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~White-Lined Sphinx Hummingbird Moth ~
These little fellows hover and move like a hummingbird but are actually a member of the moth family. Unlike most moths, they're usually seen in full sunlight. Have a wingspan of about 2" and a long probiscus that they keep curled until ready to feed on the nectar of flowers.

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Tammy M. Anderson
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    Outstanding timing and clarity, Valarie. Great capture.

4/17/2009 4:57:03 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Great find, Valarie -- really neat look at this interesting moth!

4/17/2009 4:59:08 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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wowwwwwwww this is awesome!!!!

4/17/2009 5:03:57 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Oh WOW Valarie!! This is incredible!!

4/17/2009 5:05:24 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Amazing!!!

4/17/2009 5:42:08 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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wow...i didn't know they fed in flight

4/17/2009 7:04:56 AM

 
SaMi Martin
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Wow Valarie what a macro; tack sharp & beautiful colors to go with it.

4/17/2009 7:12:17 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Amazing macro with fine detail, great lighting and terrific composition, Valarie!!

4/17/2009 7:41:46 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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They are really hard to capture too, and you have a awesome capture, Valarie!

4/17/2009 8:19:13 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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What a fantastically beautiful image!

4/17/2009 8:45:00 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I see WINNER written all over this one Valarie. I am staying attached to this thread to congratulated you along the way! TOTALLY. Amazing shot. IN EVERY WAY!

Right into favorites it went!

-Laura

4/17/2009 9:48:11 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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I'm sure Laura is right, this is a real winner and unusual shot, well done in every way!! Way to go Valarie!

4/17/2009 9:59:15 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Excellent and beautiful!

4/17/2009 11:54:20 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Wow Valarie, I love this as I do all your photos. This is outstanding. I'm sure we will see it again.

4/17/2009 12:28:41 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thank you so much, everyone!! Maybe chasing him all around the yard like a crazy maniac for 20 minutes non-stop was worth it! :) Thanks again, all you wonderful and generous BP'er's!

4/17/2009 12:57:24 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Spectacular photo!!!

4/17/2009 1:21:42 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Outstanding capture and timing, Valarie!!

4/17/2009 1:49:47 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Daniella and Carol!

4/17/2009 2:04:02 PM

 
Walter H. Wiesbeck
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Excellent timing and capture,Valarie!

4/17/2009 3:38:44 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Awesome capture of this Hummingbird Moth, Valarie. Great clarity, colors and comp.!

4/17/2009 5:39:28 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Walter and Margaret.

4/17/2009 5:46:40 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Excellent!!!

4/17/2009 6:36:02 PM

 

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A super composition, great work Valarie!

4/17/2009 7:33:02 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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What a great shot, Valarie!

4/17/2009 9:55:30 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks much, Collette, Millie and Barbara!

4/18/2009 9:23:29 AM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Excellent timing and great capture Valerie!

4/19/2009 8:59:53 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow awesome timing, beautiful colors.

4/27/2009 9:48:15 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Rolan and Dianna!

4/27/2009 10:06:42 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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4/28/2009 8:43:56 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie!!

5/26/2009 1:25:49 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Valarie!

5/26/2009 2:57:21 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Congratulations Valarie; this guy looks like he is going to hop off the page.

5/26/2009 5:27:08 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Valarie!

5/26/2009 9:03:09 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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HA!!!!!!!!! So...Did I tell you so or WHAT???!!!! :)

This is VERY EXCITING, Valarie!

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-Laura :) !!!

5/26/2009 11:22:39 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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AND NOW...

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We WAIT!

5/26/2009 11:25:04 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!

5/27/2009 4:20:06 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on this great finalist!

5/27/2009 8:19:20 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Valarie!

5/27/2009 8:30:45 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Well done with this Valarie great to see it again, CONGRATS!!!

5/27/2009 3:10:20 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Valarie!

5/27/2009 3:14:08 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wonderful image, congratulations on your finalist. Dianna

5/27/2009 4:22:50 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist, Valarie!

5/28/2009 2:56:20 AM

 
Rose Bailey

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WOW Valarie....this is really outstanding! Congratulations on your Finalist win. Very well done!

5/28/2009 6:00:21 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Talk about a well deserved Finalist...I say this is ONE OF THE BEST!
Great job Valarie!

5/28/2009 6:39:45 AM

 
Val Feldman
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A huge thank you to all of you for your kind and encouraging comments...!

5/28/2009 7:08:51 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very cool image Valarie, congratulations!

5/28/2009 9:21:25 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on This
STUNNING WINNER!!!!!
WELL DONE!!!

~J~

5/28/2009 12:30:45 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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WTG Valarie; Congratulations!

5/28/2009 2:55:48 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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5/28/2009 3:46:50 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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!!! YOU JUST WENT GOLD!!!

5/28/2009 3:47:48 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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Don't want to say "I told you so.... but....." Whoo-Hoooo!! (Told you so!!!)

5/28/2009 4:12:03 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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Congrats on your win!

5/28/2009 4:12:55 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congrats and big Kudos Valarie..this is just a wonderful talented shot!

5/28/2009 4:25:49 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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I send you my warmest CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie!

5/28/2009 4:37:30 PM

 

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Awesome win Valarie!

5/28/2009 5:02:34 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge congratulations on your awesome winner Valarie!

5/28/2009 6:40:26 PM

 
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Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

5/28/2009 9:29:46 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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This is truly an amazing capture, congratulations on your win Valarie!

5/28/2009 11:20:01 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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So well-captured, Valarie!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned win!

5/29/2009 1:00:44 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS.......on getting GOLDEN!!

Usman.

5/29/2009 2:40:59 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Yes, Laura, you and Julie B. did tell me so!! To all of you, thanks so much for your congratulations and support - I appreciate your comments and encouragement more than words can say! Thanks, again!

5/29/2009 3:32:10 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Valarie!

5/29/2009 4:30:28 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks very much, Margaret!

5/29/2009 8:49:33 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, what an amazing shot! Totally unique--one of a kind! Big congrats on a most well-deserved win!

5/29/2009 9:41:33 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much, Colleen!

5/30/2009 3:15:21 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Way to go Valarie. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner.

5/31/2009 11:34:29 PM

 
Anita Tykwinski
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Congratulations on your wonderful win.

6/1/2009 3:22:11 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks Anita and Ann!

6/1/2009 6:00:26 PM

 
Jim Baines
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This is one knock 'em dead photo! Your butterfly collection is above reproach! A fine tribute to your varied talents, Valarie!

6/14/2009 2:35:10 PM

 
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Action and macro all in one! Fantastic! Huge WOW factor, Valerie. Congratulations. Very well deserved!

6/17/2009 4:44:00 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Jim and Mark!

6/24/2009 8:53:20 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Valarie on your Win!!!!!

Dominick

7/17/2009 2:14:24 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thank you very much, Dominick!

7/29/2009 3:06:33 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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Amazing capture. I have a lot of insect photos but not one like this!

3/29/2010 6:42:53 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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Amazing capture. I have a lot of insect photos but not one like this!

3/29/2010 6:44:58 AM

 
Freddy Bland
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Outstanding image, Valarie!!! Fantastic details, color, light, composition!!! Very unusual POV ...and a HUGE winner in my book!!!

5/10/2010 6:38:15 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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An amazing shot, Val! Perfect POV with wonderful color and detail! A belated congrats to you!

8/12/2010 6:09:08 AM

 
Chuck S. Frizzell
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Very nice!!

8/17/2010 8:35:30 AM

 
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A belated congrats Valarie on this wonderful and AWESOME capture...I just saw it on the BP main page!

9/11/2010 10:01:42 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Wow Val, I don't know how I missed this awesome image. The details are incredible and I love how you captured him face on.....Belated congrats.

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