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Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth
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Copyright: yildiz banu pek (star74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-07 5:13
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Macroglossum
Species: M. stellatarum

The Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) 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 (Herrera, 1992), dawn, and even in the rain, which is unusual for even diurnal hawkmoths (Pittaway, 1993). Its visual abilities have been much studied, and it has been shown to have a relatively good ability to learn colours (Kelber, 1996).
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thor68, schnoopie, izler, phlr, keanhoon, ridvan, smitha, SelenE, gracious, JoseMiguel, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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wow, terrific hawker inflight-shot! :-)
excellent frozen action with good sharpness, nice colors and amazing details.
well composed ith the moth standing in mid-air in front of the pretty flowers.
well seen & captured, thor.

very nice action shot of this moth :)
I love the colors and composition.
The moth is captured very sharp.

TFS Tatjana

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-07 5:40]

selam star
cicek guzel ucan guve kelebegi guzel ve de sade arka plan da guzel; oldukca net, renkli ve detayli bir calisma olmus
bilgi notu da doyurucu
eline saglik

Hi Yildiz,
An excellent shot on the Hummingbird Hawk-moth. A spot on exposure has the colors and detail looking superb. Beautiful OOF backround. Nice camera work here.

Wow, great focus and timing, sharp and nice BG.
Best regards,

Hi Pek,
fantastic. A beautiful picture in TN. Perfect timing and good sharpness.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-10-07 12:19]

salut Yildiz
superbe image en plein vol, capté d'une façon magistrale. POV idéal, netteté parfaite et couleurs variées et intense.


slm yıldız
çok güzel bir görüntü güzel yakalamışsın ellerine sağlık.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-07 12:51]

Hi Yildiz

A very beautiful macro and a classic view of this impressive hummingbird hawk-moth.
The details of your macro here are impressive and the composition you managed to create here is lovely.
Spot-on exopsure and very good, natural and well saturated colors, too.

Bravo and TFS

Yıldız merhaba,
bu güzel Spfinks türünü çok güzel yakalamışsın. netlik, renkler, hareket ve kompozisyonuyla güzel bir çalışma. arka plan da çok güzel.
birkaç kez ben de denedim bu türü çekmeyi. ama seninki kadar renkli güzel çiçeklerle değil. eline sağlık. selamlar.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-07 18:34]

merhaba yıldız; cok guzel 4/4 luk bir poz ; tebrikler

Hello Yildiz,
Great capture of the Humming bird moth.The focus, sharpness and details arer remarkable. Lovely colours and background.TFS,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-08 11:15]

Hello Yildiz,
Very well-timed in-flight capture of the Hummingbird Hawkmoth with its proboscis well stretched out. Great focus on the eye and sharp details which stand out against the fine plain background. Beautiful composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi yildiz ,
Great focus and detials on this very quick little creature!! Beautiful color. TFS

Merhaba yildiz,
It's nice to see you!
This is a perfect composition of in flight Hawk-moth!
best DOF with exposure and focus that brings perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
very well done, yildiz!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-09 2:51]

Merhaba Yildiz,
Cok guzel fotograf. Ellerine saglik.

Merhaba Yildiz,
This is an outstanding capture!
I like so much your ability to catch the insect in flight, and with all stunning sharpen details.
Beautiful lighting and colorful composition!
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-18 10:48]

Hi Yildiz.
Your in-flight shot is amazing. I know this moth very well, sometimes I have met it in my garden and have no good pictures. You are luckier. Moth and wonderful flowers as well as the attractive BG are reproduced greatly. Bravo and my compliments.

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