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Bumbles and Mothras at the Bee Balm

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by OHcorgis, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Bumble Bee Bumble Bee.....

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    Mothra (Clearwing Hummingbird Moth) My favorite insect.

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  2. wow...
    incredible imagery
    standout results

    thanks for sharing them with us
  3. Dr A

    Dr A

    Feb 2, 2008
    State College, PA
    These are stunning. 1 & 3 would go on my wall if these were mine.
  4. wow what a cool looking moth!

    great shots Birgit
  5. Birgit, these are fantastic...
  6. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    These are wonderful. Very nicely done.
  7. Thank you so much!

    Thank you. I have the printer, paper, mat, frames. What I don't have is a lot of wall space left:frown:

    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.

    Thank you. I used my 300 f/4. Normally I would use a 200 f/4 micro.

    Thank you!!
  8. 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.
  9. wingspar


    Mar 16, 2008
    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?
  10. Wow Birgit those are great, i got some shots one time, but nothing like this.
    I agree with Jeff, #4 is a wallhanger for sure.
  11. 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:
  12. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Super series. I love #1 and #4 the most.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

  15. Thanks Torben

    Thank you

    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.
  16. 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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