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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flight of fancy This hummingbird hawkmoth (macroglossum stellatarum) was visiting flowers in my garden. The wings beat so fast they emit an audible hum. The speed it flitted between flowers made it

Flight of fancy This hummingbird hawkmoth (macroglossum stellatarum) was visiting flowers in my garden. The wings beat so fast they emit an audible hum. The speed it flitted between flowers made it a real challenge to capture this image.

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Date Taken: 07.2010
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
Photo Location: United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Nigel Picknell