Some of you might be wondering where I got to—I haven’t posted anything new for several days. Well, early last week I picked-up a rather nasty stomach bug. I’ll spare any details, but I haven’t wanted to be very far from a bathroom. ‘Nuff said.
Needless to say I haven’t had much opportunity—or inclination for that matter—to take photos; and I am still not feeling particularly glib. So this post will be pretty short—sort of a drive-by posting! Hopefully I’ll be back in the saddle within a couple of days.
I photographed this pretty little moth in Los Cabos, Mexico. As I write this I have absolutely no idea what kind of moth it was; my son found it fluttering on the ground, unable to fly. It didn’t seem to have any serious damage, although a lot of the scales had been knocked off its wings. I didn’t expect it to be long for this world and took the opportunity to photograph it using the same improvised white box that I used to photograph the beetle in my previous post (Improvised white box photography of a scarab beetle using photocopier paper). The last photo on the page shows the whole moth (not photographed using the white box).
I was tempted to entitle this post “White on white: portrait of a sick and dying moth” but felt that would be a bit too morbid. Besides, that title was probably more of a projection of how my insides have been feeling. Speaking of which, I need to run…
The technical stuff:
Camera: Olympus E-620 digital SLR
Lens: Zuiko 35mm macro
Settings: manual exposure (F16 @ 1/125 sec)
Lighting: Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/4 power)