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dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Hello! This photo was taken one week ago at my fathers garden.Hope you’ll like it.Have a nice week.
Hummingbird Hawk-moth
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Hummingbird hawk moth

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Macroglossum
Species: stellatarum

Binomial name
Macroglossum stellatarum
The Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of hawk moth with a long proboscis, and is capable of hovering in place, making an audible humming noise. These two features make it look remarkably like a hummingbird when it feeds on flowers. The forewings are brown and the hindwings are orange. The wingspan is 50-58 mm.
Adults may be encountered at any time of the year, especially in the south of the range and two or more broods are produced each year. They fly during the day, especially in bright sunshine. The larva is green with two stripes along the sides and the horn at the rear end typical of sphingids. It usually feeds on bedstraws and madders but has been recorded on other plants including Aster, Centaurea, Petunia, Phlox and various thistles.
The species is distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere but is resident only in warmer climates. It is strongly migratory and can be found virtually anywhere in the hemisphere in the summer. However it rarely survives the winter in northern latitudes (eg north of the Alps in Europe).
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Technique:
Camera Model:Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time:7/18/2005 6:49:06 PM
Shooting Mode:Sports
Tv( Shutter Speed ): 1/800
Av( Aperture Value ):4.0
Metering Mode:Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation:0
ISO Speed: 400
Lens:100.0 mm
Focal Length:100.0 mm
Flash: Off
AF Mode:AI Servo AF
Drive Mode:Continuous shooting

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dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Edited by:IulianGherghel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 2 N: 372] (1413)

I ajusted the color balance to hight true color and litle lighting image. I hope to like it.

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dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Increased sat & contrast
Edited by:Manu_b Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 6 N: 4] (127)

I selected all but the flower and increased saturation and contrast.

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dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
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Edited by:Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)

Sebnem,
I did this ws only for to see if the visual impact is better or not. It is a very personnal aspect but, IMHO, I think it is greater like this.
I lived on another continent and we do not see things in the same way. And it is very so, I believe.
Best regards,

Luc