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The Spider Queen instructed the Moon Moth to lead Brian safely through her twisty rooted tunnels and up, up into the barren lands..

Now, I absolutely know this isn’t a moon moth, but it came into my living room last night and gave me an idea of how to get Brian out of the tunnels, so it promptly got photographed and now Brian is on his way!! If anyone DOES know what kind of moth it is I would love to know..it was so beautiful..and large!
Camera Nikon D300
Lens Various..Nikon macro 60mm, nikon 18-200
Edited in Aperture 3 and Photoshop 4
Textures various…both my own and ShadowHouseCreations
Thanks to Alma’s Brian, I now know what moth this is! Here it the description from Wickipedia
This is a large (wingspan 50–62 mm), impressive moth, remarkably butterfly-like. All parts of the adult are bright white marked with faint buffish fascia. The species gets its common name from pointed projections on the termen of the hindwing with brownish spots at their base. It flies at night in June and July 1 and is attracted to light, sometimes in large numbers.
The brown, twig-like larva feeds on a variety of trees and shrubs including elder, hawthorn, honeysuckle and ivy . The species overwinters as a larva.


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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 3 years ago

    Brian, stay close to that beautiful moth, don’t get lost – I have this wonderful feeling that everything is going to be alright – keep on keeping on my little friend x x

  • LOL!! Morning Mattie! This one was difficult to do as it was so dark, but do you reckon it works ok? If not, it’s coming off and a rethink…I liked the feel of it but have doubts about the darkness…
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Laurel  Coleman
    Laurel Colemanabout 3 years ago

    How convenient and inspiring that a “moon moth” wandered into your living room! I have never seen anything like that thing. Enchanting! Your imagination is wild. Go, Brian!

  • Never seen one before, probably never see one again…Kharma!!!
    Brian thought it was lucky anyway!!
    “)))
    XXX

    – polly470

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 3 years ago

    NO NO NO – don’t you dare take it off – tunnels are dark (aren’t they) and that beautiful moth certainly lights the way for our Brian – follow the moth into the light Brian and don’t look back !!!!! x x x

  • LOL!! Ok…:))))))
    XXXX

    – polly470

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 3 years ago

    Another super image in the adventures of Brian series Polly, great work

  • Thanks Peter..glad I put it on now!!
    Huge hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture and imagery

  • Thank you!! It was tough trying to work out a composition for this one..I was all over the shop!
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous work, Polly.

  • Thanks Maggie…my toughest to work out so far..not as dramatic as the others, but he had to get out of the tunnel somehow…thank goodness for the moth!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Margi
    Margiabout 3 years ago

    This is my favourite Brian image so far Polly lvoe the textury look:))

  • Thank you so much Margaret..I really liked the feel of it..the texture is from a picture I took of my ivy in winter climbing up a wall..it was a mess of vines and wriggly bits…I knew I would find a use for it one day!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Melanie Simmonds
    Melanie Simmondsabout 3 years ago

    What a magical piece, I really like it Polly :o)

  • Thanks Melanie…..the moth helped enormously in this one!!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 3 years ago

    a very good capture all love n.j.

  • Good morning Norma…thank you!! This one was tricky to finalize..got there in the end!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Great work Polly, not sure what moth it is but it is lovely, take care on your journey Brian, have a super day, regards, Mark.

  • Thanks Mark!! Got a big smile on my face for you on the HP still!!
    Hugs,
    P
    xx

    – polly470

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