Wednesday, March 26, 2008

early morning visitor

wings vibrating slightly
perhaps to dry the early morning dew
and then away
to hide from avid avian eyes
on the bark of a gum tree

dasypodia selenophora aka granny moth or old lady moth


Carol said...

A work of art on those wings seeing it so up close. Thank you for that beautiful image. Moths aren't ugly are they? I think they're just misunderstood.

catsmum said...

absolutely Carol
subtle and beeeoootiful

Ginger_nut said...


I think if I saw that in a pre-caffeinated state early in the morning I'd be trying to figure out what was watching me with the purdy blue eyes :)

Sheepish Annie said...

Wow...that is an amazing picture! Nicely done.

Alwen said...

And if you shine a flashlight in their little moth eyes, they shine just like cat's eyes!

Rose Red said...

Great photo Susan - you've picked up all the fab detail perfectly.

sion said...

beautiful. I always loved moths, so pretty.