The upside-down slurper

A Six-spot Burnet moth effortlessly hangs upside down and slurps away at this Meadow Vetchling’s yellow flowers, harvesting any available nectar with its flexible proboscis before another insect is attracted by their fragrance.

* Shot on a Canon 1D Mark ll N 8.2mp professional dSLR using a 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM lens set at ISO 200, f/Stop 10 and an exposure time of 1/500 seconds *


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