Summer garden memories for Jan. 10

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)January 10, 2014

A White-lined Sphinx Moth. I hovered like a hummingbird. I had never seen one before and it took me a bit of time to figure our what it was (thanks internet)!

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lilosophie

What a terrific photo! You truly look and observe your garden and it's inhabitants, good job!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 9:50AM
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kris_zone6

You also have a great camera.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 11:03AM
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west_gardener

Great photo, like the depth of field. And congrats in identifying the moth.
Following up on kris's comment about the camera. What camera did you use?

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 6:38PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Another shot of this critter. I have a Nikon D3000 (on sale at Sam's) and it was set on automatic. I don't know if I had tried a faster shutter speed whether I might have been able to 'stop' the motion. I took 6 shots in 20 seconds and then he/she flew away.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:08PM
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mawheel

My goodness! I missed this, yesterday; sure glad I rechecked, today. He/she/it has very interesting markings.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 4:01PM
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west_gardener

Thanks for the info about the camera, Jim. I'm a long time user of Nikon cameras, before digital, so I'll check it out.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 7:17PM
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