Ever since reading Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver, I have longed to see a luna moth. This photograph does a great job of illustrating why – just look at the near-fluorescence in its wings!
The level of detail captured here is fantastic. We can see the fuzzy and smooth textures of the moth and how they contrast with the uneven edges of the rocks. The framing of the image draws the viewer into the “eyes” of this little creature and then has us examining every line, shadow, and color. You can almost smell the fresh outdoor air!
Ray Dumas of RTD Photography was responsible for this photo, which is shared under creative commons.