Best shot of the day at the Cockrell Butterfly Center was of this moth as I was leaving.

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 100 mm
Exposure: 0.00

There was a little daylight shining right on him so I shot with fill flash which allowed me to take advantage of the natural light for the majority of the illumination.

Check it out when we zoom in a little bit.

The detail is phenomenal!

This is a full on, un-resized 100% crop of the original image:

If you are interested in seeing the full sized image in all of it’s 6.2 megabyte, 4272 x 2848 glory you can download it here:

It’s pretty amazing and worth checking out.

Macro Mothra
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4 thoughts on “Macro Mothra

  • February 4, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I never realized just how furry butterflies were.

  • February 4, 2009 at 1:50 pm


    That moth is downright cuddly when you get that close.

  • February 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    zO.M.G. This shot is freakin’ AWESOME in full size!


  • February 4, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    He needs to shave his legs…that’s some serious stubble!

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