Saturday, August 9, 2014

Visual Contradictions

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

It's a Hummingbird Clearwing.  It's a strange but interesting looking insect.  Until recently, I didn't know there is a moth that behaves like a hummingbird. They are called Hummingbird Clearwing Moths.  They look a little like a bumblebee but fly and sip nectar like a hummingbird.

Doesn't this little guy remind you of a Viking with a horned helmet and long hair?  I love the contrast and contradictions, and the symmetry in this photograph, don't you?




Have fabulous summer weekend,
Christa


I am linking with Eileen's Saturday's Critters.  





27 comments:

  1. Christa, they are cool looking moths.. Great sighting and a beautiful photo... Thanks for linking up with my critter party! Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Hi Christa,

    Fabulous photo of this fuzzy flyer! Welcome back to the bloggy world!

    Poppy

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  3. Fantastic shot. Have a great weekend.

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  4. What an incredible looking insect! I've never seen anything quite like it. Great shot!

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  5. Wonderful photo of the beautiful moth! Yes, I can see the viking.

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  6. Such a wonderful creature ! Really great shot !

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  7. Beautiful moth and symmetry in the photo.

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  8. Great photo of the moth, the furry body does look like helmet hair. I love to see these fly, when I was 5 years old I saw one and thought it was a hummingbird, what a surprise that it was not!

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  9. Christa, what a wonderful shot. A most interesting critter with it's "see through" wings. Happy Critter Day!

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  10. Indeed a wonderful picture of this interesting insect. I love your interpretation of a Viking with a horned helmet and long hair, hahaha.

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  11. Beautiful Hummingbird moth. I captured my first on camera last week...a Tersa Sphinx, thought it was a baby Hummingbird at first. They are so unique!

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  12. What a fabulous photo Christa. I've never heard of a Hummingbird Moth - blogging can be very educational!

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  13. I wouldn't have thought of a viking, but I see him! That's a great comparison.

    Karen

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  14. Wow; at first I thought it is a bee p;) Never heard of "Hummingbird Clearwing Moths" and sure look like how you described♪
    Great photograph!
    Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  15. Hi Christa, I love this gorgeous photo!!! I have only seen hummingbird moths once or twice. They are amazing little things and you have captured this one beautifully. Thank you for visiting and for your very sweet comments. Have a great week :)

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  16. I have never seen or heard of hummingbird moths! It is amazing! Great capture!

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  17. I agree, it's a lovely contrasting photograph. I'd love to see more of Hummingbird Hawkmoths but unfortunately we don't get many in the Uk and the only time I see them is on holiday in Spain - somewhat warmer then England.

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  18. totally stunning to see and even better that you got a photo of it!

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  19. Fabulous.....stunning patterns and colours!

    Happy weekend,
    Ruby

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  20. Just absolutely beautiful. You really know how to use that camera. :)
    Thanks for coming by...and re: Big Hilda...isn't she a hoot. I love her. Anytime you want to see her, just Google Big Hilda and there she is. hahhaa

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