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cecropia silkmoth
7/10/04 jypsee

cecropia silkmoth

west shore of Green Bay in Michigan

Cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia [Linnaeus])

Wing span: 4 5/16 - 5 7/8 inches (11 - 15 cm).

other sizes: small medium original
Stefano Di Domizio11-Mar-2006 13:49
Wonderful creature. Great shot.
katwilkens11-Jul-2004 16:47
Such rich yet subtle colors. Thanks for showing us this!
Larry Ahern11-Jul-2004 15:05
All of the good words have been used up ... I am left speachless ... This is GOOD!
Stu11-Jul-2004 11:17
I don't think it is possible to take a better shot. Outstanding!
Guest 11-Jul-2004 10:54
Magnificent! Isn't it heart-stopping to come upon something like this?
northstar3711-Jul-2004 09:36
a jypsee moth!
Lovely one.
Lou Giroud11-Jul-2004 07:16
Silkmoth are real beautiful animals. I can never stop watching and studying them when I see one. This is a real nice shot
Anna Yu11-Jul-2004 05:51
Beautiful muted colors and details. I like the red legs! Do you use a hood with this lens, jypsee?
Rick Lewis11-Jul-2004 05:39
Exceptional detail and richness. Nice.
petesie11-Jul-2004 03:53
Beautiful photo, and capture. Looks like it is holding on for dear life.
Herb Knufken11-Jul-2004 03:35
Nice macro
Carmen11-Jul-2004 03:32
Moth day, indeed! My moth was Cinderella sweeping up the ashes; yours is Cinderella after the Fairy Godmother gave her a party frock! What a beautiful creature. Wonderful capture.
brother_mark11-Jul-2004 03:29
WOW!! I think a macro lens is in order. This is one of the best butterfly shots I've seen. Of course, it's a pretty big butterfly to begin with!
Mike Johnson11-Jul-2004 02:28
Really nice colors and detail in this image...