Photographing moths can be a challenging and rewarding experience. With their small size and delicate features, capturing high-quality images of these insects requires a specialized approach. This can involve using specialized equipment, such as a macro lens, tripod, and flash, to help you get up close and personal with the moths. Additionally, proper lighting and composition techniques can help you create stunning images that showcase the beauty and detail of these fascinating insects. After taking the photos, the process of cleaning up and editing the images is just as important. This can involve adjusting exposure and color, removing dust and debris, and cropping the images to focus on the subject. By combining technical skill with a passion for capturing the beauty of moths, you can create stunning and informative images that tell the story of these fascinating creatures.

  1. Underbody shot of a Tissue moth

    Hand Me A Tissue

    by Marek

    Things are always a bit quiet on the ‘mothing’ front at this time of the ...

  2. Top down photo of a moth where the my processing went wrong and it appears as if the limbs and wings are exploding into fragments

    Mothing but fun

    by Marek

    In my last post I gave a brief overview of the suite of software...

  3. A cartoonish image of a man hitting a hammer into the ground using a post

    Post Processing Pt2

    by Marek

    Taking pictures on glass now also gives me the opportunity to carry out minor repairs as well tak...

  4. Comparison of two photos of the same species, taken with two different lenses at two different distances. The top photo 50mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter from 80mm away. The second is 100mm lens with 1.4x teleconverter from 210mm away.

    The best laid plans

    by Marek

    It doesn’t matter how much research you do at times as there is always something that comes along...

  5. Landscape photo of a bush, the background obscured by a red dust fog

    True Grit

    by Marek

    On our return home from our visit to Portugal it became obvious that there was something seriousl...

  6. Close-up shot of a camera sensor, with a picture of a cartoon cloud blowing that has been edited in the centre of the screen

    Sensor Cleaning

    by Marek

    Following our return from Ireland the task of moth identifications began in earnest alongside the...

  7. Cartoonish image of a person hammering a post into the ground

    Post Processing pt1

    by Marek

    Post processing or picture editing is something I have been familiar with for quite some time as...

  8. 2x2 grid of photos showing the output of multiple image stacking to clear up the image and noise reduction to clean up the background

    Focus Stacking

    by Marek

    In 2015 I carried out similar DSLR testing in low light conditions in the moth house, as publishe...

  9. Photo of a moth with the camera settings I favour for general purpose shots of species - ISO 1000, Shutter Speed 1/60 and F-Stop 10

    The Light

    by Marek

    The gradual transition to my new DSLR was a slow process as leaving the comfort zone of point and...

  10. Stock image of someone holding a DSLR camera to take a photo of a sunset, edited to show one of the images of the moths on the screen of the camera


    by Marek

    When we first became mothers, I was told by our mentor that things would become increasingly easi...

  11. The underside of a moth taken via resting it on glass screen


    by Marek

    A tale to tell It doesn’t take long to realise that...

  12. Top down view of a moth, casting a long shadow


    by Marek

    It was from the onset of my decision to pictorially record moths that it would be carried out on...

  13. A six-spot burnet resting on a tall stalk of a plant

    Photography Introduction

    by Marek

    Back in 2011 my knowledge of photography could have been written on a postage stamp and, like man...