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Live Luna Moth

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by LindaZ, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. LindaZ

    LindaZ

    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    I'm glad the 35/2 can focus as close as it can, this fellow got a ride on the stroller back home from our walk on that leaf he was sitting on. I actually thought it was dead since it didn't move or flinch, until after a little while.

    They apparently starts to die around this time of year so I think he/she was singing on it's last verse.



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  2. I like the colors and patterns. I usually like my color images a little sharper, but with the color tone of you image, a sharper image wouldn't look as good. This is a very nice photo and different from your usual subjects.
     
  3. That´s one beautiful moth!
     
  4. You are right. Actias luna do not feed and only live for a short amount of time. This one is a male who has probably mated with a female and is dying a happy moth.:biggrin::biggrin:

    Bob F.
     
  5. Excellent Linda! Seeing a photo of one (never seen one live) always reminds me of The Very Quiet Cricket (Eric Carle). If you don't have it, your child will love it!!!
     
  6. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Beautiful moth. I've never seen one of these. It's amazing that nature creates something so beautiful only to live for a week or two.
     
  7. LindaZ

    LindaZ

    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    Thank you guys, glad you enjoyed it. I was quite amazed by it when I found it, which was by chance since it looks like a leaf with the other leaves. It's huge!
     
  8. Quite a find, Linda. I have seen them before, but it is rare to find one. Nice capture!
     
  9. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Nice find Linda, I wish we had those around here....
     
  10. ArtO

    ArtO

    Jun 14, 2008
    Florida
    Nice moth. The colors are great and so is the detail. I usually onlly get little brown moths.
     
  11. Neat, Linda. I've never seen one like it!!
     
  12. LindaZ

    LindaZ

    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    Thank you guys, it was a nice find. I let it sit on a leaf over the night and in the morning it was gone.
     
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