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Is it a bird, a hummingbird, no ... (45)
windancer Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 89] (607)
Was attending a teachers conference in New Mexico over the summer and was able to do some hiking in the surrounding hills. Was caught up with my tripod taking pictures of a warbler when this tiny hummingbird appeared eating from these thistles. I managed to get closer and through my lense realized this was not a hummingbird at all but a very large moth. I now believe this is a hawkmoth, the exact species I am not sure of. Its about 7-9cm long and I was able to watch it unfurl that equally long proboscis. These are the moments I feel priveledged to have been a part of.

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windancer Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 89] (607)
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Edited by:lucky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 5 N: 14] (84)

I made some noise reduction with NeatImage...
And I added more green colour to the background and some contrast adjustements...