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Macraglossum stellatarum

Macraglossum stellatarum
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-18 23:05
Viewed: 1663
Points: 12
[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,[1] dawn, and even in the rain, which is unusual for even diurnal hawkmoths.[2] Its visual abilities have been much studied, and it has been shown to have a relatively good ability to learn colours.[3]

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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

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

Hi Tibi,
nice composition, interesting species. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-19 10:40]

Hello Tibi.
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

Buna Tibor,
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.

Ciao Bartha.
Eccellente scatto di questo Macraglossum stellatarum ottima la nitidezza come i colori molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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