Humming Bird Hawk Moth 1 by jesika

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The summer of 2006 was a delight of butterflies and moths.
I photographed a Clouded Yellow with his wings open, a great rarity.
I saw and photographed in my own garden a VERY rare visitor, my first and probably only, Camberwell Beauty.
For more than 2 wonderful weeks, 2 Humming Bird Hawk Moths visited my buddleia at highly predictable times. A joy and pleasure beyond description.
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  • Yool
    Yoolover 5 years ago

    Beautyful creature and great capture !!!!

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 5 years ago
    Very nicely done, your Buddleia is sharper than mine and that makes yours the better photo
  • dougie1
    dougie1over 5 years ago

    superb jesika!

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 5 years ago

    You have captured a beautiful Sphinx here Jesika.. They look like a cross of hummer and moth.. Arn’t they delightful to watch.. They love butterfly bush.. Very cool!

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Oh, jesika!!!!! SMASHING SMASHING image!!!!!! What a joy!!! We have these … well, I think they’re the same .. I never knew what they were and always called them hummingbird bees because to me they look like a cross between the two!!! But THIS shot, oh, honey, you’ve outdone yourself!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! I love it!!!

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 5 years ago

    glorrous capture, wonderful moth and absolutely fantastic action shot. hugsxxx

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 5 years ago

    beautiful – they are so hard to capture! I must encourage the buddleia for next year – well done :)

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 5 years ago


  • Luci Mahon
    Luci Mahonover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot jesika! : ) xx

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 5 years ago

    Beautifully captured Jesika

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