I’m sorry to disappoint you but we do not have any hummingbirds on Okinawa. We do have hawk moths that resemble hummingbirds. The hawk moths are also called hummingbird moths. They are extremely fast and challenging to photograph.
I used a slow shutter speed to convey motion in the wings of the Hummingbird hawk moth (Macroglossum corythus)
I often find the insects feeding early morning and or late in the evening. They feed using a long proboscis to drink the nectar.
They are hard to see since they are small (35 -45mm) and move extremely fast. They can be heard creating a humming sound as they fly by. They hover for a short period of time collecting the nectar and move on to the next flower.
The Convolvulus hawk moth ( Agrius convolvuli ) is the largest hawk moth I have seen on Okinawa.
The Impatiens Hawk moth feeds in the evening. I found this moth resting on a plant.
Impatiens Hawk Moth (Theretra oldenlandiae) larvae photographed on white using the MYN studio technique.
Have a great day !