Focus Frenzy

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© Donald Garrett
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 5, 2010
TakenJuly 9, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/500 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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Even at high shutter speed, this hummingbird moth is hard to capture without blurs. I was using a fully manual lens and having a terrible time catching just the right moment!
Thanks to Betty Maxey for providing the correct name of the insect!

29 responses

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    But I love this photo... it shows movement as opposed to him just sitting on the flower. The colors are fabulous and contrast beautifully. You should be proud

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Fabulous job!! These are some very fast little dudes!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    You are so right, Don! I have a devil of a time trying to capture these rascals, but you managed to come out with a very lovely photo! The dof is beautiful, as are the flowers. I give you a+ for effort and accepting the challenge!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Wow, Don! You have beautifully captured one of the most hyper of insects. Excellent.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    One of your best captures ,,fabulous

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Good looking macro, Don!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    This is an awesome capture of such a fast moving insect! I have seen these hummingbird moths and they do move extremely fast!!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Very Well Done

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    WOW!! Your focus is spot on!!! This is such a great shot!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    We have them here, too.....they're kind of creepy!! A fantastic capture, Don!!

  • David McCrillis

    David McCrillis gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Amazing I have never seen one of these before

  • David Webb

    David Webb gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Amazing! Wonderful job!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Great capture! The first time I seen one of these was near Yellowstone everyone thought it was a hummingbird. They are hard to stop motion on, nice work!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    Excellent, Don! great macro.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (6 Aug 2010):

    Don, this is a WoW! of an image!! Captured in all its elements. Showing off to the tenth degree how fast the little moth was. Can picture you chasing him around the yard! Feel like I'm looking through an old viewmaster.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    Wicked cool.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (7 Aug 2010):

    Fabulous shot, Don......these little guys are VERY had to catch!! You did an awesome job!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (7 Aug 2010):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (7 Aug 2010):

    WOW! Don, this is a wonderful shot! The colors, detail, and DOF are outstanding. I have a hard time capturing these little critters too! Ya done real good!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    Amazing capture..

  • 3rdeye

    3rdeye said (9 Aug 2010):

    Wow what a shot ! Luv it!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    I love the wings on this little guy...Great capture!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    Nice macro Donald...Hummingbird moths or birds are hard to capture when they are in flight.

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (11 Aug 2010):

    Wow, great capture! I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets frustrated with trying to capture insects without blurring.

  • Carlos Witzke

    Carlos Witzke said (20 Aug 2010):

    Excelente toma fotográfica!!!

  • mariea pilkinton

    mariea pilkinton said (20 Aug 2010):

    I have tried to capture a picture of this elusive flying creature to no avail.....congrats on a picture well done. AWESOME

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker gave props (21 Aug 2010):


  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (21 Aug 2010):

    Perfect Don

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2010):

    One of my favorite creatures!

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