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Hummingbird Hawk-moth

Hummingbird Hawk-moth
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-10 12:50
Viewed: 4418
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) tr:Atmaca Güvesi

The Hummingbird Hawk-moth is a species of hawk moth with a long proboscis, and is capable of hovering in place, making an audible humming noise. These two features make it look remarkably like a hummingbird when it feeds on flowers. It flies during the day, especially in bright sunshine, but also at dusk, dawn, and even in the rain, which is unusual for even diurnal hawkmoths. Its visual abilities have been much studied, and it has been shown to have a relatively good ability to learn colors.


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Merhaba Fatih,
A great and colorful shot here!
You got a very good and sharp image of the moth, with plenty of details on it, specially the motion on their wings, wich resembles the Hummingbird.
Excellent composition.
Congratulations, kind regards and thanks for share,

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  • whjb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
  • [2007-01-10 13:44]

Hi Fatih,

Well done with this photo. Good DOF, sharpness and composition. Good light as well.


voici une magnifique composition, des détails et des couleurs excellentes
bravo pour ce beau travail et merci de partager avec moi

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-10 15:50]

Merhaba Fatih... muy buena captura en pleno vuelo con una composición estética y técnicamente de muy alta calidad.
Excelente congelamiento de la acción a pesar de no utilizar una velocidad tan rápida con gran agudeza y foco, realzados por un muy apropiado punto de vista y el logrado fondo.
Me encanta el encuadre elegido con la flor recostada sobre el vértice de la escena.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Merhaba Fatih... very good capture in the middle of flight with a composition aesthetic and technically of very high quality.
Excellent freezing of the action in spite of not using such a quick speed with great sharpness and focus, enhanced by a very appropriate point of view and the achieved bottom.
I love the elected framing with the flower recumbent on the vertex of the scene.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-10 20:58]

Hola Faith.- Un muy buen Macro. Exelente trabajo el que aqui vemos. Saludos Luis52.

Hi Fatih

Wow... this is an excellent in-flight. Lovely colours. Well done!

Fatih merhaba , bu estetik atmaca güvesini net yakalamışsın , bende uğraştığım için ne kadar zor olduğunu bilirim , eline sağlık.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-11 5:26]

Merhaba Fatih Bey,
Netlik, ve kompozisyon basarili olmus, renkler cok guzel. Yuklerken biraz keskinlik verseydiniz daha da guzel olurdu. Elinize saglik.

Hi Fatih,
you must have been quick here, this insect move very fast.
Very good details with nicely blurred wings.
The colour are warm and lovley. Well composed.
Well done.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-11 12:43]

çok güzel yakalanmış bir an. Netlik, renk doygunluğu ve ışık mükemmel.
Tebrikler Fatih bey.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-01-12 10:00]

Merhaba Fatih,
Mükemmel bir macro,
Netlik ve detaylar harika,
Renkler ve arka plan da çok güzel,
Bu güveleri kadrajlaması çok zor ama iyi iş çıkarmışsınız,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-14 12:09]

merhaba fatih bey;
güzel bir yakınçekim tebrikler selamlar

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