Montana Outdoors

August 3, 2009

Outside, looking in

Filed under: Nature, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 10:03 pm

Outside, looking in

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  1. I like its velvety blue wings. And notice besides a design on his wings, there is also a design on his thorax(?). I also notice the fringes on the wings. How neat! Beautiful moth. So what is it? Regardless, it is a great shot.

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    Comment by Iona — August 3, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

    • I haven’t a clue as to what kind of moth it is, but it’s quite small, perhaps a little more than a half inch from wing tip to wing tip. I was captivated by those big eyes looking in through the glass on our door.

      I’ve seen a similar fringes on the edges of butterflies wings too. That must be a successful structure for some reason.

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      Comment by montucky — August 3, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

  2. Wow, half and inch! That’s a great macro.

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    Comment by Candace — August 4, 2009 @ 2:11 am

  3. I mean, “half an inch.” It looks as though he would be much larger.

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    Comment by Candace — August 4, 2009 @ 2:12 am

    • Yes, he’s just a little guy. I wondered why he chose that particular spot to stay and how he was able to stick there.

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      Comment by montucky — August 4, 2009 @ 9:42 am

  4. I found an interesting article on moths: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/mothjam/
    What mysterious creatures they are! Great close-up!

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    Comment by Maureen — August 4, 2009 @ 9:42 am

  5. good shot,… looks like a wing has a tear in it. it’s always interesting to make eye contact with nature. makes me realize we’re all in this world together.

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    Comment by Cedar — August 4, 2009 @ 10:13 am

    • I know what you mean, Cedar. I wish I felt that i was holding up my end a lot better.

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      Comment by montucky — August 4, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  6. Great macro shot. Such velvety wings.

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    Comment by Anna Surface — August 4, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

    • They are, Anna, sort of a soft tapestry. I wish I could have seen the pattern better though.

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      Comment by montucky — August 4, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

  7. Very cool…. great capture!

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    Comment by Stacey — August 4, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

  8. This is the way it should always be Terry, from the comfort of your own home 😉

    Very nice work !!

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    Comment by Bernie Kasper — August 4, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

    • I like it that way, Bernie, but sometimes my home is just a touch too comfortable; a hazard of getting old.

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      Comment by montucky — August 4, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

  9. So tiny. Awesome detail.

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    Comment by Bo — August 5, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

    • They are intricate little things. I’m just a sucker for those big eyes looking through the glass.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

  10. fun to get a new perspective!

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    Comment by silken — August 6, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

    • I thought it turned out to be interesting. You never know until you try!

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      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:05 pm


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