Let’s set the stage. It’s Saturday morning and I’m itching to shoot something different. Hoping for some new dragon species, I headed over to the Ipswich River Sanctuary in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
When I arrived I was greeted by very breezy conditions. This will not be good for shooting dragons, however it is worth a look to see what there is around. There were lots of Blue Dashers and a few Slaty Skimmers.
Up in the butterfly garden they have lots of butterfly bush planted. It was there I found a target…hummingbird moths! I’ve seen sphinx moths before but not these. The problem is that they are twitch little critters and on top of that the butterfly bush sprays were bobbing like a corks in the ocean. Oi! This was one of the toughest shoots that I have ever done. I never would have tried this in the film days as it would have taken about 5 rolls to get the job done. But today, it doesn’t cost me a cent! I love digital.
Hummingbird Clearwing moth. Hmmm, it looks more like a crayfish to me.
Snowberry Clearwing moth
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