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Marumba quercus

Marumba quercus
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-17 4:18
Viewed: 3202
Points: 36
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Marumba quercus
The Oak Hawk-moth (Marumba quercus) is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in Southern Europe, North Africa, the Near East and Mesopotamia
The wingspan is 85125 mm. The female is somewhat larger than the male.

The larvae feed on Oak species, primarily species with dry leaves such as Cork Oak and Holm Oak.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-17 4:33]

Hi Horia,fantastic moth,looks the sister of the moth of flashpoint,the desing is the same,only the colors are different.Magnificent capture,a specie not often seen on TN,great details,colors and point of view.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Huge macro from dorsal point of view. Horia.
I wonder what it is perched on, but the effect is rather interesting.
Very sharp details and the wings.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Horia,
No doubt,you deserve the credibility of sharp focus on subject with splendid details on body.The depth of picture is really good.Noiseless BG with good POV made it beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-17 6:32]

The color of the moth is lovely browns...beautiful species. tfs.

hello Horia
great to find such big moth
nice pose and good details
the sharpness is very good
thanks gr lou

Hello Horia
What grand picture of this Oak Hawk-moth. great sharpness and superb colour.
nice PoV you chose to capture this beauty.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-17 10:11]

Hi Horia,
Excellent close-up of this moth. Pose and compo are just perfect. Excellent detail and focus in superb colours.
Regards Jiri.

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

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-17 10:57]

Hello Horia,
Excellent macro of this Hawk-moth in superb sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours and centred composition.

Cioa Horia. Just an interesting moth. Top details and sharp. Amazing light.


Hello Horia

Excellent macro of this moth, with fine POV
and the lateral light doing the shadow/light
effect of the wings, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Horia, It is interesting to find a moth in bright sunlight. The scales are clearly seen. Very well done. JC

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-05-19 9:46]

Hello Horia,
excellent capture moth,nice species marumba,thanks..

Hello Horia
Interesting moth and beautiful photo with wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-19 22:57]

Buna Horia,
Superba captura! De invidiat detalii , culoare tot ce trebuie pentru o captura superba ! O saptamana frumoasa, Tina

Excelenta specie de molie. Frumos colorata. Detaliile si culorile sunt superbe.
Numai bine.

Amazing capture!!! TFS

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