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Hummingbird hawkmoth in flight

Hummingbird hawkmoth in flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Lukas Joerg (lucky) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 5 N: 14] (84)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Insects
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-15 15:54
Viewed: 3579
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hummingbird hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum) in flight.
Nikon D70s
AF Sigma 5.6/400mm APO Tele Macro
SB-800 with Softbox
Manfrotto 190
Shutter Speed 1/500, F-Stop 12.0
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Wow, Lukas,
this is marvelous, I love it so much.
Not easy to make, they are so fast.
Very well done with good sharpness, a beatiful moment.
A warm welcome here on TN, hope you enjoy your time, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-15 16:06]

hello Lukas,
An excellent in-flight capture.
Good lighting and sharpness.
I hope I get the chance to shoot one of these one day,an amazing insect.
Great shot,welcome to TN

Nice shot Lukas, it is a great one to begin with.
The exposure is very nice. and the moment perfect.
Hope to see more as good as this one.
Regards, Felipe.

Amazing picture of this amazing moth ;-)
The wings are near transparent!
Good colours and composition.


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-06-16 10:40]

whoa, amazing inflight-shot, lukas! :-)
excellent first presentation at TN,
perfect timing and sharpness,
well composed with nice colors and great details.
well seen & captured, thor.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-17 3:55]

Very good and dificult shot!
Very good colours and POV!
Very good details of the moth!
Welcome to TN!
5* and TFS!

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