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I took this photo in July, this year at Achensee, Austria on the balcony of our small hotel room. This animal moves in the air like a lunatic, extremeky energetic and brisk. It comes at night to such nectar from the flowers, but can occasionally be also seen during the day. This shot perpetuates this creature in flight, as it was descending on the flower. I hope some of you will like it.

Camera:Olympus SP-550 UZ
Lens:Original.
Title:Beast of the night
Username:daniello32 daniello32
Uploaded:3 Oct 2008 - 7:38 AM
Tags:Achensee, Animal, Animals, Austria, Beast, Butterflies, Butterfly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Close-ups, Flight, Flying, General, Macro, Macros, Night, Nocturnal, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2008 - 7:46 AM

Great timing

Jon

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
3 Oct 2008 - 7:47 AM

Thats a cracking shot and great details.
I have tried to get some pics of those aswell and that was at daylight and still not very good pics of them since they are very fast.
This looks like the Humming bird Hawk moth!

Last Modified By RTDS at 3 Oct 2008 - 7:48 AM

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daniello32
3 Oct 2008 - 7:50 AM

Thanks very much, Jon & RTDS! Yes, these move extremely fast but they stay put when sucking the nectar. However, as opposed to butterflies, they do not settle on the flower but hover above it. Maybe to be able to escape better when danger approaches.

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nasoteya
nasoteya  6 India
3 Oct 2008 - 7:53 AM

Wow..extremely superb shot...
Nagaraj

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
3 Oct 2008 - 8:04 AM


Quote: Thanks very much, Jon & RTDS! Yes, these move extremely fast but they stay put when sucking the nectar. However, as opposed to butterflies, they do not settle on the flower but hover above it. Maybe to be able to escape better when danger approaches.

Agree,they hover above the flowers and use their extremly long toungue and also be more avare of danger..like us photographersSmile
Robert

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