So if this is a website about “Insects” what is “Hummingbird” doing in the title of this post? Meet the Hummingbird Hawk Moth.


1. It’s not a hummingbird. It’s an insect.

2. It buzzes like a hummingbird and looks almost exactly like a hummingbird when it feeds.

3. It’s not just an insect. It’s a MOTH!


OK, we know you probably gathered that when we told you this is the Hummingbird Hawk MOTH but this little guy is so amazing that we had to emphasize the fact. It looks more like a hummingbird/bee cross and yet it’s from the same Order as those flying creatures who get confused by bright lights at night.

As this website develops over the coming weeks and months you’ll find that I’m quite a huge fan of moths. You’ll find out they come in all shapes and sizes and in many cases don’t look at all “Moth Like.”

See You Soon!

So why do we showcase the camera you see here? Simple, it takes superb photos of insects due to its Macro capabilities. You can fill the frame with all but the smallest bugs and insects. Just make sure you have enough light because close up photography brings camera shake into play. Low light = slow shutter speed = camera shake.

Another reason we like this camera is that it won’t cost you and arm and six legs. About £200 right here on Amazon.

Insect Watch, as in “Watch Out, There’s a Wasp About to Sting You”

Insects have Six Legs. Except when they’re spiders or centipedes or millipedes in which case they’re not “Insects” but we’re not going to quibble. “” was a bit too long for our liking.

Anyway, here’s a photo of a hairy creature with a moth attached to it.


And this is the camera which took the photo.