Hummingbird Moth – Arizona

posted on 2012.09.13, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark II, insects, Lens, Macro



It can take years to capture a quality Humming Bird Moth photograph.   Yes, they can be seen, but it requires luck or the knowledge of their habits to get a quality photo.  It is best to find these remarkable insects in the early dawn.  Whenever I see them past 8AM they seem to be en route to “another location”.  I have never seen a faster flying insect and if they are not feeding in a particular location for several minutes, getting a photo is near impossible.  This particular morning in Prescott Arizona, at about 7AM, I grabbed about 100 epic photographs of this Humming Bird Moth!  He was solo and stayed on this bush for 10 minutes!  More photos to come!

Canon 5D Mark II (2)
Canon 100mm, 2.8 Macro lens





Allison ( September 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm )

That is crazy Sevan. Humming birds are pretty amazing animals and photographic challenge/beauty and here you go and capture (in a kind way of course!) a humming bird moth… like an insect unicorn. These pictures are awesome!!

ChrisCav ( September 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm )

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