Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This creature that I presume is a honey eating moth ( I hope Geoff from Tangental will be able to help me here with identification). Whatever it was it was enjoying the geraniums at Montreux for an ephemeral moment before it flew off to other pastures.

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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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42 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

  1. andy1076 says:

    What an interesting looking guest too, never Seen it before 🙂

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    Well, it’s definitely a moth,but not one I’ve seen before. It’s pretty big!

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  4. TanGental says:

    Hummingbird hawk moth. You have an Aussi version and we a british one lovely

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  5. M-R says:

    I have nevah seen such a big fat moth !!!
    How clever of you to shoot it in such terrific focus, while its little wings are madly whirling so that they can’t be seen !

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  6. AJ says:

    Oh my goodness, I thought those pictures were of a hummingbird. That was one large moth! Wonderful pictures Irene, you’ve got a great eye.

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  7. Not only one, but many excellent and detailed photos of the moth. I am not familiar with species of moths at all, so I am glad the TanGental was able to identify it. I admire the second photo, for in it you can see the moth hovering yet observe it captured in that transient moment. Well done!!

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  8. A lovely moth. Did anyone ever read the Virginia Woolf story. ‘A day in the life of a moth’ or some title like that?

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  9. seeker says:

    I still have yet to see those moth. Lucky you.

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  10. Brilliant capture. Love them.

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  11. Sherri says:

    Glad I got to read the other comments from Geoff and Sarah to find out just what it was, thinking just the same as Sarah at first but then thinking, hmmm, that is a strange hummingbird if one. Amazing photos Irene and great take on the challenge my friend 🙂

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  13. Charli Mills says:

    Awesome photos! Glad Geoff could help identify the moth!

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