Dec 14, 2007

Moths and Butterflies, Series #1

Butterflies are extremely difficult to shoot. They fly away at a slight breeze. Moths on the other hand, sit still but you can't have macro shot if you approached it too near.

For this post, I present 4 types of subject (3 moths and a butterfly).

Yellow moth perched on padi leaves. This is a cropped photo.

The same yellow moth shot from normal range.

Another yellow moth resting under shade of the padi leaves.

Grey moth perched on some leaves.

Black and gray butterfly looking for nectar among at the Ixora flowers. The butterfly species is Papilio Polymnestor (Blue Mormon) and is commonly found in deep forests.

For more bigger and high-resolution photos, check out my gallery of Butterflies and Moths.

Technorati Tags: Butterfly, Moth


lina December 18, 2007 at 10:50 AM  

Wow! Nice photos.

Sunny September 5, 2009 at 8:05 PM  



"For this post, I present 4 types of subject (3 moths and a butterfly)"

The first four shots are skippers of the
Hesperiidae family subfamily Hesperiinae and not moth.

Skippers, are generally small butterflies with thick head and big eyes. Skippers have small wings in proportion to their heavy bodies, therefore, these butterflies move their wings at a high speed when flying. This makes their flight extreme fast and darting.


BlogTactic September 5, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

Thanks Sunny for your valuable info.

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