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The Dancer
A Bridge on boat ride in Worlitz Park, Germany
Walking the Dog in Portland
Angel wings
Turkey Point Lighthouse scenic view
Amazing Clouds
Looking up at a tree
PAC-MAN in the sky
Tree frog
Amazing Michigan Sunset
Bird on powerlines
A graceful moth at the end of its life
Still a long way to go
A local family simontaneously looks away during the black-neck crane festival in BhutaN
Beignets and friendly company
Hawksbill turtle in Curacao, my daughter's first dive. Now she thinks this is the norm!
Snowflakes and Blue Jay
The capital of Spain showing the gay pride flag in celebration of Orgullo.
Full Lunar Eclipse Sept 27, 2015 Kennewick WA
Lighthouse Memories
A little yellow flower I stumbled upon
Bison in Yellowstone
14th Annual Photo Contest
A graceful moth at the end of its life

If I find a bug in the house, my immediate response is to catch it and set it free outside, however this moth made no attempt to fly away. I was careful not to touch her delicate wings, so I concluded that she was nearing the end of her life. I sat with her for awhile, watching her struggling to stay up and thought about a Sylvia Plath poem about finding a dying moth. The event made me thing about life and the grace the moth had in accepting her inevitable death.

TAGS: California, Moth

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Berkeley, California, United States of America
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© Natalea Schager.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 11.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 14, 2016, 7:22 p.m.
Camera Make: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone 6
Focal Length: 4.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/920
Aperture: f2.2
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PHOTO LOCATION Berkeley, California, United States of America