Archive for 'Sphingidae'

Phrygionis polita

Once again a moth with nature’s own Henna paint. It seems like metallic paint, as it’s elevated from the rest of the wing surface. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 24 November, 2011 19:46 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Erynnis ello

Most of the daytime (diurnal) butterflies were either hard to get close to, were restlessly fluttering around never to settle down more than a blink of an eye, or never opened their wings when resting. With only two days on Roraima, I simply didn’t have time to be patiently waiting for the right moment. When […]