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Hummingbird moth

2009.08.08
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I've read stories where a lot of people have mistaken the hummingbird moth for an actual hummingbird. That didn't happen to me. I mistook it for a bumblebee.
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It was constantly moving, making it difficult to get some clear shots. For every clear shot I got, there's about 10 more blurry ones.
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Visiting the butterfly bush.
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It's amazing how far they can extend their proboscis to get the nectar.
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In flight, with its proboscis neatly curled.
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Bumblebee on the conflower; hummingbird moth in flight in the background.
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8 Comments
????? Wow! Wonderful series! 6# of my favorites.
????? · 2009-08-08: 16:06
LostAspen Neat set! You got some great shots of them.
LostAspen · 2009-08-08: 18:21
KerBear What a great set! :) All great but #6 is incredible! :) Great job Melissa!
KerBear · 2009-08-09: 20:38
gderuiter Such a treat! I remember my joy when once graced my garden last summer. These are terrific photos.
gderuiter · 2009-08-10: 07:09
????? these are beautiful, well done~!~
????? · 2009-08-10: 10:10
onlyricky gorgeous!!
the same happened to me! I thought it was a Bumble fly!:D
anyways! 6# is going to my favs
onlyricky · 2009-08-10: 10:25
LotoFoto Great captures!!
Love your nature shots Melissa!
LotoFoto · 2009-08-28: 15:43
coyoteself WOW Great captures
coyoteself · 2009-11-01: 13:14
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