Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Macroglossum stellatarum continued

Today the Humming Bird Hawk Moth was back. My objective was to attempt to photograph it with its wings frozen in time.. (Wing speed 85 beats per second) With my camera set on its fastest shutter speed ( 1/8000 sec) these were some of the results...

 
 
 
 

I think it really does look like a bird

4 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I am sooooooooo impressed, they are excellent photos. I wish I could afford a new camera :-( We have the humming bird Hawk Moth with the bright green body, they are quite spectacular. Diane

Jean said...

Beautiful!

Craig said...

Fantastic shots! Those little buggers are so fast and difficult to capture.

GaynorB said...

Absolutely stunning pics!