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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD
Model
C4100Z,C4000Z
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10/800 second
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May 9, 2008, 1:28:56 PM
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Saturnia pyri - 1 by J-Y-M Saturnia pyri - 1 by J-Y-M
Saturnia pyri, the "Great Peacock Moth" or "Grand Paon de Nuit", from the family Saturnidae, male.
This is the largest European lepidoptera.
Ex ova
Born today 9 may 2008, after overwintering as a pupa :-)

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barcon53 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
He is a very handsome moth! You have captured him very well, sharp and detailed, lots of texture and nice light. That's an interesting hobby....
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J-Y-M Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Interesting hobby, ideed... :-)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
How nice that your hobby (does it have a name??) allows you to get such wonderful pictures too.
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J-Y-M Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, no particular name, just lepidoptera breeding. :-) This is sometimes difficult, some species are quite uneasy to breed but this is really exciting.
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Well that's something I didn't know before.. :)
Do you do it only as a hobby or sometimes a business?
I've read about the process and the transformation in the pupae is like a miracle to me. I can see why you are so enthusiastic about it. :hug:
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J-Y-M Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
No, never as a business.
I agree with you: "miracle" is the right word. :-)
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
:)
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Langford Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Oh wow, thats breathtaking.
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
:thumbsup: :+fav:
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J-Y-M Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks:
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