Green moth

On my back door.

Not exactly what I wanted, but as close as I'm going to get at just past midnight.

Backlit with a masked, snooted, gridded SB-600 at full power, front lighting by an SB-26 at 1/64th power hand-held high and to the right.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 24th September 2008, This photo: 12:15am

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  • Sídio Júnior said:
    Wow! Interesting! Very nice shot!
  • Wes Cooper said:
    The texture of the wings is so interesting, looks like grass/fur/moss.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    It's even furrier underneath. Alas, I didn't get quite enough depth of field in this, or enough backlighting around the head. I also should have used black card instead of alfoil (but it was handy) to mask the light, and on that point, masked on the glass he was sitting on instead of the sliding door behind it. Oh well, next time.
  • photo by Alison said:
    I'm impressed by how much effort you went to with the lighting to get the shot.... I'm not quite that dedicated, well certainly not at tmidnight anyway!
    great details - looks like it has stress fractures on the wings.
  • David de Groot said:
    And the subject was so patient too. I buggerised around for a good 20mins or so trying different lighting, etc and it stayed perfectly still putting up with the bright lights, etc ;-)
  • Margot- said:
    Wow, a green moth! That's very rare. I had only seen one green moth in my lifetime (2 years ago) but it was the biggest moth ever.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not too rare around here Margot, but not overly common either. Pretty neat though :) This one was quite small.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Hey nice one David!
    Your lighting sounds like a description of another type of critter as well.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe I guess it does ;-)