Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hummingbird Clear-Wing Moth, A Sharper View



Earlier I posted a shot of the Hummingbird Moth showing its long proboscis curled up in the flight position. I chose that shot to show the proboscis even though the shot lacked the crisp sharpness that I would have preferred.

Today I share with you the very best shot I obtained in this session. I am particularly fond of this shot because of both excellent subject sharpness & detail along with the beautiful background provided by the lilac bush.

12 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Wow Salty..
What a catch this is.... I agree with all you say about this it really is a stunner.. I would love to see these close up and personal..

Tom

fishing guy said...

Salty: Spectacular shot, You are a special guy behind the lens.

DeeMom said...

Awesome Salty, totally Awesome shot

Stacey Huston said...

Salty, this is a great shot. I see why you are so fond of it.. Love the contrast of the lilac and the moth.. thanks so much..

Jack and Joann said...

Salty, thanks for posting this photo. I never new what these things were but I just knew that they could not be hummingbirds. We have them here in VA.

photowannabe said...

They certainly look like a hummingbird. Great shot. I don't think I have seen one of these before. Its great to learn so many new things from the blogs.

Sherry said...

This is a stunning photograph. It's amazing that you captured it so sharply. I know how fast and difficult to photograph they are. Great shot!

Meggie said...

I've seen quite a few of these little guys around my place but never knew what they were called. Now I know. Once again, Salty, thanks for the info...you are quite a teacher!

Ashley said...

Your photos are utterly amazing! You keep me inspired!

I am finally back to blogging and did a new post on Vietnam you might find interesting!

Texas Travelers said...

This is a great photo. I have about 1000 blurred ones and maybe 2 or 3 respectable ones. They are hard.

Well done.

Come visit my critters,
Troy

Musings said...

Totally incredible photo! I am in awe.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That's a beauty! Great capture! You have every reason to be pleased with this photo.