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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

By suzieosman
Taken at Ade's new venue he's researched and been using, I took this yesterday when he took me up there along with Klewis and Probert.
I caught this fella when the "3 Stooges" Smile) were sat down having a cup of tea and a natter. After I took it, I looked up and called to them what I'd just found and Andy (probert) came running across the path like a man possessed. Don't think I've ever seen a man run so fast.
It's not the best shot in the world, but thought I'd post it just to wind them boys up, because they didn't get it at all....LOL
Thanks for commenting on my previous uploads, I'm only sorry I can't make it on as much as I like to comment on all of your work.

Sue x

Tags: General Close-up and macro Hummingbird hawkmoth Wildlife and nature

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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
6 Aug 2006 2:53PM

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chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Aug 2006 2:54PM
You were lucky to see one Sue,never have the lads were regretting the cuppa !! Nice catch &...Lol @ Ade !!
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
6 Aug 2006 3:12PM
Good for you! We had one around here, but haven't seen it for over a week now. This is a good shot (considering the darn things never settle). Well caught.
MaryMac 12 258 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 3:14PM
just proves a woman has her priorities in the right order get the shot then have a cuppa good capture
klewis 14 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 3:17PM
Way to go Suzie Smile You kept quiet about nailing this lol.

ps we weren't nattering Ade and I were having a serious discussion about a 'Nikon' user that just summed up the sandals and beard impression Smile Smile
Kool_Kat 12 166 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 4:05PM
Very nice action capture
jeannie 13 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 4:11PM
Brilliant!! GO GIRL!!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Aug 2006 4:43PM
A great inflight shot, well caught
proberts 14 218 4 Wales
6 Aug 2006 6:36PM
Excellent capture Sue,well done.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2006 6:48PM
Excellent capture Suzie, saw these in France last week but I didn't have my tripod with me a the time
Ajack 12
6 Aug 2006 7:31PM
Superb capture of a difficult subject, Very nicely taken,

pcjackso Junior Member 13 7
6 Aug 2006 9:32PM
What a smashing capture Susie,(such a shame the chaps didn't get it.)I havn't seen one this year yet.
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 7:46PM
Nice one, Sue - your photos always were better than that Ade's I reckon LOL

Nicely captured considering how fast they move

Mari Smile
fishiee 14 478 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2006 10:12PM
Nooooooooooooo! I hate it when I see a great shot of these as they are one subject I really love but very rarely get a chance to shoot at and when I do it's always in poor light so never comes out great.

This shot is fantastic sue. Super detailed, great light and colours too. Only draw back is you got it from behind but anything of these is a great achievement.

Am V envious of this one!
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2006 5:53AM
Glad you got one over on them Sue, great work.

mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
11 Aug 2006 6:35PM
Great shot! Its got it all, superb detail (especially where it counts), composition and I love the captured movement.

Its a classic hummingbird hawkmoth shot, worthy of an award in my opinion.

Shirley 14 91 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2006 3:22PM
Pleased to make it 30!


angelamary 12 6 England
28 Nov 2006 7:51AM
Well caught! I've yet to get one to stay there long enough for me to arrive with the camera, never mind get it in the viewfinder! Beautiful details.

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