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Hummingbird Moth 2010 by Gooiool Hummingbird Moth 2010 by Gooiool
Hummingbird Moth ( Hemaris thysbe )
It's about the size of a bumble bee .
Taken with : Sigma 180mm lens

Other shots I've take of Hummingbird Moth



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:iconbashfulsoul:
BashfulSoul Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist
They're such beautiful animals!
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spencm18 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
WOW! iv never seen one before!!
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Bodenlos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Skillfully captured!
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Wyld-Art-Photography Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Excellent capture!!!!!!!!!!
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MusicJunkie4892 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I saw one of those before and I didn't know what it was.
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:) 1st time I saw one I didn't want to get to close thought it might sting me :)
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hopegrope Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Isn't this a sphinx moth? >.>
This things creep me out, especially the first time I stumbled across one while cultivating a flower bed. Looks like a bumblebee with a lobster tail and hummingbird wings.
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
sphinx moth is another type of the same moth .More common up north I believe .
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:iconeternal-kismet:
eternal-kismet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Beautiful :)
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:iconkittihawk11:
Kittihawk11 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I have featured your work in my August Journal under fabulous macro photography.
Joyce:wave: [link]
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:iconkittihawk11:
Kittihawk11 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I have featured your work in my August Journal under fabulous macro photography.
Joyce:wave: [link]
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:iconvonora:
Vonora Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Oh the fragile glass wings.
And I can almost smell violets...
*nostalgic*
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done, :#1:
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty
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wolfnipplechips Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
These moths have always creeped me out. I first saw one when I was 4 or 5 and I tried to explain to my mom what I saw. A bee cross a hummingbird cross a moth. =P

Great shot! Beautiful focus, great colors. :)
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Gooiool Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes the first time I filmed one I thought I really found a new insect or something .. :)
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner May 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
OMG.. you got a GOOD shot!!! :w00t: :woohoo: !!

I saw this creature for the first time in my life 2 days ago! I thought it was a bumblebee, till I got closer. Couldn't believe it! What WAS that!? Managed to get a shot, but holey moley.. it's nothing even close to this! I'm already happy I got its shape! :lol: Goggled and googled, and finally found it. What a beautiful little thing, innit? :woohoo:
If you don't mind, I'm going to send people over from my page to yours, so they can see what it REALLY looks like! :)
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Gooiool Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure no problem , if notice there are a few from this year and a few from last year.
I think I linked then all together.
And I've also heard them called bee moths as well .
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner May 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
gooiool, yes, you had the thumbs underneath the one I linked to. I didn't use the thumb cause I hate it when people may think it's mine, so I just put in a direct link. What amazing creatures. When I finally found what it's called, I read some more, also that in Europe it's sometimes called bee moth. I personally like hummingbird moth MUCH better! I had hopes of seeing it today again, but nothing. Wanted to go out at dusk to check, but had been really busy with stuff and left it too late. Anyhow, can't complain about my shoot today. Lotsa beauties. :woohoo: Maybe hummingbird moth will come back tomorrow for me :w00t:
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Gooiool Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
they love lilacs when in bloom they also pollinate fields of blooming type plants .
You said dust , I've always seen them in mid day full sun light .
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner May 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
huh! well, i've been checking all day today, every now and then walking over, but nothing. Didn;'t see him back yet :(
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Gooiool Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
he'll be back ...:)
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner May 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
hope so!
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Gooiool Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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JolkaSz Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
that's great
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NovRoz Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
It's beautiful :love:
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Eternalskyy Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey, Hummingbird moths are my favorite creature, is there any source pointing out where this type of hummingbird moth may be located? This is my favorite type of them ^_^ I want to see one for myself. I can't seem to find any maps or sources as of yet, and aren't they brand new to the USA since this year...?
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Gooiool Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
no they have been around forever here in the US. If you want to find them the easy place is the bottoms ( fields for cultivation). Ask around at local COOP's about okra patches and cantaloupes and thwe times these are in bloom .
Butterflies and Moths of North America
Occurrence maps, species accounts, checklists, and photographs
[link]
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Eternalskyy Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
o.o interesting, I never seen one in Michigan..
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Katoman Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Amazing.. Love those rich colours, but the real star is the moth. Stunning detail and very impressive image in every way.
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Gooiool Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty again :)
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bajingluncat79 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
superb.... :amazed:
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty
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keithhemari Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful capture of a beautiful moth! Excellent!
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty very much :)
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despair Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
vibrant!
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks...:)
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UvGirl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010   Photographer
AMAZING... :eyepopping:
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:icongooiool:
Gooiool Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty
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:iconuvgirl:
UvGirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Photographer
Your Welcome.
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Metkan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot again Alan :thumbsup:
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty
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TucsonSunrose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010   Photographer
Wonderful capture! :0)
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:icongooiool:
Gooiool Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty
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TucsonSunrose Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010   Photographer
yw :0)
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Anonimus79 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot!
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:icongooiool:
Gooiool Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty
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Anonimus79 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!
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atBobbert Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Great series of the moth you have thar. :clap:

Last year, I filled my SD card full and didn't get any worthwhile shots.
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Gooiool Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ty , and I know the feeling 255 shots around 5-8 good ones ...
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Make
PENTAX Corporation
Model
PENTAX K10D
Shutter Speed
1/1600 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
180 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 9, 2010, 4:01:41 PM
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