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Macroglossum stellatarum


Macroglossum stellatarum
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-24
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-24 6:28
Viewed: 2898
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unidentified Flyng Object, vediamo chi è tanto bravo da dirmi che è:)
I need help for id:) SEE ALSO WS
Thanks to Sabine (wishnugaruda)
for the id and the descriction
Macroglossum stellatarum
La Sfinge del Galio (Macroglossum stellatarum, Linnaeus 1758) è un insetto dell'ordine dei Lepidotteri.

Ha abitudini diurne e crepuscolari. Vola da agosto a settembre e si posa solo per riposare dopo il crepuscolo, ben nascosta dalla vegetazione. Ha un corpo grosso tozzo e peloso, ma il volo rapidissimo di un colibrì, così infatti è spesso nominata. Questo Sphingidae non si posa sui fiori, ma passa con estema rapidità da un fiore all'altro senza mai posarsi: resta in volo librato su di essi per pochi secondi (da 3 a 10 circa) battendo velocemente le ali ad una frequenza di circa 200 volte al secondo e protendendo la lunga spirotromba verso i fiori per suggere il nettare.

Il suo volo è particolare e molto differente da quello delle altre farfalle, le sue ali sono infatti animate da un movimento estemamente veloce, molto simile ad una vibrazione. Questo le permette di stazionare in modo fermo e preciso sui fiori e di gustarne il nettare restando in volo, proprio come un colibrì!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-06-24 6:32]

Hello Silvio,
Excellent macro with timing.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done.

bonjour silvio
c'est une papillon sphinx ou morosphinx.en anglais c'est hummingbird
felicitation poue cette capture.
laurent

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-06-24 6:37]

Bonjour Silvio, super shot, voici de la concurrence de haut vol!! Great lighting and razorshape details too, mainly on the eye!! Colours harmonious and perfect blurred BG. Regards, didier.

Ciao Silvio,
I think it is a Clearwing Hummingbird Hawk Moth...Very nice capture. Great detail and POV...Fantastic color...TFS
Jim

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-24 7:03]

Hi Silvio. Fine in flight shot of the Hummingbird moth. we see them in late summer over here.good colours and detail.a nice POV and DOF. very well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-24 7:43]

Hi Silvio.
Great action shot and also two in WS.Beautiful composition with good POV.Very good sharp details on insect/flower and wonderful colors and light.Excellent your macro work!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

hi silvio,
very nice shot, the effect is very good with the blurred wings and razor sharp eyes, well saturated colours, nice composition.
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hello Silvio
Wonderful shot of this Hummingbird Moth,
Fantastic colors and details,
Great composition and lighting,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck
Fartash

Hi Silvio,
That is an excellent shot on a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. Great colors and detail from the spot on exposure. Well seperated from the nice OOF backround.
Scott

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-24 9:20]

Hello Silvio,
Excellent in-flight capture of this beautiful Hawkmoth. I like the POV and the composition is beautiful.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Silvio,
I see you also have this beauty here ;-)
Wonderful again - we can see how fast the wings are, I love these guys.
Excellent shot my friend, I'm glad I could help with the ID.
Bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-24 9:59]

Hi Silvio,
Outstanding shot of the Hummingbird Moth. Very impressive sharpness and the motion-blur on its wings are superbly captured. Nice colours, fine focus and perfect lighting. I like the blurred BG and the POV. Marvellously composed and presented. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-24 10:56]

Hi Silvio,

Wonderful macro of this hummingbird moth in action. The colors and details are very good and the blurred wing shows how hard he is working. The beautiful flower adds to the scene.

Jane

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-24 11:35]

Hello Silvio,
Fine in-flight shot of a hovering Hummingbird Hawkmoth. Sharp body with the blur of the wings showing the hovering action against a fine blurred BG and well composed with the Knapweed flower.
TFS, ciao,
Ivan

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-24 12:16]

Hola Silvio,
una excelente macro.
un disparo difícil pero buenos detalles,
estupendo trabajo,
saludos

it's good that on TN you can find the name of animals or plants you don't know, there is always someone who will know,
once again, very good capture
regards
jo

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-24 14:06]

Hello Silvio,
Very nice in flight macro.I liked POV,motion effect on wings,bluured BG and framing a lot.
TFS..:-)

Quite a fascinating study of a Hummingbird Moth with its proboscis into a flower while it flutters its wings at tremenous speed mid-air, Silvio.
This is a difficult situation which you have photographed pretty well.
Well done and TFS.

Hello Silvio,
perfect action captured with good colour and details!
thank you for the wonderful work you done and sharing with us
greeting
Tony

Hello Silvio this is amazing shot the timing perfect, great focus and sharp detail, nice wing blur, nicely composed, regards Necip.

Ciao Silvio.
Very interesting snapshot. Perfect, very good. Excellent composition. Gratulation Silvio. Well done. tfs. stev

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-24 20:02]

selam : well captured and presented pose with splendid colours. nice BG and POV TFS
best wishes
ridvan

Hi Silvio,
A very difficult to capture picture. I like the 1# altered image. This one also looks nice but a little bit high shutter speed would have done a better picture. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Silvio,
Beautiful photo, well seen with good timing. Good composition all round,
regards
Matt.

Foto bella di un soggetto non certamente facile da catturare.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

complimenti per il tempismo foto sicuramente difficilissima da fare
ciao
enrico

Bonjour,
Joli réflexe, bravo.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

Hola Silvio,
Preciosa captura de este pequeño insecto, la composición, junto con la nitidez y detalle son excelentes, Saludos
José Ramón

ogni colpo un centro!

Ciao Silvio,
Una foto ottima, di composizione piacevole. Mi piace molto questa specie che sembra un colibrì. Noi non abbiamo fortuna di averli in Sudamérica.
Saluti
Hernán

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