Bathed in Pollen Sipping Nectar
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mbryan777

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest




Location: Bartlesville OK US
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This is a Manduca sexta (Hawkmoth) sucking nectar from Datura wrightii (jimsonweed). Taken in Bartlesville Oklahoma.
· Date: Sat 22-October-2011 · Views: 898 · Filesize: 66.6KB, 207.1KB · Dimensions: 1800 x 1440 ·
Keywords: Hawkmoth Flower Nectar Sucking
Camera: D300
Lens and Filters: Nikkor 18-200mm
Film and/or ISO: 200
Aperture: F11
Shutterspeed: 1/60
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Additional Categories: Wildlife Photography, Micro, Macro & Close-Up Photography
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mbryan777

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest


Location: Bartlesville OK US
Posts: 19
Sat 22-October-2011 06:12

Finally got the right formula to shot they guys. Set at F11 to gain depth of field while simultaneously making the background black. Needed to focus on his rear end while he had his nose in the flower and capture the shot when he backed out.