Wednesday, September 3, 2008
not exactly wordless...
Here's the story...
Last week, my blogging buddy Nancy of More Than Enough posted about a something called a hummingbird moth. I had never heard of it before but found it very interesting. Fast forward to my camping trip this past weekend.
I'm standing in a patch of wildflowers and thistles, taking pictures with my macro lens. Out of the corner of my eye, I see movement. I look away from my view finder to see this same creature flitting from one flower to the next. All of a sudden I find myself standing as still as I can because there were about eight of them fluttering around.
Of course, I can't get a picture of any of them with a macro lens. I need my zoom lens. I carefully back out of the flower patch, change my lens, and tip toe back in. I scared most of them off but a few stayed around and I was able to get some decent pictures.
They look just like a little hummingbird when they're in motion but more like a moth when you can get a good look at them. They were fun to watch and I'm so glad I saw them.