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Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
Photo Information
Copyright: Mark Kula (markula) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 0 N: 216] (882)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-01 8:05
Viewed: 4097
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The original image was cropped to square, sharpened somewhat and noise was reduced in Neat Image. Since it is a demo version of the program I downloaded just last week, all the exif data is lost. I think I'm gonna buy the full version of the program, because it does the job very well. And digital noise in some images can be really annoying. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

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To vanderschelden: Neat Imagemarkula 1 09-01 08:58
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Hi Mark,
This is a good catch in action! The colors are very stunning! Great details and composition with good exposure (I like the fact that its wings are blurred). Lightning and constrast are very good too. I have also a demo version of NI and yes, all the exit data always disapeared ;) TFS,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-01 8:32]

Hi Mark,

This is a very interesting capture. I like the POV, the sharpness and the combination of colors. TFS.


Nice capture.
I want to download the free trial version of Neat Image.
You can make a copy for your exif.

I like colours of this picture. Nice composition

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-01 8:55]

Impresionante macro en vuelo Mark.
Muy buena nitidez con excelente colorido y un trasfondo perfecto que resalta aun más al insecto y las flores.
Atinado encuadre y presentación.
Buen trabajo.
Saludos... Ricardo

Impressive macro in flight Mark.
Very good clarity with excellent coloring and a perfect background that even stands out more to the insect and the flowers.
Accurate framinf and presentation.
Good work.
Greetings... Ricardo

Great action photo, Mark.

It almost seems as if it doesn't have wings at all. Amazing really! Really, such lovely detail here. The clarity is great and the DOF is about perfect!

The saturation of the colours are superb also. Very nicely taken.


Hi Mark,
Impressive captures of this fast flying moth. You did well in freezing in action with great details to see and very nice composition. Very well done and TFS.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-09-01 10:16]

Hello Mark,
Excellent shot, great detail and colours, excellent DOF and the composition is perfect, I love the way the flower fills the right side of the frame. As for NI, I bought the home edition and the greatest benefit for me is that I can use it as a photoshop plugin, so I can select areas in photoshop and just apply NI to those areas as a filter.

Keeping the exif is good, but of course when you upload to TN it's tripped anyway (I downloaded an image that I know had exif data and TN had stripped it).
Great work!

hi mark.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-09-01 12:38]

Bella foto Mark!
Colori stupendi e ottimi dettagli!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-01 13:14]

Excellent shot, they're so hard to catch! Sharp against the diffuse background. Good colours.
TFS, Ulla

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-09-01 14:11]

Hello Mark , great shot,beautifull colours details sharpnes compositie pov and bg , tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-01 19:35]

Hello Mark

Wow, nice capture and good timing on this shot.It has a very vertical composition,with an excellent POV and DOF .Very well saturated colours too.They don't hang about for too long so well done.Nice shot of the liatris as well.TFS


Hello Mark

Excellent in-flight shot. Nice colours and clear detail. Good work. TFS

Great shot of this flying hawk! It looks so huge in the photo ant the pose and pov are just great! Colours, bg and framing is wonderful too!
Congratulations Mark and TFS!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-02 0:43]

Fantastic shot, Mark.
You froze that moth in mid-air sipping nectar.
The details are so sharp, and the colors are beautiful.
A really wonderful scene well captured.
TFS. : )

Impressionnante cature de cet insecte si difficile à attraper...

Hello Mark, great inflight close up!
Colors, details and compo are great.
I think it's not an easy shot to catch a so small insect in flight!
Yes, NeatImage is really usefull.


Great!!!!Nice composition,excellent light, colors and POV. Congratulations

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-09-06 7:55]

La composicion es muy buena mark, el batido de las las esta en su punto define muy bien la velocidad. Un bonne couleur. Saludos

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-09-06 8:57]

Hi Mark,
Stunning shot, with beautiful vibrant colours and excellent lighting. Detail is impressive even when considering the speed at which this creature flits around.

Hello Mark,
very impressing in-flight close up. Perfect point of view, excellent details, marvellously rich colours in great harmony. Powerful composition, an eye catcher!
Nicely documented here that glasswing hawkmoths usually touch their target flower with their front pair of legs, while the hummingbird hawk seems avoid using any help of the legs when hoverng in front of a blossom.
Great shot! Thank you.
Best regards,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-08 21:23]

Superbe prise, Félicitations pour les détails et les couleurs. Bravo pour le focus.

Merci pour l'envoie Mark!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-17 10:22]

I don't belive i've seen a picture of a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth in which the legs would be visible before. Splendid shot, Mark!
The details are great, the POV excellent, the BG very nice pale and contrasting with the subject. Also very beautiful colors and light in this picture.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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