Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ironic Critter Meeting ~ Camera-Critters #177

Lemme tell ya another story, which is really ironic.

Last Friday... not to be confused with this past Friday...

The Friday before this past Friday, which would make it last Friday... anyway...

It was a Friday morning, and my secretary and I were talking about the Polyphemus Moth. I said that seeing and photographing a giant moth like that was one of the things on my life list. I said another critter on my life list was the Hummingbird Moth. She asked, "A What? I've never heard of such a thing." So, I Googled (since I capitalize 'Googled', does that make it a 'Proper Verb'? uhhh anyway...) and showed her photos, and she thought it was really cool.

At lunchtime, my secretary showed up at my desk and informed me that her sister (who also works at the University) said there was a "big butterfly with blue on it" flying around the flowers in the flower garden. So, she insisted I grab the camera and go outside to take some photos - yeah, she's tough and demanding like that.

As I was photographing the "big butterfly with blue on it", which you'll have to stay tuned to see photos of (yes, I'm mean like that), I saw something out of the corner of my eye.

"Holy cow 'T'! It's a Hummingbird Moth!!!" (I may or may not have actually said cow)

"WHAT??? Are you kidding me?" T asked.

"Nope, I am NOT kidding you... LOOK!"

"Oh my gosh! It IS!"

"How ironic is that?!?!"

"I swear the critters just seek you out to photograph them, Misty!"

(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS

Pretty cool, huh?

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25 comments:

Snap

Really cool, Ms. Entomologist you! Beautiful, too!

Karin / Southern Meadows

Super captures of the hummingbird moth! I have these in my garden and I love to watch them. Like hummingbirds they move so quickly I find them difficult to photograph but yours are great shots!

Birgitta - foto CHIP

Good captures!

Georgia

that is amazing that you captured that on camera!!!!

grammie g

HI Misty...they are the greatest...I have taken way to many pic's of them..they are a constant in my flowers!!
Amazing little creatures ...your photo's are wonderful..if you said holy cow or not!!lol

Grace

Dina

So there really are hummingbird moths?!! Cool! I'm really glad to hear that and to see your great picture.
I've seen them (rarely) flitting around flowers here in the Jerusalem Hills and never knew what they were.

eileeninmd

Great shots of the Hummingbird moth, Misty! They are cool looking moths.

Twiggy

Amazing capture and what a beautiful insect(?)! Great capture. It's good to seize the moment, isn't it?

Cheryl

Wow! That's an amazing creature & great capture. So, what's left on your life list?

Oz Girl

WAY cool!! I saw one last year, for the first time, but it didn't hang around long enough for me to get my camera. I was amazed and marveled at it for the short time it graced us with our presence.

P.S. I gave you a shout-out on my blog today. You awesome wildlife photographer you! :-)

i beati

Thye are amazing aren't they?

Adrienne in Ohio

Oh, I love these moths! So fascinating. Their bodies look like they would be soft to the touch, velvety almost. Fantastic capture, Misty!

Mama Zen

Fantastic captures!

Ashrunner

Really, really cool...and very ironic 8v) Nice shots, Misty.

Carletta

Cool!
I have only seen two of these in my whole life. :)

Leontien

Wow that is pretty amazing! and they really do look like little hummingbirds crossed mixed with a green moth! haha

fantastic!

Thanks
Leontien

Jidhu Jose

awesome shots


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Self Sagacity

those are amazing shots. Especially the in flight.
BTW- Thanks for the compliment on my
macro flower shots.

Blessed Beyond a doubt...

Love God's creation. Beautiful pic!

That Janie Girl

Wow! I've never seen a hummingbird moth! Beautiful shots!

BTW - did you know you've won a prize on my blog?

Roan

We have tons of these on our butterfly bushes. I never heard of a hummingbird moth until last summer when I saw one. At first I thought it was a hummingbird. Nice captures!

Jenny

That is so cool!

Tatjana Parkacheva

Nice post and shots, too.

Regards!

Melissa

That is amazing! I've never seen one of these, and I'm so glad I have now. Very cool. I saw you at Linkytools sidebar, and thought I'd follow you.

Textbook

Wow that really is neat. I had never heard of that type of Month either. How pretty in an odd way.

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