Monday, May 20, 2013

Macro Monday: Coat of Many Colors



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This is a detail from a photo of a Giant Atlas Moth, taken at the butterfly house of the South Bend zoo. They are native to Malaysia. This one had just emerged from its cocoon that day and had a wingspan of about 10 inches. (They can be a full 12 inches wide.) Can you imagine seeing one of these floating around in your yard?

Just for fun, here's an even closer look:


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Posted for Macro Monday at Lisa's Chaos.

10 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Absolutely stunning!

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ClickNCamera said...

Beautiful captures!

Birgitta said...

Wow! Nature art! Excellent detail!

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful detail...

bettyl said...

What a great shot of a wonderfully gorgeous butterfly! Your detail is amazing.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome shots! Gorgeous butterfly!

Crafty Green Poet said...

so amazingly beautiful

Jay said...

Wow. I've seen some big moths but nothing like that! I would LOVE to see a Giant Atlas Moth, it must be truly stunning. Great photos, too!

Stewart M said...

Wow - thats some detail.

Glad you like my wordy blog.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Icy BC said...

Wow..that is beautiful!