Moth is in da house!

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yep - sitting here last night I noticed this beauty of a yellow moth on my lampshade - so I got out the tripod and lens and took some shots of him, once I had finished I moved away and started packing up the kit which is when he flew onto my shoulder and then onto a wood beam in my room -- so I had to put all the kit back together again!
    ps I kept shutter speed up a little as firstly my room was rather dark at night, even with the light on the meter was reading well into the underexposure - but I had the lens right out on the tripod arm (055XPROB) and it would not freestand there

    Taken with canon 400D, sigma 150mm f2.8 macro, speedlite 580M2+softbox (2*tleconverter also used in some shots)
    (not he was upsidown when he was on the lampshade!)
    The best results:

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    f13, ISO 200, 1/160sec, manual mode, tripod - 2*teleconverter also used
    link to larger; http://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/3264338328_a78ac68b42_o.jpg

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    f13, ISO 200, 1/160sec, manual mode, tripod - 2* teleconverter also used
    link to larger: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/254/3264340078_6191eb25ee_o.jpg
    I like his expression in this one :)

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    f13, ISO 200, 1/160sec, manual mode, tripod
    link to larger: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/247/3263514413_559a446ffc_o.jpg

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    f13, ISO 200, 1/160sec, manual mode, handheld
    link to larger: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/3264342266_ac678541d5_o.jpg

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    f20, ISO 400, 1/160sec, manual mode, handheld
    link to larger: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/252/3263516971_4f59b5120c_o.jpg

    Any comments/crits welcome thanks

    also any id also welcome - need to get myself a good insect book!
     
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  2. Antarctican

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    Wow, nice shots there! Great detail, especially in its antennae.

    (It looks like a 'pscyho' in that second shot (with its beady eyes, and its nose off to the side like that).

    Or like a 'lolmoth' ("I are moth and I eatz yer clothes")
     
  3. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well done, Overread. I think I like the last shot best, compositionally, but I agree with Anty about the nose in the second one. It's very Rocky Balboa :)
     

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