Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Insect: The Bird Moth Species

So I was outside, trying to photograph these Bird Moths I made, but it is really breezy today and they kept flying off. Amazingly, they really glide! Especially the Blue Tip.


Flock of Moths






Owl Moth





Blue Tip Moth






Tiger Moth

10 comments:

robotJam said...

These are brillant, I though the first picture was real insects on first glance.

NolaNik said...

Thank you much, they are a little creepy, eh?

disappointed said...

nice take

robotJAM said...

Slightly although I'm a big insect fan, the top left one looks so real and if it moves in the wind it would be quite freaky.

NolaNik said...

Oh, yeah. It was a good freaky. It was neat to see something purely from my imagination literally take flight. The feathers are all only attached at the body, so the movement is quite realeastic.

NolaNik said...

bubblegum,
Muchos gracias.

Alina Chau said...

These are amazing!!

Chad Baldwin said...

Very interesting!! I like them all. . . however . . .I don't think I would want any crawling on me!!

Mandy said...

Do you remember the time I got that Lunar moth stuck in my hair when I was five years old? (Or somewhere around that age, it was at the old red house.) Who knew that their wings were so sticky? All I remember about it was that it was LARGE, Bright green and flapping through my hair trying to escape. The three of us were standing on the porch to the house after playing outside, it was dusk and we all freaked out until it finally flew off.It was probably only a few seconds, but felt like an hour...Do you remember that? I think you could create a really beautiful Lunar Moth to add to your collection, if only you could find the right shade of lime green feathers.

NolaNik said...

Thanks you all! And Manna, I don't remember! But I remember the hairy big big moths that hung all over the doorway and how we had to reach through them all to get into the house and wow they were big and unearthly, really. And this is the image that has stayed with me my whole life and insprired these creatures. I'll find the feathers if I have to search to the ends of the earth -or all pools of the forest.