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Bahamian Moth

Bahamian Moth
Photo Information
Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1983
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon F3, Nikkor 80-200mm f/4.5, Ektachrome
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Butterflies Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-19 8:36
Viewed: 9749
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 70
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Bahamian Moth

It is a "Precis Genoveva". Unfortunatelay I didn't find any more info on the web. Thank to Petru Demsa who gave me the name of this species.

I took that picture while I was a Club Med Scuba Diving G.O. in Eleuthera Bahamas. It was suspended to a roof beam. I just had to aim the camera at him and shot with my flash in TTL mode. It was that easy.

I have no idea of what kind of moth it is, and I didn’t find it on the web either, so if anybody can help.

Technical data:

Camera : Nikon F3
Lens : 80-200 f/4.5 Nikkor zoom lens
F/stop : Not recorded
Shutter speed : 1/60 sec.
Tripod: Handheld
Filter: None
Flash : Metz 60CT-2 TTL mode
Film : Ektachrome
Flatbed Scanner: Epson 4180

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To petrudamsa: Thank you for identifying it.Athila 1 01-19 22:51
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Hi alain, again one excelent shot. Sometime lucky is on your side. :-)

Excellent colours on this one, thechnically: a shadow from the flasha nd a little soft on focus, maybe the DOF was shallow. Still a good post. TFS

Hi, Alain!
Beautiful caught. Well defined from the BG.
It's Precis genoveva, a Carribean butterfly that sometimes strays to S. Florida.

Regards, Petru

Olá Alain,

grande foto, cores e nitidez perfeitas!!!
Belo trabalho!!!


This is a nice shot. The colours is beautifull. I just think you must sharpen it abit but it is still very nice. Well done.

Excellent color and use of flash to bring some very good detail Alain. An excellent handheld capture. Well done & Thank You!

VEry nice butterfly... very good shot:) I salute

very good close up with clear details, good note.


Hello Alain!
Amazing "exhibition". You showed perfect every detial. Good job!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-19 11:45]


Cette prise est superbe,le Bg s'hamonise bien avec le sujet et la netteté est excellente.Félicitations pour les belles couleurs parfaitement exposé.

Merci Alain.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-19 12:49]

What a wonderful and interesting butterrfly that you have well captured ! Nice colors on the wings. Moth ore butterbly, we I see the antenas... Congratulations Alain and thanks for sharing.

Hi Alain,
it's beautiful, the colours and the design - just perfect, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

My goodness there are a lot of gorgeous butterflies in the world, and on TN lately.

This one is no exception, great details, colors, and composition.

Wonderful job Alain, thank you!

Tres belle photo Alain, couleurs et focus superbe.



Hi Alain,
It's a beauty! The flash exposure here is excellent. The colors are perfect. Detail is very sharp showing the wing detail very well.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-19 23:28]

Alain, this is very beautiful.

Excellent lighting, sharpness, pov and composition.

I like colors too.

An excellent job.

Beautifully captured picture.

This butterfly is similar to "Lemon Pancy" found in India.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-20 3:08]

Well earned smile now, critique later :-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-20 3:32]

Hello Alain!
Wonderful capture.I liked vivid colors,
sharpness,POV,lighting and framing a lot.

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

Very good composition, detail and lighting.

Good job

Great macro Alain. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. WEll done.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-01-21 8:24]

Esta não é uma foto submarina, não é?(!!!???)... he...he...
Uma excelente macro. Boas cores. Boa nitidez e composição!
Muito bom trabalho!

This is not an underwater picture, it is not? (!!!???)... he... he...
An excellent macro. Good colors. Good clearness and composition!
Very good work!

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-01-25 12:25]

It’s just perfect...
Thank You.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-07 16:07]

Hi Alain,
Beautiful caught and well defined.

Bonjour Alain
Tres belle photo , couleurs et focus superbe.Belle présentation et très beau BG
Merci et au revoir

Bonjour Alain,
Superbe image, la netteté et l'unité des tons sont remarquables. Bravo!

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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-03-29 9:44]

J'ai un faible pour les papillons et celui-ci est très joli. Le cadrage serré me plait bien. L'exposition donne une belle saturation des couleurs. Et la netteté est assez bonne. Bravo.

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-03-30 19:37]

Bonjour Alain, Superbes couleurs, la composition de la photo avec le cadre est superbe. Les détails de l'arrière plan sont très intéressants ... couleur assortie, une parite noire et une partie d'ombre ... superbe. Merci de la partager avec nous. Donald

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-04-03 17:30]

Hi Alain,
I have not any words, only... WOW!!!
Perfect and excellent!
Best wishes,

Dear Alain,
please let me know if you need any further information on this beautiful butterfly as indicated in your notes. The species is probably Junonia evarete. If you know a good library, you can find informations in D.S. Smith, L.D. Miller & J. Miller (1994) The Butterflies of the West Indies and South Florida ... otherwise: put your questions!

Hi Alain,

Feel like more of a butterfly than a moth , well captured with clear details shown.



Fantastic exposure Alain, the colors and details really stand out nice in this one. :)

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-12 18:51]
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Nice closup Alain. The colors work real well. Lots of neutral colors. The only thing that could be considered a distraction is the shadow under the left wing. It doesn't bother me though. Your frame goes perfect with the picture too. Nice job.


Lovely shot! You've captured this "Buckeye" very nicely indeed. The details in the scales on the wings are spectacular, and the focus/exposure are spot on too. About the only thing I'm marginally curious about is the colour balance - perhaps try running AutoLevels and see whether you think it's an improvement, scanning film can often shift colours fractionally as I know to my cost! Anyway, an excellent capture :D

Bonjour Alain,
Superbe et magnifique prise de vue de ce Bahamian Moth, composition , couleurs , présentation et nettetée , c'est très bien, et je vois par tes photos que tu as beaucoup voyagé et pris de magnififques photos ,, supers et un Excellent POV.
Mes salutations ..

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