Saturday, August 29, 2009

Camera Critter #73

When I am out making images, I shoot anything and everything...then worry about it when I get back home. I don't even look at the shots until I get them up on my computer. But that's where the fun begins.

Every image I make is done in RAW format, and when the light is right, in manual mode using the Sunny 16 Rule. I have found a nice workflow which makes turning the RAW image into a uploadable photo, quick and easy.

But before I upload, I want the person looking at the photo to know what they are looking at. So, I'll spend hours checking my reference books and looking through various online sites for an identification. I haven't shot many critters which I can't ID, but there is one group which constantly gives me fits. That group is moths.

Below are seven moths from my area of the high desert which I can not identify.

Maybe someday I'll locate a good reference and be able to put a name to these critters.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!


Martha in PA said...

I need to go back to shooting RAW, I was overwhelming myself when we first moved back to PA taking so many pictures that I had to stop!

The moths are excellent, and isn't it fun trying to identify things and research things that we photograph. I have learned so much.

I know you helped me out on more than one occasion!

No reference book needed for mine today, just a little imagination!

Tulip said...

great shots of beautiful brown moths. happy weekend.

my entry

i beati said...

textures fascinating sandy

Carolyn Ford said...

My cat brings in moths during the spring. I am up during the night catching these little critters and turning them loose again. I think I will keep my camera ready next season and have a little fun with the cat! Your photography is wonderful!

Janie said...

Beautiful photos.
The trouble with insects (and wildflowers)is there's so much variety, no one book or source covers them all. ID is a challenge, but like you, I enjoy being able to share the names.

Snap said...

Mother Nature really is something else! Lovely critters and plants.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing. They're all moths of some kind. That's as far as I can help you. LOL

My C C is posted now...scroll down, just below the Photo Hunt Meme entry. It's Tahoe again this week. Hope you can visit.

Have a super weekend.

Brooke said...

I can't help you identify them, but I will say the lighting and exposure in these are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I don't know the names of them either, but I have to agree that the fun begins when I get home & upload - However, I don't do raw images, though. I have a point & shoot digital camera, so I have to doctor them up to make them presentable.

Your photos are wonderful - I enjoy the clarity of the shots

Dimple said...

I have no idea what kinds of moths you have shown, but I love the variety. The gray one you have last is really beautiful.

Misty Dawn said...

They sure do have good camo! Great shots, as always.