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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Moths, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Butterflies and Moths of TURKIYE (TURKEY) II, Beautiful Moths, Bellas Polillas, Belles Mites..., 5 favs. and up, 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Top ten [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-25 3:13
Viewed: 12549
Favorites: 18 [view]
Points: 240
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello! This photo was taken one week ago at my fathers garden.Hope you’ll like it.Have a nice week.
Hummingbird Hawk-moth
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Hummingbird hawk moth

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Macroglossum
Species: stellatarum

Binomial name
Macroglossum 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. The forewings are brown and the hindwings are orange. The wingspan is 50-58 mm.
Adults may be encountered at any time of the year, especially in the south of the range and two or more broods are produced each year. They fly during the day, especially in bright sunshine. The larva is green with two stripes along the sides and the horn at the rear end typical of sphingids. It usually feeds on bedstraws and madders but has been recorded on other plants including Aster, Centaurea, Petunia, Phlox and various thistles.
The species is distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere but is resident only in warmer climates. It is strongly migratory and can be found virtually anywhere in the hemisphere in the summer. However it rarely survives the winter in northern latitudes (eg north of the Alps in Europe).
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummingbird_Hawk-moth"

Camera Model:Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time:7/18/2005 6:49:06 PM
Shooting Mode:Sports
Tv( Shutter Speed ): 1/800
Av( Aperture Value ):4.0
Metering Mode:Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation:0
ISO Speed: 400
Lens:100.0 mm
Focal Length:100.0 mm
Flash: Off
AF Mode:AI Servo AF
Drive Mode:Continuous shooting

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Superbe photo, bel arrêt sur image.
Très bonne note.

Woooow! That's superb, Sebnem
Incredible capture, excellent sharpness, colour and details. Perfect composition.

Hi Sebnem,
This one is amazing. Wonderful moment in a great composition.
Superb POV, colours and BG.
Thanks for Sharing.

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  • hkilic (379)
  • [2005-07-25 3:43]
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Sebnem hanim mukemmel. Nasil yakaladiniz.
soylenecek hic bir sey yok.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-25 3:50]

Amazing action shot, Sebnem. Details are very sharp, the colors are gorgeous. Wonderful POV and composition. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Sebnem,
Fantastic photo, very good capture here, very good details and good in pov. Excellent work.

Hello Sebnem,
It's a fantastic shot! The setting in situation was really well seized. The colors and contrast are perfect.
TFS, cordially,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-25 3:58]

I envy you very much Sebnem :-))) These moths are simply amazing! I love their style of flight. We saw few of them last year on Crimea, but unfortunatelly I've never saw them in Poland. Your photo is perfect. Moment, timing, composition, quality - all is superb. And note about this very interesting subject is also very good. I hope to see more!

Hi Sebnem
Great Capture, I am impress by the length of the horn, I have photography a similar butterfly, on the occasion looks at it, it etait my second photograph known TN

In a friendly way Christophe

Babanın bahçesine foto safari yapmak caiz oldu.Böyle güzel çiçeklerin olduğu yere gelmeleri normal.Güzel fotoğraf kutlarım..Selamlar..

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-25 4:19]

Superb shot. Very good composition, focus and colors. Great moment, excellent work.

Merhaba Şebnem Hanım,
Mükemmel bir zamanlama sonucu ortaya çıkan harika bir poz. Bu, teknik ve görsel değeri yüksek fotografınızdan dolayı sizi kutlar, başarılarınızın devamını dilerim.

Selamlar, sevgiler.

I love the shot Sebnem,
I met this insect on the island La Palma, I had tryed to set it on photo but had no succes. And now you come with the insect. very good capture, good freesing shot, great pov, fantastic detail, very good job,
gr. Jaap

Hi Sebnem

Great shot. I love the POV showing the wings in hover mode. The body of the Hummingbird Hawk-moth is tack sharp. Stands out welll aginst the OOF BG. Nice light and colours. Your Father must have a lovely garden. Nice work. Thanks.

Hi Sebnem!
Great shot in fantastic moment!
Thank you for this amazing photo.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-25 6:38]

I am in awe Sebnem ... :-o Really well captured! Sharp details, wonderful POV and superb composition. Well done & TFS!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-25 7:04]

Wow Sebnum, you get such good shots with your new camera. You must be pleased with it.
This is great, wonderful capture, sharp details and super colours. Very well done.

Hello Sebnem, Looks like a strange specie of hummer to me! ;-) Excellent sharpness, colors and details in this very high degree of difficulty shot!!!!

wow, wonderful Picture. Perfect Timing. Exellent Job. A very interesting insect. I like it.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-25 8:16]

Hello Sebnem,
This is an excellent capture.
Superb colours and detail,excellent composition.
I hope to see one of these one day.
Great work,well done.


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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-07-25 8:53]

Great shot Sebnem, I have tried my luck at these shots and have failed dismally. The sharpness and DOF is excellent.

Very well done and thanks for posting

  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2005-07-25 9:13]

wow, what a tongue! :-)
this is a beautiful and interesting capture, sebnem!
excellent sharpness, compostion, colour and awesome details.
superb photo!
take care, thor.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-25 9:31]

To dificult to take a shot like this one!
Flying and feeding at the same time!
This moth never stops fying and I've tried to take some photos like this one but always failed!
Great job inded!

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice and difficult capture.POV,details amd composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

Great shot Sebnem!
POV,lighting,BG,colors and composition are excellent and the model is really interesting.
I like it very much.

Excelent action shot. Nice to see the moth in motion this way.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-25 13:08]

Incerdible action shot for this insect in flight ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are great ! Congratulations Sebnem and thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-25 14:26]
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Şebnem, judging from the title, we have more to come - and that's great.

How lovely colors are. Great sharpness and pov to show us this very beautiful moment.


good shot!focus is good and the dof is excelent.contrast is good,i like the bright colour of the flowers.compo is also good.well done.

Superb in-flight capture Sebnem, very fine work.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-07-25 17:31]

What a great moment. Fine macro _____. Good colors, details and sharpness.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-25 17:56]

Hello Sebnem, very very good capture! I think you did a marvellous job here. Super details and composition. Congratulations!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-25 20:10]

Awesome shot Sebnem.I love the title:)You captured this amazing looking moth perfect.
Nice pov,dof,bg,sharpness,focus and colors.TFS

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-26 1:41]
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Bárbaro! Muito bom momento. Boa foto (good shot)
Cores, composição tudo excelente.

Şebnem Hanım,
Gerçekten inanılmaz bir kare.Bu türe benzerlerini bende hep çekmeye çalışmışımdır ama hiç yerlerinde durmuyorlar.Başlığınız çok esprili.Ayrıca fotoğrafta en çok gözün detayını sevdim.Sevgiler, Emin

Great in-flight, Sebnem.
This is soo good, it's not an easy one to get.
You got a great catch. Very well composed, nice colours and great details.
Excellent work.

Fantastic capture Sebnem. Obviously a combination of luck and your very observant eye. No nits, brilliant work. Stunning.


Hi Sebnem,

This is very hard to get right. I tried this for quite a while and with the 100mm macro as well. You have to get really close and be patient. Yours looks very nice. The whole body in focus and the eye deatils are great. Did you see the The African cousin?

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2005-07-26 15:41]

Hi Sebnem :-)

This is excellent shot!
Great details and sharpness.
Good job, well done!


An excellent capture! I am sorry I miised this one while I was gone. Very good color and detail. Composition and framing are superb. Great Work Sebnem!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-07-27 1:18]

Merhaba Şebnem,
herzamanki gibi yüksek kalitede bir fotoğraf... oldukça başarılı.. tebrik ederim...

A sensational capture, Sebnem!

This moth is well named, and your timing on this shot was perfect.

Excellent detail, POV, pose, lighting, color and action.

Congratulations on this fine posting, and thank you.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-07-27 11:14]

Good shot, not easy to do. Nice details and colours.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-07-28 7:40]
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Hello Şebnem!
Excellent moment in a wonderful composition...
Great details,sharpness, colours.Thanks for posting.

You scored big time with this one. I see why.
Excellent shot and well composed. The details are perfect. Excellent work.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-29 10:23]

Hello Sebnem, c'est une photo magnifique que j'aimerais bien reussir !! Toutes mes félicitations Didier.

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  • Tage Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
  • [2005-07-29 11:07]
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Amazing, I did not even know such creatures existed. I like the composition, and the focus is right on.

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  • wgreis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 59 N: 116] (556)
  • [2005-07-29 12:33]
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Great capture Sebnem!
It's a new great "decisive moment".
Colors and contrast excelent.

Absolutely stunning capture - I can't believe you were able to freeze the action this well. The POV is great and I love the color of the flowers. Terrific note, too!


Wow, how did I miss this beauty Sebnem,
Magnificent capture, very well composed. I think masterpiece is the word I'm looking for.
Absolutely Brilliant Sebnem. Thanks for posting.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Knock out shot Sebnem, and what a score. So much has been said already and all I can add is that it is outstanding in al laspects. Very well done, Rob

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-30 20:56]

Oh yes i like it Sebnem, what a great action shot you did, i like the composition the clear details & pov, very well done.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-02 8:44]

Excellent shot!!!DOF,timming to freez the moment,Composition,colours are spot on.Very well taken shot!!!!

Amazing capture! Fantastic moment! Great colors, good DOF, excellent sharpness and beautiful BG. Thanks for sharing!

Awesome actionshot. Exelent POV and sharpness. Very good composition.

Hi Sebnem!
I see your skills have involved during my absence. Maybe I must leave more often ;-)
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
A very difficult shot.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
On my favorite and wishing list.

Wow, this is impressive!

Wow! What a shot! very sharp, excellent colors, perfect!

Wooooooowwwwww! This is an amazing photo. The composition of the picture is great. The focus and DOF is fantastic. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Oh my! What an amazing shot! Beautiful colors and composition! TFS

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  • DLM Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (124)
  • [2005-08-11 13:20]

Hi Sebnem,amazing capture,such great timing and i am sure no little patience,nice detail and great notes too.
Well done

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-16 16:16]
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This is an excellent capture.
Thanks for Sharing

Awesome! I couldn't even dream of getting a macro as good as this!
Amazingly clear details, especially the eye. Timing was of course perfect to get the tongue in the flower and the wings just in the right place.
Deservedly up there with the best rated photos on TN.

Hi Sebnem,
I caught this species this summer, in flight also, but in no way as good as this one. This is perfect, details from tail to head couldn't be better. I don't know if it took you lot's of time to get a decent shot, but this one is wonderful. Congratulations.

This a great picture, Sebnem
Well exposed , it's not an easy shot.
The colours are very nice and good details.
Excellent work.

I've never even heard of this unusual creature, I don't know how I missed it in your portfolio. It's a truly stunning subject and captured so well, amazing clarity, sharpness and focus on it's body. Well done.

Hello again, Sebnem! Excellent capture! Really outstanding! I have often heard of these but have never seen one, and wow have you done a beautiful job! Great notes, too! Just splendid! Thanks, Linda

Hello Sebnem,
Sometimes this species also appears in my hometown and most of the people think it was a Colibri Bird. They are so quick your eyes are usually not able to identify them during flight. THanks to your photo I can see all details now. TFS.


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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-09-08 13:02]

Isso é que é estar no lugar certo!
Perfeita a foto, parabéns!

Amazing species and wonderful capture, Sebnem. The insect is tack sharp and the colors well saturated. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  • gantzt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 67 W: 0 N: 36] (338)
  • [2005-09-30 4:53]
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Great shot. good control of DOF and composition and good job of capturing the moth in mid-flight. You are lucky to have such a nice garden.



Great shot, very nice war colours and very good framing.
Well done.

Very nice shot ! Nice composition. I hope One day I'll be able to shoot one myself !

I feel you can boost a bit the colors on the hummingbird could give a better. I made a workshop : increased color sat, and contrast, taking the flower appart (otherwise the flower would be realy too saturated).

Exqusite, "in air fueling". That is wonderful.... my camera would never catch that! I try all the time!

J'aime bien la palette de couleurs violette et mauve, en plus de la dextérité du photographe !

Fantastic macro!
The subject is incredible and also the moment!
bye Tom

Amazing action shot, perfect Moment, timing, composition,
TFS! Eyal

Wonderful photo, I did not know this species butterfly, remembers me to the colibries of my garden by the way in which they are fed. Very beautiful colors and definition.
Thanks to show your work.

Great shot and beautifully sharp. I've seen these little moths flying about many times but never have my camera to hand. Maybe this year!

Cok Guzel

great garden you have!
good composition, macro, details and colours!

Hello Sebnem!
Wonderful macro.It's very close and well detailed.I liked POV,colors,lighting and composition also.Thanks, have a nice days.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-10 9:00]

Great Macro ! Very good timing too. Very well done again, thanks.


Sevgili Şebnem,
bu da diğer fotoğrafların gibi süper bir foto.Tebrik ediyorum.

i don't know how you did it. perfect timing. really impressive. very nice dof, you have to tell us your secret. lol. tfs

que instantanea impresionante!!!! con detalles y una completa nota.

Hi Sebnem, again a superb shot. The blurry wing gives one the feeling of flight. I have watched these winged creatures and they move! I dont know how you managed this shot. Must have been hours of patience. Well done!!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-30 4:34]

Hi Sebnem, amazing moment captured here. Fantastic detail, colours and POV. Also great control over the depth of field. TFS.

Wonderful, sebnem!!!

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-04-12 9:07]

bravissima bellissima foto complimenti

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-29 0:41]

Merhaba Sebnem! This is a nice capture! I´ve never seen it before! Excelent sharp details and wonderful colours. Well composed!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-02 17:36]

Hi Sebnem
Fantastic shot. Beautiful colours. Great details, sharpnes, POV and composition.
Well done


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-05-04 15:53]


What a great picture. Amazing capture, good sharpness,BG and more,


Hello Sebnem!
I am very impressed with your work!
this one is a fantastic macroshot that should be in a nature magazine!
I wonder:how did she did do this??
great colours ,technical perfect...a masterpiece!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-05-16 3:36]
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Zamanlama, netlik ve detaylar muntazam. Tebrik ederim.

Hi Şebnem,
Everything is sayed before.Superb action macro.
Thanks for posting.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-02 7:27]

Hello Sebnem,
very nice shot, they are really hard to find, (at least in my area) never mind getting such a nice shot of them. Wonderful how it almost stands still. Great sharness lovely colors. Very nice POV.

Hello Şebnem,
Magnificent in-flight macro.POV,vivid colors,eyes,sharpness and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-21 11:47]

wow excellent shot. Moth and flowers in the same focal point and flying!!! that is a very difficult shot. Nice Bokeh great background colors, and exposure is point on. Excellent!!!

Absolutely stunning Hummingbird Hawk Moth capture. I like the oddness of this creature.
I think the 1/800 was a very good choice of shutter speed. Nice work,

The picture was taken in perfect moment!
Great colours and composition. Thanks


Sebnem Hanim.
Burada gördüğüm en güzel fotograf diyebilirim. Teknik detaylari bos verin, onlar zaten güzel de, bu son derece hareketli yaratigi bir kareye böylesine olaganüstü hapsetmek, hayranlik uyandirici. Size gipta etmemek mümkün degil. Saygilar.

Hi Sebnem,
An awesome capture, the moment is exactly right here!
Impressive details in this in-flight refilling... Well framed and with good colours!
Pablo -

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-25 14:27]

Simplemente espléndida... no hay más nada que agregar.
Gracias por compartirla

Simply splendid ... there is not more nothing that to aggregate.
Thanks for sharing.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Note: *****

Hi Sebnem,
Wonderful capture of this hawk-moth. Sharp and clear image. Excellent pov, dof, and composition. A very nice piece of work. TFS

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-09-03 16:13]

Hi Sebnem !
This is a perfect picture of a wonderful insect ! I see lots of them in my garden, but I never got such a great shot of them ! Everything here is excellent : details, colors, composition, POV, BG, pose of the insect with its proboscis stretched out towards the flower... Congratulations !

Muhteşem ve etkileyici bir kare.

Bonsoir Sebnem,
Excellent travail de composition.
Ce papillon fait penser au colibri.
Jolies couleurs et finesse du détail.
Merci du partage et au revoir...JP
Je n'avais pas commenté celle-ci

This is one great photo.
It is
You have done it again !!!

Hi Sebnem,
This one is suberb one.
Very well captured,very good timing.

Ali Sözer

Hi Sebnem wonderful scene, great details, very beautiful photo, ciao Silvio

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-07 16:42]

selam sebnem
zamani durduran bir kare olmus. ozellikle gozlerdeki detay ve netlik super olmus. kompozisyon bakis acisi, renkler ve bilgi notu da harika

Merhaba Shebnem detail ve keskinlik cok guzel cikmis renkler ve composition cok guzel. Resimlerin cok professional selamlar Necip.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-03-01 12:47]

Merhaba Şebnem,
Harika bir zamanlama,
Gözdeki detaylar müthiş,
Zor bir iş başarmışsın,

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  • Yaban (155)
  • [2007-04-06 12:10]

müthiş bir fotoğraf tebrik ederim.

Lovely photo and a funny title!

ALl of your work is amazing! WOW! And you've only been doing this for a year!! You were born to take photos.

Wonderful detail, color, depth! I can learn a lot just looking through your gallery!

Merhaba Sebnem,

Pour les anglais maudits: [ ;) ]
""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).""

I see them sometimes here in Nova Scotia...

En francais:
""Le moro sphinx ou sphinx colibri (Macroglossum stellatarum) est un insecte appartenant à l'ordre lépidoptère hétéroptère/hétérocère, de la famille des Sphingidae. C'est une des rares espèces diurnes de sa famille. Le moro sphinx possède une très longue trompe pour butiner les fleurs, souvent violettes ou blanches, en vol stationnaire comme les colibris. Il butine généralement le nectar des fleurs que les autres insectes ne peuvent atteindre. Il aime la sauge. Son vol est d'une précision et d'une rapidité peu communes : c'est un spectacle très impressionnant.""

Merci, Jay

Beautiful shot.
I like the colors and your pov.
Well done!

Hello Sebnem,
Excellent macro photograph of Hummingbird hawk moth. You should see what we have in India clicked by Ram Thakur on Hummingbird hawkmoth

Eso es realmente genial. ¡Felicidades!!, El centro de atención es muy buena y los colores son muy buenos.
Considera que para [Tandil - Bs. As - Argentina].

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