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Convolvulus Hawk-Moth

Convolvulus Hawk-Moth
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): PGMONI [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-12 4:53
Viewed: 3483
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At 120 mm wingspan this moth is indeed impressive. A very active migrant, the species does not breed in Belgium, but reaches the country from the south in the course of summer.
This individual was quite fresh and in good shape, in spite of its extensive travelling!

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To RAP: to flash or not to flashpgmoni 1 01-12 07:48
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belle capte, bonnes couleurs et surtout excellent dtails
bon trvail, amitiès et merci

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-12 7:10]
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Muy buena macro Philippe principalmente por el punto de vista captado que permite ver buenos detalles del insecto con agudeza y apropiado foco.
Me gusta el encuadre elegido con criteriosa profundidad de campo.
Sólo criticaría el uso del flash... por qué con una velocidad de 1/2000 recurriste a la asistencia del mismo?
De todas maneras es una excelente presentación.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Very good macro Philippe mainly for the captured point of view that allows to see good details of the insect with sharpness and appropriate focus.
I like the elected framing with level-headed field depth.
Only I would criticize the use of the flash... why with a speed of 1/2000 did you appeal to the assistance of the same one?
Anyway it is an excellent presentation.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Hello Phillippe,
A very clear, sharp and very detailed image of this mot.
I like a lot POV used, the texture and colors on the wings.
Very good composition also.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-12 9:21]

Hello Philippe,
Fine capture of the Convolvulus Hawk-moth with good detail and presentation.
They occasionally stray as far north as Sweden.
TFS and regards, Ivan

Hi Philippe,
very well taken from the side, demonstrating shape of body and impressive size very well with flash that looks remarkably natural.
In fact light appears like some pleasantly sunny daylight.
Beautiful fresh colours on the abdomen, obviously shown in a pose of defense.
That convolvulus hawkmoth is in very good shape, indeed. From the date it was seen it might be a specimen of the second generation, grown up in central Europe.
Thank you! Best regards,

Excelente toma del esfingido con su colorido y entorno muy bien captado,el flash no me molesta particularmente y la velocidad la puso la maquina probablemente.

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