Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 8 March 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The story in tomorrow's post!

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Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

I love different and unusual perspectives like in this ‘backside close-up’ of a moth. I look forward to reading the story behind your photograph.

8 Mar 2011 10:07am

Franz from Baden, Austria

this is absolutely gorgeous! the vivid colors, the stunning details ... truly a feast for the eyes!

8 Mar 2011 10:08am

@Franz: Feast of the insect as well as eyes! ;-) Thanks for visiting, Franz!

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

very nice !

8 Mar 2011 11:05am

@Sylvie49 capture image: Thanks, Sylvie49! Thanks for the visit!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


8 Mar 2011 12:17pm

@Aubélia: thank you, Aubelia!

Ann Baldwin from Vallejo, United States

This insect looks dangerous. Such an interesting contrast with the delicate flower. Excellent shot.

8 Mar 2011 5:40pm

@Ann Baldwin: I was rather impressed with the details of this "beauty". It has an interesting set of markings. Hope you see the next day's, for the full view of the insect.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Oh..the light on the flowers is gorgeous,as well as on the insect!
Wonderful colors too! (curieus to hear the story:))

8 Mar 2011 6:18pm

@Thea: Thanks, Thea! Do come back again and read about it--and see it!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Beautiful and most unusual pov:) Has aerodynamic qualities.

8 Mar 2011 6:57pm

@kiwisa: Yes, right! It can fly. See the next post for more information and visuals.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tremendous macro shooting, well done!

8 Mar 2011 7:10pm

@Curly: thanks very much, Curly!

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful photography! (I see the face of a bat....:-00000)

8 Mar 2011 7:21pm

@Marleen: A bat!!! :-))) I was just as impressed with the markings. Certainly if this looked bat-like to another creature, this one would survive. Hopefully. Maybe.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


8 Mar 2011 8:07pm

@john4jack: Thanks!!

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Jolie composition et de belles couleurs ... compliments

8 Mar 2011 10:58pm

@mimicy: Merci!

Ann Baldwin from Vallejo, United States

Outstanding capture. I can see every detail so clearly, it gave me quite a chill!

18 Mar 2011 7:46pm

@Ann Baldwin: :))) It was quite a shock to me, too! I was rather glad the butterfly was small and I was not!