Here’s a male Longhorn (Mystacides azurea) enjoying the good weather here in Amsterdam 🙂 It’s a kind of caddisfly with very long antennae (which unfortunately are out of focus). They’re very small, only 6-9 mm long so even if they’re quite common you really have to look for them. I took this picture with a Raynox 250 attached on my Fuji lens, not really used to handle it yet (the 150 is much more forgiving and easier to use) but I hope I’ll get there.
A Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum), photographed in Sardinia.
Its long proboscis and its hovering behaviour, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers.
Note that this is a species of Sphingidae, and shouldn’t be confused with the moths called hummingbird moths in North America, genus Hemaris.
Some photos I took this afternoon 🙂 I was especially thrilled to find the beautiful moth!
And: caleephotography is 3 years old! 😀