Moth

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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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Make : NIKON CORPORATION
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
 
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Eyes

mike mac said:
Very nice detail so cool guess the marking are to imitate eyes so a predator doesn't know which way is the head
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.
 
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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.
 
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Darker

confused said:
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.
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.
 
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Polyphemius Moth

PJohnP said:
Ed :

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


John P.
Hi John,

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

jczinn said:
hey great shot Ed! I've found that the onboard flash really does work surprisingly well for macro. Interesting moth!
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
 
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Fine looking moth

greyflash said:
Nice capture Ed. That is a 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. :)
 
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