Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hummingbird Moths



These pictures of the hummingbird moth were takes several days ago. I had to resort to the Auto mode because I'm still not that great at capturing action and motion. Better to get the shot than miss it while playing around with the camera!

28 comments:

Patricia said...

LOVE this, Robin. Very cool photos.

Outside In said...

Beautiful Robin, I tried to photograph one yesterday and it would not sit still, he comes around once a day feeding on the Verbenas.
I think they are really neat moths,
great photos!

-Cathy

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh yes, these are gorgeous shots. Auto is not all bad.

Meems said...

Robin,
I've been watching the hummingbird moths around here every evening. I don't even try to capture them... for some reason I've never been able to. Your photos are wonderful ... as always. I like the Verbena too.
Meems

Wendy said...

What beautiful pics! I've never seen a hummingbird moth. Thanks for sharing.

Jesikarena said...

GREAT SHOTS!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are sure pretty.I haven't seen one of these moths in quite awhile.
Blessings,Ruth

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Just beautiful! You got some really fantastic shots!

I've seen a few of the hmoths lately, too. They are fascinating to watch.

Cameron

Janet said...

Great pictures Robin, I have seen lots of the hummingbird moths in the last few days- both here in Virginia and in North Carolina. They are fun to watch.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Robin those are wonderful shots of such strange creatures ! I'd probably run screaming in the other direction ? go figure .. and I call myself a gardener ? LOL

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Robin! You are too humble; few of us can take such sharp pictures even in auto mode, especially of flying creatures.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Great captures! I saw one in the garden yesterday also.

elephant's eye said...

Would you believe we have these in South Africa too?! I call them flying crayfish. Often see them on the herbs as evening falls.

Q said...

I just love these moths!
I use the stop action mode and auto focus sometimes is the best!
Great photographs!
Sherry

Sherri said...

What great shots Robin! I haven't seen a hummingbird moth in quite a few years. I always thought they were neat little creatures!

Garden Lily said...

Those are great shots, no matter what mode you used. Thanks for sharing.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I love these little guys, they're the closest my garden gets to real hummers. Auto mode does the job just fine for you, especially the last photo, with the moth in focus and the background blurred.

Sylvana said...

Those are some beautiful shots. The other day one come up to me with bee attitude, and at first I was even fooled it was so convincing! Very neat moths.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Hummingbird moths are some of my favorite wee beasties on this planet. They are so gentle and lovely. I'm with you - take advantage of the technology, kiddo.

Jill-O said...

I've tried and tried, but have been unable to capture a photo of this moth. This and the sphinx moth are two of my favorites.

the inadvertent farmer said...

Oh Robin what a perfectly wonderful photo series! Great 'catch' with you camera, Kim

Balisha said...

We saw one of this just last night, while sitting on our porch.They are interesting and your pictures are wonderful.
Balisha

Gail said...

Robin, I love these photographs...they are superb! You've just about convinced me to take the photography class! gail

Kathleen said...

I can't capture hummingbird moths in auto mode Robin so please give yourself lots of credit! They're gorgeous. So glad you are learning lots from your photography class.

Muhammad khabbab said...

great pics. at first glance the flowers appear to be buddleia

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Hey, you sound like you're apologizing for using Auto mode. No need for that! Just look at these photos! A good photographer knows how to use her equipment and this proves you're a good one! Love this!

resipes said...

Such wonderful photos, I really enjoyed them all. I have a kitty named Lola, she looks so much like your's!! The children are so sweet, especially looking up at the Christmas Tree, with such awe in their faces. You have inspired me to work a lot harder in my yard, and to enjoy it more. Thank you so much, I can tell you're a wonderful person! ReEtta, I live in a little town called Pyrmont, close to Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I love photos of this moth i only discoverd it last summer in late july in marion indiana at my home this moth is so gracefull just like the humming bird thanks for sharing with us. steve