MacroSpheres Musings:


Like the photographer this White-tipped Black Moth (Melanchroia chephise) has seen better days. Tattered and worn from a summer well spent. I found it resting on a blade of grass.. As I set up my tripod it would try to take flight but it's tattered wings would only carry it to a nearby grass blade. As the sun waned behind the clouds it settled down posing long enough for me to set up my rig. Several times while stacking the sun would peek out from behind the clouds. This sent the moth on a short flutter to another nearby blade and a resetting of the rig. Finally the clouds held, the wind was calm, and I was able to execute a couple of field stacks. I find it a fitting image as insect field macro draws to a close in my neck of the woods. I don't think I'll run across many more moths this season but next spring I will. 

Image specs: Olympus EM-1, Zuiko 60mm @ ~0.5:1, f/3.2, SS 1/160, ISO 200, Available Light Field Stack (37 images Stacked with Zerene)