We had some gorgeous weather the beginning of the week. All of our butterfly bushes, bee balm, echinacea and rudbeckia are blooming. Walking outside, the air was alive with buzzing and fluttering. I grabbed my camera, of course.
There were three tiger swallowtails enjoying the white butterfly bush. I must have taken six pictures of this one before it stood still long enough for a clear shot.
I guess I enjoy the challenge of moving subjects. I liked the way this photo came out. Click on the picture to get a larger view on my Flickr page. It's worth it.
These next to pictures are a victory for me. They were the only two shots I got of a clearwing hummingbird moth before it flew off. In all the years I've lived here, this is only the second time I've seen a hummingbird moth. I suppose I should thank my neighbor. He said something was eating his tomato plants this year.
As its name implies, it flies like a hummingbird, wings moving so fast they are a blur. The first time I saw one, I thought it was a hummingbird, until I noticed the antennae. Hummingbird moths come out during the day.
I've said it before, my camera is amazing. I didn't really see the wings until I looked at my pictures.
For more information and links, go to Hummingbirdmoth.com