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Hummingbird Hawk Moth - Macroglossum stellatarum - Arezzo, Italy | by Thomas Shahan
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Hummingbird Hawk Moth - Macroglossum stellatarum - Arezzo, Italy

As always, I'd like to apologize for the lack of postings lately. I’ve been quite busy recently and haven’t had as much time as I’d like to get out and shoot arthropods like I used to. Additionally, I’ve been in Italy for the past month and didn’t have my usual macro equipment with me. Be assured – more macro photos will come someday.


The image above is one of the plentiful and beautiful Hummingbird Hawk Moths (Macroglossum stellatarum) I encountered while in Arezzo, Italy. The shot was taken with my new Pentax Kx and an old 50mm f/1.4 prime.


To all of you who have been asking questions about my equipment or macrophotography in general – I apologize for my silence – I just can’t get back to all of you. If you are interested, I have an FAQ here: and additionally - a short video about my techniques here:


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Taken on June 14, 2011