Sunday, February 24, 2013

Don't call him hummingbird.

Hmm, I thought I had put these up already. Apparently not. Sphinx moths. You love them, right? As you should. They're sort of fancy-pants. This is a White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata) unless someone tells me otherwise. Not really the easiest photo subject.  These shots aren't all that sharp but I like 'em anyway. My attention span was lacking this day (as it often is) so I didn't spend a ton of time trying to get a winner. This particular moth was fixated on one or two flowers and wasn't moving around as much as the they normally do, making a few better photo ops. I'm a big of sphinx moths. They make me happy. Macro Monday Our World Tuesday Nature Notes Camera Critters

39 comments:

Icy BC said...

Fantastic capture, and such gorgeous critter!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wow, stunning series of in-flight captures! Amazing! Great light and details on these too.

Laura said...

how beautiful Jill!

makiejl.com said...

Really beautiful macro work!
~Linda

msdewberry said...

These are awesome captures! It is very hard to capture movement as fast as these guys probably travel!! Great shots!

Jama said...

Gorgeous captures!!

Seagull Steve said...

Wow. Borderline facemelt.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

It's always astonishing to see the face of a butterfly or moth (or slug!for that matter!)

Lea said...

Wonderful!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Stewart M said...

Used to see very similar species in the UK - great pictures,

Cheers Stewart M - Melbourne

Photo By Manka said...

Really great shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots of the flying moth!

Kerri said...

WOW .... amazingly beautiful! I LOVE!

Mitzi said...

Stunning captures. I caught one of these last year and had to look him up to see what he was. Love these images!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow..I can see him drinking in that last shot! Too cool.

Randi said...

These shots of the flying moth are amazing!!!

Crafty Gardener said...

amazing capture

Sylvia K said...

Amazing captures, Jill! You do indeed get some of the most amazing shots! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great week!

Gary said...

They're fascinating!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Orvalho do Céu said...

Olá,
Muito diferente e eu não o conhecia...
Bjs fraternos de paz

Sarah (HoodPhoto) said...

Such pretty details and all while in flight! Wonderful!

Karen said...

Cool moth, great captures!

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos! beijos,chica

dancingaspensfarm said...

I love these guys, we usually get a couple of them around every summer. Great capture!

Life Images by Jill said...

wow! fabulous images. beautiful.
Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Our World Tuesday.

NatureStop said...

Great captures!Have a great day!

Shantana

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow - magical shots!

Indrani said...

Wow! These are fantastic!
Such clear captures.

Cindy said...

Fantastic moth! Beautiful captures.

Dana said...

Wonderful photos! I never thought of moths as being pretty, but that one is. Thanks!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Jill, I am always thrilled when I see Sphinx Moths and they are such wonderful creatures. You need not worry, for each of these images in my estimation is a winner~

amanda said...

My bad.. I've always referred to these as hummingbird moths! :)
Years ago, when one first visited a pot of flowers by our patio door, it looked too heavy to fly!
I love them. Beautiful photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Are you kidding? I Love these images, and they're 'sharp' enough through my views/eyes!!! Beautiful.

Rambling Woods said...

They are hard to shoot..never stop moving and I have to say that this one is as cute as the kind we have here.. Cute... Michelle

Marie said...

I have never seen one though I've seen a few pictures. Would love to catch one out there some time.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Gorgeous! So glad I popped over from Camera Critters.

Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

Amazing. I love these moths. They are so cool. Your images are fabulous!

Hanne said...

Wow, what a powerful look!

Dominic Gendron said...

Wow..this is a cool bug! Great shots, thanks for sharing!