I like this moth on the dark back ground brings out the fine details of this moth. POV, Colors and composition is very nice.

Wonderful shot ! This is really a beautiful moth, I love hes antennas, they look like feathers. Excellent colors, details, composition and POV. The dark BG is great. Wel done !

Hi Ersin,
Excellent closeup, I like it!
Sharp detail with great DOF, color, light and detail. Looks really good against the dark Bg also..
Very well done and TFS!

great macro of this moth Ersin. I did not see this moth before.

Sharp and clear.

TFS :)

Hi Ersin,
very well exposed and perfectly focussed shot.
Very well arranged, too.
Thank you! Best regards,

Hello Ersin,
Since you love flash I guess photographing moths at night will be something just for you! ;-) Interesting about the diffuser. I have a stripe of paper handkerchief sticked to the flash of my camera all the time. Because of that my camera looks a little strange, but the flash is always ready to use. I have feeling the pictures taken with diffuser look much better, not so harsh as without it.
Now back to the picture of your lovely moth ;-) I like it very much, especially the colours and details, they are veeery sharp.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-17 15:09]

Hello Ersin!
Very interesting moth.Clear details,POV,sharpness and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-05-18 0:37]

Hi Ersin,
Excellent macro shot!
Great composition with nice POV,
very good details and nice colours.
Well done!

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