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Lev Bely, 03.05.2012 21:49
Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Nature is now at the Royal Alberta Museum (Edmonton) until September 3rd.
The fantastic beauty and amazing biodiversity of moths in the Ottawa region captured Jim des Rivières, a Canadian photographer, who enlarged them many times and got impressive prints which you can see today at the Royal Alberta Museum. Three of his works that reach nearly two meters stagger even sophisticated visitors who can enjoy exploring the minuscule details of moth body and wings.
An ordinary, wan looking moth appears to be a hidden gem of a rare beauty, something that glistens with a thousand colors and tones when seen in close. To create such stunning prints Jim des Rivières put moths on a flatbed scanner glass and made high-resolution images of 4800 dpi. His moths are blossoming with astonishing color combinations and fanciful ornaments that you could barely notice from a distance.
Now you can go stare for hours at those beautiful moths at the Royal Alberta Museum up to September 3rd. The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Royal Alberta Museum, http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca
Photo: Luna moth's (Actias luna) enlarged wing fragment, Jim des Rivières, http://www.moths.ca
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Acrida bicolor Thunberg, 1815
Hemaris radians (Walker, 1856)
Lytta caraganae Pallas, 1798
Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa Linnaeus, 1758
Gryllus campestris Linnaeus, 1758