Monday, September 12, 2011

My Weekend Adventure With a Moth!

My weekend was really busy, but 
I found some time to 
look for some moths.  Moths are one of my favorite 
photo subjects to photograph in the fall.

After a little searching I found one hidden under a leaf in the garden.
When I first saw him I very gently tried to lift him from his leaf to my finger.
He decided that he was not going to have any part of this so 
instead dropped to the ground.  No worries.... it was a short fall, but to my amazement
he decided to play dead.  

I got a great picture of him lying motionless, flat on his back, feet outstretched.
Who could have guess that he had such a sense of humor!!

I know how to do CPR, but this was not in any of my handbooks.
A comedian in my garden!!!  I know that he was just 
applying his self defense strategy, but I couldn't help smiling at him!
He made me laugh!  

After some brief moments of concern on my part, I carefully placed him in my hand.   He lay safely in my hand until his fear of danger had passed, then he roused himself and sat on my finger.   He was so patient with me and sat still for all my photo shenanigans!
He really made my day!!

 I love his style, don't you?  


  1. Who knew a moth had such a sence of humor? ;-)
    Beautiful shots Chris!

  2. Oh my! Look at those beautiful eyes..and that hair, love it! Thanks for sharing these amazing shots. Have a great day.

  3. Great photos! I have a similar picture of my dog asleep with her paws up in the air!

  4. Hi Christine!
    That little insect is amazing! He made me laugh too!
    Amazing photos, well done!
    Gill xx