Cecropia Silkmoth – Male Hyalophora cecropia

Post on July 6, 2013 Moth BugsMacro


Cecropia moth is North America’s largest native silkmoth with wingspan up to 6 inches. This is a male cecropia moth, which has smaller abdomen and larger feathery antennae.

This picture is done with 4 images combined or stacking, which is a common technique uses in macro photography if you want to make your subject stands out more with shallow depth of field from busy background. Well, it works best if your subject doesn’t move…

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 180mm F3.5L USM Macro
  • ISO 50, 1/5, F6.3 ,180mm
  • Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas
  • July 02, 2013
Male cecropia moth

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