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Hyles euphorbiae

Hyles euphorbiae
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Copyright: Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 174 N: 2191] (5666)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-8080 WZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-01 2:21
Viewed: 3963
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hyles euphorbiae is more often presented as caterpillar so this time I wanted to show you the imago ;-)

Hyles euphorbiae
In English: The Spurge Hawk-Moth
In Polish: Zmrocznik wilczomleczek
Family: Sphingidae

Wingspan: 64-72mm
Flight period: two generations V-VII and VIII-IX
Habitat: meadows, gardens, parks
Caterpillars host plants: Euphorbia cyparissias and E. esula
Distribution: Palaearctic, introduced to North America

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To mwmod99: I agree ;-)cataclysta 1 05-01 05:57
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very good clear macro shot of this moth

Incredibly sharp documentary shot, Krzysztof. Impressive white balance settings and well preserved shadows. Good job!Composition can be improved in my opinion, but thats always a personal view.
George Veltchev

The best frontal POV to obtain very good details. Excelelnte light and sharp. Best compliments.


Hi Krzysztof,
maybe the composition is a bit to central for mi liking,
it's a very good picture with good sharpness and lots of details.
The moth is beautiful both in the brownish colours and pattern.
Well done, mf.


hello Krzysztof
super composition with very nice light and beautiful colours
great details and great sharpness
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-05-01 8:16]

Hello Krzys,
A really great shot of the beautiful Spurge Hawk-Moth not often seen on TN! Details are very sharp and colours natural. I'm not going to nag on about the central composition but the subject is more interesting to me than a diagonal composition!! Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-01 8:39]

Hello KrzyszTof,
A fine capture from your archives of Hyles euphorbiae taken in a fine vertical resting pose (here you cannot make the composition diagonal without making it unnatural).
The colours, sharpness and leaf BG are of a high standard.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Krzysztof,
Wow MF!... this the better way tho shou us this moth! Precisse contrast, great ligth, perfect(the best) focus. A shot for a catalog! TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hi Chris,
A nice capture of this beautiful moth. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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