Hummingbird Clearwing Moth - Hemaris thysbe
My camera was set up to shoot nothing farther than 2" from the front of the lens when I encountered this moth working away on a butterfly bush at Portsmouth's Prescott Park. I knew I'd probably have to change the setup to capture this guy, but I had nothing to lose by trying up-close anyway. I expected that sticking the camera in his face and firing off a few frames would push him away. It didn't.
Hummingbird Clearwing MothHemaris thysbe