Monday, June 29, 2009

Modest Sphinx moth

Last week while kayaking in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula, I found this large moth with a fur-like body floating in the St. Marys River. Nudging it with my paddle I discovered the moth was still alive so I scooped it up onto the bow of the kayak.

After returning to shore, I scrounged a piece of birch bark, set up the camera and tripod, and made this photo.

A week later, with a somewhat lengthy search on the different kinds of moths, I'm surprised at just how many species there actually are.

Image © 2009, Daniel Staudacher || Chippewa County, Michigan.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Road Trip

A few years ago I had the good fortune of acquiring the classic book "Road Trip" by Aaron Siskind. Now I see those tar doodles everywhere I go...

Image © 2009, Daniel Staudacher || Chippewa County, Michigan.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A New Cloud?

That's right, a new cloud formation called asperatus clouds, or its proposed Latin name, Undulus asperatus. While reading the online NG article I recalled making a photograph of those clouds just over two years ago. Inconclusive results suggest these clouds may be an indicator of climate change.

Image © 2007, Daniel Staudacher || Essexville, Michigan