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Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth by Russell Fry

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These little guys are just as fast as a hummingbird and almost as large. They also look similar to bumblebees. It was a bit of a challenge to get a decent photo of one.

I think sometimes that they reflect the inner me, I love to buzz around a food buffet and select the tastiest morsels.

This photo was taken about three miles north of Newport, which is about 30 miles north of Harrisburg.

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  • ccandsunny
    ccandsunnyover 6 years ago

    That is 1 Amazing shot Russ

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 6 years ago

    Incredible image…….first time I’ve seen one of these…your image is beautiful in all aspects!

  • Jim Caldwell
    Jim Caldwellover 6 years ago

    This is awesome Russell

  • RLHall
    RLHallover 6 years ago

    Wow! Why do I never see these? Do they only come out in the day, unlike most moths? Great capture, Russ!

  • Russell Fry
    Russell Fryover 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone! I hadn’t seen one before today (not that I recall or maybe realized) until my stepmom pointed out several. She didn’t know what they were either, so I shot as much as possible hoping to get at least one good photo of the buggers. Then a search of the internet….. :-)

  • teewolf1
    teewolf1over 6 years ago

    WOW!! I have never seen one of these either but WOW!! Great shot!!!! So much unknown….

  • Northof40
    Northof40over 6 years ago

    Very cool…. I seen one at mid spring time here in Eastern Ontario… But have not been lucky enough again…. They are fast nice work with this

  • Thank you for your comments. They are so quick that the Canon 40D had trouble focusing – but here’s a tip – focus on the flower and set the camera to burst and shoot, and shoot and shoot… ;-)

    – Russell Fry

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning work- love it!!!

  • Thanks for the comments on this and the night scene. I appreciate them.

    – Russell Fry

  • gladders
    gladdersover 6 years ago

    Great shot Russ…I think yours is better than mine

  • maybe we need to combine the best parts of each photo and call it a draw…. LOL

    – Russell Fry

  • gladders
    gladdersover 6 years ago


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