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Until tonight, I was pretty sure I'd never photograph a luna moth. It was on a short list of things I'd decided if I ever did photograph, I'd have to just retire the digicam ;-).

I had the mercury vapor lamp and the white sheet out, and this fella was hiding between the sheet and the shed door - I didn't find him until after I was breaking down the setup for the night.

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  1. onefamousdog 45 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called a new world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. onefamousdog 45 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called summer freedom, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. onefamousdog 45 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called THE BEST PHOTOS OF THE WORLD, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. m I m 45 months ago | reply

    super cool

  5. abdul.sayed 45 months ago | reply

    Amazing.. may be you should rotate the photo 180 deg.

  6. albryant11704 45 months ago | reply

    The luna moth is beautiful and exceptionally rare. The last time I saw one was on my great uncle's farm high on a hill in Forkston, PA overlooking the Susquehanna River. That was over 50 years ago.

    Your photo is excellent. Thanks for sharing.

  7. mistermacrophotos 45 months ago | reply

    Fantastic, never saw one before.
    it's shape is like an alien drawn by a child.

  8. Louise St Laurent Nicoll 45 months ago | reply

    beautiful
    seen in flickr blog

  9. Ipung Sumantri 45 months ago | reply

    it s a perfect shoot loi....

  10. Dagmar :-) 45 months ago | reply

    Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe ! Macro-Insects,spiders,reptiles,frogs ! Invite Only - P1/C3, und wir freuen uns, Ihr Foto unserer Gruppe hinzuzufügen.

  11. Silmaril33 [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

    incredible. never seen that.

  12. Copacati 45 months ago | reply

    Wow! Beautiful...

  13. Alshareef Hashim 45 months ago | reply

    Nice shot!! ◕‿◕

  14. Smoggy Mountain 22 months ago | reply

    awesome! beautiful!

  15. billdroadrunner1 6 months ago | reply

    Luna Moths are so beautiful.

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