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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 30th October, 2011)

Humming Bird Moth


Humming Bird Moth
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Photo: 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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