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Blinded Sphinx (photo taken at nearly midnight -- I love my new ring light!!)

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8 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

...I love my new ring light!!)

Is that why it was blinded? :classic_blink::classic_laugh:

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@The Bird Nuts which lens for that great Blinded Sphinx pic?  I haven’t pulled the trigger on a macro yet, but looks like when I do a ring light may need to be part of it.  My moths tend to still have some blown out areas from on-camera flash and diffuser with kit lens.  

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On 6/21/2019 at 3:04 PM, carlinsc said:

Roseate Skimmer?  I saw this today on Hunting Island, all I can come up with is a roseate skimmer. But when I look it up, SC is not supposed to be in its range.  Anyone know dragonflies?   Thanks in advance 🙂 

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iNaturalist has a ton of sightings in SC of this.  I’m starting to try to load moths and other insects in there as it has a great AI for helping to ID your observations as you enter them.  Along with the human ID help.

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On 7/4/2019 at 6:40 AM, chipperatl said:

@The Bird Nuts which lens for that great Blinded Sphinx pic?  I haven’t pulled the trigger on a macro yet, but looks like when I do a ring light may need to be part of it.  My moths tend to still have some blown out areas from on-camera flash and diffuser with kit lens.  

Actually, I'm just using my point-and-shoot for moth photography.  It's a Canon PowerShot SX50.  It has great macro.  I use an adapter ring and attach the ring light to that.

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Moth species? 1- inch wingspan. Desmia? Maybe a Grape Leaffolder? But I can't find any examples with the yellow afterburner.:classic_laugh:

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6 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

Moth species? 1- inch wingspan. Desmia? Maybe a Grape Leaffolder? But I can't find any examples with the yellow afterburner.:classic_laugh:

Looks like a Pickleworm Moth (Diaphania nitidalis).

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Birding has been very light around here lately, but the moths haven't.  

Nearly 4.5" wide Imperial Moth

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Dark Marathyssa Moth

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Tufted Bird-dropping Moth

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I think this is my first Angle Shade - Olive Angle Shade

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Four-toothed Mason Wasp

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More here - https://www.balancethechaos.com/birding

 

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Another Imperial Moth

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Bent-line Gray

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Spot-winged Antlion

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Lacewing larvae - All that “fuzz” is dead bug parts 

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I have a bug that most people like!  Praying mantis - hopefully eating bugs in my flower pot!

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25 minutes ago, Seattle said:

I have a bug that most people like!  Praying mantis

They are so comical to watch, I love to see them.

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gotta love a bug that poses! Here's my Mantis in the wild roses in front of my house .. 

 

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