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Silver-striped Hawk Moth

Silver-striped 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/13.0, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-25 22:58
Viewed: 3731
Points: 18
[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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Lovely Moth well captured , The details are perfect . IMHO i felt the framing is bit tight .. but its a personal choice :-).
Thanks for sharing
Goutham R

beautiful moth with excellent clarity. nice contrast and lighting. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-26 2:21]

Waaw George,what a specie and what a macro! Great choice of the point of view to see so well the beautiful design of this specie and the usual fantastic quality,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-26 6:05]

Very fine image of this beautiful moth, fine closeup with details and colors. tfs.

Hallo George,
An excellent captured image of the Silver-striped Hawk Moth. Perfect sharp detail and beautiful natural colours. I like the diagonal pose and the colouration of the BG as I would expect from you, contradicting the object's colours. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,
Thanks for your comment on my photo.

Ciao George, great macro of fantastic moth, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello George,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb photo with a very nice specie of moth. Excellent WB.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-27 11:08]

Hello George,
Great macro shot of this beautifully marked moth. It's unique shape somewhat reminds me of a stealth bomber. Love the earth toned colors and exceptional detail you managed to capture. Your choice of an f/13 aperture resulted in some really great DOF and your exposure is right on the money.

Hello George

Great macro with fine POV, the insect being
a little bit framed diagonally in the frame
it adds dynamism to the image, TFS


this is a really nice macro picture George, congratulations !
un saluto, tino

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