Polyphemus Moth

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Polyphemus Moth

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 12, 2010

Great image here, Howard, lovely details on this beautiful Moth!


Dominick #1287470

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 12, 2010

Outstanding clarity and capture Howard! Jeff #8750864

Lorna Shutter July 12, 2010

Fabulous capture of this unusual looking moth! I thought Cyclops only have one eye ... this moth has many! Anway, the clarity and detail on this Polyphemus Moth is excellent! An outstanding image, Howard! :) #8750963

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic July 12, 2010

The moth is so beautiful. You did an excellent job. Thank you for sharing the history. Wonderful color and detail. I love the soft lighting. I want to get a ring flash. I do a lot of close ups and sometimes my lighting is to harsh. I am still learning. Nice work Howard! #8753337

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 12, 2010

Fabulous find and capture, Howard! Glad to see your awesome posts!!! #8753840

Carol L. Fowler July 14, 2010

Beautiful detail on this beautiful moth! Superb work, as always! #8763145

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Description

The Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus) is a North American member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk moths.
Footnote: The eye spots are where it gets its name – from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus.
F/16, 1/640th, ISO 640, Canon 1D M3, Sigma 150mm + EM-140 DG ringflash for fill. Tripod & wire. Shot this morning early, mostly cloudy & breezy. Full frame.

Uploaded on July 12, 2010


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