Refuel !

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 4/17/2009 4:57:03 AM

Outstanding timing and clarity, Valarie. Great capture. #1114836

Monnie Ryan 4/17/2009 4:59:08 AM

Great find, Valarie -- really neat look at this interesting moth! #7413593

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 4/17/2009 5:03:57 AM

wowwwwwwww this is awesome!!!! #7413609

Julie Burnett 4/17/2009 5:05:24 AM

Oh WOW Valarie!! This is incredible!! #7413613

Bonnie C. Lackey 4/17/2009 5:42:08 AM

Amazing!!! #7413693

Cathy Barrows 4/17/2009 7:04:56 AM

wow...i didn't know they fed in flight #7413999

SaMi Martin 4/17/2009 7:12:17 AM

Wow Valarie what a macro; tack sharp & beautiful colors to go with it. #7414027

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/17/2009 7:41:46 AM

Amazing macro with fine detail, great lighting and terrific composition, Valarie!! #7414083

Anita Hogue 4/17/2009 8:19:13 AM

They are really hard to capture too, and you have a awesome capture, Valarie! #7414208

Tammy Scott 4/17/2009 8:45:00 AM

What a fantastically beautiful image! #7414251

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 4/17/2009 9:48:11 AM

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 #7414379

Julianne Bradford 4/17/2009 9:59:15 AM

I'm sure Laura is right, this is a real winner and unusual shot, well done in every way!! Way to go Valarie! #7414412

Liz blahh 4/17/2009 11:54:20 AM

Excellent and beautiful! #7414582

Ann Coates level-deluxe 4/17/2009 12:28:41 PM

Wow Valarie, I love this as I do all your photos. This is outstanding. I'm sure we will see it again. #7414656

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/17/2009 12:57:24 PM

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! #7414724

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 4/17/2009 1:21:42 PM

Spectacular photo!!! #7414773

Carol Sawyer level-deluxe 4/17/2009 1:49:47 PM

Outstanding capture and timing, Valarie!! #7414871

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/17/2009 2:04:02 PM

Thanks so much Daniella and Carol! #7414931

Walter H. Wiesbeck level-deluxe 4/17/2009 3:38:44 PM

Excellent timing and capture,Valarie! #7415136

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 4/17/2009 5:39:28 PM

Awesome capture of this Hummingbird Moth, Valarie. Great clarity, colors and comp.! #7415395

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/17/2009 5:46:40 PM

Thanks so much Walter and Margaret. #7415422

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 4/17/2009 6:36:02 PM

Excellent!!! #7415573

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 4/17/2009 7:33:02 PM

A super composition, great work Valarie! #7415656

Barbara Waldoch 4/17/2009 9:55:30 PM

What a great shot, Valarie! #7415843

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/18/2009 9:23:29 AM

Thanks much, Collette, Millie and Barbara! #7417109

ROLAN NARMAN 4/19/2009 8:59:53 PM

Excellent timing and great capture Valerie! #7421245

Dianna Murphy 4/27/2009 9:48:15 AM

Wow awesome timing, beautiful colors. #7456314

Val Feldman level-deluxe 4/27/2009 10:06:42 AM

Thanks so much Rolan and Dianna! #7456381

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 4/28/2009 8:43:56 AM

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Julie Burnett level-deluxe 5/26/2009 1:25:49 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie!! #7559678

ROLAN NARMAN 5/26/2009 2:57:21 PM

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Valarie! #7561099

SaMi Martin 5/26/2009 5:27:08 PM

Congratulations Valarie; this guy looks like he is going to hop off the page. #7562668

Barbara Waldoch 5/26/2009 9:03:09 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Valarie! #7564227

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 5/26/2009 11:22:39 PM

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

This is VERY EXCITING, Valarie!


-Laura :) !!! #7564610

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 5/26/2009 11:25:04 PM



We WAIT! #7564616

Anita Hogue 5/27/2009 4:20:06 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!! #7565577

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/27/2009 8:19:20 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist! #7566584

Margaret R. Barry 5/27/2009 8:30:45 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Valarie! #7566674

Daniella Puente 5/27/2009 3:10:20 PM

Well done with this Valarie great to see it again, CONGRATS!!! #7568353

Sam Britt 5/27/2009 3:14:08 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Valarie! #7568382

Dianna Murphy 5/27/2009 4:22:50 PM

Wonderful image, congratulations on your finalist. Dianna #7568635

Mary K. Robison 5/28/2009 2:56:20 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist, Valarie! #7570280

Rose Bailey 5/28/2009 6:00:21 AM

WOW Valarie....this is really outstanding! Congratulations on your Finalist win. Very well done! #7570870

Melissa Olsen 5/28/2009 6:39:45 AM

Talk about a well deserved Finalist...I say this is ONE OF THE BEST!
Great job Valarie! #7570993

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/28/2009 7:08:51 AM

A huge thank you to all of you for your kind and encouraging comments...! #7571089

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 5/28/2009 9:21:25 AM

Very cool image Valarie, congratulations! #7571608

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 5/28/2009 12:30:45 PM


~J~ #7572352

SaMi Martin 5/28/2009 2:55:48 PM

WTG Valarie; Congratulations! #7573038

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 5/28/2009 3:46:50 PM

Myspace Glitter Maker

Photobucket #7573131

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 5/28/2009 3:47:48 PM

!!! YOU JUST WENT GOLD!!! #7573133

Julie Burnett 5/28/2009 4:12:03 PM

Don't want to say "I told you so.... but....." Whoo-Hoooo!! (Told you so!!!) #7573223

Toni Riggs 5/28/2009 4:12:55 PM

Congrats on your win! #7573230

Julianne Bradford 5/28/2009 4:25:49 PM

Congrats and big Kudos Valarie..this is just a wonderful talented shot! #7573299

Anita Hogue 5/28/2009 4:37:30 PM

I send you my warmest CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie! #7573365

Anita Hogue 5/28/2009 5:02:34 PM

Awesome win Valarie! #7573510

ROLAN NARMAN 5/28/2009 6:40:26 PM

Huge congratulations on your awesome winner Valarie! #7573912

A P 5/28/2009 9:29:46 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7574403

Summer A. Kozisek 5/28/2009 11:20:01 PM

This is truly an amazing capture, congratulations on your win Valarie! #7574578

Mary K. Robison 5/29/2009 1:00:44 AM

So well-captured, Valarie!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned win! #7574860

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 5/29/2009 2:40:59 AM


Usman. #7575164

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/29/2009 3:32:10 AM

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! #7575394

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 5/29/2009 4:30:28 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Valarie! #7575610

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/29/2009 8:49:33 AM

Thanks very much, Margaret! #7576419

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 5/29/2009 9:41:33 PM

Wow, what an amazing shot! Totally unique--one of a kind! Big congrats on a most well-deserved win! #7578111

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/30/2009 3:15:21 PM

Thanks so much, Colleen! #7580155

Ann Coates level-deluxe 5/31/2009 11:34:29 PM

Way to go Valarie. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner. #7583571

Anita Tykwinski 6/1/2009 3:22:11 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful win. #7583952

Val Feldman level-deluxe 6/1/2009 6:00:26 PM

Thanks Anita and Ann! #7586792

Jim Baines level-deluxe 6/14/2009 2:35:10 PM

This is one knock 'em dead photo! Your butterfly collection is above reproach! A fine tribute to your varied talents, Valarie! #7629674

Mark Dodge 6/17/2009 4:44:00 PM

Action and macro all in one! Fantastic! Huge WOW factor, Valerie. Congratulations. Very well deserved! #7641404

Val Feldman level-deluxe 6/24/2009 8:53:20 AM

Thanks so much Jim and Mark! #7673843

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 7/17/2009 2:14:24 AM

Congratulations Valarie on your Win!!!!!

Dominick #7747897

Val Feldman level-deluxe 7/29/2009 3:06:33 PM

Thank you very much, Dominick! #7794760

Robert Jensen level-deluxe 3/29/2010 6:42:53 AM

Amazing capture. I have a lot of insect photos but not one like this! #8493321

Robert Jensen level-deluxe 3/29/2010 6:44:58 AM

Amazing capture. I have a lot of insect photos but not one like this! #8493331

Freddy Bland 5/10/2010 6:38:15 PM

Outstanding image, Valarie!!! Fantastic details, color, light, composition!!! Very unusual POV ...and a HUGE winner in my book!!! #8602391

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 8/12/2010 6:09:08 AM

An amazing shot, Val! Perfect POV with wonderful color and detail! A belated congrats to you! #8822430

Chuck S. Frizzell 8/17/2010 8:35:30 AM

Very nice!! #8843193

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/11/2010 10:01:42 AM

A belated congrats Valarie on this wonderful and AWESOME capture...I just saw it on the BP main page! #8894440

Karen Slagle 8/2/2011 2:51:27 PM

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. #9577419

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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.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/12500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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