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Moth Memorial by Tibby Steedly


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My husband, Homer, found this beautiful Lunar Moth dead on our porch early one morning and brought it inside to show me. He decided to scan this elegant moth before it began to decay. I wanted to create a kind of moth abstract in honor of such an unsually beautiful creature. Using PhotoShop, I added a texture of a field of goldenrod, then enlarged the original scan and added two layers of the wings and blended. Found in Penrose, North Carolina, June, 2011.

– August, 2011.


  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    I have only seen a Luna moth once in my life.. sooo beautiful.. you have created a wonderful memorial.. please consider posting it here

  • Heather, thank you so much, my friend, for your comments and fave. I really appreciate it and will post it now. Hope you’re having a good day!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • banrai
    banraiover 3 years ago

    fine colors, great image

  • Banrai, thank you so much, my friend, for your kind comments and fave!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    so beautiful, Tibby … I had an adventure with a Luna myself several weeks ago … you should read up on them … very interesting life cycle … your image is a lovely, lovely memorial to and astonishing creature!!!

  • Lois, thank you so much, my dear friend, for your great comments and fave. I really appreciate it!! Hope you’re having a great day, sweetie!!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    Very lovely work!! :)

  • Thank you so much, Linda!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesover 3 years ago

    Luna moths are special and beautiful. I’ve only seen a couple.
    You did it beautifully, Tibby!
    ~ Bobbi

  • Bobbi, thank you so much, my friend!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image and processing, nice light.

  • Thanks so much, Rosalie!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    This is just totally beautiful love what you have created here.

  • Thanks so much, Karen! I really appreciate it.

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenover 3 years ago

    Great team-work, and ‘hommage’…..Cheers x

  • Thank you so much, Ulla!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Emjaysea
    Emjayseaover 3 years ago

    A striking creation, Tibby. Great work!….Mike

  • Thank you, Michael! I really appreciate your nice comments!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thanks so much, Kathy!

    – Tibby Steedly

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