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More Mothras

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by OHcorgis, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. A few more Clearwing Hummingbird Moths taken with a 300mm f/4


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  2. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    These are beautiful captures Birgit. I wish I could see one of these.
  3. These are great Birgit, and look at the catchlight in the eye on the first. wow!
  4. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    They are all excellent. We don't have those kind of Moths around here, so its very interesting to see them.
  5. Very nice shots, Birgit!

    I think I have seen one of these only once, it was fast, coming from one direction and dissappearing to another within a split second...
  6. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Nice shots. Do they hover in front of the flower? I have never seen any of these beautiful moths.
  7. Torben, they are much like the hummingbird they are named for. Extremely fast, flitting from flower to flower stamen for just a second. They are very fond of Bee Balm (Monarda) and pink, purple petunias. I planted extra large red bee balm. I see hummingbirds there, but no moths. Obviously they prefer pinks and purples. They are small, no more than an inch in length.

    I prefer to use the 200 f/4 micro for these, but I was shooting with the 300 f/4 this time.
  8. Yes, that is how they are!
  9. Nice captures, Birgit. They are fascination little creatures. I haven't seen any this season, but still hoping. Thanks for sharing your find.
  10. those are some of the coolest moths I've ever seen - I wish I could find some up here
  11. I am sure they are in Michigan, if they are in Ohio. You just need the right plants to lure them. And you have to be there when they come and go - really fast. But they will hang by the BeeBalm plants.
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