Wings In Motion | Hummingbird Moth | New York

When I go out photographing anything I try to always be open to other possibilities.

I don’t want to miss out on creating images of something nice because I was so focused on one thing that I missed out on everything else around me.

I head out to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge to photograph birds. But there are opportunities for all kinds of other photography if you are open to it.

While I was out looking for birds this Hummingbird Moth came zipping along.

These little Hummingbird Moths are fun and challenging to photograph.

They zoom around. Constantly in motion. Moving much like the hummingbirds they are named for.

The Hummingbird Moth is found foraging for nectar at flowers. They hover and insert their proboscis into the flower to retrieve nectar.

The wings of a Hummingbird Moth move at rapid speeds.

I love that the relatively slow shutter speed of this image rendered the wings of the Hummingbird Moth as a blur of motion.

So keep your eyes open for subjects that might not have been on your initial photography list when you headed out.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/800 sec. f/5.6.

Hummingbird Moth

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