These large and spectacular moths gives great scope for photographers to capture action pictures as they come to feed on flowers. Below are a few of my efforts using high speed flash to record them inflight.

 

 

The Elephant Hawkmoth coming to Honeysuckle flowers.

 

High-speed flash records the wing movements.

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Note how much the wings have bent as this moth hovers @ about 50 wing beats a second.

 

 

The Hummingbird Hawkmoth will visit a range of garden flowers to nectar.

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Above a Broad-bordered Hawkmoth nectaring on Vipers bugloss.

A Broad-bordered Hawkmoth in flight, captured using high speed flash.

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A Silver-striped Hawkmoth flying to Buddleia.

 

All pictures are Copyright of Richard Revels FRPS