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Old Jun 29, 2010, 1:47 PM   #1
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Just leaving the house to go to work this morning when my wife spots two moths in the throes of creating little ones, so I quickly grabbed my camera and took a few shots before shooting off to the office. Upon arrival at home this evening at dusk they were still at it - causing my wife to make disparaging remarks comparing my stamina to that of the moths An hour later, once the sun had gone down, they were gone.

I've also taken this opportunity to gratuitously throw in another moth shot from a few weeks ago that wasn't worth a thread of it's own, and also one of some other type of moth with wasp-like colouring, laying eggs.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 1:49 PM   #2
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*sighs* - IQ massacred again.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 2:28 PM   #3
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They all look good to me Kev. Great job!
Really like the one laying the eggs.
Ask your wife how she can be sure he was with the same mate all those hours?
Could be, she should be glad you don't have that much stamina!
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 2:50 AM   #4
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Thanks GW ! That was really interesting to watch as she laid the eggs one by one but, a bit like the mating moths, a little boring to shoot because of the lack of any other perspective !

It's really depressing when you lose all the detail though - the eyes in #3 are perfectly clear on my laptop in the original and even after I've reduced the size to under 240k, however after uploading the eye has become a black streak and the detail in the 'fur' has gone too

A 10 hour seafood fest my wife would enjoy, 10 hours of anything else .... not !
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Don't worry to much about IQ on the web, they never turn out the way you see them on your pc. (or else you first have to massacre them on the pc to)

#3 is my fav, don't think I could have guessed that it was a moth, offcourse the others are great to
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These are really fun, especially the last one. What an interesting looking moth, the only ones I see are the mostly black, common ones.
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 10:17 PM   #7
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Thanks Ronny !

Thank you Harriet .... there is actually a large variety of moths here, actually more than butterflies of which I've only seen two, cabbage whites and swallowtails, all this year !
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