Night Visitor

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© Julie Stiefel
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 8, 2008
TakenApril 10, 2007
ModelCanon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure1/60 sec at f/2.7
FlashRed Eye, Auto-Mode
Focal Length6 mm
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We had a Luna Moth come for a visit last night. It was extraordinarily beautiful !!

Since this rarely seen Moth was on the outside of a window I was blessed to be able to capture some views of its underside. Truth to tell I've never seen a photo of a Luna Moth from this perspective !

54 responses

  • Julie Stiefel

    Julie Stiefel gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Thank you Edward ! This was shot with a CANON S5IS since it was handy. I also shoot a lot with a CANON Rebel XTI.

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Very nice Julie!

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    have never seen one in the wild, lucky you! Excellent shot.

  • karl

    karl gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    I had one of these at my job the other day & I couldnt get a decent angle on it,great shot Julie, Canon point & shot cameras seem to take really good close ups& macro shots, or is it just me??

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Those antennae! Yes, they are beautiful...thanks for this view of this wonderous creature!

  • Matthew Carter

    Matthew Carter said (8 Jun 2008):

    awsome picture. you could get so many different good crops out of this picture.

  • Natalie Franco

    Natalie Franco (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    You have truly captured the essence of this creature and its beauty !!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Well done!

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    it's a very ,very beautiful macro,bravo,julie!

  • Kris Duncan

    Kris Duncan gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    I love luna moths! This is an excellent macro. Beautifully done!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Creepy but very cool shot-great detail-love it!

  • Jonathan Dael

    Jonathan Dael said (8 Jun 2008):

    perfect timing! nice shot!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Absolutely fantastic!!! Wow!!

  • Julie Stiefel

    Julie Stiefel gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Thank you all so VERY much for the props etc...I very much appreciate the feedback !

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    Nice to share, absolutely beautiful, worth to mension it's name.

  • Tanja Mamas

    Tanja Mamas said (9 Jun 2008):

    What a great shot! I love the antennae. Just beautiful.

  • Juan

    Juan gave props (10 Jun 2008):

    This is an award winning photo! Sweet!

  • j dixon

    j dixon gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    jpg mentioned this on their Twitter. Very cool. Don't know how I missed it.

  • carmen celik

    carmen celik said (12 Jun 2008):

    Fantastic capture !

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) said (12 Jun 2008):

    Looks like the caption should say "Take me to your leader.." Great capture here!

  • Lew Holzman

    Lew Holzman said (13 Jun 2008):

    Amazing catch!

  • Megan Kay Brimm

    Megan Kay Brimm said (13 Jun 2008):

    this is simply gorgeous.
    i love the angle.
    lucky you.

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (15 Jun 2008):

    hey, this is an amazing capture!

  • Nariman Gh.T

    Nariman Gh.T gave props (17 Jun 2008):

    wonderful, fierst seems a red carpet photo of a new actress... her sunglass & fur... green shanel & golden crown... :o) just for favorite

  • Bronwyn B

    Bronwyn B gave props (20 Jun 2008):

    How amazing! Beautifully captured Julie! I love its 'feather' feelers!

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (24 Jun 2008):

    Woah! Great shot. How cool!

  • isouthpawi

    isouthpawi (Deleted) gave props (24 Jun 2008):

    Creepy, but an amazing shot!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (30 Jun 2008):

    Standing O!

  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2008):


  • Stephanie Davis

    Stephanie Davis gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    Spectacular shot!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (13 Jan 2009):

    I have never seen one in person. You are lucky. well done...

  • Cindy Coubrough

    Cindy Coubrough gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Congratulations!! So cool you got published. =)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    Woo Hoo!! You got published! This is a fantastic shot! Congratulations!!

  • Carsten Kopp

    Carsten Kopp gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    fantastic close up shot

  • Lori Smaltz

    Lori Smaltz (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2009):


  • Leila Gonzalez

    Leila Gonzalez said (9 Dec 2009):

    I have never seen a Luna Moth before. This is a really beautiful shot of a bug!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic shot, Julie! Congrats on being published! I don't know how I missed this one.

  • Lucy Lambriex

    Lucy Lambriex gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    Ahhh fabulous! Lucky you to have been able to see AND capture this beauty.

  • Jan Deroose

    Jan Deroose said (5 Apr 2010):

    great elephant :-)

    Well made, I love it

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful so well done !!!

  • Samantha D.

    Samantha D. gave props (8 Sep 2010):

    Amazing capture

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (25 Oct 2010):

    what a creature

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (9 Nov 2010):

    That is a great shot !!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    Amazing shot and congratulations for the honor of having it published!

  • Joy Bee

    Joy Bee said (5 Feb 2011):

    well done macro !

  • Jill K

    Jill K gave props (10 Feb 2011):

    love it!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (12 Feb 2011):

    beautiful !!!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    superb !!!!!!!

  • Dana Stanley

    Dana Stanley said (28 Mar 2011):

    A Martian!

  • June Rhodes

    June Rhodes   gave props (2 Apr 2011):

    really cool

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (19 Apr 2011):

    Beautiful colors, beautiful tones

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (14 Mar 2012):


  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (18 Jan 2013):


  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (28 Apr 2013):

    Too cool!

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