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Clearwing moths....

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by MGlennn, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. ...often confused with hummingbirds or bumble bees...these little guys are particularly hard to catch (for me, at least) as they spook quite easily. Got lucky with a few shots yesterday in the backyard....all with 200 f4 micro.

    This shot shows the transparent wings pretty well...


    Drinking from butterfly bush....


    I learned that 1/250 is not fast enough to stop the "wings"....




    Good shot of "tongue"....

  2. very nice captures
  3. Thanks Gilles.... :) 
  4. Thanks for sharing these images. I have never seen one of these guys, or if I have I didn't know it.
  5. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice images Mike. I've never heard of this species before. They are really cool looking. 8)
  6. They are somewhat rare, I guess....not sure if they get out there or not. Thanks for looking..... :) 
  7. Very nice captures of a difficult subject to even see let alone photograph.
  8. Those are great Mike, they have to be the strangest creatures.

  9. Thanks Dave...appreciate your comments :) 
  10. They are quite strange...first time I saw one I couldn't decide if it was a hummer or a bee... :wink:
  11. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Nice shots, interesting critters.
  12. Thanks for looking Jeff....they are interesting !!
  13. Great job. I especially like the second one.
  14. Thanks Cindy....appreciate your comments !! :) 
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