By bricurtis
Large Yellow Underwing Moth.

Taken about 11.30pm on a hot evening last week.Saw it fly into the bushes down the garden and could just make him out from the patio light.

Set up tripod and camera - went for a side view because it is a dull coloured moth. I liked the fact it seemed to be watching me.

Kept reducing the flash level until it was lighting him but not too much of the BG.

Fill in flash (reduced)
1/60 @ F13
400 ISO

Thanks for looking in.

Tags: Insects Wildlife Macro Moth Close up Moths Close-up and macro Flashlighting Large yellow underwing Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
23 Jul 2006 7:30PM
Brilliant night photo! I like the dof and the moth is in perfect focus. Good shot.

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CP_01 Plus
12 1
23 Jul 2006 7:36PM
Nice close up! Amazing detail. Great job.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
23 Jul 2006 7:37PM
Excellent detailed night macro shot
23 Jul 2006 8:39PM
Stunning detail and excellent lighting.
23 Jul 2006 9:07PM
Nice capture, it can be tricky to get moths!
23 Jul 2006 9:22PM
Wonderful detail and colors! Great shot! Smile
23 Jul 2006 11:09PM
Brian excellent capture and your pretty lucky as if it were me by the time i grabbed the camera i would have been capturing a beautiful leaf by natural light,lol!

stay well
23 Jul 2006 11:12PM
Excellent capture. click!!
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 12:41AM
Well worth the effort, wonderful detailed shot, and it stands out beautifully from the bg.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Jul 2006 1:44AM
What an unusual moth-- well captured!! Jennnnnnnnn
Gecko Plus
11 25 Australia
24 Jul 2006 6:04AM
Stunning close up, great detail, specially being a night shot. Pam
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 10:31AM
Super detail Brian and the eye contact is great,
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
24 Jul 2006 1:49PM
I do moths the lazy way, use a moth trap and then shoot them in the morning, using natural light and a light tent.....Well I like me bed too much, what can I say..LOL

Looks like I'm back commenting for the time being at least and apart from using flash on this I can't fault it. Why flash I hear you say. Because no matter what you do with it, it just never looks natural! Just a personal opinion of course....Hence the way I shoot them as I do!

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
24 Jul 2006 2:08PM
Ade - I agree about flash in fact I think this is the only wildlife shot I have ever taken with flash. It was going to be a shot for my personal records,but I liked the look so I decided to upload it.
Thanks for the info.

KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 7:31PM
hi Bri, super detail, nice one
yjjeep Plus
13 13
25 Jul 2006 1:25AM
Outstanding!The light is perfect and wow what detail.Well done.
thorn Plus
13 124 2 Scotland
25 Jul 2006 8:54AM
Hi Brian,nice macro work,texture,lighting,angle,exposure and presentation.Take care.AnnSmile
thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.
glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
25 Jul 2006 11:22AM
Good detail and nice exposure, well taken Sir. Spot on! Click!!!

AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
26 Jul 2006 6:08AM
Excellent close up work
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 12:14PM
Superb close-up. Excellent lighting.

chrissd Plus
12 304 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 4:55PM
excellent shot, well seen
Paree Plus
12 616 3
26 Jul 2006 6:36PM
what a lovely shot Brian, I wonder what your neibours think ....all this at 11, night ha ha
by the way I have uploaded your picture (another) onto my desk top, it looks wonderful.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
26 Jul 2006 7:07PM
Maureen. The neighbours were out in their garden too, it was so hot indoors, our bungalows are like blxxdy storage heaters.
The moth just happened along so I thought why not get a shot.

I am glad you liked 'another' so much I am very flattered.

MickS Plus
13 23 14 England
27 Jul 2006 7:12PM
Watcha Brain,
excellent night shot and well deserving of this RC, guddun.
29 Jul 2006 9:47AM
great detail and excellent work Brian.


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