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_MG_2133 Return Visit

_MG_2133 Return Visit

This particular belamcanda (Blackberry Lily) plant attracts the Blinded Sphynx Moth. Last year there was a mating pair in the very same location ( )but that was quite a bit later in the season. Was quite windy this morning and flash images didn't look nice with the harsh shadow. Wish I could have had a higher shutter speed.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/80s f/7.1 at 60.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Rachel Pennington18-Jun-2008 21:39
It's beautiful, nonetheless. I love the shape of its wings.
Guest 12-Jun-2008 23:37
Looks like one I get here after the ficus tree leaves. They can be scary. Mine is pretty big.
Jane12-Jun-2008 22:44
How pretty!
Mary Leek12-Jun-2008 20:50
His wings look like velvet, it's a lovely photo.
Rosemarie Kusserow12-Jun-2008 18:34
Very interesting moth Isabel, beautiful photographed, it looks like a floor cloth, lol, vote, Rosemarie :o)
SAL Photography12-Jun-2008 18:19
He's really interesting looking !nice catch!
Judith Barnett12-Jun-2008 15:21
Very interesting wing pattern!