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Small Elephant Hawkmoth

Small Elephant Hawkmoth
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K5, Sigma EX APO Macro 180 mm F/3.5 IF, ISO 400
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-27 15:01
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Points: 16
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Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Deilephila
Species: D. porcellus
Binomial name: Deilephila porcellus
Dutch name: Klein avondrood

Deilephila porcellus, known as the Small Elephant Hawk-moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia.

The wingspan is 45-51 millimetres (1.8-2.0 in). The moth flies from May to July depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Galium and Epilobium.


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照的很清晰 也太清楚了
蛾很可愛 顏色繽紛 我都沒見過這品種
構圖也美麗 真是經典作品

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-27 18:56]

Hello Thijs,
My goodness!! This is an absolutely gorgeous moth!! I can't ever remember seeing one with such vivid colors. The markings and patterns are simply stunning and the detail is exceptional. Definitely a winner in my book!!

Hello Thijs.
This moth is really colorful. Your capture is stunning exposing vivid markings on the wings.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-27 22:55]

Hello Thijs,
Nice to see you posting again!
A fine capture of the Large Elephant Hawk-moth, Deilephila elpenor taken from a fine POV with good saturated colours and fine clarity with good use of the low lighting.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-28 8:45]

Hallo Thijs,
Leuk weer eens een foto van je te zien. Weer even op bezoek geweest in de vlinderkas?
Prachtige mot op deze macro, genomen in een uitstekende kwaliteit. De kleuren zijn schitterend en de scherpte is erg goed. Uitstekende dieptewerking in de foto.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-28 13:07]

Hi Thijs,i never seen this moth in my country,it's really a great beauty,a great macro whit fine details and bright colors,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-03-29 2:39]

Hi Thijs,
Fantastic photo of this beautiful moth.
Excellent details and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-03-29 3:06]

Beautiful moth with great color and an excellent presentation. Congratulation and thankyou for sharing it. Saludos.

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