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Bonking Butterflies

Postby Mike » Thu 15 Jun 2006 19:18 GMT

Well, actually they are moths, but you know me. I like a good header. Mating moths sounds sooo David Attenborough.

Humping homo sapiens would be deleted from most websites. We are the only species on this planet to treat copulation as a taboo - irrespective of whether it is for fun or procreation.

You will note that these copulating moths do it back to back.

I do think that nature is well ahead of H. sapiens in that respect. Facing south, no need for a bag on the heid then? :twisted:

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Postby Kay » Thu 15 Jun 2006 20:02 GMT

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Brilliant!

Are they the same species? Does it matter with moths?
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Postby Mike » Thu 15 Jun 2006 20:17 GMT

They are the same species. The male (I think) has folded wings, but I watched them for some time before taking the pic. They are the same above and below. I'm only sorry that I am not sufficiently into lepidoptry(?), if indeed that is anywhere near the term, to provide a positive ID.

One day, I'll get a book on the subject :)

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Postby Savannah_Alan » Fri 16 Jun 2006 06:16 GMT

Nice clear shot Mike, with surprising depth of field for macro. What equipment were you using?

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Postby Mike » Thu 29 Jun 2006 22:04 GMT

I'm almost embarrassed to reply to you, Alan.

After years of working with SLR's, taking trannies . . .

I have to confess that I've dumped all my old equipment, since I got my Minolta Dimage Z5. The macro option is excellent for the price range. It was going to be a second camera. I didn't believe in digital. I was a trannie man, and had been since time began.

One day, maybe, I'll manage to afford a digital SLR. Meantime, this humble five point something mega pixel thing is - and it really pains me to say this - far better than any SLR I have ever been able to afford.

I can't keep up, and I'm not going to try.

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Postby Savannah_Alan » Thu 29 Jun 2006 22:42 GMT

Nothing wrong with that camera Mike. I've just been looking at the specs and it's got everything you need for a P&S with some manual control.
5MP is plenty, the 12x optical zoom is great, 2" LCD is really nice. All in a 12 ounce package :) .

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Postby ruggie » Thu 3 Aug 2006 15:09 GMT

Yesterday's visitor was carrying a different Dimage, but what amazed me was the fact that it recorded details about 50 feet away in a dark barn, using its built-in flash.
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