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Red Hummingbird Moth

Red Hummingbird Moth
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Copyright: Reid Stone (go2stones) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 389] (1279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-17 4:39
Viewed: 5144
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a rare treat to see a hummingbird moth, so this weekend I was really surprised to see a red one. Maybe I should say maroon. The internet has many pictures of it though, so it's not that rare. A number of names are used including Hummingbird Hawk-Moth and Clearwing Hummingbird Moth.

It was moving quickly from one flower to another with no wing noise at all.

Hope you enjoy,

eqshannon, marhowie, fartash, haraprasan, pankajbajpai, gracious, martic, Argus, Silke, angybone, uleko, ridvan, jmirah, XOTAELE has marked this note useful
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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2007-09-17 5:11]

Hello Reid,
I do not know on butterflies. I must to You however say that many times in my own garden I saw night butterflies drinking the nectar from flowers similarly as humming-birds. I never saw such butterflies during the day, and at the earliest at the close of the day. Beautiful picture, the excellent shot. You caught him while hanging over a bottle the flower he treats himself with surely sweet nectar.
Best regards from Poznan (Poland),

Hi very nice shot
great colours and well focused
very nice moment

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-17 6:15]

Hi Reid,
what a specimen you've caught here! Good low POV and well composed with the pink flowers down the left hand side of the frame. Nice bright light too.

You certainly have a Reids corner of unusal captures. This one will keep some guessing for a while I think. It sure is a good enough picture for completion in ID. The colors are fascinating. The apparent movement of wings is a nice touch.

Hello Reid
Very intersting shot of this Hummingbird Moth,
Great focusing,lighting and BG,Welldone.

Good Luck

bonjour reid
felicitations pour les couleurs,la netteté n'est pas mal non plus.
je n'ai pas eu la chance d'en voir cette année.bravo.

hello reid,
nice capture, looks like the moth is enjoying the nectar from the flowers, lovely colours, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

Hello Reid,
My first encounter on this sort of moth!
good clarity, vivid colour and details
well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing

Hello Reid, very nice macro-shot on this Red Hummingbird Moth, lovely colors and superb background,

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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-09-17 11:24]

Hi Reid,
Very nice capture of this hummingbird moth, not easy to take, you show well the colors and détails and a very nice composition
very well done
Thank you

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-17 11:36]

Hello Reid,
Excellent in-flight capture of a Hummingbird Hawk-moth. Great compostion, colors and lighting. I like the light reflections on the transparent part of the wings.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Reid, amazing shoot of this fast moth in red, I never see before of this color, wonderful composition with splendid colors, beautiful details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-17 14:19]

Wow! That is a big beastie, Reid!
Superb action capture

Hi Mr. Reid,
A very nice capture of this humming bird moth. Excellent details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hi Reid,
Great job on this one, nice detail in your hard to get inflight..
Good POV, DOF, colors, and exposure.
If you could use flash, it would help to "freeze" the action even more..
Well done!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-18 3:40]

Reid, Very nice shot but slightly seem to be over exposure or OOF. The POv is fine Ganesh

What a cool moth!! Love it! Great colors and wonderful composition.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-18 6:50]

Hi Reid,
Wonderful shot and a fine moment freezed. Awesome colours and the motion blur on its wings make it look majestic. Good light management and neat focus. Excellent POV to portray this scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-18 8:11]

Hello Reid,
You're lucky to have captured this Hawkmoth. I'd love to take a shot like this! Very fine action capture and I particularly lilke the way the red wing is showing here.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-18 13:09]

selam , excellent macro shot and very good composition of this insect .nice pov and bg with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-18 13:59]

Hi Reid,
Great capture. I wish I could see one of these exceptional moths. Fine color and POV. Well done.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-21 20:05]

Hello Reid

A very good capture of this hummingbird moth.The details are sharp and the lighting is well managed.Nicely composed beside a beautiful flower.Very good POV .TFS


Hola Reid.
Magnífica escena, buenos detalles y excelente presentación.
Saludos, JL.

hi reid,

nicely exposed,and great timing!
i like the colors here very much!lovely composed.

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