crop happens…

2011/110: Tattered

Found this poor little thing on one of the blackberry flowers. Probably a victim of those insanely high winds early last week (30-35 mph sustained, with 50-55 mph gusts)

15 responses

  1. Becky Sue

    Wow, those wings are shredded. Could it still fly?

    20. April, 2011 at 07:18

    • I don’t know… I didn’t see it fly. It was on that flower the whole time.

      20. April, 2011 at 07:23

  2. Oh my! It is pretty beaten up looking. You have some stunning focus on the eye – that’s awesome on a bug.

    20. April, 2011 at 08:26

  3. doreen3boys

    poor baby 😉 I guess those battered wings helped him hang around a bit longer for you to take pics, lol.

    20. April, 2011 at 09:29

  4. Makes its wing look like a little fairy and I like the striped antennae.

    20. April, 2011 at 10:24

  5. Aw, poor little thing.

    Last image is great!

    20. April, 2011 at 10:27

  6. I wonder where he came from? He may have traveled miles in those winds and still survived. I like the last one, too. Looks like an ET.

    20. April, 2011 at 13:57

  7. I’ve had days like that myself, bounced around inside a tornado, spit out on a strange flower in foreign parts, and set upon by a monster with a single enormous eye. Yup. I can relate. But the moth seems to have held up a bit better. Tough little beauty. Nice portrait.

    20. April, 2011 at 18:22

  8. What lovely photos!

    20. April, 2011 at 18:24

  9. leo

    Poor one~~sorry for that~

    21. April, 2011 at 01:25

  10. Thanks everyone.

    21. April, 2011 at 05:21

  11. Awww. Poor little thing.

    Amazing photos, Michaela.

    21. April, 2011 at 13:33

  12. I like that last image very much – too 🙂

    21. April, 2011 at 16:33

  13. Well they’re certainly not particularly well designed for that kind of onslaught… Makes you wonder how he’s still around at all eh, but he does look pretty sorry for himself despite your wonderful shots.. 🙂

    22. April, 2011 at 15:59

  14. Maybe it was the winds, maybe he had a run in with a bird: either way… What a trooper!

    Great shots 🙂

    22. April, 2011 at 16:43

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