Thursday, 30 June 2011

Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) No 2

Two shots overlooked at the editing stage. See earlier post below.


6 comments:

  1. Two brilliant images Tim,well captured.
    John.

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  2. Extraordinary shots Tim ... not seen one of these for a few years.
    I guess you were shooting very fast to capture this action?

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  3. Thanks all. Frank, the ISO was bumped up to 800 (at least eight times greater than needed given the good light) to allow shutter speeds of up to 1/3,200 second. Even then, however, the moth's wingbeats were blurred in many shots. – Tim

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  4. These are amazing photos! You've must have great patience and dexterity to photograph this one Tim. An HH was buzzing around me this afternoon, feeding on Hedge Bedstraw, from which I came away with pictures of the Hedge Bedstraw only.

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  5. Stunning shots Tim.
    I have never seen any of these in UK.

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