Sylvia Williams  

Hummingbird moth by Sylvia Williams

September 2023 - Hummingbird moth

About the Image(s)

Over the weekend I went to the Norfolk Botanical Garden. I enjoyed watching this hummingbird moth. He was a quick mover, I did the best I could.

Nikon D7500
f/10, 1/1250 sec

8 comments posted

Jim Overfield   Jim Overfield
Sylvia, what a great shot! I've never seen this moth so to see a side profile of all the physical characteristics while in flight is very interesting. The detail in the proboscis, antennae, legs and wings are great. Is the moth as large, and does it have the same movements as a hummingbird? I like it's approach to the flower blossom and the bokeh behind the moth is perfect. Nicely done.   Posted: 09/10/2023 08:04:14

Yvonne Cary Carter   Yvonne Cary Carter
Really sharp detail. The position of the moth and flower with green background make this a lovely image. I also think the bokeh is perfect. Great shot.

What lens did you use? Can you add the original photo?   Posted: 09/12/2023 10:42:46

Cindy Brackney   Cindy Brackney
I really like wildlife photography. This is a very nice image. Perfect DOF and sharp. If you want to play with the image, you might try brightening the shadows on the moth a bit. Great capture!   Posted: 09/17/2023 10:58:32

Sylvia Williams   Sylvia Williams
  Posted: 09/17/2023 14:48:41

Sylvia Williams   Sylvia Williams
This is the original photo. The used is a Nikon 55-300. Not the best lens but I nice light-weight walking around lens.   Posted: 09/18/2023 17:12:12
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Yvonne Cary Carter   Yvonne Cary Carter
Thanks for showing the original. Looks like you didn't have to do much editing. Great shot!   Posted: 09/21/2023 06:37:43

Sabine Nehls   Sabine Nehls
Sylvia, what a great nature shot! I am amazed how sharp you captured this flying hummingbird moth. The bokeh is perfect.
Until now I didn't know that such an insect exists. Thank for this image.
  Posted: 09/20/2023 09:46:06

Linda Mui   Linda Mui
Hi Sylvia,
Capturing a hummingbird moth can be quite a challenge due to their swift movements, but your effort paid off. The image you managed to capture of this remarkable creature is a testament to your skill and patience. I like your one-third ratio of the main subject! It's always a rewarding experience to observe and photograph nature's wonders. Thank you for sharing this moment with us!   Posted: 09/20/2023 15:30:37


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