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1/200s at f/4.5 ISO 100 90mm lens with extention tubes. As I just started researching moth and butterfly species for a name, I discovered there are thousands. Does anybody know the name of this one?
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Melissa A. Mannon
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    Love these bug macros you've been doing! great comp and detail here. very nice Laurie!

7/31/2007 3:54:35 AM

 
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Morning Laurie! Amazing detail and clarity in this fantastic macro! I think this on is the hummingbird moth.

7/31/2007 4:00:35 AM

 
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I would Prefer to dine alone THANK YOU.
Laurie this is WILD!!!
A great detailed Macro..
Have a great day..Mel ;0)!

7/31/2007 4:03:09 AM

 
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Amazing detail!! Great capture, Laurie!!!

7/31/2007 4:08:52 AM

 
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superb macro...

7/31/2007 4:10:03 AM

 
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Wonderful details Laurie !

7/31/2007 4:16:53 AM

 
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...wow Laurie; another amazing macro...you are really working those extension tubes! ;<)....Aimee

7/31/2007 4:34:17 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Beautiful macro and outstanding details, Laurie!

7/31/2007 4:46:08 AM

 
Linda M. Walker
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Fantastic macro and details!

7/31/2007 4:46:50 AM

 
BILLY R. PARKER
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GREAT MACRO LAURIE!! BILLY

7/31/2007 4:59:54 AM

 
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Stunning macro work, Laurie. Peter

7/31/2007 6:07:08 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Awesome

7/31/2007 6:50:20 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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AWESOME details Laurie!!!
Excellent macro with a super presentation!!!
WELL DONE!!!!

~Jeana~

7/31/2007 7:19:44 AM

 
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You've stumped me on the name but it's an interestingly beautiful capture. Great macro work!!!

7/31/2007 7:40:52 AM

 
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I can't get past the details and clarity of your images, Laurie!!!!! You are amazing...along with your extension tube!!! :-) Oh, not I don't know what kind of butterfly this is!!! :-) k

7/31/2007 11:43:33 AM

 
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Awesome detail

7/31/2007 2:30:46 PM

 
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Thanks everyone for your most appreciated comments. I take hundreds of these images with the extention tubes and throw away most of them. It is not easy! Many insects do not like you in their face, but this guy did not mind.

David, I am pretty sure this isn't a hummingbird moth as I think I saw one and this wasn't it! Still would love to know what it is!

7/31/2007 3:07:39 PM

 
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OUTSTANDING image and details.

7/31/2007 3:08:24 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Amazing head-on shot here, Laurie. I'm loving your insect series, too. This one has great color, pov and comp as well as being a terrific macro.

7/31/2007 6:34:30 PM

 
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Great detailed Macro Laurie!! I'd have to see the wings to identify the butterfly!!

8/1/2007 2:45:45 AM

 
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Thanks Roxanne, Nikki, and Derek. I will try to post another shot Derek with more wing showing next time!

8/1/2007 3:52:51 AM

 
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WOW SUCH CLOSE CLARITY I THINK THIS ONE IS CALLED THE BIG EYES LONG NOSE MOTH BUT DON'T QUOTE ME GREAT STUFF...RON...

8/1/2007 7:00:55 AM

 
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Wow, Laurie! Amazing detail on this awesome image!

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8/2/2007 4:51:13 AM

 
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Thanks Ron and Judyann!

Ron...I would say your name fits...it's a keeper until someone has a better idea!

8/2/2007 5:11:19 AM

 
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Great Macro Capture!

8/2/2007 5:16:07 AM

 
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A better idea than That!?!?!?!!!!!!

8/2/2007 8:02:51 PM

 
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Thanks Heather and Mel...So far Ron does have the best name...maybe I won't change it!

8/3/2007 4:12:12 AM

 
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Oh boy, oh boy. Wonderful shot. Really impressive. Wish I could help with the name, but I can't.

8/7/2007 6:10:38 PM

 
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Thanks so much Mitch!

8/8/2007 3:39:17 AM

 
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Wow!!
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8/8/2007 3:44:39 AM

 
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Thnak you Brett!

8/9/2007 3:38:15 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, Laurie, I've missed a lot of photos in your gallery. This one has me floored--I hereby dub you Macro Queen! :D Simply Outstanding, and another one for my favorites!

8/12/2007 11:11:13 PM

 
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Thanks so much Colleen...I am honored!!!

8/13/2007 3:11:50 AM

 
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Awesome finalist!! Congratulations, Laurie!!!

8/27/2007 12:49:19 PM

 
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WOOOO HOOOOOO LAURIE!!!
CONGRATS GIRLFRIEND!!! WAY TO GO!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~Jeana~

8/27/2007 1:03:56 PM

 
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CONGRATS LAURIE GREAT WORK GOOD LUCK NEXT ROUND...RON...

8/27/2007 1:23:51 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Laurie, I was amazed by this, and I'm so glad the judges were too. :)

8/27/2007 2:43:53 PM

 
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This one had to at least final--the detail and lighting are exquisite. Best of luck in the next round--it's a winner in my book. Congratulations.

8/27/2007 2:59:13 PM

 
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Congratulations on this great finalist, Laurie!

8/27/2007 3:09:54 PM

 
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Congratulations again, Laurie!!!! WTG!!!! :-) k

8/27/2007 4:32:59 PM

 
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Congratulations, Laurie! Best of luck in the next round!

8/27/2007 4:35:27 PM

 
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Awesome image. Congratulations.

8/27/2007 5:02:52 PM

 
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Congratulations Laurie on your awesome finalist! B-

8/27/2007 5:04:00 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist Laurie!!

8/27/2007 5:26:44 PM

 
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I knew I'd see this again. Love it. Congratulations. Peter

8/27/2007 5:47:03 PM

 
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Congratulations, beautiful finalist!

8/27/2007 6:40:50 PM

 
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Congrats! Wow what an amazing close up!

8/27/2007 6:47:25 PM

 
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Hi Laurie,

To identify this species, you would most likely need to show the entire wing pattern. Entomologists who specialize in butterflies -- lepidopterologists -- might be able to partially identify this for you (like giving you the Genus name but not the species) based on just seeing this picture. You could contact the entomology department of a major natural history museum, like the one in L.A., and email the right person this picture and they might be able to help you.

This is, indeed, an awesome shot.

Jim

8/27/2007 7:11:17 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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Wow!!! Awesome shot!!!

Congrats :)

8/27/2007 7:27:15 PM

 
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Lorrie, Ive never seen such details and angle before!! Congratulations on this great macro and finalist!!

8/27/2007 7:32:53 PM

 
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Truly amazing!!! Congratulations!

8/27/2007 8:38:22 PM

 
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Had I Known he was going to end up being so popular...I would have eaten with him....;0)

8/27/2007 8:40:54 PM

 
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Hey, one of my *designated favorite photos* made the finalists! Why am I not surprised?! LOL Congratulations, Laurie!!!

8/27/2007 9:03:12 PM

 
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CONGO RATS LAURIE!!! This is definately and awesome shot!!

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8/27/2007 9:28:17 PM

 
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Congratulations Laurie! Awesome shot!

8/28/2007 5:16:10 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful FINALIST, Laurie ...... steve

8/28/2007 5:44:29 AM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

8/28/2007 5:46:50 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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BIG Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Laurie! :)

8/28/2007 6:24:12 AM

 
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Your macro work rocks, Laurie! Congrats on your awesome finalist!

8/28/2007 11:40:29 AM

 
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Congrats, this is awesome!!

8/28/2007 12:45:30 PM

 
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Just returned from a butterfly house visit; this macro is amazing! Congratulations!

8/28/2007 1:18:21 PM

 
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Congratulations, Laurie!!!

8/28/2007 1:31:24 PM

 
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Thanks so much everyone for all of your congrats and encouraging comments. I really appreciate it!

8/28/2007 3:05:15 PM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Laurie!

8/28/2007 3:25:03 PM

 
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Well captured Laurie and huge congrats on finalist

8/28/2007 4:10:58 PM

 
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Congrats Laurie!!

8/28/2007 5:21:32 PM

 
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Oh my...fantastic macro! Congratulations Laurie!!

8/28/2007 6:52:35 PM

 
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Wonderful finalist, Laurie!

8/28/2007 9:23:05 PM

 
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Awesome finalist, very intense image. Congrats Laurie.

8/29/2007 5:48:48 AM

 
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Congrats Laurie on your Outstanding macro Finalist! Jeff

8/29/2007 6:31:47 AM

 
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Thanks so much Anne, Cyn, Ester, Barbara, Graeme, and Jeff for you most appreciated comments!

8/29/2007 3:59:58 PM

 
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Laurie this is so great! Congratulations Sorry it took so long. I've been away

8/29/2007 4:13:25 PM

 
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Thanks Cheryl!

8/30/2007 3:45:19 AM

 
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Fantastic capture and detail

8/30/2007 4:17:15 AM

 
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I can't say exactly what kind it is, but if it's anything like my profile picture then it's one of these: Zerene, Coronis, Mormon or some typt of fritillary. Beautiful picture btw!! Butterflies and moths are some of my favorite subjects

9/10/2007 7:43:38 AM

 
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This is a great shot, Laurie...just browsing through your gallery. Judging by the previous image in your gallery, this is a Fritillary species, as Mike mentioned. Don't know which one, though!!

Lovely images....

12/3/2007 11:45:42 AM

 
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A belated thanks to Stephen and Mike...and thank you Nancy. I do appreciate learning a little bit more about the things I love to photograph!

12/3/2007 2:15:04 PM

 
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How about George? Does George work for you? LOL???

................... Steve

12/3/2007 4:25:32 PM

 
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George works for me, Steve! Thanks for helping me out my friend!

12/4/2007 3:40:55 AM

 
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Spectacular macro, Laurie!
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