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Hyles tithymali ssp. deserticola

Hyles tithymali ssp. deserticola
Photo Information
Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-29
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-09 2:03
Viewed: 4361
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this beautiful caterpillar on Euphorbia plants in the sand dunes of Merzuga. Thanks to Peter (BATU) for the quick ID.
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Ciao Ori, lovely diagonal composition with fanatstic caterpillar, wonderful colors and splendid details, fantastic macro, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-04-09 2:24]

Hello Ori,
this is a fantastic picture with respect to composiion, colours, focus and sharpness.
The caterpillar will result in a nice hawkmoth (Sphingidae). Its name is Hyles tithymali shown here
as subspecies deserticola from Morocco.
Beste wishes, Peter

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-04-09 2:56]

Hi Ori,
Excellent macro of this beautiful caterpillar, very good composition, great colors and details!

Hello Ori,
Excellent colours with fine colours and amazing details.
The composition is great.

Hello Ori,
Fantastic capture, with great focus and colours. Interesting to see it on the hostplant. Cheers,

shalom Ori
today your object different, but related again with plants:) very beautiful caterpillar of Hyles. It will become a beautiful sphingid moth after a short time. sharp focus, colors and composition great. TFS. best wishes

Hello Ori
What a beautiful caterpillar and what a beautiful Picture !!
superb colors and very sharp details, great pose and POV
i love the BG too
thanks a lot for sharing and have a great sunday

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-04-10 14:35]

Hi Ori,
Incredible sharp close up of this wonderful caterpillar. Thanks Ori.

Caterpilars are marvelaous.
Good capture with beautiful background.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-04-13 4:09]

Hi Master,
This reminded me too to go for search in the valley that I usually found this insect, well shot beautiful colours.


Hello Ori,
This is such a beautiful caterpillar. Very clear detail and beautiful sharp colors. Very well my friend and thanks for sharing.

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