...of Moths and Men .. ( minding my own business , pissing the day away )

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the lowly Hummingbird Moth ( White Lined Sphinx Moth ) - a stalwart pollinator in the garden - ♫ Tubthumpers ♫ like most of the insect world ( they get knocked down , but they get up again ) ! Explore your world - it's the only true reality in front of you ( no cell phone apps for this one ) !!!

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Itallica on November 9, 2012

Magnificent pose!

Derek Holzapfel on November 10, 2012

Every time I see a photo of these moths, I am blown away. This is a great one! Cheers Derek

Scorched Earth Photo… on November 10, 2012

Almost like it wanted me to take it's picture Itallica

Not as pretty as a hummingbird Derek , but easier to photograph and more numerous in the yard . They are rather friendly and unassuming little creatures !

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on November 22, 2012

Beautiful shot. LIKE

cwicks on February 8, 2013

Such a delightful image, Waldo! Those brilliant red flowers, are they called Sky Rockets? In trying to frame the elusive Sphinx, I have only managed to capture his departing streak as he disappears from view.

Scorched Earth Photo… on February 9, 2013

Thanks Nel sorry to be so late in responding !

Howdy Carlee - the flowers are Scarlet Sky Rockets / Standing Cypress / Tall red things , etc. - " Ipomopsis Rubra " if yur into that Genus Species Phylum stuff - the White Lined Sphinx Moths are easy to capture if you curtail the use of pesticides in the yard - especially the crap you pour on the ground ( the eggs / larvae live in the soil ) so ..... why do I get the feeling that nobody pays attention to Don't Spray Pesticides on yur plants and let Mother Nature restore the balance ? ...

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  • Uploaded on November 9, 2012
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    by Scorched Earth Photo…
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2011/08/12 15:34:23
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash