Out of Nowhere (Walking A Tightrope)

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 26, 2011
TakenMay 22, 2011
Exposure1/125 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length71.5 mm
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This guy was fluttering around on my outdoor chair--which just happened to be purple. As much as this looks like some sort of butterfly, my guess it's some kind of hairy-back moth. I've never seen this kind anywhere--especially NJ.

26 responses

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (25 May 2011):

    Beautiful shot... What is that..??

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (25 May 2011):

    WOW James!!!!! This shot rocks!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 May 2011):

    Nice series!

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2011):

    Love the processing on this, very good, an interesting subject.

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (27 May 2011):

    wonderful colours!

  • Jean Roger

    Jean Roger said (27 May 2011):

    incredible !!! I love this picture, and the butterfly is crazzzzzyyyyyy !!!!

  • June Rhodes

    June Rhodes   gave props (28 May 2011):


  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (24 Jul 2011):

    väga hea töö-selge-hästi tabatud

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (26 May 2012):

    My fav!

  • Jessica White

    Jessica White gave props (4 Jun 2012):

    Gorgeous color!!!!

  • Jessica White

    Jessica White said (4 Jun 2012):

    Also, I'm almost %100 it's a Luna Moth.

  • Dana Stanley

    Dana Stanley gave props (10 Oct 2012):

    Awesome and Colorful my friend!

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    Editing out those little specks of light to the lower right and the lower left would have strengthened this image even more.

  • Ram Baires

    Ram Baires gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    WOW! a lot of WOW, Thaks

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    As first seen on a TV ad. :-)

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (31 Jan 2013):

    First I've seen this...out of this world beautiful.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (3 Feb 2013):

    Beautiful color & so evocative!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    The colours and highlights are marvelous James!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Spectacular shot, James! This is a luna moth...and a fabulous capture of one.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    So luminous. Exquisite, James.

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Wow - stunning capture!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Luminous and spiritual, stunning!

  • Caryn Adams

    Caryn Adams gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Mystical... beautiful image.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    Great shot!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    wow I love this one !!!! super find

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Apr 2018):

    Wow! I have never seen a moth as beautiful as this...It actually looks human! Got my vote for sure!

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