Reflectamoth

Photo of the Week by davidwozhere

This fellow landed on the ceramic hob (which was off, fortunately). I took a few handheld pictures and since it was showing no sign of moving I got the tripod out. I lightly crumpled a length of Bacofoil and propped it up against the kettle about 3 feet behind it and set the camera up almost at 'ground' level to make the most of the reflections. The lens is a Meyer Optik 100mm Orestor - hence the nice bokeh. Lighting wasn't easy as I didn't want it to fly off so it's available light and a 4 second exposure.
Uploaded27/07/2023 - 23:31
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter SpeedN/A
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length100mm
Views/Likes82/10

GIULIO57
Posted 28/07/2023 - 04:40 Link
Nice and original
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Spad
Posted 28/07/2023 - 18:08 Link
This is just magical
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
tommyt
Posted 30/07/2023 - 17:33 Link
Thats a beauty and great use of the old manual lens..Liked
pauljay
Posted 30/07/2023 - 18:43 Link
Well worth the effort!
Paul.

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go4IT
Posted 31/07/2023 - 14:17 Link
Impressed with the arrangements you made to capture this beautiful image. Kudos for your imagination and ingenuity.
GIULIO57
Posted 31/07/2023 - 14:36 Link
A well deserved POTW
PPG
1stEverPentax
Posted 31/07/2023 - 17:11 Link
Stunning image viewed large and well worth the effort as mentioned above.

regards

Karlo
Posted 31/07/2023 - 19:19 Link
Now that is clever as well as original. Great work here and well deserved POTW.
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davidwozhere
Posted 31/07/2023 - 23:22 Link
Wow. Thank you. That was a lovely surprise to start off the new week.
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tommyt
Posted 01/08/2023 - 00:46 Link
Well done davidwozhere on POTW, fully deserved..tt
drofmit
Posted 01/08/2023 - 12:51 Link
Wonderful photo.... congrats on POTW!
With that rather ethereal background, this could be some sort of flying machine from a science fiction film!! Love it!!
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swarf
Posted 01/08/2023 - 19:32 Link
Well deserved - a very classy image.
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leep
Posted 02/08/2023 - 13:24 Link
Fascinating result for sure.

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