While out photographing the Texas Buckeyes, I saw what looked like a tiny little hummingbird buzzing around the blooms. But it wasn’t a hummingbird, it was a moth! How cool. They even sound like a hummingbird. I didn’t get to taste it, but it might even taste like a hummingbird. (Not that I have ever eaten a hummingbird).
This one came in last evening light and I had to really crank up the ISO.I was happy because I got to try out my new Canon 200-400 mm lens, which I love. (BTW, I have a Canon 500mm lens for sale now).
Hummingbird moth (White-lined sphynx) (Hyles lineata) on Texas Buckeye Tree (Aesculus glabra var. arguta) in flower, Texas Buckeye Trail, Trinity River, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Canon 1DX. Canon 200-400mm lens at 490mm. ISO 2500. 1/200 sec. @ f/5.6. No flash.