One of the many shots I managed to get from my overnight mothing session down on the Somerset Levels last week. Not my the best image, but in my defence I had to use ISO800 and try and use burst mode on the shot so as to get at least one of these Eyed Hawkmoths with their wings open. Both of them were captured the during the night before in the moth traps. In the morning I placed them both on the buddleia bush that was nearby to try and get a shot before they both took to the air. Because they were a little stressed they both wanted to take to the air as soon as possible, so I had to work fast. I had to use a high shutter speed so as to capture them with their wings open just in the right place.......2-3 seconds after this shot was taken both of them had taken to the air and disappeared
Never mind got the shot I wanted with at least one of them displaying it's eye markings. Lighting was very harsh due to the early morning sun, but it all kinda worked out the way I'd planned, shame it's just a little soft on the wings, I'll have to do better next time, but believe when I say this was a real tricky shot to try and get.
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