Originally posted by jpvskyfreak
This is also recent power up footage taken by James and this is what happens all the time .... it's amazing how when you zap them with the laser
pointer they react ... either by shooting off or powering up.
hehe, the one guy,
"My eyesite is so good, I saw it in three different, uhmm wait, maybe not. But these multi-vitamins I'm takeing are amazing!"
What was that all about????
But other than the guys sounding a like they may have just smoked, the video is quite impressive, what type of lazer/light beam were you useing to try
and target the object with. Was it a simple penlight, a big mag-light, or a huge spotlight?
As for discounting the first image deemed impossible to be a moth because it would have to be half the size of your friend and yours heads....
Meet the Cecropia....
"The cecropia moth is one of the largest moths found in North America. It is a member of the Saturniidae family, or giant silk moths. Females with a
forewing length of 75 mm or more have been documented. It is found as far west as the Rocky Mountains and north into the maritime provinces of Canada.
The larvae of these moths are most commonly found on Maple trees, but they have been known to feed on Wild Cherry and Birch trees among many
Do any of these areas where it makes it's home coincide with where that image was taken?
Anyway, they are extremely large, and the 75mm is the body length, these things have like a 12 inch wingspan, amazing creatures. When they fly by a
light near you, you can easily mistake them for a medium sized bird, they are that big.
Just have a look at this one, I don't see why butterflies get all the attention these moth's are incredibly nice to look at.
Either way, good thread, I'll give it a flag, but The smoking gun picture is in my proffessional opinon a smudge, just so happens to be the largest
of the other 10 on the lense of the camera, so it was the "chosen smudge".
BTW, before anyone challenges my proffessional opinion, I'll have you know, that working as a plumbimg mechanic for 10+ years.. I am an expert in
all things relating to dirt, dust, smudges, grease, grime, ect
[edit on 29-5-2008 by Nola213]