Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

February 19, 2011

The Moth

Filed under: Insects,Reflections — paul @ 7:09 am
The Moth

The Moth

I always like shooting insects on window panes because of the reflections. So when this moth landed on the bathroom mirror — bliss. Since the main reflection originates from the silver layer behind the thick mirror glass, it gives an altogether floating impression, unlike reflection on window glass (e.g. here or here).

You have to like its antlers! Can anybody identify the critter?

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

The Moth

The Moth


  1. These are superb! What amazing reflections, Paul! Not sure what its name is, but it has an awesome pair of antlers!!! Terrific!! Have a great weekend!


    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — February 19, 2011 @ 8:07 am

  2. amazing close-ups and reflections!

    Comment by pat — February 19, 2011 @ 8:34 am

  3. Il est devenu monstre ! Magnifique !

    Comment by Gine — February 19, 2011 @ 9:28 am

  4. Too cool!! Clever, unique shot. Mickie

    Comment by Mickie Brown — February 19, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

  5. This tiny creature has exquisite and delicate beauty.
    Its antennas look so fragile. I love this.
    Have a great weekend!

    Comment by snowwhite — February 19, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

  6. That is such a little pretty thingy… I love it !

    Comment by 'Tsuki — February 20, 2011 @ 9:12 am

  7. Holy cow these are amazing! Fantastic detail, color and reflection. I will definitely need to be on the look out for the mirror technique come warmer months with flying critters.

    Comment by MarieElizabeth — February 20, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

  8. Stunning macro and a wonderful reflection!

    Comment by Buck — February 22, 2011 @ 11:03 am

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