|Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor)
|Date Taken: 2008-07-14|
|Exposure: f/3.6, 1/1000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-09-18 23:05|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Macroglossum stellatarum, known as the Hummingbird Hawk-moth or sometimes the Hummingmoth, is a species of Sphingidae. Its long proboscis and its hovering behaviour, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers. It shouldn't be confused with the moths called hummingbird moths in North America, genus Hemaris, members of the same family and with similar appearance and behavior. The resemblance to hummingbirds is an example of convergent evolution. 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 colours.|
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Ciao Tibi, great inflight capture of very fast moth, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2012-09-19 5:54]
Hi Tibi,this is a great and professional capture!I know this specie,its speed and how is difficult to take whit these impressives details,great work my freind,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
nice composition, interesting species. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2012-09-19 10:40]
This is an very good photo. The composition of the picture is great. The focus and DOF is fantastic. Well done and thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi
O specie greu de surprins in zbor caci pe langa bataie aripilor si corpul trepideaza. Am incercat variante de focus pe floare dar cele mai reusite imagini sunt cu focuul pe subiect. Cu timpi scurti de expunere si ISO 800 am reusit ceva dar cu zgomot de imagine.
Culorile sunt reusite si imi place focusul pe limba de hranire.
Eccellente scatto di questo Macraglossum stellatarum ottima la nitidezza come i colori molto bella complimenti.