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HUMMINGBIRD HAWK MOTH

By davsamp
This was only the second one seen this year but was by far the easiest to photograph. I was on my way to Southern Country Park and had to pass through Thorley Wedge to get there. I passed a flowering Buddleia hoping to see a plethora of butterflies, but there were none - except this Hummingbird Hawk Moth which allowed very close access as it fed on the flowers. The light was excellent, which allowed me to use a high speed in an effort to 'freeze' the wing movement - 4000th at f8. I managed to fire off 16 shots of which 10 were useable.

Tags: Moths Wildlife and nature Moths wildlife nature

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KarenFB Plus
14 5.5k 179 England
19 Sep 2020 8:33PM
Very rare to see one photographed with such detail! Brilliant!
19 Sep 2020 8:46PM
Well captured. Lovely image.
This is an amazing capture, from that angle it really shows why it is called a Humming Bird Moth.
Rae

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