Hummingbird Moth in action (100k)

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  1. Canon Fan

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    Caught this little guy doing his work last Sunday at a friends house. I had never seem one of these in my life. He said it was a hummingbird moth. It was very small (only about 1.5 inches long) and flew and resembles a hummingbird so I guess I believe him. Difficult little bugger to catch! As soon as all the kids went back to playing in the yard elsewhere it got a lot easier though ;)

    Shot with my 10D handeheld, 550EX Speedlight, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX @ 70mm and f/4, 1/250, ISO-400. USM (243% @ 0.3r) and 1/2 frame crop in PS.

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  2. terri

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    Wow! I've never heard of one of these guys, either! The wingspan definitely resembles a hummingbird's. Very, very cool. :)

    Hard enough to get a good capture of the birds - kudos on this one! :thumbup:
     
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    that is a great shot... i am with terri, i have never heard of these...i will have to watch and see if we have any....hope so...

    i bet they are as hard as catching the elusive butterfly..good catch..
     
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    I was never able to definitively verify it but I'm pretty sure I saw one at my flat in Germany...once. Nice capture.
     

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