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Elephant Hawk-moth-brown form

Elephant Hawk-moth-brown form
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-10 12:59
Viewed: 1248
Points: 18
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Deilephila elpenor, known as the Elephant Hawk-moth, is a large moth of the Sphingidae family.
The species is found throughout Britain and Ireland. Its range extends across Europe, Russia, and into China, northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Korea (though not Taiwan). Introduced specimens have been found in British Columbia. In most of their range, the adults are seen from May to July and the caterpillars from July to September, when they pupate. However in some parts of the Mediterranean and China the adults may be seen from April on, sometimes having two broods in a year.
The larva is about 75 millimetres (3.0 in) long, green and brown in colour. Like most hawk moth caterpillars, they have a backward curving spine or "horn" on the final abdominal segment.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-10 14:55]

Hi Jiri,a very lucky meeting with this big larva,and a great capture despite the difficult light,magnificent POV and impressive sharpness too,very interesting pic and note! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-06-10 18:15]

I have seen many caterpillars, but none like this.
Interesting pattern, nice colors, sharp image.


hallo Jiri
great sharpness composition with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Jiri,
Nice work to catch such a splendid colorful specie. I love the exceptional clarity and razor sharp details of this image. Despite the difficult POV near to the ground, the photo has the best quality.

wow, what a beauty and so nicely presented. Congratulation for this pic

Hi Jiri,
Beautiful picture of this larvae. Well captured and well framed. Nice color and details too.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice Week end,

hello Jiri
une superbe macro, belle netteté et des couleurs naturelles et détails bien gérés.

Ciao Jiri, great macro of fantastic catarpillar, fine details, spledid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jiri

Great macro of this insect, with very fine POV at its level,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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