View Full Version : Munching on a Moth

Paul Lagasi
06-18-2010, 05:59 PM
While trying to get images of a small spider, this Damselfly (no idea what type) landed beside me munching on a moth...

105mm 2.8
handheld, small crop

Ken Childs
06-18-2010, 07:47 PM
Very nice, Paul! Most everything looks really good. The moth looks a bit hot but maybe the damsel was in the mood for a hot meal. :D

I'm pretty sure that's a male Fragile Forktail.

Julie Kenward
06-18-2010, 08:07 PM
I agree with Ken - if you can tone down the moth (what's left of him!) I think that would be nice but what a super nice image. It's certainly something you don't see every day!

I do find the BG to be a little distracting with the light/dark/different colors but I still like the image quite a bit. I also think you could strengthen the crop a bit if you took a slice off the right side - right around where the branch turns down.

Allen Sparks
06-19-2010, 05:51 AM
I agree with the above comments and also agree this is one fine image. Love the perspective and that you caught this behavior.

Kaushik Balakumar
06-19-2010, 07:34 AM
Well seen and captured. Nice moment.
With short span to shoot the image, you still managed well to keep the head and the tail in same plane and sharp.

Roman Kurywczak
06-19-2010, 10:40 PM
Hey Paul,
I think if you select the tail section and perhaps the eyes....lighten them and lessen the brightness on the rest.....this will take this image up another level!

Paul Lagasi
06-20-2010, 09:44 PM
Thanks everyone for comments...I'll try your ideas, thanks for the ID Ken