Sunday, June 28, 2009

Todays exciting capture.

While wandering around looking for bugs to photograph, and while taking a picture of a bee on chives, right before my eyes was......correct me if I'm wrong....but I think it's a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. I can only say that I was so excited I nearly got sick and when taking the pictures off onto the computer I got even sicker worried that none of the photos turned out.

So here it is: Click on picture for larger view.







16 comments:

Pete said...

superb capture OC

Tattyanne said...

OMG those pictures are amazing.... well done you!

Janine said...

Those are awesome shots OC!!!
If you're feeling sick while taking macro shots, it might be because you are unconsciously holding your breath to keep your shot steady. When I first got my macro lens I thought there was something wrong with it because I got dizzy and nauseous every time I used it. remember to breathe.

Tricia said...

Wonderful pictures OC - not easy as the move so fast!! Good for you :D

flydragon said...

What can I say but WOW. Perfect shots!!!!!!!

oldcrow61 said...

You're all so generous with your compliments, thanks. I was so excited as I rarely get to see one of these. Janine, I must pay attention and see if I've stopped breathing while taking macro shots, lol. You could be right.

Mel said...

WOW!! Those are amazing.....what a beautiful creature...

Not sure if you *do* these things or not, but I left one for you anyway....:)

http://cluttertoshine.blogspot.com/2009/06/some-award-love.html

Have yourself a lovely day..

Roses and Lilacs said...

Really great photos, OC. I planted lots of nicotiana to attract them but haven't seen a one so far this year. They look so soft and furry;)
Marnie

Dixxe's Doodles said...

What a great FIND, and you made some terrific photos!!! Keep up the great work with your camera!

Hilary said...

National Geographic here you come!! Awesome pics Nana!!! If I had of known that thing might have been flying around when I was there I might have given it a second thought about making the trip out to see you hahaha just kidding ;)
Amazing shots!!!
Love Hils

Bimbimbie said...

Aren't those macro lens great. It's like having the eyesight of a little kid again only we don't have to worry about getting out knees bruised or our noses stung. Wonderful shots of a gorgeous moth*!*

Nan and =^..^= said...

What a fantastic series...just beautiful!

avalon said...

What an amazing set if photographs, well done you ! You should enter them into a competition.

St said...

fantastic

Cicero Sings said...

That is one interesting moth.

His Precious said...

i just came upon your blog. These photos are amazing. I'm curious as to the camera you are using to get slow close and perfect!

Awesome!