Clear winged hummingbird moth

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© Betty Maxey
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 19, 2009
TakenAugust 13, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/500 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
ISO250
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Wow, these things are really fast.....this the best I could get!!

32 responses

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole (Deleted) said (19 Aug 2009):

    Great capture! I've only ever seen one of these.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Very Nice!! You did good!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Wow! Great capture! I've never seen one before.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    They really are! Beautiful shot.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Awesome capture! These winged ones are just so cool!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic capture Betty!! Looks great in the lightbox!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    This is fantastic Betty and it is even more beautiful on black!

  • Lisa Starling

    Lisa Starling gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Very cool shot! Beautiful!

  • Rebecca Hensley

    Rebecca Hensley gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    You'll have to print this one for Fonzie... the greatest little helper!

  • Joel Mcafee

    Joel Mcafee (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    So cool ! We have these in Arkansas and I never knew what they were till now

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic work!!! Bravo!!!!

  • Rebecca Menard

    Rebecca Menard gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Nice detail for a fast moving subject! Well done!

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Oh my this is cool!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    amazing macro well done Betty !!!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    Great shot of him Betty..... I've only see one of these this summer.... and was not able to get a shot.... this is perfect!!

  • Tracy Shaw

    Tracy Shaw gave props (21 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful! Well done! There are two of these that feed on my butterfly bush. One of them actually attacked a butterfly last year, and I had to save him!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic capture... and beautiful moth!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Excellent capture! I got one too, but not that clear. They move very fast.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    I think you did great on this!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    Wow! You did excellent on this speedy moth!! Great job!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    Nature at its best, great work to get such a detail image!

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (31 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic!!

  • Maria Cox

    Maria Cox gave props (1 Sep 2009):

    Your 'best' is fantastic!! You can tell the wings are moving, but still see great detail!!! Great job on this!!!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Nice catch, Betty! Love that fuzzy little tail.

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    Great capture....they are so hard to get

  • Jerry Pittman

    Jerry Pittman gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    Great shot, and I know what you mean by "FAST"

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    Terrific Shot!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    I see these in the Park in NYC. I think its a clone creature. Glad to see you capture one. Nice.

  • Dennis Burlingham

    Dennis Burlingham (Deleted) gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Wow! Great capture.

  • Yvonne Roberts

    Yvonne Roberts (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Great capture. You're right...these puppies are FAST.

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (14 Nov 2009):

    As you say -hard to get. Great shot!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    Great shot

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