last year I spent a long time trying to capture these facinating creatures – this year I have carried on my quest for one shot that hopefully really shows what they are about…still trying for that one!! But here in the meantime is the one that I like best and am actually quite happy with. Unfortunately my quest maybe on hold for some while as the Sigma lens has started playing up again…. :( These little insects are so incredibly fast and not very big at all – we have some little ones around this year about the size of a bee and the bigger ones about the size of a hornet. I just am so facinated by them and it seems a shame their life span is so short!
Canon eos 400d
Sigma 70-300mm lens macro mode
Hummingbird hawk-moths are day fliers, preferring bright sunlight, but may also be seen at dawn and dusk and rarely at night. They are strongly attracted to flowers with a plentiful supply of nectar such as petunias, honeysuckle and buddleia. Studies have noted that have a remarkable memory, and return to the same flowerbeds at the same time everyday. They cannot survive the winter months and so migrate to southern parts of Europe.