I wanted to spend the day getting some yard work done, got out the wood chipper and worked away on the pile of brush out front. Managed to get quite a bit chipped before running out of gas. Once it runs out of gas and dies, it is too hot to get started again, needs some time to itself for a cool down. Seemed like that was a good time to quit myself and get out the camera. I had been seeing the hummingbird on my Weigala so thought I would go sit out there and try and get some photos. After a 45 minute sitting session with no sightings, I decided to explore the gardens. My first rose opened for the year.
Well I was taking a few photos of the rose, I saw something off to the side. It was a hummingbird moth. This is only the second time I have ever seen one of these in my life.
I didn’t have the correct lens on for this but had to try. Took a few shots and realized he was sticking around. Ran in the house and swapped out my lens for a better one.
He didn’t stick around long after I got the other lens, I had to move in closer and I don’t think he liked that.
He flew off, I waited around a good half hour hoping he would come back. He didn’t. At least not while I was out there. The little bugger was taunting and laughing at me, I swear he was. I came in the house to order dinner as it was getting to be that time. As I was putting on my shoes to run to Joy Garden for our food, I looked up and this little bugger was at the window, looking in at me and laughing. I think he was proud of himself having chased me away. He had to come back and rub it in.
While I was waiting around for him to come back, this friendly feller posed nicely for me at least.
I think the faces on these guys is really cool up close. So many facets to the face of a dragonfly.
Had to try it in black and white to see how it would turn out.
I kept inching in closer to see how close he would let me get. He let me up close and personal, just sat and watched me.
Now isn’t that just the coolest face? He is smiling…. You can pet him, so soft and cuddly. I don’t know why but I think bugs are the coolest and dragonflies are one of my favorite, probably my favorite actually. They are all over on my walk, all different colors and varieties.