02.17.2020 Macro Monday

The muddle continues.  Most of the transfer is complete and working well, but the LR catalog continues to be a problem.  Time heals all wounds.  🙂

I don’t post for Macro Monday very often, but noted that I have never shared this image of one of my favorite backyard moths.

The White Underwing-Catocala relicta has only appeared, to me at least, just this one time and the birch it’s on was right next to the pile of yard disposables (we have a dog you remember) but, dedicated photographer that I am, I knelt in it for this shot.  Laundry machines are wondrous things.  Actually, most was under fallen leaves.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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33 Responses to 02.17.2020 Macro Monday

  1. Beautiful image Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Fabulous patterns – and I admire your dedication! 😉

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I’ve seen capes done in butterfly wing patterns, and this would make a great one. It reminds me of bargello patterns, too — the kind of needlework that my mother and her friends were into in the 1960s and 1970s especially. This is the closest I could find, but it gives a sense of what I mean.

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  4. That is a lovely photo, Steve! I really like the patterning and colours, very nice find and well worth getting the shot!

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  5. krikitarts says:

    This little guy would be perfectly camouflaged on the whiter bark of a “normal” birch. I’ve seen these in Minnesota too–but only after very close observation!

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  6. Andrew says:

    Ooooh. The Catocalinae can be truly gorgeous. I used to get Catocala fraxini, quite rare. Love them.

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    • I’ve only had a couple of them here in the yard and those were attracted to lights when I used to do that. Once they reveal the underwings they are special to see. I just Googled fraxini and they are lovely. The caterpillars give no hint of what’s to come, sly little devils.

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  7. Symmetry on some-a tree. What gets me is the symmetry of the moth against the diagonals of the tree.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    Beautiful photo, good story. That subtle cream color! Sometimes the moths & butterflies with less color are more interesting. But – have you seen and photographed a Luna moth? There was one resting on a six-pack of annuals in an outdoor gardening display at a supermarket in NY once (Westchester County)! You can bet I bought those flowers! Long time ago though.

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  9. susurrus says:

    How beautiful! Wishing you very good luck with the LR.

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  10. Todd Henson says:

    Oh, the sacrifices we make! 🙂 This one appears to have been worth it, though. Beautiful photo, Steve. And a very handsome example of this moth.

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  11. Dave Ply says:

    That’s dedication! But the patterns are nice…


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