Haven’t given you lot a mystery something-or-other for a while, have I? Well, let’s get back to that, starting with many moths. Bothell’s full of them right now. It seems like every time I go outside, there one is, and they’re all infinitely patient.
Stumbled across this whilst out on a walk with one of our cantina patrons, who is a delight to adventure with. (I’ll let her out herself if she wishes.) She’s also infinitely patient. She let me do my get-down-on-my-knees-and-take-twenty-million-photos thing. And she brought me beer. You can’t ask for more in an adventuring companion.
The moth didn’t have any beer, but it did have patience. It didn’t mind some nutter shoving a camera in its face, either.
There’s only so much you can do with a moth that’s absolutely still on a flat surface, but I tried some angles.
Are you excited yet? I’m excited. I mean, it’s something with wings that didn’t fly off while I was photographing it. This never happens to me.
And from the back:
Quite lovely, isn’t it? I wouldn’t mind having a cape designed to look like this moth. Maybe I could make it a superhero cape and go as some moth something-or-other for Halloween. If you come up with a great superhero name, tell me it.
So that was that one, and then there was this other one hanging out on the apartment wall when we got back.
How pretty is that one? Lovely rich earth colors. In fact, it looks a bit like soft sediment deformation, so maybe we’ll start a Geomoths website to go with Geokittehs.
Alas, my second shot turned out a bit blurry. Rather than waste it, I played with things like contrast and saturation and stuff to make it a wee bit artsy.
There. Moderately neato. And now for a different angle, which is damned hard to do when it’s hanging on a wall, I’ll have you know.
So there was that.
Then, yesterday, there was this bit o’ yum hanging out on the self-same wall.
This one turned out better than expected: got good detail on its antennae and its fuzzy little wings.
Nice, eh? I’m consistently impressed with what this little point-and-shoot can pull off, and the variety of beautiful things nature gives me to point-and-shoot at.
And then I play around trying to see what sorts of nonsense I can come up with in the enhancement department. Just cuz.
And I’m spent. (Austin Powers fans should be tittering right about now.)
So there’s those little lovelies. Hopefully some of you will be able to figure out the species.