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Mating hummer moths

Posted by jeanner SW Ohio - Z6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 6, 11 at 8:20

In mid-air, while nectaring??? It was quite a sight, I had never seen this before.


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Oh MY MY MY MY MY....WHAT a capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. You were really blessed to witness this, and then to be able to capture them so clearly...Wow. Terrific photos! Thank you so much for sharing.~~Angie


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The caption for your pictures should be, "I did it my way!"

Those pictures are beyond fabulous, Jean! I never would have guessed they'd do it mid-air while nectaring - butterflies hang out and try to hide in bushes or other dense plants.

The zinnia is great, too!

Sherry


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Wow! You're inflight pictures are just awesome.


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Great photos!!


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Where is the darn "edit" button? It drives me nuts when I screw up "you're" and "your."


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I know how you feel about not being able to edit the post, I think GW needs some more recent software!

I'm keeping an eye out for eggs - last year I found 4 cats on my nanny berry bush that was just a little start in a pot .... not 10 feet from a whole row of snowberry bushes!


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Some of the best photos I've ever seen. Keep up the good work.


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Awesome Jeanne!
Snowberry clearwings must be having a good year. I saw one today. I haven't seen any for a year or two.
Cheers,
Elisabeth


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neat!


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So tonight I checked the nanny berry bush where I found 4 cats last year and I found several eggs scattered around the bush. They are a bright green and on the top of the leaf. Could these be snowberry moth eggs? Everything else I found on the net indicated they laid them on the bottom of the leaf. I also found several in a nearby arrowwood viburnum.


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Cool pic, Us female love to multitask!!


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Fabulous pictures!! These are truly amazing.. What is your camera if you don't mind? Thanks, Regina


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Jeanner~My antivirus program won't allow me to view your pictures..."Troj/Unif-B has been found at this website"....is part of the message I get. Just thought I'd let you know.


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amazing photos!! If I was the male I would have felt a little insulted ;)


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jaynine, Thank you for letting me know. I've not had anyone else have any problems, what anti-virus software are you using? I dont know why you are getting that, I haven't updated anything but photos on my website for a long time. I use shared hosting so I will check with my provider.

Today two of the eggs hatched and they have the cutest little tiny horns!


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Regina,

I am using a Canon 50D - those photos were taken with a 100mm macro lens but my lens of choice for butterflies is a 300mm lens.


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You're welcome. Sophos is the program that gave me the warning. I've read there are such things as 'false positives', but that doesn't change the fact that I can't see your incredible pictures (and I'm a little jealous)!


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