Stop the Motion !

By taggart  
Stop the Motion ! : A Hummingbird Moth

Awhile back I mentioned a goal I had set -- I wanted to capture this moth showing both wings!
So: I now present 'Stop the Motion' with two wings!

EDIT: the wings beat 80-85 times per second---

Thank you to WhiteRose and Chinga for Ua's for the 'Eastern Tiger Swallowtail,' and to MileJanJic and Greyheron for UA's for 'Blowin' in the Wind.'

It may seem that I have been lazy with comments lately-- We are getting ready for a short trip to New England--Grand kids and Daughters-- Our girls will be swimming an Open water race around the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island! (there is a small notice on my FB page)
Be back some time next week.......

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 2:05AM
Jaw dropping....
I hope to see one of those one day... Really outstanding this moth... Grin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
12 Aug 2015 2:27AM
This is excellent. Great timing.
Jojo2005 Junior Member 5 Canada
12 Aug 2015 2:31AM
Amazing picture jenn
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
12 Aug 2015 2:39AM
what a gorgeous presentation!!!
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
12 Aug 2015 3:42AM
You have achieved that goal, Jenn, and with such an excellent capture: hope my UA say it all.
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
12 Aug 2015 4:52AM
very beautifully captured and presented.. perhaps it is not found here.. have only seen on this site..
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
12 Aug 2015 6:13AM
You certainly made your goal in fine style. Both see-through wings and looking very much like a hummingbird. If the girls have half the drive to win as their mom they should do very well. Take it calm and enjoy your time away. TG
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
12 Aug 2015 7:14AM
Brilliant shot!
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 7:36AM
12 Aug 2015 7:57AM
Excellent Jenn, great timing,
12 Aug 2015 8:14AM
I'm pleased that you have achieved your goal, Jenn - and what a superb capture, too.
Enjoy your time away.

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 8:26AM
Wonderful capture.
PhilT2 Plus
11 533 31 England
12 Aug 2015 8:34AM
Lovely detail and nicely presented Jenn. It sort of looks like he is looking longingly at the flowers through a steamy window
Jocelia 9 2 1 Australia
12 Aug 2015 9:03AM
So excellent Jenn now that you have your desired Moth and the
fanstic presentation you have put if in.
Well done.
Enjoy your time in New England with your family....WinkWinkWink
12 Aug 2015 9:38AM
Beautifully presented image Jenn, Eileen
11 10 10 England
12 Aug 2015 9:45AM
No need for words - or just such a choice to describe this Jennn.Smile Enjoy your trip.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 9:48AM
Stunning photography, and such a joy to view.

Thanks for sharing Jenn.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
12 Aug 2015 10:44AM
Beautifully done, Jennn, just a little hiccup with the processing between the top wing and antenna.

nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
12 Aug 2015 10:59AM
Have a nice break, Jenn. Congrats for the achievement, amazing capture and it is so well worked and presented.
TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 11:13AM
Excellent shot, Jenn, well done!
Wonderful timing Jenn, a stunning image.
Carol SmileSmileSmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 11:35AM
Leaving on a high Jenn. This is incredible. Enjoy your trip.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 11:37AM
1/8000th second - wow - you've done it - superb Jenn.
Enjoy the holiday and good luck to the girls.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
12 Aug 2015 4:21PM
Stunning capture Jennn. Superb image.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
12 Aug 2015 4:39PM
Artistic, clear and beautiful.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 5:02PM
A beautiful shot and presentation
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 5:44PM
Superb shot !!! 1/8000sec to stop it's wingbeat ????.....impressive !!!Grin
myrab 14 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 6:44PM

jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 7:33PM
Absolutely outstanding Jenn. Respect. I have no option but to add my award to all the others
Jason GrinGrin
arnieg 16 704 England
12 Aug 2015 7:43PM
stunning capture jenn
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
12 Aug 2015 8:28PM
Congratulation to this picture, excellent

12 Aug 2015 10:43PM
Brilliant Jenn..Lin
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2015 11:55PM
Such a magnificent achievement, Jenn.
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
12 Aug 2015 11:58PM
Truly amazing!!!!!!!
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
16 Aug 2015 11:37AM
I'm impressed! Smile Excellent!
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
16 Aug 2015 2:57PM
A sensational image Jenn, you've really excelled yourself here
ColleenA Plus
8 470 7 Australia
17 Aug 2015 11:10AM
An impressive shot Jenn, there are many members who have posted shots of these moths but none as good as this...enjoy your trip
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
24 Aug 2015 5:41PM
Wow -- congratulations on "freezing" the wings. This is a most amazing shot.

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