First of all, I do not know what this is- a moth of sorts it looks like. Can anyone identify? Either way, he was very fascinating to me so I ran and got the camera.
He was all over the salvia.
I thought it was so cool how I could see his proboscis.
I was totally mesmerized watching him.
Here is a shot of his back side. He was all about the salvia. Well, apparently someone didn't like that much..... out of the blue came this hummingbird who proceeded to chase him. It was bizarre to watch. They were going so fast- I tried to get a shot of the chase, but was unable.
Here is the hummingbird after chasing him off, going to the salvia.
Either I got the hummingbird or the moth (?) but never both in focus on the same frame.
The hummingbird would swoop down and chase him, then go to the salvia for a while, then go hang out on the branch and watch for a minute then go right back to chasing him off. It was so fun to watch.
Here he is on his lookout. He would get so close to me I could have touched him. It was so fun.
See- like here- only the hummingbird was in focus.
Hope you enjoy the shots.