Huge Green Moth!

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Steve S, May 26, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Found this guy on my wood siding this morning. shot with D2X/60 Micro. Hit it with a -2 EV indirect flash from my SB800. I cut off the very top of his left tenacle thingie, and I think he's missing one of his tails!
    Suggestions to improve it next time?

    original.

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    Nikon D2X

    Focal Length: 60mm

    Optimize Image:

    Color Mode: Mode I (sRGB)

    Long Exposure NR: Off

    High ISO NR: Off

    2005/05/26 06:57:27.0

    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority

    White Balance: Flash +1

    Tone Comp.: Less Contrast

    Bounce

    Compressed RAW (12-bit)

    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern

    AF Mode: AF-S

    Hue Adjustment: +3°

    Image Size: Large (4288 x 2848)

    1/60 sec - F/11

    Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain

    Saturation: Normal

    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

    Auto Flash Mode: Balanced i-TTL

    Sharpening: Medium high

    Lens: 60mm F/2.8 D

    Sensitivity: ISO 200

    Auto Flash Comp: -1.0 EV

    Image Comment:

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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Nice shot Steve. Only thing that I would change would be to back up an inch or two so that his entire antenna is visible. 8)
     
  3. This is Actias luna. The American Moon Moth. Male. Tip for the future. They do not fly much in daylight. So you have all the time in the world to photographic from whatever angle you want. This one has definitely lost its left hand tail. The colour is very accurate.
    The larvae feed on the foliage of walnut trees and they are very very easy to breed.
    The Moon Moths of the world are truly beautiful and I have had great fun in the past raising a large number of them from India - America and Madagascar. However there is one that I have never ever seen alive and that is The Spanish Moon Moth. Graellsia isabellae. Now protected by law.

    BW. Bob F.
     
  4. Rob G.

    Rob G. Guest

    Nice shot Steve.
    What a strange creature it is :)

    Regards,
    Rob.
     
  5. Thnxs. great picture and we get to learn something too. I have never seen or heard of this moth before.. Very Cool!
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very pretty moth Steve.

    Nice shot.
     
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