Views: 38 (23 Unique) 
Vote 7
Award Shortlist   

Beast of the night

By daniello32  
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.

Tags: Butterflies Flying Wildlife Animal Flight Animals Macro Close-ups General Butterfly Austria Night Close-up Beast Close-up and macro Nocturnal Macros Wildlife and nature Achensee

Voters: SurreyHillsMan, RTDS, Arty and 4 more


Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Comments


3 Oct 2008 7:46AM
Great timing

Jon

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

RTDS 8 Cyprus
3 Oct 2008 7:47AM
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!
3 Oct 2008 7:50AM
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.
3 Oct 2008 7:53AM
Wow..extremely superb shot...
Nagaraj
RTDS 8 Cyprus
3 Oct 2008 8:04AM

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

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.