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Lens View Week 10

Indian Moth
Location : Agumbe Karnataka
Exif : Shutter 1/320s, ISO 400, f/7.1.

Last week of July is celebrated as National Moth Week in many countries including in India.
Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths. Butterflies usually rest with their wings closed, while moths rest with their wings open. There are more than 150,000 types of classified moths, although it is believed that there could be many others that have not yet been discovered on the planet. Many experts believe that there could be more than 200,000 different types. Well anyway, Its time to move to your balconies and streets to observe these beautiful winged insects and enjoy their colors. It’s a way to break myths and misconceptions about these insects as being dull and explore them in your neighborhood.

The connection between lights and moths are very symbolic in Hinduism. Moth represents blind faith.
As the moth moves toward lightness, it’s believed that it goes back to the natural world. Moths therefore represent a powerful spiritual symbol.
From a photographers perspective , Moths with their spread wings are good macro objects. At Agumbe, with the large rainforest like trees and light between the trees , the lens view can be very colorful. A problem for all nature photographers who capture macro images is wind as the slightest breeze can add movement to your shot. So be patient and avoid too much movement and ensure they are not disturbed. The reflection of light from leaf can provide a good composition for these subjects.

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