Little Moth, Big Noise

micro moth perched on a leaf

All the hubbub in this shot is behind the micro moth in the form of a grainy background.

I really like this scene of the tiny micro moth perched on a leaf, an intrepid explorer in a one plant-mountain ledge. I wanted to make the photo live up to the subject, but my photo-editing skills are wanting some. Underexposure led to the graininess, which was tamped down some with denoising filters, but I found it difficult to reduce further without losing sharpness on the moth. The colors also frustrated me; the green seems too saturated and there seems to be an unpleasant yellowish(?) color cast. This was a bash my head against the wall type edit; an now it is a move on to fight another photo kind of moment.


5 thoughts on “Little Moth, Big Noise

    1. Thank you very much for the compliment, Michelle. I do tend to be self-critical much of the time; it can be a fine line of pushing oneself to do better or weighing oneself down. The bugs are good for regulating that with inspiration. :)

      1. I think you’re right…the artist….photographical or otherwise is always striving to make their work more perfect. But then on the other side of the coin…beautiful is always in the eye of the beholder. I know with my own photos that others often don’t like the same captures I do. I find it interesting.

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