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Refuelling ...

Refuelling ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photo Collage at TN [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-15 4:10
Viewed: 3591
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here are again some shots of the summertime ...
There are not only butterflies at the butterfly-bush - also hummingbirdmoths love to drink at the tiny blossoms.
Hummingbird moths(Macroglossum stellatarum) are a species of hawk moth.

I love to see them flying around, they can be very quick.
And it's amazing to see them hover in front of the flower moving out their long proboscis.

I made a collage for you to present you this moth from ever angle ;-) Thanks for looking ...

ramthakur, Morigann, uleko, matatur, jaycee, boreocypriensis, haraprasan, siggi, Dis. Ac., eqshannon, eng55, Alex99, Noisette, NinaM, Heaven, anel, gracious, iris has marked this note useful
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wonderful collage ,well composed with very good sharpness and details, colours are vivid and beautiful ,
very well done !

I know how fast they are, Sabine! Tried to shoot one some time back but it was difficult. The insect does not stop at one point for long. I have already posted one picture of it but it is not all that good.
In your collage, you present this Hummingbird Moth through quite a few sharp images. All in all, one gets a clear impression of its fast movements.
Thanks and regards.

hello sabine,
here you did it again, you collages are simple the best here, i liked all the images here, you have freezed the moment with perfection,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Wishnu,
This is a wonderful collage with fine details on the beautiful Hummingbird moths. Very well done.

Ciao Sabine, I like a lot this little fast devil, very difficult to capture, fantastic collage with wonderful light, each photo great macro with fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-15 6:20]

Hello Sabine,
A superb montage showing different POV's of a hovering Hummingbird Hawk-moth. Each view is interesting, sharp, well exposed and well presented.
Nice to view and thanks for sharing this delight!

hello Wishnu
great collage
good sharpness
very nice to see the butterfly in al positions
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-15 7:12]

Hello Sabine,
This is really great, seeing the Hummingbird Hawkmoth from different angles! Each capture is brilliant but most of all I like the view of the upperside that is not so often seen. I like the way the long proboscis is shown too.
Lovely colours too and very nicely put together!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hello Sabine

Great montage of images of this hummingbird moth.
Well seen and captured.
The details are sharp and well focused.
Very good illumination and colour.
Well composed.


Dear Sabine,
Very well captured shots with excellent details & well composed within one frame to show its varios POV.NO doubt, its fantastic collage with wonderful light & BG. Cheers.

A fine and heart warming summer collage in six sharply focussed and expertly exposed captures Wishnu, both the hawkmoths and the flower groups they are feeding on are a pleasure to watch my friend, TFS these beautiful scenes indeed!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-15 9:53]

Hi Sabine,

I have never seen a real hummingbirdmoth! A wonderful collage showing so many views. He looks like a cute little thing. Each photo is excellent with wonderful colors and super sharp details. I love how you arranged this.


Hi Sabine, Amazingly detailed and perfectly composed shots of hummingbird moth in collage. I liked this so much since it provide us more view from different POVs. Colours and compositions of each shot are excellent my friend!
TFS this fine collage.


Hi Sabine,
A nice collage capture of the beautiful hummingbird hawk moth. Superb sharp details in every frame. Very well composed. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-15 10:40]

Hallo Sabine,
Der Schwärmer schwebt wie ein Kolibri vor der Blüte und saugt mit seinem langen Rüssel Nektar, zeig deine Collage sehr interessant.
Wunderbare einzeln Bilder-sehr gut gemacht!
Tschüß Siggi

hi Sabine,

nice collage from his difficult to photograph butterfly.
Good different pov's and dofs.

Beautiful colours.


I've only seen them pictured a couple of times here but they are at those times, as this, very special. A nice montage work.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-15 11:21]

Hi Sabine,
Beautiful shots of this Hummingbird hawk moth.Each frame is well caught and composed.Excellent collage!
Thanks for posting.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-15 11:33]

Hi Sabine.
Amazing collage compiled with so fine shots. This moth is on my wish list. I even have few shots. However, they are not for TN. They are bad. Every your shot is superb. Timing, sharpness, colouration, lights and shadows are fine. You have shared a complete presentation of this attractive moth. Bravo and TFS.

Hallo Sabine
Sehr schöne zusammensetzung, so kann man diesen hummingbirdmoth (ich kenne den deutschen Namen nicht) von allen seiten sehen. die sind sehr schwer zu photografieren weil sie immer in bewegung sind, und darum bewundere ich Sie weil jedes einzelne Bild sehr scharf ist.
Grüsse aus Frankreich

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-15 15:56]

Hi Wishnu,this time 2 points are not enough,this is a fantastic and incredible work,i think at many time occoured to make a work like that,my best best compliments,a top quality collage,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-01-15 17:03]

L'été de tes photos emplit mes narines de ces odeurs sensuelles! J'aperçois dans le jardin, de temps à autre, de ces petits papillons colibris, quel bel insecte! J'aime beaucoup que dans chaque photo, sa "trompe" est soit enroulée, soit déroulée pour atteindre le précieux nectar. Beau montage, Sabine, merci beaucoup!


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-01-15 21:31]

Hallo Sabine!

Deine Bildkomposition ist interessant und entspricht vor allem wissenscahftlichen Bedürfnissen. Die Bildsequenz ist spannend und zeigt das Insekt in verschiedenen Lagen aus verschiedenen Winkeln bei verschiedenen Tätigkeiten. Von der ästhetischen Seite betrachtet, wirkt das Ganze unruhig und überladen, die einzelnen Bilder sind z.T. mit den benachbarten verschmolzen. Ich persönlich würde in einer solchen Komposition die einzelnen Teile durch eine schmale (1-3px) weisse Umrandung voneinander trennen.



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-16 5:51]
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Liebe Sabine,
Du hast ja eine glückliche und ruhige Hand! Wir sind alle schon stolz, wenn wir diese schnelle Kreatur einmal scharf erwischen und du kommst mit einer Collage von sechs guten Bildern. Sehr schön aufgebaute Assemblage, gefällt mir sehr gut.
Ende Januar werde ich kurz einen Abstecher nach München machen, wo ich früher mal gearbeitet habe.
Herzlich grüsst

Nicely presented collage of this Hummingbird Moth. It looks like quite a large moth.
Well done photographing it at night.

Hello Wishnu,
Lovely composition on the action for the hummingbirdmoth doing their refuelling!
the flash brings good sharpness, nice colour and details on all those action shots!
many thanks for the sharing
take care

Hi Wishnu,

All pov is very good and its can stand on single post.But you put 6 in 1 is brilliant, my eye is full, O-).TFS.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-17 2:30]

Hello Sabine!

As alway, beautifull collage. Very colorfull, detailed, with subject taken from all POVs. Fantastic work!

ps. I'm going to buy macro lens, quite possible Tamron like yours. When you take macros, what is working distance between lens and subject?

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-18 4:53]

Hi Sabine,
You are one of the best for macro shots here on TN.And your shots come in style and substance.Here is one more addition.The collage is a rich collection of the process of feeding adopted by the Hummingbird moth.The sharpness and PoVs used are just fine.The flash is handled with expertise and the exposure just fine.
TFS & Cheers

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-18 13:51]

Hi Sabine,
a very good collage of excellent shots.
Really coolgood poses.
Superb use of flash.

Very well done,


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-01-21 9:47]

namastey sir,
Amazing collage of this beautiful moth.
Amazing pictures. All details are fantastic.

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