Hummingbird Moth

By taggart  
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.

Tags: General Moth Insect Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Portraits and people

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2 Aug 2013 12:30AM
Excellent capture Jenn, great timing,

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 12:34AM
I can see why it gets its name Jenn.
Like a half bird,half moth !!
Excellent shot.
Potra 5 Venezuela
2 Aug 2013 12:40AM
Your collection is awesome! This picture is outstanding, it was worth the wait.
Ayoob 7 Australia
2 Aug 2013 12:41AM
Very well done ,Jenn this is a fantastic and lovely image with great details.....Grin
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 12:51AM
Superbly captured Jenn, not an easy subject, well done!

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Aug 2013 12:54AM
Wow! An amazing capture........Sandy
2 Aug 2013 12:54AM
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.
Excellent macro work, beautiful moth, I have never seen one!!!
Warm regards
Benlib 6 1 3
2 Aug 2013 1:43AM
You got it alright. Great shot
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 2:20AM
With 1/4000 sec. exposure you have achieved your goal, Jenn, and so effectively too.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Aug 2013 4:12AM
Wow Jenn !! This is a perfect capture of this amazing moth !!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
2 Aug 2013 4:44AM
Superb congratulations for the capture

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Aug 2013 5:56AM
A superb capture, Jenn, haven't seen many here this year, let alone been able to capture one Sad Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
2 Aug 2013 6:53AM
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 well done you should be proud of yourself...great photography
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Aug 2013 7:17AM
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 Plus
17 918 24 England
2 Aug 2013 7:30AM
Amazing capture with this excellent macro photography.

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 7:44AM
Perfect, amazing capture.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 7:55AM
The awards say it all really.
Gosh what a capture
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
2 Aug 2013 8:10AM
Super detail and great focus...............GrinGrinGrin
MalcolmM Plus
12 926 5 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 8:10AM
Superb image. Well done !
2 Aug 2013 8:16AM
An amazing capture.
Wonderful to see the wings frozen and not blurred.
Bravo Smile

What is your next goal?
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
2 Aug 2013 8:38AM
Just brilliant Jennn - great work to get this.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 8:50AM

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Aug 2013 9:01AM
Skillfully done, Jenn, excellent work.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
2 Aug 2013 9:15AM
Absolutely stunning image!! Excellent!!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
2 Aug 2013 9:18AM
Excellent capture Jennn. A cracking shot.GrinGrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 9:46AM
Breathtaking photography Jenn.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Aug 2013 10:03AM
Terrific shot. Beautifully clear.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 10:05AM
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.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Aug 2013 10:25AM
A terrific shot in all aspects, Jenn. Congrats for the well deserved awards!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 11:43AM
This is absolutely stunning. The clarity and detail is amazing Jenn. Brilliant.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
2 Aug 2013 11:50AM
Exceptional to say the least Jenn,
jdinne 15 16 England
2 Aug 2013 12:09PM
Now this is just stunning Jenn worthy of all the awards here is mine too

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
2 Aug 2013 12:34PM nailed this one! Did you have it on shutter priority? What an admirable capture and well rewarded.
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 1:07PM
Fab capture!
orts 7 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 2:43PM
Fantastic shot, congratulations on achieving one of you goals in such a spectacular way.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 2:55PM
This is absolutely stunning. Just such an amazing and wonderful capture. Ann.
2 Aug 2013 4:35PM
Stunning image!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 5:09PM
Nice one...
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 5:30PM
Incredible shot !!!!......superb result, & faultless quality !!
2 Aug 2013 6:01PM
I know for sure how diff to get this fella in sharp focus.It should get a place n Nikon Photo ads.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 6:30PM
They do NOT come any better
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
2 Aug 2013 6:59PM

Quote:They do NOT come any better

I comPLETEly agree, Jennnn.

This is one stellar stellar STELLAR shot.


andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 7:32PM
congratulations on all the very very well deserved awards jenn this is STUNNING! top top shot Wink
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:31PM
First time I've seen one, and superb too.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:37PM
Oh wow Jenn! - that is just stunning. Well done indeed. I know you have a hatful already but that is getting my UA.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 9:00PM
Fabulous, if only I had another award to give
2 Aug 2013 9:00PM
Excellent work, Jenn! My congratulations to you!Smile
Regards Valery
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 9:14PM
You met your target with a great capture nothing like it is there.SmileSmileSmile
Regards john.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 11:20PM
Wow, look at all those awards! Well deserved, congratulations.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2013 9:34PM
Stunning shot and well deserved awards Jenn SmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Aug 2013 9:43PM
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 Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 7:18AM
Wow - well done Jenn!
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
5 Aug 2013 5:47PM
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 9 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 8:15PM
Very special Jenn!
20 Sep 2013 5:52AM
17 UA s. should include in Guinness book

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