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White-lined Sphinx (Hummingbird) Moth   11 comments

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White-lined Sphinx-7893-2 blogWhite-lined Sphinx Moth — Images by kenne

Like moths in general, they at nocturnal and often seen at dusk, as was the case for this white-lined sphinx. I was watering some potted plant when I saw this moth darting from blossom to blossom. The white-lined sphinx  is often called a hawk moth and the hummingbird moth because of its hovering, swift flight patterns. (The white-lined sphinx moth ranges in length from 2 1/2 to 3/12 inches.) These characteristics, added to low light at dusk, make it a challenge to photograph, which is why I used a flash to capture these images.


Sometimes I Can Waste More Time . . .   9 comments

Turkey Run to Aspen Draw Trail 2 blogMoth? Butterfly? — Image by kenne

Sometimes I can waste more time
trying to identify things I photograph
and I did it again —
don’t know the name of this beauty.


This guy was very nervous
with wings fluttering so fast,
even shooting at 1/2000 per second,
it was not an easy capture.



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