Hummingbird Hawkmoth by 30pics4jackiesdiamond

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

These moths used to be occasional visiters to southern areas of the British Isles, flying in from France over The Channel. But now with our hotter summers, especially this year, they have colonised and are seen more frequently

However, I was so excited to see this one feeding on the flowers in NT shoparea I stopped other browsers to take its photograph (a few dozen times!) I was extra chuffed that when given a mega crop so much detail could be seen.

Clever camera has to take credit-again.
July 10th, 2018  
How manificent is this! Fabulous shot and detail! Now I can understand why the lodger is not a priority 😉 Fav!
July 10th, 2018  
What a great shot! I've never seen one of these, don't think they've made it here yet!
July 10th, 2018  
A super shot:)
July 10th, 2018  
Wow...this is new to me! Fab fav! It has the coloring of a moth, I guess the wings of a hummingbird and that tongue is something else!
July 10th, 2018  
New to me too! A peculiar looking thing.
July 10th, 2018  
Wow new to me a very cool macro
July 10th, 2018  
Amazing focus! I haven't seen one for three years, so just a tiny bit jealous!
July 11th, 2018  
Very cool shot
July 11th, 2018  
Great timing.
July 11th, 2018  
Nice one Jackie, those wings are really moving :)
July 11th, 2018  
@merrelyn and the speed he fluttered round the plants!!
@haskar especially of the shuter!!
@amyk thanks Amy
@featherstone26 I saw a couple a few years back, it was so eciting to see this one!!
@Dawn not a macro, it is a megga megga crop!! thank you
@carole_sandford looks like a furry, drab hummingbird and the way it hovers to get necter!
@gardenfolk so lucky to see it! and then to get some decent shots too!!
@fbailey thank you
@roachling I am doing almost as many nature shots this month as last month!!
@ludwigsdiana I'm not in favour today- forgot to feed her!!
@joansmor thank you

Thank you all so much for enjoying my drab moth and getting it onto PP. I cannot believe that I got two luck, flukey, flying insect shots on consecutive days- clever camera and lucky operator!! xx
July 11th, 2018  
Wonderful capture Jackie. I see these in my garden but been unable to get a decent
Capture. You did well Fav
July 12th, 2018  
@wendyfrost thank you
July 12th, 2018  
What an interesting combination of features. Great capture.
July 13th, 2018  
Thanks for sharing.
July 24th, 2018  
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