Hummingbird Clearwing

Posted by Craig Lipski on Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:41 am

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Hummingbird Clearwing
Hemaris thysbe

Sitting near the feeding / watering area hoping for early warblers, this moth paid several visits, so of course I shot it.  Lots.  I liked this one for the soft pastels of the Monarda and background, even if I didn't freeze the wings.

100-400 4.5-5.6 II
1/1000, f/7.1, ISO 1600
Hand held, natural light 

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Good light,

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by Carol Clarke on Thu Sep 28, 2023 11:34 am
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I have only ever seen one of these maybe a couple of times, and I think you caught this one very nicely, Craig.

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by david fletcher on Thu Sep 28, 2023 1:02 pm
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Super shot to get this as they move real quick. Nicely done Craig.
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by Tom Whelan on Thu Sep 28, 2023 6:50 pm
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Fine in-flight capture of the moth, the Monarda setting is pretty.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Sep 29, 2023 11:27 am
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Great setting for this moth, great find, Craig.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Oct 01, 2023 8:41 am
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Nice capture- so cool to see one. I have only seen one myself. Come to think of it-I'll post my one and only capture from a while ago!
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