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Hemaris tityus

Hemaris tityus
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-24
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-06-08 4:44
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Points: 30
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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Sphinx bombyliforme

Family: Spingidae
Sub-family: Macroglossinae
Genus: Hemaris
Flighttime: May-June
Wingspan: 17-20mm
Distribution: Temperate Europe
Habitat: Meadows, forest-edges, swamps

I already have presented in the past Hemaris fuciformis with a more red coloration. Here another species of the same genus approaching Arabis-flowers growing on a rock. Mostly these moths are seen hoovering over Knautia-flowers.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-08 4:53]

Salut Anne,il faut avoir beaucoup de chance mais aussi etre tres professionelle pour une capture en vol comme la tienne! La qualite' est vraiment extraordinaire,quels details et quelle prise de vue! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hallo Anne,
von einem Schwärmer wollte ich gestern auch eine Aufnahme machen, aber bis ich die ISO hochgestellt hatte, um einen schnelleren Verschluss benutzen zu können, war der Schwärmer auch schon wieder weg. Dir ist hier ein toller Schnappschuß mit guter Schärfe und tollen Farben gelungen. Auch die Belichtung hast Du richtig gut hinbekommen. Mein Kompliment!
Viele Grüße,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-06-08 6:34]

Hi Anne,
Perfect timing ..
Very beautiful capture. POV, colours and composition are very beautiful.
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-06-08 6:46]

Hello Anne,
What a great moment very well captured!! I love these little insects as they come whizzing by! I Like the timing and the fine sharp details of abdumen and wings - nice spacing from the white flower too. Brilliant!
TFS and have a nice weekend! Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-08 6:49]

Hello Anne,
A beautiful photo in a fantastic composition. The bee is razor sharp with amazing details. Beautiful colours too.

Bonjour Anne,
A super-sharp capture of Hemaris tityus (no 'r'). The POV is great and shows its features with top sharpness and good colours, though I feel it is a little too dark. This is due to the strong contrast with the white flowers.
Excellent composition too.
So I hope you don't mind a try in the WS!
merci et bon weekend,

hello Anne
very good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
great composition
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Anne, lovely composition with in-flight moth on beautiful flowers, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Anne,
beautiful photo. Great clouse up. Nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Anne.
Splendida macro con notevoli dettagli ed un’eccellente nitidezza,ottima gestione della luce con dei colori meravigliosi,bella la composizione complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

Hello Anne,
You managed a very difficult shoot. I am chasing this insect from a long time and I never catch such a perfect shot. Very good details and excellent focus. Thanks for sharing!
Ivan tried a very interesting workshop , but he increase the image noise.

Bonjour Anne

Excellente photo de cette insecte au vol,
excellent POV et DOF, superbe focus, netteté,
et détails de l'insecte et des fleurs ce que
j'aimes de l'image, TFS


This creature is absolutely one of the most unique, hence it remains a favorite of mine. I have seen so few, but perhaps that has hanged during my absence... yet this one has made up for it all.. the white flora just makes it so perfect.. once more and again it is your special touch... I simply long to do so well with my eyes...keep on teaching me Anne. I always am willing to learn through your work.

You could beautifully manage to freeze the moment nicely, Anne!

The details on the hawk moth are superb however, a boost in the contrast might have made this picture even more eye-catching IMHO. Other than that, a real beauty you have captured in this well focused and sharp shot.
Good job!

Have a nice weekend.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-09 0:23]

Fine species, lucky to have it in the frame, that's important, good timing, yes, agree with Ivan and liked his WS. tfs.

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