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wingless wonder

By warbstowcross
For the last four years we have been getting Humming bird hawk moths in our Garden. This is one I caught. Unfortunately the wings are horizontal and moving so fast they are practically invisible. They are migrants from southern Europe and are becoming increasingly more common.

Tags: Cornwall Insect Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Migrant Humming bird hawk moth Wildlife and nature

Voters: JohnH37, skewey, KarenFB and 24 more

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KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2006 8:53PM
great shot

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Paree Plus
12 616 3
15 Oct 2006 8:54PM
this is a wonderful photo I saw one of these moths this summer for the first time, and I wondered what ever it was until I got home and looked it up, I must admit it looks a bit sinister, as though it might sting, but now I know its harmless, they are amazing to watch just like a humming bird.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
15 Oct 2006 8:58PM
Great inflight capture
15 Oct 2006 9:39PM
Now an easy subject. You did well.
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 6:41AM
Wonderful to see.....must have been so difficult to take.

AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
16 Oct 2006 6:54AM
Great take, very well done
I appreciate the positive comments. This shot was hand held from about 2m and only needed slight sharpening.
mjsmith 11
24 Oct 2006 7:13PM
Superb photography. Warbstowcross has a natural talent.
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
20 Dec 2006 2:58PM
Amazing creatures, I've been chasing them all summer - silhouettes I can manage, but not sharp ones like this. Well caught!

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