An Elephant in the hand........ by jesika

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Hawk Moth, that is not one of those HUGE elephants. But this one is pretty big AND he’s pink! And what’s more, he’s a flying elephant…
I was delighted to find him in the moth trap in my York garden on Monday, but ecstatic to make contact tonight and get some photos.
Sony H9 crop flash
Sony H9 crop pfg-con

This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings.
So love, love, love.
Hafiz حافظ

“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
—Saadi (1184–1283)

Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.

All profits from my sales will be donated to Butterfly Conservation.

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Failed domestic goddess;
Photography flop
but a
BRILLIANT doggie mummy!
Dos this mean I’m a FAILED failure???

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    HAHA~!!!!!! Oh, Jesika!!!!!! This is FANTASTIC!!!! What an amazing macro … and he’s so incredibly colorful!!!! Pink and Green … and LOOK at the detail!!!!! WOWOOWOWO!!!!!

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenabout 5 years ago

    Oh man, isn’t nature fabulous Jesika! He is quite spectacular especially against the dark bg.

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryabout 5 years ago

    What an incredible photo, Jesika! I’m bowled over by your expertise in this area and by your love for these wondrous little creatures. You inspire me and so many! Thank you for your very very special gift!

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 5 years ago

    Wonderful macro shot.

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful creature!

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 5 years ago

    another great capture Jx!

  • jujubean
    jujubeanabout 5 years ago

    What a great creature!!! beautiful shot!

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 5 years ago

    Good Grief Jesika, talk about up close and personal with your critters!! Well taken!

  • Len Bomba
    Len Bombaabout 5 years ago

    Lovely! Len

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichabout 5 years ago

    Oh wow, Jesika, this is so cool, and he is so beautiful.

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