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Light moth ? - Anagrapha falcifera

Light moth ? - Anagrapha falcifera
Barling, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
March 15, 2013

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Light moth ? - Anagrapha falcifera Light moth ? - Anagrapha falcifera

Celery Looper - Hodges #8924
Moved from ID Request.

Earliest posted for Arkansas

Whatcha think ...

Looks like a match.
Taking night photos is a new experience in frustration with focusing and flash control as obstacles.

Ring Flash
● I recently purchased a Viltrox JY-670 for $98, including shipping. I Love it! It does everything the Canon ringflash does, with the only difference being … it’s totally manual. There’s no ETTL or even TTL, which means you cannot shot in aperture priority. This is no problem for me, since I shoot manually anyway.
● Something else, cut a hole in a Styrofoam bowl, the diameter of you lens. It diffuse the light really well. Whatever you use, it will take some practice and experimentation.
● Loopers are difficult to photograph because they tend to be reflective. Try shooting from different angle, to lessen the reflections.
● Above all, PRACTICE everyday. Don't just shoot what you're going to post. I shoot 50-70 photos a night and maybe post only 2-3.

Thanks for the expert advice
I will be trying your photo tips soon since I plan to get serious about moths when warm weather arrives.
I started my bug and camera adventure 8 months ago with at least 100 shots a day. But my improvement in photographing has been with the invaluable help of you and Maury Heinman.

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