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Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Hemaris fuciformis

Description:

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth (Hemaris fuciformis), Hummelschwärmer, Emmenmatt, Emmental, Switzerland

Notes:

Interesting fact: The wings were not always clear and transparent! The wings were covered with scales which were lost during the first strokes of wings. However this is a normal habit! I am not yet happy with these shots. This little hummy was even for me as a quick shooter too nervous... OK, I am happy...;-) Just for statistics: I shot 324 pics of this wonderful hummy, About 12 were acceptable, the others were just unsharp, no more hummy on the flower, to strong light (1 pm) ...


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32 Comments (1–25)

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Thanks, folks! Yes, indeed these are very tricky to catch! These were 2 out of 324 shots ;-).

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 5 years ago

Awesome! I tried to take a picture once and couldn't even do it while it was on a plant! GREAT!

KimKardashan
KimKardashan 5 years ago

Very looks like a hummingbird

Ursula
Ursula 5 years ago

beautiful spotting!

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Simply superb bayucca... and thanks for all your help with my butterflies and moths!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Simply superb second picture! I think it should be the first you see!

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Love!

PunkusArnett
PunkusArnett 6 years ago

An amazing capture of a spectacular looking moth!

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Oh, fantastic shot!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

Awesome!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Wonderful!

Milind Mangare
Milind Mangare 6 years ago

superb

DanieleZen
DanieleZen 6 years ago

Beautiful:)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

sometimes ;-)...
Thanks for the compliments, shekainah!

You're always amazing.

gil.leiria
gil.leiria 6 years ago

Beautiful

Beautiful..........

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

spectacular detail!!

Uday
Uday 6 years ago

wonderful snap!
loved 1st one

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks a lot, Shishir!

ShishirS
ShishirS 7 years ago

Awesome capture :)

Marc-ValMouery
Marc-ValMouery 7 years ago

I am becoming more and more amazed by moths. Great shot!!!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks Willie and nexttogone!

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

wonderful captures Bayucca

nexttogone
nexttogone 7 years ago

Amazing catch and great pics! Thanks again for all of your help today. ")

bayucca
Spotted by
bayucca

Bern - Berne, Switzerland

Lat: 46.95, Long: 7.75

Spotted on Jul 25, 2010
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

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