Taken 29-Oct-12
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Insects
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Australia, Cosmodes elegans, Green Blotched Moth, Moth, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions4596 x 2298
Original file size1.64 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Oct-12 20:52
Date modified22-Jun-14 20:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 500D
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/16
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Cosmodes elegans

Cosmodes elegans

Cosmodes elegans (Green Blotched Moth)

Status: unassessed (dirt common).

I've seen a few of these guys around my house in Brisbane. Sometimes beauty isn't far away or inaccessible, it's just easy to overlook.

Shooting moths is actually really tricky because they rest so close to the surface under them, and often at haphazard angles that requires you to be contorted like a pretzel while balancing on a rail or chair. I think they get a good laugh out of it because if you try to reposition them they inevitably fly somewhere higher and more awkward.