Close-up picture of a small moth ~
wingspan about one inch. Even when I was almost touching it with the camera,
it stayed so still with its wings straight out, it looked like a little tiny airplane.
This picture was taken from the underside with the moth on the outside of a
glass door ~ hand held with the super-macro setting on an Olympus digital camera ~
format 2560 x 1920 ~ click on the picture for full sized image. Note the amazing detail,
especially in the face area, knees and hairs on the wingtips.
mothplane

. . . and here are two close-up pictures of Eric - the Bee ~
or Eric - the half-bee ~ legspan again about one inch, body length less than an inch.

I first saw Poor Eric on the fire escape, still alive but not feeling well and missing some legs.
The good news for me was being able to get very close for the pictures,
not such good news for Eric

~ Shot hand held with an Olympus digital camera on the super-macro setting on ~
format 2560 x 1920 ~ click on the picture for full sized image. Again, amazing detail,
especially in the face area, and hairs on the body. The small white item next to the bee's leg
lower right is a flake of ash from my cigarette that blew away before the second picture was taken.

erichalfbee

 Look at the near wing in the lower picture ~
Towards the tip seems to be shadows of the cell alignment in the clear part.
Also see the tiny double hook tip on the front leg and single hook on the rear leg.

erichalfbee
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