A Y U S H

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Drinking Moth

I was on the trail through the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve when this moth came flitting, went right by my side and landed on the fallen berry. The half decomposed shell of the berry had some rain water collected in it and this thirsty character went to town, inserting its proboscis and having a long, good drink. The AFD motor of the macro lens is very noisy and takes considerably longer time to focus which is enough to scare away insects and butterflies. But this busy moth couldn't be bothered less about my presence.

Drinking Moth

I was on the trail through the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve when this moth came flitting, went right by my side and landed on the fallen berry. The half decomposed shell of the berry had some rain water collected in it and this thirsty character went to town, inserting its proboscis and having a long, good drink. The AFD motor of the macro lens is very noisy and takes considerably longer time to focus which is enough to scare away insects and butterflies. But this busy moth couldn't be bothered less about my presence.

comments (5)

Hi Ayush... Good shot! I love the green eye.
Ayush Basu: Glad you liked it smile
The brown tones are almost sepia like
Ayush Basu: I guess the flash helped with that
What a shot! I've not seen a moth like this with such huge eyes.
Ayush Basu: quite by chance i happened to see this one. am glad i could get up close to it smile
  • Tamara
  • Belgium
  • 27 Nov 2010, 10:21
Wonderful details in this macro. The tones are very beautiful too. Enjoy your weekend smile
Ayush Basu: Thx for stopping by.. and the very same to you too smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2010, 08:13
It seems perfectly camouflaged for the job at hand, Ayush. That's what I love about this image.

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