Hawk moth in motion

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 6, 2018
TakenAugust 6, 2018
Exposure1/200 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length42.8 mm
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This close up portrays just how rapidly the hawk moth was moving late this afternoon in the woods .. the wings are blurred but the face clearly shows determination in the eyes as it is about to pollinate the thistle.

Hawk Moth in motion
Brings forth emotion
Thru' how it is stirred
By the wings blurred.
© Poetry by me AJP

Best View in light box! Thank you!!!

11 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (6 Aug 2018):

    well done!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (7 Aug 2018):

    One of your Best in terms of kinetic beauty...moving fast and great color!

  • Nasrin Tajadod

    Nasrin Tajadod gave props (7 Aug 2018):

    wonderful photo at the just timing .

  • teresa B

    teresa B   gave props (7 Aug 2018):

    I got a shot of this moth this summer and was the first time ever seeing one. Yours is my second time. Neat insect. You did a great job capturing it with its wings moving so fast

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (7 Aug 2018):

    Spectacular image! What a sense of motion and speed. Great focus and timing.

  • Andrzej Galazewski

    Andrzej Galazewski gave props (8 Aug 2018):

    fantastic contrast between rotating wings and still body

  • joselionel

    joselionel (Deleted) said (8 Aug 2018):

    Fantastic, the right moment and the right patience

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (8 Aug 2018):

    Thank you all for your appreciated comments...I am very much hoping to get another chance
    to see and capture this elusive moth again....It is all in the timing and being at the right place at the right time....

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (8 Aug 2018):

    the blur is fabulous, and enhances the composition--as well the meaning and to other connections

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (8 Aug 2018):

    Perfect timing on this fabulous capture, Andrea! The blur of his wings add the perfect contrast to that awesome face.

  • Mick Stafford

    Mick Stafford   said (10 Aug 2018):

    Excellent capture

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