I have a desiccant pack made for a gun safe that plugs in when the crystals change color when it is due to be dried. Never thought of using it for my camera equipment though!
Oops... Disregard above. I just now saw 240 images.
Is the exposure time shown accurate? Those seem like long trails for a 5-second exposure. Nice shot though, no matter how long it took!
It appears to be a Nailbeaked Plummeter. They only fly for a few seconds before landing head first... :-D
Great job, jayluber! Looks like a good place to head with the camper attached...
Blanco River Sunset near Brady, TX
Love Wildlife wrote:
Calleta Silkmoth Caterpillar, maybe.
I think you're right, Jim! Found some photos online that are very similar, and some moth/butterfly enthusiast sites that show a lot of sightings in S. Texas.
Found these two munching their way through some of our shrubs today. Anyone have any idea what they are??? They are about 4" in length. We figure the winter will get the leaves sooner or later anyway, so we let them stay for now...
Welcome to the forum -- have fun!
I think it looks great just the way it is. Considering the position of the dried flowers and their muted colors, I don't think they draw attention away from the butterfly at all. I know my eyes went directly to the butterfly as soon as I saw it. Using the rule of thirds, it is very close just the way you have it. If I were to crop anything, I might just lose a VERY small slice of the background from the top and right side, but there is no need to even do that. Nice shot!
Just saw that you are fellow San Antonian on your Neuschwanstein post - maybe we'll run across each other dragging cameras around town... :-D