I photographed this Hummingbird Moth near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas.

Its resemblance to hummingbirds—which eat nectar from tube-shaped flowers while hovering in the air—led to the naming of the species.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth
Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 27, 2022 (01:41 P. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200 – 1/1250
  • ISO: 2000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm