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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Humming Bird Moth Feeding

Humming Bird Moth Feeding [enlarge]

Certainly one of the weirdest topics in the blog in the past was the famous moth that I mistook for a bird. Now I had the chance to spot another one with better luck. Here is a beautiful specimen of Macroglossum stellatarum or Hummingbird Moth. In the following two videos you will appreciate the difference between this moth and a real hummingbird:





10 comments:

  1. That's a great picture, Carlos. I don't think I've ever heard of a hummingbird moth...

    Our daughter in Colorado has a lot of hummingbirds flitting on her feeder ... they're very beautiful.

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  2. Thanks for the visit Jacob. Yep. I saw some videos. Those feeders full of hummingbirds look charming. It must be great to wake up in the morning and watch the scene. :)

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  3. We have two hummingbird feeders in our yard each summer and see Ruby-Throated and Rufus Hummingbirds - although fewer this year it seemed. I love them very much.

    Now you have introduced me to the Hummingbird Moth and I am transfixed by the shot and the video. In many ways, this moth is more a miraculous site than the hummingbird. Isn't nature perfect?!

    Thanks for a great post, Carlos.

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  4. Fantastic shot!

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  5. Thanks so much Lydia. It did fool me the first time I saw one.

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  6. Fascinating! I managed to capture a hummingbird at rest today, but couldn't get him taking off again.

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  7. Increible!!! tant la foto com l'animaló!!!!

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  8. Hi (YIA SOU in Greek!) Carlos. Every single shot you have is a piece of art. Bravo!

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  9. Beautiful shot!
    Until very recently I also didn't know, there is something like hummingbird moth- my friend is trying to capture an image of one.
    Yours is gorgeous!

    --
    Joanna
    http://joannasfoto.com/blog/

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  10. i am jealous! we always have them at the flowers in the evenings, moving too fast and light too low to capture.

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