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Hummingbird Moth
aka "Common Clearwing"
Hemaris thysbe

One of my goals for the summer-- I got him today-- excited!
EDIT: my goal was to capture the moth in focus with wing action stopped...

Also delighted to thank you-all for votes and comments and specifically Hugh, Nathan,Nigel, George and Craggwildlife for User Awards.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Aug 2013 - 2:05 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hummingbird Moth
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:2 Aug 2013 - 12:26 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Insect, Moth, Portraits / people, Wildlife / nature
Votes:96

Comments

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
2 Aug 2013 - 12:30 AM

Excellent capture Jenn, great timing,
Fred.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 12:34 AM

I can see why it gets its name Jenn.
Like a half bird,half moth !!
Excellent shot.
Mick.

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
2 Aug 2013 - 12:40 AM

Your collection is awesome! This picture is outstanding, it was worth the wait.
M

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
2 Aug 2013 - 12:41 AM

Very well done ,Jenn this is a fantastic and lovely image with great details.....Grin

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 12:51 AM

Superbly captured Jenn, not an easy subject, well done!

gill

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 12:54 AM

Wow! An amazing capture........Sandy

SkySkape
SkySkape  5 England
2 Aug 2013 - 12:54 AM

Great focus and frozen movement. A really super image. I would also like to see a shot with a slower shutter speed to show how fast the moths wings beat.

LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
2 Aug 2013 - 12:58 AM

Excellent macro work, beautiful moth, I have never seen one!!!
Warm regards

Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 1:43 AM

You got it alright. Great shot

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 2:20 AM

With 1/4000 sec. exposure you have achieved your goal, Jenn, and so effectively too.
Ronnie.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Aug 2013 - 4:12 AM

Wow Jenn !! This is a perfect capture of this amazing moth !!

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Aug 2013 - 4:44 AM

Superb congratulations for the capture

Peter

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 5:56 AM

A superb capture, Jenn, haven't seen many here this year, let alone been able to capture one Sad Carol

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 6:53 AM

Excellent image Jen...a lot of us over the last few months have tried to capture these fast moths and none of us got his wings frozen...so well done you should be proud of yourself...great photography

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 7:17 AM

Wow! Perfectly sharp. I rarely ever get one that isn't blurry somewhere... Oh I have taken note of your exposure speed! That is a point of course.
Now I feel inspired to try again, differently

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 7:30 AM

Amazing capture with this excellent macro photography.

Albert

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1680 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom75 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 7:44 AM

Perfect, amazing capture.
Nigel

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 7:55 AM

The awards say it all really.
Gosh what a capture

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 8:10 AM

Super detail and great focus...............GrinGrinGrin

MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 926 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 8:10 AM

Superb image. Well done !

pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 - 8:16 AM

An amazing capture.
Wonderful to see the wings frozen and not blurred.
Bravo Smile

What is your next goal?

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 8:38 AM

Just brilliant Jennn - great work to get this.

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 8:50 AM

Amazing!

Ann

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 9:01 AM

Skillfully done, Jenn, excellent work.

Dave

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 9:15 AM

Absolutely stunning image!! Excellent!!

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 9:18 AM

Excellent capture Jennn. A cracking shot.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33056 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 9:46 AM

Breathtaking photography Jenn.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64341 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 10:03 AM

Terrific shot. Beautifully clear.
x

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 10:05 AM

Superb image and congratulations on achieving your goal an don all these awards.
Sorry I've given mine for today but this is a worthy winner.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 10:25 AM

A terrific shot in all aspects, Jenn. Congrats for the well deserved awards!

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 11:43 AM

This is absolutely stunning. The clarity and detail is amazing Jenn. Brilliant.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 11:50 AM

Exceptional to say the least Jenn,
Geoff.

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
2 Aug 2013 - 12:09 PM

Now this is just stunning Jenn worthy of all the awards here is mine too

John

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 12:34 PM

Wow....you nailed this one! Did you have it on shutter priority? What an admirable capture and well rewarded.

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1231 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 - 1:07 PM

Fab capture!

orts
orts  3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 - 2:43 PM

Fantastic shot, congratulations on achieving one of you goals in such a spectacular way.

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
2 Aug 2013 - 2:55 PM

This is absolutely stunning. Just such an amazing and wonderful capture. Ann.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 4:35 PM

Stunning image!
George

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 - 5:09 PM

EXCELLENT !! Grin
Nice one...
IB

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4547 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 5:30 PM

Incredible shot !!!!......superb result, & faultless quality !!

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 6:01 PM

I know for sure how diff to get this fella in sharp focus.It should get a place n Nikon Photo ads.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 6:30 PM

They do NOT come any better
Lillian

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM


Quote: They do NOT come any better
Lillian

I comPLETEly agree, Jennnn.

This is one stellar stellar STELLAR shot.

Wowwwwww...

A...

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 7:32 PM

congratulations on all the very very well deserved awards jenn this is STUNNING! top top shot Wink
andy

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 8:31 PM

First time I've seen one, and superb too.
regards
Yung

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 432 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 8:37 PM

Oh wow Jenn! - that is just stunning. Well done indeed. I know you have a hatful already but that is getting my UA.
Jason

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 9:00 PM

Fabulous, if only I had another award to give

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
2 Aug 2013 - 9:00 PM

Excellent work, Jenn! My congratulations to you!Smile
Regards Valery

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 9:14 PM

You met your target with a great capture nothing like it is there.SmileSmileSmile
Regards john.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 11:20 PM

Wow, look at all those awards! Well deserved, congratulations.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2013 - 9:34 PM

Stunning shot and well deserved awards Jenn SmileSmileSmile
Helen

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 9:43 PM

Congratulations on all the awards and accolades you have received for this truly outstanding image. This is as good an image of a hummingbird hawkmoth as I've ever seen, the detail and clarity are astounding. All other images i've seen of this species have had blurred wings caused by these creatures constantly moving.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 7:18 AM

Wow - well done Jenn!
Ann

tonyguitar
5 Aug 2013 - 5:47 PM

Both your subject and your master's macro presentation are in a class of their own. Your rows of trophies are well deserved. Wow!! TG

DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 - 8:15 PM

Very special Jenn!
Don

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:52 AM

17 UA s. should include in Guinness book

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