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Vine Hawk-Moth

Vine Hawk-Moth
Photo Information
Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-08 21:46
Viewed: 2968
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hippotion celerio, known as the Vine Hawk-Moth or Silver-striped Hawk-Moth, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia. It can be found further north, because of its migratory nature.
Larvae may be green, yellowish green or even brown. They have a dark broken mid-dorsal line and a creamy dorso-lateral line from the fifth segment to the horn. The head is round, and usually a dull green colour. The larva has a horn which is usually long and straight. There is a large yellow and green eyespot on the third segment and a smaller one on the fourth segment.
Larvae typically feed on the leaves of plants such as the grape vine, Cissus, Impatiens and the Arum lily.

Image taken in RAW, ISO200, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system.

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Hello George
Very good contrast and splendid details. Excellente light and sharpness.Very interesting the subject captured. Well done Paolo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-08 23:12]

Hello George,
The sharpness is just right here!
Excellent dorsal view of H. celerio that contrasts well against the stone BG with fine natural colours.
This species id very rare in N. Europe.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao George, great macro of fantastic moth, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi George,
amazing photo of this species. Perfect sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-09 13:31]

Hi George
the dof is incredible: just perfect and disappearing at each side of the moth
great stuff

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