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Deilephila elpenor

Deilephila elpenor
Photo Information
Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro VC USD
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-07 11:51
Viewed: 1577
Points: 34
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Deilephila elpenor, known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family.
The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan). Introduced specimens have been found in British Columbia. In most of their range, the adults are seen from May to July and the caterpillars from July to September, when they pupate. However in some parts of the Mediterranean and China the adults may be seen from April on, sometimes having two broods in a year.
The larva is about 75 millimetres (3.0 in) long, green and brown in colour. Like most hawk moth caterpillars, they have a backward curving spine or "horn" on the final abdominal segment.

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Hello Jiri-Beautiful close picture of this growing up Moth.Excellent colour and sharpness with good details.I like its POV tooGood work.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

hallo Jiri
this is SUPER!!!
i like this picture with the great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-07 11:59]

Hello Jiri,
Fantastic macro of this caterpillar in superb sharpness, details and splendid clear colours. Taken from a nice POV. Good DOF.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-08-07 12:34]

Hi Jiri,

Wonderful macro of the caterpillar, very nice color too.
The détails are superb, perfect light for the composition.
Nice pov and DOf, TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

Hello Jiri,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb macro with amazing clarity. Lovely contrast against the background.

Ciao Jiri, great macro of fantastic catarpillar, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-07 16:01]

Waaw Jiri,what a spectacle this caterpillar! Truly beautiful and caught in the best way to show us its fantastic design,great detail and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-07 18:18]

Hello Jiri,
What an eyecatching image you have posted today, the detail and colors are awesome to view. I have never seen this particular caterpillar before and I must say, it is a beauty. The Moth of this particular species is very pretty too, you are fortunate to have them in your country. Great job!!

Hello Jiri

Great macro of this insect, with fine POV
and tight framing, great focus, sharpness,
details, and contrast, TFS


Hello Jiri!
Excellent close-up of this caterpillar in great sharpness and beautiful colors. Very nice lateral POV and good details. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hallo Jiri - Stunning. It is so crisp in the detail. The colours are wonderful and the out of focus adds to the feel of the photo. I like the close crop since it keeps the eye on the important elements. Beautifully done! Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Impressive larva Jiri! Nice photo with wonderful colours and very good sharpness

nice caterpillar, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-09 6:03]

Hello Jiri,
A very special caterpillar which you caught in a very funny pose. Best sharpness and good presentation as usual.
Take care

Hermosa oruga, y gran fotografía.

Hernán Bortondello

Just impressive MF Jiri ! Exciting colours stunning details in the lovely compo.


Hi Jiri, Super macro of this caterpillar in a stunned sharpness, details and also natural colors retained even though flash was applied. Thank for sharing

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