Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

There were two species of Hummingbird Moths visiting the native bee balm this summer at a local wildlife refuge. This view is of one the Hummingbird Clearwings (Hemaris thysbe) is cropped to 4x5 to emphasize the moth.

7D2, 100-400 @ 330, 1/2500 s, f/10, iso 2000, tripod

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You sure caught the action, Mark. These little guys are not easy to capture as they are very small and move very fast. Great job. The 4X5 crop works nicely to frame this little guy up.

Mark: Great capture with just enough wing movement to add dynamism and a great BG along with the sharpness of the moth’s body. Most excellent. >=))>

Nice shot, Mark! That’s quite a moth. I’ve never seen one before. One thing that strikes me as unusual, is the mammalian looking eyeballs! I also see that you run into the same problem as their namesake when it comes to trying to stop the wings (1/2500 wasn’t quite fast enough).