Saturday 16 October 2010

Agreeable Tiger Moth



Thematic Photographic this week is 'Turning Colder'
I haven't been out with my camera recently, so I trawled through the archives and decided to give this guy a requiem.
He's an 'Agreeable Tiger Moth' as far as I know, which isn't very far!
I've no idea who he was so agreeable with to warrant such a fine name, maybe he nods his head a lot after crashing into the light bulb a few hundred times:)
Anyway he was chosen for this chilly theme because it looks like he has on a large fur collared cape .
And I think these moths die as the weather turns colder.
If I didn't know any different he could simply be in repose, like a mini Dracula moth!
After all they are both night creatures.
Halloween must be getting to me:)

5 comments:

Juniper said...

I can imagine him standing up in front of all the 'lesser' moths, giving them a rousing speech in his fine cloak.

Carmi said...

I'm with Juniper: He's totally the leader of the pack. Reminds me of Superman's lair way up by the North Pole...it seems like such a frigid context, and he seems to regal and warm.

Brilliant shot, and definitely a cool way of looking at this week's theme!

Macy said...

Beautiful shot!

mansuetude said...

with all the background like a shroud its such a great image.

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