My 1st Hummingbird Hawk-moth
- horia (16656)
- [2006-07-19 12:04]
Excellent capture, Chris!
Very good POV and a perfect DOF. Focus is spot on, and the colors are very vivid...i love it!
Bravo and TFS
- elefantino (14406)
- [2006-07-19 12:39]
HI Chris, nice inflight macro!!
Colors and details are super.
Not an easy shot but excellent results.
- claudine (0)
- [2006-07-19 13:14]
Congratulations, this is not an easy catch! Exposition, POV, sharpness are great and I like the colors! BG is also very nice, TFS,
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-07-19 13:47]
excellent shot, I captured one last year, but not have such great results. I diden't even know what I was taken pictures of. You did excellent, very nice sharp details and beautifyul motion in the wings. Colors and details are lovely. Very well composed and framed.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2006-07-19 13:47]
What a stunning photo. The moth in flight is really beuatiful and so well captured. The details are super and so is the motion. Your DOF is very good with a nice tone of green. The flower is a bit OE-ed, but with such great capture of the moth, who gives a .....'
- eman68 (196)
- [2006-07-19 13:48]
Very nice shot Chris!
I like these POV and DOF which develop the subject well! Good colours and light.
- thor68 (5674)
- [2006-07-19 13:48]
so, the 639 bucks were a good investment. *g*
not even, that it is your first hawk-moth, chris,
you captured it in flight, amazing, perfect,
superb focus on the moth, nice blurry wing-motion
and a terrific composition with the beautiful flower as a "fueling station".
well seen & done, thorsten.
- izler (44)
- [2006-07-19 15:24]
bu cok hareketli ve nerdeyse yakalanmasi (en azindan benim icin gecerli cunki bu tatilde cok gordum ama bi turlu yakalayamadim)imkansiz turu cok basarili bi sekilde kadrajlamissin. eline saglik
- phlr (2821)
- [2006-07-19 18:05]
Very good photo of this moth Chris!
Quite dificult to take on fly!
Very good DOF and details!
I think it is not a Macroglossum stellatarum but some kind of Hemaris.
M. stellatarum is more grey and not so colourfull as we can see on your photo.
Take a look at:
5* and TFS!
- osse (7805)
- [2006-07-19 19:30]
Great action shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done mf
No smiles left. Will be back
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-07-20 1:54]
Very good moment, perfectly captured. Composition is good, details also, green BG fits well. These moths are very hard to capture but you did it well.
- jjcordier (526)
- [2006-07-20 1:58]
Excellent sharpness, colours and light. A good photo, Chris!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-07-20 3:29]
Wonderful in flight capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.
- pilonm (3321)
- [2006-07-20 8:02]
Excellent capture, Chris!!! That moth is amazing and beautiful!!! And the fact that you caught it in flight is very impressive! The nice and lovely green bg enhanced so much the insect and the flower! You also got a great pov (not easy to guess!) and did a remarkable composition! The only little thing (if I should say one) is that the flower looks a little bit OE. But that removes nothing about this incredible and fantastic picture!!! Excellent work and TFS,
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-07-20 8:32]
Your new equipment seems fine to capture this insect! A technically perfect shot with great details, blured bg and an excelent composition! Good job.
TFS, José M.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-07-20 9:37]
Great in-flight capture!
The little fellow is quite amazing as he is hovering around that most interesting flower!
Well composed, good macro work on details...
Well done on this one, my friend!
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-07-20 12:35]
j'en vois de temps en temps butiner les fleurs chez moi mais il sont bien trop rapide pour moi.
excellent.merci pour le partage.
- liziafa (1231)
- [2006-07-20 14:22]
Very well done!
Cok net, piril piril renklerde, olaganüstü bir fotograf!
Tebrikler, ellerinize saglik!
- TPAKT (89)
- [2006-07-23 10:45]
I know as difficultly "to stop" insects in movement. It is very healthy it has turned out.
- zeca (2887)
- [2006-07-27 3:46]
Hi Chris! Excelent timing! What a nice capture! Beautiful colours and sharp details! Well done work!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2006-08-05 23:26]
I have not believed to my eyes when has seen, that there is no my critique under this picture. I few times tried to photograph this moth, but at me nothing turned out
Your shot is great. Details and sharpness of the moth are outstanding, BG is colourful and amazing. Composition is excellent. Bravo.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-08-27 16:13]
A superb shot on the Hummingbird Hawk-moth. You nailed this one! Beautiful colors and sharp detail. Just the right amount of wing blur with the rest frozen very well in sharp detail. Beautiful OOF green backround sets it up well.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-09-03 15:52]
why have I missed this one?!? It's beautiful.
This moths are so impressive, I like them so much. Now we have autumn here in Germany, not many chances to see them again in 2006 ;-(
But I will spend the next week in Italy - keep your fingers crossed for me for some warm and sunny days. Bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-09-17 16:22]
Very eye catching photo! I was compelled to look at it straight away! Great colours, sharpness and composition! Take care Ana:)
- RII (2862)
- [2006-11-12 1:31]
Wonderful photo, excellent composition, colors,details and sharpness, great action capture, good note.
- jpdenk (333)
- [2008-02-10 14:32]
Excellent photo! I have been taking a few photos of these too, haven't got one that I'm completely happy with yet, but I'll keep trying.
By the way, we have Snowberry Clearwings in the Chicago area too, maybe that's the other ones that you saw.