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The Masked Bandit
aka Hummingbird Moth
Hemaris thysbe 1 1/2 -2 inches in size.
The speedy moth can be seen by a close observer these days-- sipping on the bee balm.
I was very excited to capture these images and decided to post them as a trio. I will try again as I would like to perfect this means of capturing insects who NEVER sit still!
I am sorry to have missed your images today; my excuse--a medical appointment in the near by city. And I do appreciate your attention to the Nile Crane--Thank you!
Special thanks are due to Joline and Edmund for UA's for the Spicebush butterfly!
Love V3, V1 &2 are equally very special.
Oh my goodness what an amazing looking moth!
I should think these images will be the envy of many insect lovers!
Wow! Super colours excellent captures.
You have done exceptionally well with an insect that won't sit still, Jenn: and what a pretty moth it is.
Great captures Jenn. But isn't he a strange little thing. Lovely colours on him......Sandy
Absolutely excellent captures Jenn !! Amazing images here
Lovely and not one I've ever seen before so a big thumbs up from me Jenn....
Three fantastic captures, Jenn. Carol
3 superb images...wow...I have tried to capture them as well as they move so fast...excellent images
What a capture Jennnnnn. Only looked at the first one so far & it is very impressive xx
Three fabulous images of this pretty creature.
A fine set of images of this unusual insect. The vote goes to No. 3.
three wonderful captures jenn fantastic detail brilliant colours and light v2 for me today a cracker nice one
Excellent captures Jenn, great detail in all,
Love v1 but three super captures.
How lovely. Excellent captures and such a beauty of a moth.
Three beautiful images superbly captured.
Super images, really shows off its markings - well done!
Stunning colours here Jennn
and so beautifully captured
what a set!
A superb and colourful set of images Jenn
WHat a beautiful moth
Wonderful looking creature Jennn. Some really great shots.
Superb set of macro images, fabulous colours and detail
Breathtaking clarity and quality Jenn
Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
A prize catch! I always enjoy seeing these fantastic little creatures. I never seem to have my camera at hand when I do, though.
Yes,a new one for me too Jenn.
Really beautiful Jenn
Nikki !! x
wow very nice close up
Great colours! Lovely captures
Impressive stuff !!
All beautiful images.
Three fantastic images. Wow -- that 1/2500 sec. shutter speed really gave you a crisp image of those fast moving critters.
I really like the POV of V3. It makes it look like you are flying in behind your subject -- racing him to the flower.
Superb Jenn, what a fabulous creature. I have never seen one of these before and your wonderful images are a real treat.
Beautiful looking moth, Jenn.
Beautiful work in this set of excellent captures !
Not seen one as close up as this before Jenn, love the detail, something we are not aware of in the ordinary humming bird shot, well done
These are excellent Jenn - they are sooo difficult to capture. Nigeve1 has been capturing some too.
you have done very well, each time I think I got the perfect method for these lightning fast beauties they find a way to trick me next time!
so far the 400mm method seems to work best.
Fantastic set. Cathy
Whenever I am looking at these butterflies I think of hummingbirds! And I'm very sorry that hummingbirds do not fly here ... And what about you, Jenn, are there these wonderful birds where do you live?
How beautiful... Never seen one myself, thank you for sharing. IB
A stunning image of this hummingbird hawkmoth, you've timed this one to perfection and captured some glorious bright colours
Well done capturing such a speedy insect. Lovely colours.
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