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Meet Matt the Moth

By ChiliMan
Hello, people Smile

Just a quickie to say I won’t be hopping into EPZ for a week while Claire’s here, so I’ll see you all next Saturday Smile

In the meantime, meet Matt the Moth. So named ‘cos I nearly stepped on him whilst he was sat on the mat outside the bathroom. I’d gone to the loo in the wee hours (is that why they call it the wee hours?) and thank goodness there’s a nightlight outside. I managed to make out the shape on the mat in time.

Afterwards, I loaded Matt onto my hand and brought him to my room to photograph.

Vs 1 and 2 were taken on my bed with the Olympus with flash.

Vs 3 and 4 were taken with the Ixus without flash. They were taken to show scale BUT I forgot to change the white balance to Fluorescent H. So the colours are all wrong there. Bah.

Alrighty…off I go. When I return, I will have pics of Claire and places we’ve visited. Lynne (LynneJoyce) reminded me to bring my cam to the airport tomorrow ‘cos you can get good candids there. Thanks for reminding me, Lynne, and I’ll take the Olympus with me this time instead of just the car cam (Ixus).

Have a good weekend and week ahead, people Smile


Tags: Moth Cute Insect Close-up and macro Singapore Wildlife and nature Almost-stepped-on

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 5:45PM
isnt he a handsome chappie ....
enjoy your week

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Sep 2012 5:49PM
He does look a bit flat in v1 !!!! Tongue Have a great week, Andrew.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Sep 2012 5:51PM
Aawwww, Andrew, isn't he cuteSmile Super captures of Matt, and don't forget to remind Claire to be careful when she gets up to 'go' in the night, you never know what she might tread onSmile Have a great week, the two of you, and I look forward to seeing you back with us next Saturday. Carol x
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 6:03PM
Those eyes are really amazing! Well taken (particularly the one-handed shot).
Enjoy your week,
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
7 Sep 2012 6:07PM
He looks quite exhausted which possibly explains why he didn't fly off anywhere more suitable not to mention, safer. Love those eyes and some lovely texture too. Enjoy your week with Claire.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 6:11PM
Have a super week Andrew! I love v4 - he's so cute... SmileSmile Glad he didn't get squashed by you!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 6:13PM
Excellent set Andrew especially version 4.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Sep 2012 6:20PM
A tremendous set of macros Andrew, the detail and clarity is superb in all. Have a great week with your friend away from the madhouse that is EPZSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 7:20PM
Enjoy your time especially after presenting us with such stunner's as these..
saw Lynne today and thought of you and the pickles!!
and she has now left for Spain

great shots Andrew
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Sep 2012 7:48PM
V2 gives us an excellent idea of what Matt looks like, a right proper MOTH-- Well done You!
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
7 Sep 2012 7:51PM
Something not quite right with the upload??....But it's always nice to see a moth on EPZ Wink

7 Sep 2012 8:13PM
Super captures of Matt, enjoy your week
7 Sep 2012 8:27PM
OK, I don't like moths and I could not have done this! The images are great though, and I'm glad you didn't stand on him in the "wee hours" Andrew!

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 9:31PM
What wonderful images and what a lovely fellow Matt is! And now he is famous on here too!! Smile
Have a great week!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 11:37PM
He's beautiful your Matt! So glad you didn't step on him! Far too good looking to be squashed...V2 is my favorite!Grin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
8 Sep 2012 12:02AM
What beady eyes he has Andrew !!
Super set.
And enjoy your little ''holiday'' away from us !!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
8 Sep 2012 8:21AM
A great set,and I hope that you will have a great week and we look foreward to see what you've been doing.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2012 8:24AM
nice set Andrew, love the "eye"


Apologies for missing a lot of yours (and other ) work , I try to squeeze the time out, but have to get on to comment either when lorna is on nights ..and she has reduced her hours via a combination of beinglong term poorly( Aggressive arthritis ...and now looking into whether she has Lupus & Anaemia also :-( & little man)...... and of work & little man.
1881 6 India
8 Sep 2012 8:36PM
Superb work.

===SANJEEV ===
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
9 Sep 2012 10:53AM
How lovely. Nice to see him on your hand cos it gives a a real sense of size.
Have a great time.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 6:35PM
Wow - great set of images, of which I like V3 most. super details,
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 8:28PM
Excellent set, and I really like v4.

28 Sep 2012 8:59AM
A superb set of close up images, Andrew, wonderful details in all, V2 for me.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 8:42PM
ello Andrew...mate, I've got some nagas for you..need your address.

Also video'd my mate munching one at work...will give you the youtube link when you are back on Smile
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 3:58PM
Fantastic detail in these Andrew, and the b/g works very well with the main subject too.
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
2 Nov 2012 10:26AM
Hi Matt. Smile

Nice one Andrew.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 9:49AM
Matt is LovelyGrinGrinGrin

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 9:03AM
A well deserved break I am sure Andrew

Regards Nathan

P.S. Oh yes four superb high quality images as always.

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