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Discussion in 'Birds' started by EdMac, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. This Moth was at my deck this morning. I shot it with my 28-105 Nikon Zoom in macro mode. I used the onboard flash of the D100. I had the onboard strobe set to -.77. Comments welcome as always.

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    Here is the EXIF.

    Model : NIKON D100
    Software : Ver.2.00
    DateTime : 2005:06:20 11:15:05
    ExposureTime : 1/60Sec
    FNumber : F4.2
    ExposureProgram : Program Normal
    DateTimeOriginal : 2005:06:20 11:15:05
    DateTimeDigitized : 2005:06:20 11:15:05
    ExposureBiasValue : EV0.0
    MaxApertureValue : F4.1
    MeteringMode : Spot
    LightSource : Unidentified
    Flash : Strobe return light detected
    FocalLength : 52.00(mm)
    WhiteBalance : Auto
    FocalLength(35mm) : 78(mm)
    SceneCaptureType : Standard
    ISO Setting : 200
    Quality : RAW
    WhiteBalance : AUTO
    FocusMode : AF-S
    Lens information : 28.0-105.0(mm) F3.5-F4.5
    FocusArea : DynamicAF (left)
    ColorSpace : MODE2
  2. Very nice detail so cool guess the marking are to imitate eyes so a predator doesn't know which way is the head
  3. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Now that is a pretty moth Ed. Exactly how big is this fellow?
  4. Eyes

    Hi Mike,
    I am not sure. I do know that when it folded it's wings on the ground it looked like a leaf. Maybe someone here knows about Moths.
  5. Is it just me or does the moth appear to be darker on the left side? That is an outstanding image! I really love the yellow and the blue together towards the back.
  6. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Ed :

    Nice catch. It's a Polyphemus Moth or Anthera Polyphemus.

    John P.
  7. hey great shot Ed! I've found that the onboard flash really does work surprisingly well for macro. Interesting moth!
  8. Darker

    Hi Elliot,
    Thanks for your comments. The ambient lighting probably had something to do with the color. The wings were not flat, when I took the picture.
  9. Polyphemius Moth

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the identification. I was hoping that someone would identify it.
  10. Onboard flash

    Hi Janet,
    Thanks for your comments. That little flash really comes in handy. I had it dialed back by -.7, and it did the job. :D 
  11. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful moth Ed..
    Great capture. Colorful guy isn't he. Well shot.

    Thanks for sharing.
  12. Nice capture Ed. That is a fine looking moth.
  13. Very good shot Ed. Clean, clear, sharp, and colorful.
  14. Colorful

    Hi Gale,
    I am glad that you liked my moth. Thanks for your comments.

    --Ed-- :D 
  15. Fine looking moth

    Hi Gordon,

    I have to thank my wife for spotting it. It amazes me that so many creatures cross our paths. Thanks for your comments. :) 
  16. Clear

    Hi pete,

    Thanks for your comments.
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