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Atlas Moth


Atlas Moth
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Bala Raman (kobala) (42)
Género: Lugares
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2011-04-23
Categorias: Natureza
Exposição: f/5.6, 1/50 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2014-08-11 9:02
Visto: 1300
Pontos: 6
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
I am posting this photo in Treklens instead of Treknature, since the photo was taken in a Butterfly garden in a climate controlled environment. I have been trying to capture this beautiful moth in Thailand in wild but did not succeed. When I visited the Victoria Butterfly Gardens in British Columbia, Canada, I found this moth. The length of the moth can be visualized when you compare it with the branch of the tree.

There are some interesting facts about the Atlas Moth. Known as Attacus atlas it is found mostly in Southeast Asia. It is the largest moth in the world with wingspan reaching 25cm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacus_atlas)

They do not have mouths and do not eat after emerging from cocoons. They manage from the fat storage acquired during the caterpillar stage. They also have short life span and die within a week or two of spreading their wings (http://mentalfloss.com/article/50738/5-awesome-facts-about-atlas-moth).

I was fascinated with the beautiful design of the wings. Especially the corners of the wings look like the profile of the South American bird Toucan.

Increased the contrast and saturated the photo to bring out the wing designs.

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  • lauro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 5 N: 78] (874)
  • [2014-08-11 13:48]

Hi Bala,
Awesome picture with sharp details and great colors.
It really looks huge.
Your note was also interesting, particulary the fact that it does not eat after leaving the chrysalis.
Regards,
Lauro

Hi Bala,
I had never seen such a beautiful butterfly despite the fact that find them all amazing!
Wonderful colors and details. A true work of art from nature.
TFS
Maria

Hi Bala, certainly a clear image with the moth standing out from the contrasting bg.Its a colourful critter. Fiona

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