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Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-08 23:03
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Favorites: 4 [view]
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Hi all,

Today morning I noticed the caterpillar that I had posted earlier has turned into a beautiful Oleander Hawkmoth!
The Oleander Hawk-moth Daphnis nerii (formerly Deilephila nerii) is a moth of the Sphingidae family found in wide areas of Africa and Asia

Earlier Post :
Oleander Hawkmoth- Caterpillar -1
Oleander Hawkmoth- Caterpillar -2
Oleander Hawkmoth- Caterpillar -3

Happy Clicking,
Goutham R

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Hi Goutham,

Nice capture of the Oleander Hawkmoth! Its very nice and the coulours match to that of the leaves. Nice find and nice capture! Excellent colours and sharpness!


Just PERFECT picture. I really can't add anything more!


Indeed a beautiful hawkmoth! Love all the colours, patterns and the texture on the wings! Also the geometric posture add a great value to the composition! It made me wishing meet an oleander moth like you captured!

Congratulations Goutham,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-09 1:25]

Hello Goutham
Another wonderful and perfect capture from you. Excellent details and beautiful colors. Well done.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2009-06-09 1:33]

Hello Goutham,
What a beautiful butterfly.
Lovely colors.
Good composition!

Goutham merhaba,doğal kamuflaj kıyafetleri išinde nefis bir šekim olmuş.Renk ve desenlerine hayran oldum,ellerine sağlık :)

Hi Goutham,
This is a great capture of a beatiful colorful moth .DOF and angle of view excellent.

Hi Goutham

Great shot of this beautiful moth. Isn't the pattern amazing.
Great sharpness, DOF and composition.


What a stunning Moth, and sharpness....
I think it'll be better server as a square picture tho, the image seems unbalanced to me


perfectly sharp pic, amazing composition, TFS Ori

Hi Goutham,

Congratulations ... not everyone has the opportunity to follow up on these wonders of nature. It's really envy your luck!

After metamorphosis, the insect has become a nice moth, same beautiful as the caterpillar. Frankly, it is very pleasing to see so masterly captured. The details are magnificent, the colors are pure and natural. Additionally you have composed the photo perfectly. Very good job.

Thanks for sharing.



Hi Goutham,

Great shot
Perfect BG, colors, sharpness and POV


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-09 10:01]
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Hello Goutham
An excellent capture of an adult Oleander Hawk-moth
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, colours and lighting.
-: little, just that I would have tried a vertical-framed composition.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-06-09 10:32]

A good detailed shot of this impressive species, with great colour, POV and exposure.
Good depth too.
Very good work. Thanks for sharing this beauty...
Best wishes

Hello GR,
This is fantastic macro. Beautiful colors of moth. I have never seen this one. Nice sharpness and details. Well done. Regards - Adil.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-09 12:01]

Hi Goutham. This has to be one of the best close up picture i have seen this year. Not only a unusual moth but so well taken. With sharp focusing and fine detail . I like all of the different colours of green. well done TFS.
Nick.. I am going to put this inmy favorites .

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2009-06-09 12:06]

Hello Goutam,

This is an excellent capture of this moth. Splendid details, sharpness, exposure and lighting. The colors and tones are wonderful along with the original composition and effective POV. The patterns and color combination of the wings are like the Military camouflage uniforms. Very well done and TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-06-09 14:00]

Hi Goutham,
This is an absolutely outstanding photo!
The detail is incredible.
Amazing colours as well.

Very good work!


Hi Goutham,
I thought the caterpillar was pretty fantastic,but this moth is also one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.
I love the streamlined shape of the body and wings,and the amazing patterns.
Excellent work again.
Cheers & TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-10 0:30]

Hello Goutham,
Again a superb shot!Most interesting subject, this Oleander-Hawkmoth. One of the most beautiful moths. The colours of this picture are so harmonious and so fine and what beautiful shades of green!
Excellent composition too.
kind regards

hello Goutham
the chromatic balance and the seldom beautiful type makes him separate,
I consider him one wonderful macro capture
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-11 4:23]

Hello Goutham,
A superb capture of this freshly emerged Hawkmoth! I love the beautiful markings in fantastic colours. Perfect background too that makes it really stand out.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2009-06-11 23:05]

Hi Goutham,
Superb shot.Green on green ! it's so beautiful. Sharpness, background, POV, DOF are all excellent.You really are an expert my friend.:)

Excelente control de la luz y de los blancos Goutham.
Tienes una galerÝa maravillosa.

Un abrazo: J. Ignasi.

I had seen this before Goutham, and that was the reason I did not upload mine till now :p and when I did so, I talked about the lack of a good BG, POV and quality in the pic. As you said, it was just for record, as most of my shots are.

Yes, I will take photography more seriously. TN has inspired me a lot.

Coming back to your pic, I like the blurred BG and the tightness of the shot a lot. Nice, crisp image with perfect exposure.

hello Goutham !
excellent catch in a enviroment of tone of the green.........
perfect diagonal and definition

compliments sERGIO

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