Emperor Gum Moth

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© Donald Garrett
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 8, 2010
TakenJuly 12, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/25 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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I just happened to see this huge Emperor Gum Moth sitting beside my garden hose yesterday and ran for the camera. There was some movement, hence a bit of blurriness in the shot.
Thanks to Judy Wanamaker for helping to identify this beautiful specimen. My only regret is that he was not near a beautiful flower or shrub.☺

23 responses

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    excellent photo!!like it

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    Very beautiful markings on this magnificant moth, Don! I see texture which is very lovely. You did a good job even if he wasn't on a flower....he was where he preferred to be! :)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (8 Aug 2010):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    Wow! What a find! Are those 'eyes' on his wings to ward off predators??

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    Beautiful moth...This afternoon I spotted a blue butterfly with red markings and not sure what kind it is and it wasn't on a flower either but on the riding lawn mower...It even landed on my foot.....

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    So elegant!

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    Beautiful picture!!!!!!!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    amazing colors.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    Beutiful capture Don

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (9 Aug 2010):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (9 Aug 2010):

    WOW! Indeed! Don, this is an exceptional macro shot! Wonderful colors, lighting, and detail. Great job!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    Because he is in mulch, there is no color to upstage the beauty of the moth! He is amazing.

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (9 Aug 2010):

    My what big (and elegant) eyees you have.

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    I agree with Judy. The color is beautiful against that dark mulch. An excellent shot!!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (9 Aug 2010):

    Looks like a big smiley face looking at me!! He's such a fine specimen. Great capture.

  • Paul Bate

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  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (10 Aug 2010):


  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    He is a beauty!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Aug 2010):

    It is beautiful!! Terrific capture.

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (12 Aug 2010):

    Wonderful picture

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    Wonderful colors...the moth does contrast nicely with the background...helps define his colors and form..

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (6 Sep 2010):

    Great capture, shot well done.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (7 Sep 2011):

    cool shot

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