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Macroglossa Stellatarum

Macroglossa Stellatarum
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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-17 2:48
Viewed: 3162
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
MACROGLOSSA STELLATARUM, or HUMMING-BIRD HAWK MOTH. This moth is of interest to gardeners, chiefly because of the part it plays in fertilizing the young seeds in Honeysuckle and other plants in which the flowers have long, narrow tubes. In such flowers, the honey, which is the lure for insect visitors, is at the bottom of the tube, and is within reach only of those insects that have a long proboscis. Through this organ the honey is sucked up, but, to reach the latter, the head has to be thrust deep into the flower; and, in doing this, the insect carries off some of the pollen on its head or back. The parts thus dusted with pollen are almost certain to touch the stigma of the next flower visited; and the pollen grains adhere readily to the sticky surface of the stigma, whereon the insect's share in the work of fertilization is completed.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-17 2:52]

Super colajul...un subiect nu foarte usor de surprins si vad ca aveti foarte multe cadre bune
Numai bine

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-17 2:58]

Sa traisca !
ma alatur si eu celor scrise de Razvan, super colajul.
Cred ca si tu poti fi denumit paparazzi din lumea animalelor. Cred ca aia de la CLICK te-ar angaja fara nici o problema sa le produci asemenea poze.
Stiu cit de greu este sa prinzi ... nazbitia aia de insecta, ca zboara de te ameteste si face un zgomot ...
O duminica linistita,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-01-17 3:00]

Hello Horia,
I think it is always much work to create such a complex collage and of course
achieving such a collection of beautiful individual pictures in advance.
Therefore, thank you very much for your efforts and presenting us your nice results.
Best wishes, Peter

Ciao Horia, great collge of wonderful macro of little fast devil, in each photo fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-01-17 3:10]

Hello Horia,
At this collage I see many good photos the same species in various composition and all are very colourful.
Regards, Pawel

Tare mai imi place cum arata combinatia asta de insecta cu pasare colibri.Chiar pot sa zic ca ma fascineaza si ca arata grozav.
Multe salutari.Alin.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-17 3:17]

Hello Horia.

You show us a great overvies of this hawk moth.
That must took a lot of time to make it in such way.
Alle the pictures are carefully composed.
Very well done and thank you for sharin it with us.

Gr. Hans

Buna Horia,

Awesome collage of the different hummingbird hawmoth captures All are seems great in all around with brillant colours and flawless details MF! Well done!
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

Ps. sorry i could not write detailed comment since i had a heavy influenza at this weekend!

This collage is so fantastic and I'm realy in a good mood now because of those brilliant and bright colours.
You did wonderful work here, Horia, every single shot is nice by its own - and together it is an explosion of the colours.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-17 4:07]

Hello Horia,
Beautiful collage in splendid colours and each photo in great sharpness. Top!

ciao Horia!
another very special collage with this frantic insect ,that you were able to photograph,perfectly in flight in a colorful enviroment

have a good sunday sERGIO

Hello Horia,
a very beautiful collage of Macroglossa stellatarum, all the picture are spendid with fine detail and bright colours.
Have a good Sunday

superb collage!

Ciao Horia. Great tribite to this coloured insect. Good details and exciting playing of light in all the photoes. Superb compositive work.


hello Horia

excellent photomontage of these photos with the butterfly
in-flight over his flower, on every photo fine POV,
superb focus great sharpness and details, very beautiful
colour tones, beautifully blurred background, TFS


hello Horia
great collage of this beautiful Moth
very good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Although I have never seen these in person, they appear to be amazing little creatures..something akin to ET!:-) Now from your collage I get to see them in a quasi eye of a fly...with its multiples...imagine....and on top of that you add the superior colours....Zing!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-17 9:18]

Excelenta compozitie, ar merita sa fie tiparita intr-un format mai mare!

Buna Horia
Un colaj foarte fain cu a noastra "pasare colibri". Daca nu ma insel, toate imaginile sunt cu fluturele in zbor "statioanar", care cred ca e destul de greu de capturat. Nu pot dcat sa zic felicitari.
Numai bine,

hello Horia,
a good presentation with very beautiful subjects the colors fascinating!
keep photographing! TFS

Buna Horia,
O paleta de culori excelenta cu foarte bune contraste si detalii. Compozitia este superba mai cu seama ca prezinta una dintre cele mai dificil de fotografiat insecte.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2010-01-17 10:33]

excellent collage with 10 wonderful and colorful photos showing us this amazing moth! :-)
superb job & best wishes, thor.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-17 10:50]

Hello Horia,
Great collage showing this interesting Humming bird hawk moth from different angles. All very sharp and its colours look lovely against the fine green background. A very nice Flowers too.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Horia,

An excellent and beautiful collage with such vibrant colors, sharpness & fine details. Well composed & presented. TFS & regards.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-17 14:49]

i Horia

ANother exceptional montage demonstrating great skill throughout.

Besy wishes


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-17 19:10]

Hi Horia
Another great montage.All image look very sharp with great detail.Outstanding colors also
TFS Michel

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-01-17 20:41]

Hi Horia,
Nicely created collage of this moth.Brilliant warm colours with a sharp image in each photo.Nice idea with the thin light green borders.The details on both the moth and flowers are exceptional, well done.

Hi Horia,

Beautiful collage with Excellent shots
Superb colors, sharpnes and details
Lovely POV's

TFS Thijs

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-18 4:06]

Hello Horia,
Not easy to catch this Humming-bird Hakw Moth and you made several good shots of it! Very colorful and well-done assemblage.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-18 4:11]

Hi Horia,
what a wonderful collage of butterflies. Very well done, well composed and superbs colours.
Just like a well sold calender for this year...so attractive.


Hello Horia, wonderful collage of this beautifull hawkmoth in-flight with excellent details and composition.
TFS ad greetings,

Hello Horia,

very colage from the flower and the difficult to photographed butterfly.
Good pov's and sharpness overall.
Fine colours.
Well done


Hello Horia
i have often try to take a good shotof this hawk-moth whitout success, and you have so many of them, each one is taken with so fein details, Bravo !
very colorful collage, pleasant to look at
Have a good night

Como siempre en este tipo de tomas, te luces mostrándonos una serie de Macroglosum de lo más atractivo. Varias de ellas son geniales.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-20 9:24]

Hello Horia,
What a brilliant collage showing this fantastic Hawkmoth! I love the way you present it from different angles and very clearly too! The flowers are very beautiful too and the colours stunning!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

10 lovely moths .... all for the price of one.
Loved your concise yet HIGHLY EDUCATIVE notes.
Mario with MOST friendly greetings from COLD COLD Canada.

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