Virginian Tiger Moth and “N” stories voting

Moths don’t care much for the Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories. That I know of, no moths have voted for any of the stories. All they do is hang around on screen doors . . . waiting to be photographed.

Readers, on the other hand, if they’ve not already done so — could read the stories and cast a vote for their favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge N-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link

So, Virginian Tiger Moth<<link . . .

For some reason, despite it not moving much, I had a heck of a time photographing it . . . I suppose I should have gotten the tripod and done it proper justice . . .

Despite it being bright, the lighting situation wasn’t all that conducive to getting decent natural light shots. So, I used the on-camera flash . . .

It looks as if the brown/orange markings are on its face, but it’s actually coloring of the legs. Notice also the “hairs” above it . . . the thing was slowly sliding down the glass and leaving a trail of them. I don’t know if this was intentional.

I tried different settings and shot multiple photos and while none are really what i would have liked as far as quality, in aggregate they give you a decent view of the moth.

For instance, look at the miniature talons at the end of its legs (clearly visible for the middle legs in the above photo.

I’m shooting from inside the door and through the glass . . . in case it’s not obvious.

That’s my favorite of the set . . . there’s a bit of reflection from the flash, but otherwise, not bad.

I never got a decent shot from the back, although this shows the hair (which I’m reading is actually scales, although i don’t know if this is true for all moths).

The new Gallery for the reminder photos is HERE<<<Link.

I’ve had a fair number of bugs posts in the past. For an example, look HERE.<<link

If you just want to see photos, then THIS<<link is for you.

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