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Bye my friend, I hope to see you soon!

Bye my friend, I hope to see you soon!
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Moths, Bellas Polillas, Belles Mites... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-27 6:13
Viewed: 4839
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bye my friend, I hope to see you soon! (for Callie, Japie, Paul, Ricardo, Lesley, Anna-Lu...)

Snowberry Clearwing or Bumblebee Moth
Hemaris diffinis

Order Lepidoptera / Suborder Macrolepidoptera / Superfamily Sphingoidea
Family Sphingidae -- hawk moths, hornworms, sphinx moths / Genus Hemaris Dalman

This moth ranges across all of temperate North America, and can be seen flying between April and September. Its preferred habitat is open fields, gardens, and stream sides; it can also be found in most suburban areas. The adult moth likes to feed on nectar from lantana, honeysuckle, snowberry, orange hawkweed, thistles, lilac, and Canadian violets. It uses its long proboscis, which is curled under the head when not feeding, to siphon nectar from the flower’s nectary. Most members of this group are diurnal, or active during the daytime.

* First source: great pictures.
* Second source: interesting info.
* Third source: more pictures: moth and caterpillars.

Thank you for looking.
Have a good weekend!

dew77, brouble, naki, TAZ, Paulosousa, wallhalla15, momos, phlr, rosana, marhowie, deud has marked this note useful
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To marhowie: Turn Aroundmarhowie 3 08-29 22:52
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Amazing capture, Luc
Excellent lighting, beautiful colour, great composed.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-27 7:13]

Wow, what s hot Luc. Colors and details are amazing. Composition is really excellent. The bg is also stunning. Well captured! TFS!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-27 8:45]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful in flight macro.Vivid colors,POV,DOF,lighting,note and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)
Have a nice and sunny weekend!

Hi Luc, This is quick, I'm on vacation! Wonderful colors and details!! This POV fits your theme perfectly, Well done!

Nice picture, Luc.
I hope it helps to bring the old friends back.
I like the light, colours and composition.

Bra gjort, min vän.

beautiful composistion and lighting. the background colours really bring it to life for me.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-08-27 10:20]

Hi Luc,
What a beautiful and meaningful composition. nice colours of background sets the moth and flower off nicely. Very good timing.
Well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-27 11:19]

yes I like it too,
wonderful Luc, it is not whole perfect, but the dof is fantastic, the colours are great, very good job my friend,
gr. jaap

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-27 12:45]

J'aime bien votre composition. C'est sympa et inhabituel de voir l'insecte quitter la jolie petite fleur. Belle réussite d'avoir la fleur et le bourdon dans le focus. Le fond très coloré me plait aussi. Merci Luc.

Great macro Luc. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details Very good job. WEll done

I agree Luc it is sad to see people leave, but time is a presious thing and it can be difficult to fit every thing in to it in a balanced way :((
the photo is an amazing capture and fits the theme perfectly. was it a chance shot or did you set up for this type of shot.

Hello Luc,
this is marvelous and I like your headline so much. You made a perfect shot with pretty colours and perfect DOF, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • bjarne (184)
  • [2005-08-27 16:45]

Hi Luc.

A great shot. I like the light and colors.
The sharp flower and the moth leaving it, whit nice movments, not going to far out of focus.


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-27 18:07]

Very dificult to do!
This is a beautiful moth with transparent wings.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-27 23:15]

Very good composition!colours&lighting is perfect.

Really great capture, your shutter speed must have been amazing. Great POV, colors and composition.



Spendid coloring and composition, not mentioning the details of either the bumblebee.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-09-07 9:33]

very colorful and enjoying shot! very pleasant composition. and optimistic feeling of returning process (return of summer, good days, happiness ...). thank for this feeling.

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