Friday, 31 October 2014

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, and no apology

Last day of October, the eve of All Hallowed Saints Day, we were sat in the warm sun with a well - earned cup of coffee this morning when these clouds took my eye, like Jellyfish in the sky
Lucky for me, because I dived indoors and found my camera for a picture. So it was that when this very late-flying Hummingbird Hawkmoth appeared, feeding on the Verbena bodensii, I was able to get some photos, thanking my lucky stars the recent bad weather and other commitments had stopped us from clearing them up
Lucky, too, that the light was good and a fast shutter speed was possible

Although I struggled with the accursed auto-focus, eventually it got it's brain in gear, et Voilá

No apology for several photos, I'm almost proud of these


  1. No apologies needed!
    Isn't verbena excellent for insects.... we had half-a-dozen HBHMs on ours this summer, and a late painted lady stayed for a week of so until yesterday (doubt we'll see her again though).
    All the best,

  2. Hi Steve - we had a late painted lady here too, on the Verbena,naturally. "Our" insect visitors love it
    Bit of a wash-out tonight though