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Re: MOTHS

Postby Placido » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:45 pm

Well, thing is, they keep flying into candle flames (and I have a book which tells you why :nod: :woohoo:).
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:49 pm

Placido wrote:Well, thing is, they keep flying into candle flames (and I have a book which tells you why :nod: :woohoo:).

Icarus had a similar problem with the sun.
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Placido » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:30 am

Permit me to demur :rolleyes: - the Icarus thing was a parable about hubris and where it gets you in the end whereas the moth's unfortunate attraction to a candle flame is physical and where it gets you in the end.
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P.S.: Classic hubris may be found under DWD Cameron :laugh:and where it got him in the end.
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Kev » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:27 pm

I saw a hummingbird hawkmoth for the first time today.

Amazing to watch, hard to photograph!!

ImageHummingbird Hawkmoth by Kevin Clark, on Flickr
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:33 pm

Good first attempt Kev. I've always found them a bit too mobile for my cheapo camera and doubtful camera technique.
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