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Hummingbird hawk-moth

Hummingbird hawk-moth
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K-3, Pentax 300mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA*
Exposure: f/8, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-05 8:04
Viewed: 1537
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An immigrant species which sometimes occurs in large numbers. A large influx occurred in the summer of 2000, when moths were observed in parks and gardens. The species is again quite common in 2006.

It flies in the sunshine and hovers in front of flowers, sipping the nectar with its long proboscis, very much like the hummingbird which gives it its name.

The larvae feed on bedstraw (Galium), and some of these may hatch and give rise to autumn adults in an influx year.


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Hallo Nuri
A great image of this Hummingbird hawk-moth feeding. Very good point of view and also great job of stopping the action in flight.
The overall colours are bright and beautiful. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Nuri,

Sharp capture of this speedy Clearwing with excellent exposure commensurate with light conditions. Fine contrasting bokeh and flower prop to complete composition. Well Done!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-05 12:00]

Hello Nuri,
Excellent macro taken in the right exposure. Fantastic sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Great composition with a nice blurry background.

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  • summers (705)
  • [2014-07-05 12:53]

Wonderful capture with great depth of field and just the right amount of blur on the wings to show the movement.

Hello Nuri-Beautiful picture.Well freeze.Nice details and sharpness,Well managed BG.Attractive composition.Thanks for sharing.Refards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Good work..

Ciao Nuri, great macro of fantastic moth on beautiful flower, fine details, nice blury BG, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hallo Nuri
照的清晰 很漂亮的蜂蛾
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 花朵也很漂亮 非常的搭配
尤其是他常飞行角度很难抓到 時間點真的很棒
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Nuri
Excellent macro shot!!!
Superb composition,wonderful natural colors and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Best wishes!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-07 23:46]

Very nice picture, it is not easy to take this picture with good quality. Congratulation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-08 7:33]

Hi Nuri,fantastic capture of this common specie but very very difficult to take because always in a crazy mouvement! Magnificent shot,perfect timing and very impressive detail,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-09 23:57]

Hi Nuri
what an exciting capture. The moment is so wonderful looking at the proboscis jutting out. Wonderful colors and the inflight shot is very well executed.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-10 3:48]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Bu güveyi, böyle çekemedim bile ..
Kompozisyon ve detayları ile oldukça şık bir aksiyon sahne yakalamışsınız,
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-07-10 4:30]

Bonjour Nuri,
Tu as donc capté aussi cet insecte bien particulier qui demande des reflexes très rapides aux photographes. Cette année on en voit moins que l'année dernière, il me semble en tous cas.

Hello Nuri,
Connaissant la difficulté d'une telle prise, je suis impressionné par la netteté du sujet.
Bravo pour cette belle réussite.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-16 8:09]

Hi Nuri,
Nice capture of flying moth. Excellent details and focus with gorgeous naturals colours. Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

super good picture Nuri
hreat sharpness with good details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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