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This is downright mesmerizing…

flight of a small brown moth
by Dennis Hlynsky

from the page

Working with the Edgertronic camera from the RISD Edna Lawrence Nature Lab. Photographing at Blythwold Gardents in Bristol RI.
This clip has been processed three ways. The original recording is shot at 1/6000 of a second at a frame rate of 1000 samples per second. The first flight off the flower approximates real time, the second employes echo and reflects the slow motion of 1000 samples per second played back at 30. The last section (bluish) is keyed then time blended to accentuate the pattern the silhouette creates when the moth is in flight.



Featured image is by Robert Steven Connett. Found at But does it float with an elaborate title by Terence Mcenna: These self-transforming machine elf creatures were speaking in a colored language which condensed into rotating machines that were like Fabergé eggs but crafted out of luminescent superconducting ceramics and liquid crystal gels.


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1 Comment

  1. August 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm


    Speaking of horrible disasters, I just found this. It was also posted on I09.

    Photos Of Everyday Life In Pripyat Before The Chernobyl Disaster

    Its really sad, that even if they survived, all those people had their lives ruined.

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