NIGHT CREATURE

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.

Tripod
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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Comments


KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 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 10 1
23 Jul 2006 7:36PM
Nice close up! Amazing detail. Great job.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Jul 2006 7:37PM
Excellent detailed night macro shot
silverwolf 14 7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 8:39PM
Stunning detail and excellent lighting.
damselfly 10 9
23 Jul 2006 9:07PM
Nice capture, it can be tricky to get moths!
BerthaDBluze 11 19
23 Jul 2006 9:22PM
Wonderful detail and colors! Great shot! Smile
tonymarq 10 1 United States
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
tonymarq
23 Jul 2006 11:12PM
Excellent capture. click!!
Keith
pamelajean Plus
10 958 1818 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 12:41AM
Well worth the effort, wonderful detailed shot, and it stands out beautifully from the bg.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
24 Jul 2006 1:44AM
What an unusual moth-- well captured!! Jennnnnnnnn
Gecko 10 25 Australia
24 Jul 2006 6:04AM
Stunning close up, great detail, specially being a night shot. Pam
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 10:31AM
Super detail Brian and the eye contact is great,
Chris.
Ade_Osman 13 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!

Ade
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 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.

Brian.
KBan 11 490 4 England
24 Jul 2006 7:31PM
hi Bri, super detail, nice one
keith
yjjeep 12 13
25 Jul 2006 1:25AM
Outstanding!The light is perfect and wow what detail.Well done.
thorn 12 124 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 11 70 23 United States
25 Jul 2006 11:22AM
Good detail and nice exposure, well taken Sir. Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
AlanBW 10 20 England
26 Jul 2006 6:08AM
Excellent close up work
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
26 Jul 2006 12:14PM
Superb close-up. Excellent lighting.

Ken
chrissd Plus
10 304 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 4:55PM
excellent shot, well seen
chris
Paree 11 616 3
26 Jul 2006 6:36PM
what a lovely shot Brian, I wonder what your neibours think ....all this at 11,30.at night ha ha
by the way I have uploaded your picture (another) onto my desk top, it looks wonderful.
maureen
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 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.
Thankyou.

Brian.
MickS 11 23 14 England
27 Jul 2006 7:12PM
Watcha Brain,
excellent night shot and well deserving of this RC, guddun.
best
Mick
StevenPrice 11 30 2 England
29 Jul 2006 9:47AM
great detail and excellent work Brian.

Steve

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