Saturday, July 31, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday White Lined Sphinx Moth

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Years ago I used to think these were some kind of baby hummingbird.  

We have gotten more rain here in Iowa, it is still hot and humid.  UGH!   It seems we have had very few nice sunny days, you can walk outside and smell the rotting vegetation.   Every where you look there is standing water and the mosquitoes are still reigning supreme.

16 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What pretty colors that moth has!

RNSANE said...

The moth shows up so beautifully on that blue flower. Sorry about your continued rain. It's been cool and beautifully sunny in the San Franicisco area.

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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That is one amazing photo...to have captured it is all too amazing also. Wow. I know how quickly they move and flit around...you did good.

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LivingSoAbundantly said...

That is a great close-up and really captures the beauty!

Grace and Bradley said...

Its sure is pretty! We are over 32 degree F and close to 100% humidity here every day. It is already cooler than the 37 of last month.

Naturedigital said...

Amazing photograph..
Costas

Nikki-ann said...

That's a beautiful moth... We tend to get ugly ones here! :D

Ciss B said...

I first saw one of these when my butterfly bush flowered. They are so much fun to watch! I have never been able to catch them in such a beautiful pose though - nice one!

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo! I've been wanting to see and photograph one of these for a long time, but haven't had my chance yet. This is AWESOME!

P.S. I know what you mean about the rain. We've had the same thing in Missouri.

Ruthi said...

love the color combination in this photo. awesome shot... great composition.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Wonderful capture!

Dave said...

Lovely composition and subject. You've got a great photograph there.

Siromade said...

unusual kind of event on your photo, a humming bird on a bright blue colorr flower, amzing shot.

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CherylK said...

That's the pretties moth I have ever seen! Gorgeous marking and beautiful color! Of course, the photography is excellent, too!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful! I've seen the white moths that come out after dark and have the long tongues.