I like taking pictures of moths. Is there any way I can refine my hobby or challenge myself?
While I'd like to get a better camera sometime within the next year, right now I'm working with a Sony Cybershot DSC-H3
. Since I hate taking pictures with flash, I'm becoming known in my area for stalking from light source to light source at all times of the night, taking pictures of the moths that hug the walls and floor.
I can't yet show my pictures here (since I've had to order a new cord to upload from my camera), but so far I've happened upon some beautiful creatures. I enjoy the fact that neither myself nor random people (who happen to walk by and ask me what I'm doing) would otherwise notice these beautiful creatures without moving in close enough to kiss 'em. So far I've only identified the Pandora Sphinx
, so I know part of the challenge is identifying the rest.
Is there anything else I can do to make my hobby more interesting? I know at some point that I'm going to start seeing the same moths and while certain favorites have already become the subjects of multiple sessions, I don't want this to get boring. I've found all of the light sources in my area that I'm going to find (I don't have a car), and bring my camera with me everywhere just in case.
I'm not quite sure what to ask other than "any tips?" I'm also a birder, so I may start keeping a moth life list as well.