Wimm/Vic

Wimm/Vic

Posted on 01/29/2011


Photo taken on January 29, 2011


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Keywords

Victoria
Sphingidae
Macroglossinae
Wimmera
Hippotion celerio
Vine Hawk Moth
Mandevilla laxa
Chilean Jasmine


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Hippotion celerio

Hippotion celerio
My camera accompanies me to dinner invitations! :-)

Here is the Vine Hawk Moth enjoying a feed from my neighbour's Mandevilla laxa (Chilean Jasmine)

I only managed one shot and it was gone. I am finding this species of Hawk Moth very difficult to photograph in flight. They are very fast and seem to dislike the sound of a digital camera being turned on!!

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Tony James
Tony James
In my experience of Wildlife Photography, there seems to be an inevitable phobia for animals of all kind to immediately take off into the distance as soon as a camera is produced, not even awaiting it being turned on. However, I've found a few individuals will sit and wait until the last possible moment as you set up, and disappear as soon as your finger reaches for the shutter. The only way to picture some species is catch them when they are "sleeping". :)
3 years ago.
Wimm/Vic
Wimm/Vic
It's been a rather poor season here this year for the Hawk Moths, Tony. H. scrofa is generally very docile, allowing you to pick them up. H. celerio is panicky!
3 years ago.