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Bedstraw Hawkmoth

Bedstraw Hawkmoth
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-11 7:19
Viewed: 2865
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bedstraw Hawk-Moth - Hyles gallii

This is a moth of the family Sphingidae with a wingspan of 60-81 mm. It is found in many arid parts of Sweden and can be seen flying during afternoons and evenings from June – August.

The light green/black caterpillar has a pale, almost yellow, line down the middle of the back, and a row of ten conspicuous eye-like yellow spots, on each side. The head is green, brown or black and the horn above the tail is red. The caterpillar feeds on Ladies' Bedstraw and Milkwort.

This picture was captured in our garden with the camera handheld. It has been cropped and sharpened.

The Swedish name is ‘Brunsprötad skymningssvärmare’.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-11 7:27]

Hello Ulla,
Very beautiful photo of this moth in great sharpness and details. It is a beauty. Splendid natural colours and a pleasing diagonal composition. Nice DOF.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-11 7:35]

Hello Ulla,
excellent shot and very good composition of this interesting moth nice POV and green BG with superb colours.Very good details presented.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-11 7:42]

Hi Ulla,great point of view to see at the best the design and the colors of this big moth,impressive details and total sharpness,not easy to find this specie,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ulla,
A very beautiful capture of these moth with good sharpness and nicely opened wings. Good light and beautifully natural colours.


Superb sharp photo of this hawkmoth with nice green fresh leaf for a BG. Lucky to catch a hawkmoth during day. Its antennae look fascinating, different from the ones that are found in India at least..

Hello Ulla,
A Truly beautiful capture with splendid colour variation, good POV, superb sharpness and a nice BG.

Hi Ulla,

Nice picture of this moth with good details & colors.
Taken from a nice POV & great sharpness. I like the composition too. Well done & TFS.

Impressive photo Ulla! Interesting species, excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Ciao Ulla, superb macro of fantastic moth, wonderful natural colors, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Ulla
this is a very beautiful coloured picture
with great details and super sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Hi Ulla,
really nice and unusual (in my opinion) moth. Excellent point of view. Nice composition. Perfect sharpness and details.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Ulla,
Wonderful and interesting shot of this moth. I like especially the beautiful composition, nice contrasting colours, very good details and excellent sharpness. Well done!
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Silvio.
Stupenda macro con una nitidezza eccellente,con ottimi dettagli belli i colori,ottima la composizione,molto molto bella.Ti auguro un duon week end ciao Marco.

Hi Ulla,
Very nice picture. Lovely color and pattern. Great pov and composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-12 4:39]

Bonjour Ulla,
A striking creature, this Hyles galii! I haven't seen it this year at all..
You have it in your garden, a good opportunity to take a picture. Well presented decentred composition, fine sharpness and natural colors.
Thanks! I wish you and Ivan a nice weekend

Hello Ulla,
fine capture of the moth with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like the natural colours and the nicely opened wings.
Best wishes,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-12 10:00]

Excelente foto de qualidade muito boa, cores e nitidez bela e agradável ,meus parabéns por esta belíssima imagem.

Hi Ulla,
It's a really beautiful moth. Good work, great light, proper color temperature, the composicióm is attractive to the eye. I like see as you still doing beautiful macros with your G9!

Hello Ulla,
A very nice captured of this beautiful Moth, excellent point of view, great details sharpness and lovely natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-06 5:42]

Hello Ulla,
such s lovely capture. The colors as well as its pattern is so awesome and you shown in so wonderful.
Excellent composition in nice color contrast.
Fine details too.


I have yet to capture one hawk moth in this beautiful spreading wings and sharpness, Ulla. The details are fabulous and the contrast against the green leaf is so pleasing to my viewing. Thanks for sharing and kind regards,

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