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Moth

While doing a few chores I noticed this little moth hanging out on the screen door leading into the backyard, I ran upstairs and grabbed my camera hoping to get a few shots of her before she flew off but I really didn't have to rush cause she didn't move an inch for at least 3 hours. She really is an amazing creature, I couldn't make out any eyes and her pattern is very reminiscent of scales or pixels. I used my trusty Opteka 10X macro lens on my Nikon 35mm to get in real close. The sun was behind the trees in my backyard so there really wasn't enough natural light to get the shot without raising the ISO, so I used my Nikon SB-700 flash wirelessly, placed just above and to the left, with a small soft box attached to soften the light.

 

P.S. If anyone can identify the species or type of moth above I would be grateful, we looked in a few books without any luck.

 

Nikon D7000_Nikon 35mm f/1.8G_ISO100_f/8.0_1/125s_Opteka 10X Macro Lens_Nikon SB-700

 

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Taken on May 22, 2012