Tag: Moth

Day 337

Exif Data: Nikon D3200 ; Lens:  Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; ISO 200; 1/200 s, reversed.

A bit more than one year ago I found such a strange creature here at home, I wasn’t really sure what it was, I tried to find out something about it, I wasn’t sure if it was a butterfly or a moth, but it looked different to all the animals that I’d seen before. The pattern on its wings was really catchy.

It left and I never saw it anymore until today, the insect appeared again in the very same place that it did last year; I did a “photo-shoot” with it trying different angles, and then I captured a decent picture of its face; this was the outcome.

Check the picture of its wings from last year on:

A very strange creature. [Explore]

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Regards.

Hola!

Hace un poco más de un año encontré en mi casa un animal muy extraño, nunca supe qué era exactamente, era algo que nunca habíua visto y podía ser tanto una mariposa como una polilla; le tomé fotos, luego se fue, y la duda nunca fue resuelta. Era diferente, sus alas eran muy bonitas y cautivantes.

Hoy volvió a aparecer exactamente en el mismo lugar en el que estaba hace más de un año; practicamente le hice un foto estudio intentando ángulos diferentes al que había logrado antes, y pude hacer un acercamiento decente de su cara; éste fue el resultado.

Esta es la foto que le tomé ahce un año, sigan el link para ver cómo es el animal:

A very strange creature. [Explore]

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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Day 203

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; Lens: Nikkor AF Zoom 70-300; 70 mm, ISO 200; f/4 ; 1/80 s

I think there is something to photograph every day, no matter if we are running out of imagination to compose something, there is at least one thing that crosses our path.

My mom found this little guy in my brothers bedroom; I’m pretty sure she wasn’t quite happy with her finding, but it was nice for me, as soon as I saw it, I love its colors and decided to make him my today’s photo.

Some facts about moths:

Moth antennae are either feather or hair like filament; they have hairy bodies to keep their body temperature necessary for flight.

Only a few moths fly during the day time.

The “Luna Moth” is born without a mouth, never eats or drinks.

Moths can navigate by the stars.

Their wing veins are a good way to identify the specie, it would be like finger prints in human beings.

Moths can see ultra-violet light.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

 

Hola!

 Todos los dias hay algo para fotografiar, aun si se está teniendo un día en los que la imagiación para hacer composiciones es escasa, algo aparece en el camino.

Hoy mi mamá encontró esta polilla en el cuarto de mi hermano, en verdad no creo que le haya gustado mucho haberla encontrado por su reacción, pero para mi fue algo bueno, me gustaron sus colores, y decidí convertirla en mi foto de hoy.

Algunos datos sobre las polillas:

Las antenas de las polillas son parecidas a las plumas o al pelo; además sus cuerpos son cubiertos de pelo para que puedan mantener el calor corporal.

Sólo unas polillas vuelan durante el día.

La polilla “luna”  nace sin boca, nunca come o toma nada.

Las polillas pueden volar guiándose con las estrellas.

Las venas de sus alas son una buena forma de identificar su especie son como las huellas digitales en los seres humanos.

Las polillas pueden ver la luz ultravioleta.

 

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

Day 14

This little guy is our visitor today.

This moth has been standing on the kitchen’s floor, and  no matter how close I get with the camera, it doesn’t move at all, like he is not afraid of being touched or photographed; this is the kind of models that photographers really need 😉

Some curious facts about moths:

Moth antennae are either feather like, or a hair like filament; they have hairy bodies to keep their body temperature necessary for flight.

In colder climates some moths can have a 2 year life circle.

Male moths have larger antennae than females, which is good for detecting the pheromones released by females.

The “Luna Moth” is born without a mouth, never eats or drinks.

Sounds incredible, but moths can navigate by the stars.

Their wing veins are a good way to identify the specie, it would be like finger prints in human beings.

Moths can see ultra-violet light.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Pablo.