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Large Moth Hanging on the Window
Lens: Sigma 170-500 DG Camera: Pentax KP Photo Location: Home ISO: 1250 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F6.7 
Posted By: MikeNArk, 08-16-2021, 12:56 PM

My wife alerted me to this moth while cleaning the windows. Based on internet search, appears to be a Polyphemus Moth, First photo shot with Sigma 170-500, second and third photos shot with Sigma 17-70. Pardon the grimy windows.

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08-16-2021, 01:20 PM   #2
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Huge beast!
I found one like that in the tropics; didn't think they would be here in this northern part of the world.
I think I like what that 17-70 did the best--the middle shot especially.
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Now that's a moth with presence - great shots of a creature that creepy and cool at the same time.

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Wonderful!

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QuoteOriginally posted by angkymac Quote
Huge beast!
I found one like that in the tropics; didn't think they would be here in this northern part of the world.
I think I like what that 17-70 did the best--the middle shot especially.
Angky.
Don't think I've seen one before. Had the. 170-500 on the camera when noticed the moth. Glad I took the shot because it hasn't spread it swings since then. Thanks for you comments. The 17 -70 did give the best detail.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Now that's a moth with presence - great shots of a creature that creepy and cool at the same time.

Jer
It is big, hard to miss. Thanks for viewing and your comments.

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Wonderful!
They you much for you comment.
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That is one big Moth
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That is one big Moth
Very big. Around 6 Inch wing span. Thanks for your comment.


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Belongs in Jurassic Park!
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Belongs in Jurassic Park!
Agree. Thanks for viewing and your comment.
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Great shot but bet your trouble for mentioning the dirty windows.
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Great shot but bet your trouble for mentioning the dirty windows.
I hope not. She was outside cleaning some dust off the front windows when she found this moth. Rather than disturb it she let me get the photos. Thanks for your insightful comments.
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