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Macroglossum stellatarum

Macroglossum stellatarum
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Copyright: Mustafa Sozen (spalaxtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 8 N: 1352] (5868)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-14
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-21 1:01
Viewed: 6001
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Macroglossum stellatarum (Atmaca güvesi): An insect species belonging the Lepidoptera order. I took this photo during a wild life project.

Macroglossum stellatarum, known as the Hummingbird Hawk-moth, is a species of Sphingidae. Its long proboscis and its hovering behaviour, accompanied by an audible humming noise, make it look remarkably like a hummingbird while feeding on flowers. It is theorised that this resemblance is a result of convergent evolution. It flies during the day, especially in bright sunshine, but also at dusk, dawn, and even in the rain, which is unusual for even diurnal hawkmoths. Its visual abilities have been much studied, and it has been shown to have a relatively good ability to learn colours (from: wikipedia.org)

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Difficult shot Mustafa.
George Veltchev

Excellent capture, great colors, light and pergect BG,
TFS, regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-21 2:04]

Hi Mustafa.
Wonderful in-flight picture of a cute moth. POV, composition and timing are excellent. I like fine colours of the shot and precise focus. TFS and best wishes.

Hello Mustafa
beautiful shot of Macroglossum stellatarum with good focusing, wonderful light and great details.

Selamlar hocam,
çok güzel bir kare olmuş.
elinize sağlık.
En güzel dileklerimle,

Superb photography. Very well done.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-21 6:31]

Lovely capture of this beautiful moth in flight, good composition. tfs.

Mustafa dostum,
Beslenmekte olan bu Atmaca Güvesini nefis bir geriplan önünde, tam usta işi bir enstantane ile yakalamışsın, kutlarım, ellerine sağlık arkadaşım.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6573 W: 89 N: 15656] (65477)
  • [2010-11-21 12:33]

Hi Mustafa,how isn't easy to take a pic like that.And how is perfect your work! Sharpness and details at the top,impossible to make better,this is a very professional shot! My best compliments,have a nice week,LUCIANO

Hallo Mustafa
What a great shot and as George said, a difficult one, but it looks as if you had no problem if I look at the end result. Well focused especially around the facial area. An excellent capture with a beautiful composition and pleasant point of view, showing all the finer details to its best. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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