Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pic of the Day

A giant moth spotted while taking pictures of a home for sale. Brilliant red with a wingspan about 6".

UPDATE: After talking to some bug people, I have now been informed that this is a Hyalophora Columbia. A.K.A. a Columbia Silk Moth.

6 comments:

Kitty said...

That is an amazing shot Tombo - brilliant. x

Gadget said...

Cool shot Mr. Tombo

TomboCheck said...

Thanks Kitty and Gadget! I can't say that it was really any ability on my part. The only thing I did was try not the scare the guy off. :)

melissa said...

oh my god, that is GORGEOUS!

forgive my own ego, but check this out:

http://bp2.blogger.com/_NmfEG0R4nk4/R7ywvWQP3OI/AAAAAAAABMo/Nf-AnrRUNAo/s1600-h/Picture+1289.jpg

in big sur, california. loved this little guy.

TomboCheck said...

Thanks Melissa. :)

And i'm diggin your pic. Great DOF!! What camera you using?

Chickenbells said...

That is an incredible shot! That is also a very cool moth...although, I'm not sure how much you had to do with that part of it...