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Sphinx ligustri

Sphinx ligustri
Photo Information
Copyright: Yves Peeters (dryas) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 110] (1307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-09-22 3:29
Viewed: 857
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Now as Privet Hawk - Moth.
Large Caterpillar 9 cm lenght , is even more spectular than the moth.
Bright poisonous green , with lilac and white strips along the side , a curved black " horn " at the rear.
Hind legs are suckers , front legs are equipped with clows.
Pupate underground.
Front photo , typical attitude.

Others pics in my workshop.
Ligusterpijlstaart rups.
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mooie foto Yves
super scherp mooie compositie
de kleuren zijn super
gr lou

Hallo Yves,
Prachtige close-up in schitterende bijpassende groen/gele kleuren. Uitstekende scherpte en prima compositie.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-22 6:08]

Hello Yves,
Excellent macro !Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.
Regards Sigi

Awesome image Yves!!
Love the wonderful detail and beautiful markings. A spectacular looking caterpillar and perfectly photographed.

Hello Yves,
Very nice image of this moth in good sharpness and composition. I took few minutes to understand what it is.


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-09-23 17:29]

Hi Yves
Fantastic green composition. Beautiful caterpillar nicely caught.


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