Monday, August 02, 2010

Macro Monday: Flower Power

Moth

How "sixties" is this guy?

This little moth was only half an inch long, and it appeared to the naked eye to have mottled stripes. Imagine my surprise when the macro shot revealed a secret garden of tiny black and white flowers.

I don't generally hold with collecting wild life to get a photo, preferring to take my best shot with the wildflower still dancing in the wind, the bug attempting a getaway. But I would have made an exception in this case if the window hadn't been on the second floor. I wish I could have netted this pretty fellow and held it for a while to see what these wings looked like open.

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12 comments:

Janis said...

Now that is a little moth. thank goodness for macro...so many small wonders that we walk by n dont even notice.

Daryl said...

WOW .. I just got a macro and have been playing with it indoors ... it needs a lot of light and a steady hand (or no breathing .. or a tripod) .. so I am in awe on many levels here ..

Don't Bug Me! said...

That is one gorgeous little moth and one great photo.

lifeshighway said...

Beautiful little moth. The pattern is lovely. Nature is full of many surprises.

Maaike said...

wow a great shot!

Tricia said...

That does look like a 60's pattern! Heheheee
Great macro!!!

jo©o said...

Hiya IcyBC,
Obviously the result of flower-power...

Kala said...

This is an excellent macro - love the colors!

Kiki said...

Fabulous capture..such a gorgeous creature! Beautiful !!
Kiki~

Rambling Woods said...

Wow...I wonder what it is..will have to get out my moth book..

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Now that is one cool 60s dude! I feel the grove and good karma.

Evelyn said...

Love the details. Great shot.