Bumbles and Mothras at the Bee Balm

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Bumble Bee Bumble Bee.....

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Mothra (Clearwing Hummingbird Moth) My favorite insect.

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wow...
incredible imagery
standout results

thanks for sharing them with us
Thank you so much!

Dr A - These are stunning. 1 & 3 would go on my wall if these were mine.
Thank you. I have the printer, paper, mat, frames. What I don't have is a lot of wall space left:frown:

Argent - wow what a cool looking moth!

great shots Birgit
Thanks, they are so cute. I actually have had folks tell me they are baby hummingbirds:biggrin::biggrin: I and don't know which is faster on the fly.

lanthier Birgit, these are fantastic.
Thank you. I used my 300 f/4. Normally I would use a 200 f/4 micro.

Spectre - Birgit,
These are wonderful. Very nicely done.
Thank you!!
 
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Great shots. I saw my first two clear wing hummingbird moths last year and find them amazing little creatures. I know how hard it is to track them and how difficult it is to stop the wings in motion as you have done in #4. That one would definitely be hanging on my wall.
 
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Excellent shots. I tried some bumbles the other day, and ended up deleting every single one of them. They move too fast for me.

Interesting moth. Never seen anything like that before. I can see the resemblance to a hummer. What kind of shutter speeds did you use, and did you use flash?
 
Excellent shots. I tried some bumbles the other day, and ended up deleting every single one of them. They move too fast for me.

Interesting moth. Never seen anything like that before. I can see the resemblance to a hummer. What kind of shutter speeds did you use, and did you use flash?
I took the pics at different times, starting at I/640 and ending at I/1600 and even up to I/1640. The first shots were not getting the wings, so I upped the speed. I used my D300 and 300 f/4. I have taken shots of these moths before using at 200 f/4 micro and did not need to have such a high speed. Interesting. I did use flash on some of the shots, have not yet uploaded those. I like the fill flash which will give you the eye glint!

Oh yes, I have deleted a few of the shots too:tongue:
 
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This is an excellent series, Birgit. I love the pictures of the hummingbird moth. The first image with the Bumble bee is a standout also. Thanks for sharing them.
 
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What a great set of Images, love the moth but never seen one, the Bee is incredible!

Tried some Macro work with a 600 today and I don't know how you all do it, 3 hours, sun burn and 0 images!

Thanks for posting.

Darrell
 
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Super series. I love #1 and #4 the most.
Thanks Torben

BUCKEYE BIKER This is an excellent series, Birgit. I love the pictures of the hummingbird moth. The first image with the Bumble bee is a standout also. Thanks for sharing them.
Thank you


WHISTLING_WINGS What a great set of Images, love the moth but never seen one, the Bee is incredible!

Tried some Macro work with a 600 today and I don't know how you all do it, 3 hours, sun burn and 0 images!

Thanks for posting.
Thanks Darrel. My favorite for macro is a 200mm f/4. I just took some more of the "moth" but have yet to PP them.
 
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Great series Birgit!! I have never seen white bee balm before! It's beautiful. The clearwing is amazing. I saw my first one of the season on the 4th of July. I haven't been able to photograph him since then. I look forward to more images.
 
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