|Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99)
|Date Taken: 2011-03-15|
|Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro|
|Exposure: f/11, 1/15 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-02-08 21:46|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Hippotion celerio, known as the Vine Hawk-Moth or Silver-striped Hawk-Moth, is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia. It can be found further north, because of its migratory nature.|
Larvae may be green, yellowish green or even brown. They have a dark broken mid-dorsal line and a creamy dorso-lateral line from the fifth segment to the horn. The head is round, and usually a dull green colour. The larva has a horn which is usually long and straight. There is a large yellow and green eyespot on the third segment and a smaller one on the fourth segment.
Larvae typically feed on the leaves of plants such as the grape vine, Cissus, Impatiens and the Arum lily.
Image taken in RAW, ISO200, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system.
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Very good contrast and splendid details. Excellente light and sharpness.Very interesting the subject captured. Well done Paolo
- [2012-02-08 23:12]
The sharpness is just right here!
Excellent dorsal view of H. celerio that contrasts well against the stone BG with fine natural colours.
This species id very rare in N. Europe.
Thanks and best regards,
Ciao George, great macro of fantastic moth, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
amazing photo of this species. Perfect sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2012-02-09 13:31]
the dof is incredible: just perfect and disappearing at each side of the moth