Thursday, 21 June 2012

Macroglossum stellatarum 2012

Having taken the two Elizabeth's back to Tours airport today for a week in the sunny UK... Ha Ha the weather forecast  is pretty grim in North West England... I am going to indulge myself with the Blog and make no excuses for it.

Macroglossum stellatarum - The Humming Bird Hawk Moth. On Sunday we took Elizabeth 2 to our local Château Rivau. It was my first sighting of the moth this year and I love to photograph them. 


I hope you enjoyed them...

Don't think I will get my own way with the blog all week... Watch this space!

7 comments:

Pollygarter said...

They must have been out for a Sunday gathering... we were out and about with Tim's lifetime friend this weekend and saw Hummingbird Hawkmoths too.
Tim says he thinks these are great shots.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

The speed on your camera is much better than mine, great shots. I saw my first humming bird hawk moth yesterday as well. Diane

GaynorB said...

Stunning pics, Colin.

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photos, Colin! But then again I would say that wouldn't I??
Elizabeth in sunny (I wish!) England....

Susan said...

Terrific. I love the way you can see the markings on the wings. I assume they are having a terrible year just like the butterflies so it's nice to see them.

Jean said...

Beautiful photos.
The first time I saw one visiting the flowers in our little French garden I wondered what on earth it was.

Anonymous said...

great photos. we also have some taken at the Chateau 3 years ago.

manx watcher