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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 30th October, 2011) Views: 2,483 
Humming Bird Moth
 Humming Bird Moth   by John Burns  (Sony A55 SLT, Sigma Macro Lens )
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Comment by Mick on 30th October 2011 at 00:04
Only seen one of these on the telly,

very good photo.


Comment by dot on 30th October 2011 at 08:45
Never seen one of these, only heard about them. What a fantastic shot, with such great detail. Congratulations you must be so patient to have caught it this close up. Good camera I say.


Comment by Rev David Long on 30th October 2011 at 09:41
I've seen these in France - where and when were you lucky enough to see this in Wigan?


Comment by Phil Whitehead on 30th October 2011 at 09:58
A terrific shot. Perhaps a little more DOF would have got more detail.


Comment by Cyril on 30th October 2011 at 10:28
Superb photo that John, can't say if I have ever seen one of those moths, are they in the UK?


Comment by john on 30th October 2011 at 10:36
Hi all ,
i was supprised to see it in our back garden,we didnt know what it was at first .
We saw it around a dozen times but couldnt catch it as its so fast,im told they are from africa ?? and visit us in summer ,have to see if it turns up next year .


Comment by john on 30th October 2011 at 10:39
Hi Cyril ,
found in uk summer months when its very hot im told, are you Cyril Ashurst ???


Comment by britboy on 30th October 2011 at 13:36
First saw them in the USA...not that common over here either.


Comment by Cyril on 30th October 2011 at 14:23
Hello John, I'm not Cyril Ashurst, my surname begins with a B. :¬)

Must have had its thermals and a mac on this summer.


Comment by John H on 30th October 2011 at 20:00
Fantastic shot, what else can I say?


Comment by Fred Cunliffe on 31st October 2011 at 04:39
They are common in Africa,I've photographed them often.Good photo John.


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