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"Aerial Refuelling"

Photo Information
Copyright: Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 7600
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-27 10:51
Viewed: 3860
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This moth almost on the fly sucked the nectar from the flower. Obviously the flower is higly specialized on such way of polenation - it has prapared a "bottleneck" of sweet drink and unavoidable stigma and stamen.

I will be thankful if someone helps in defining the moth. My hope relies very much on Radomir Jaskula from Poland (cicindela) or jitti from Thailand...

XOTAELE, jcoowanitwong, JoseMiguel, delic, pablominto, dew77, Ken52, Xalkida has marked this note useful
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Hola Anton.
Una hermosa imagen muy bien captada, con bellos tonos, acertado encuadre e inusual PoV.
Buen DoF.
Saludos amigo, JL.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-27 11:01]

Hi Anton,
Great details, excellent pov and beautiful colours. A very nice capture!
TFS, Josť M.

Hi Anton,
From a layman like me I believe this is a hawk moth. The image is sharp and well exposed. The light and shadow made this picture much more interesting. Very well done and tfs this masterpiece.

great POV
good light,
nice colours,
great timing:))

Hi Anton,
Excellent capture of this moth!
The colour palette of the image is so beautiful, you got great tonal gradations thanks to the excellent light there.
It's very good the detail of the probus of the insect right into the center of the flower to feed.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-27 18:08]

Hello Anton,
Fantastic composition from a straight down pov. I would call the refueling a decisive moment. Lovely colors. Regards,

Hello Anton,
Very good details are captured, I can actually SEE what is going on!
Subject is well framed, good textures and fine colours!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-28 6:11]

Hello Anton,
Beautiful close up.I liked POV,moment you caught,exposure and lighting a lot.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-28 13:04]

Hello Anton,
Nice photo of moth and flower. Great exposure, good focus, and nice colors. The timing was excellent to see it feeding deep into center of flower.

Hi Anton

Great shot! Excellent lighting. Well done.

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