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As you might be able to tell, I'm relying on my archives a little at the moment for stuff to upload Smile three reasons behind this being I've not been too clever health wise and as a consequence of this haven't been out much. Plus I've been a camera down again until this morning. I've now had a new main PCB, a mirrorbox, shutter and one or two other bits put into one of my 50d's, hopefully this will now have sorted the problem......Bleedin' well hope so, it's cost a small fortune in just the postage to send it to and from the repairers!.....I won't even begin to tell you what the repair cost. Any more hassle from the thing and it's going in the chuffing bin I think.......Rant Over.......Calm down Ade!

Here we have a rather beautiful Elephant Hawk moth feeding on buddleia in the garden looking rather resplendent in all it's pink and brown finery......And breathe Wink

Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jul 2012 - 6:52 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Another Elephant Hawk-moth
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:12 Oct 2012 - 12:10 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Elephant hawk-moth, Flowers & plants, Lepidoptera, Moths, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 12:26 PM

This must be one of the most striking and colourful moths, Ade, here again captured so well in fine detail and resting on an equally pretty buddleia (?).
Ronnie.
(PS.......I shall try to post something tomorrow with no knees/legs on display and so not upset your sensibilitiesWinkWinkWink..........R)

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 12:34 PM

'Another elephant hawk moth' - wish I could say that - with the emphasis on 'another'! Smile
Breathing is good Ade - especially from the belly and diaphragm (old yoga method which really works!). Smile
Ann

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 12:38 PM

Why do I never see these round here? I think they are all with you, you lucky sod!!!
Wonderful capture Ade!

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 12:39 PM

This is my favourite of the moths Ade, beautiful detail and markings,
Geoff.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 12:44 PM


Quote: Why do I never see these round here? I think they are all with you, you lucky sod!!!

Trickery! Tongue

That and having the right food-plant in the garden.....Which in this case is Honeysuckle and Rosebay Willowherb, you have to garden for the wildlife Annette Grin

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 12:55 PM

I go off people very quickly, Ade GrinGrinGrin Carol

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gingerdelight
12 Oct 2012 - 1:07 PM

So very beautiful!
Sorry to hear of your {a} health problems (get well soon) and {b} your camera problems (get well soon!)
Carol

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 1:21 PM

These are beautiful moths Ade, beautifully taken too !! ( but you need a camera Wink )
Ron.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32917 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 1:24 PM

"There is nothing better than getting a camera of your chest?"
Glad to hear that you are at least on the mend.
"As for the chuffing camera Ade, well there is more important things in life to think about?"

As for this wonderfully captured, superb quality, highly professional, inspirational, magnificent, superb, exquisite photograph "It's not bad I suppose" GrinGrinGrin

"Chin up mate"

Regards Nathan

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 1:25 PM

A real beauty, Ade.

Dave

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Snapitt
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12 Oct 2012 - 2:32 PM

Another beautiful Hawkmoth shot Ade.

Jane

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christinecilia
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12 Oct 2012 - 3:57 PM

lovely colours great macro shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 279 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 4:55 PM

And another, stunning image, Ade, luv the really bright and colourful ones, a cracker.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 5:33 PM

A beautiful specimen Ade, the detail and colours are marvellous.

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NigelKiteley
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12 Oct 2012 - 5:53 PM

Beautifully detailed work as always Ade!

The caterpillar we found has successfully pupated and is in the garage awaiting the spring, when hopefully it will emerge looking as beautiful as the one above.

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Brian65
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12 Oct 2012 - 6:09 PM

Not just another moth, but a great shot of oneTongueSmileSmile
Brian

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43652 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 6:24 PM


Quote: ...having the right food-plant in the garden.....Which in this case is Honeysuckle and Rosebay Willowherb, you have to garden for the wildlife Annette Grin

Ade

That's where the know-how comes in, Ade. That's a marvellous moth.

Malc

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JohnoP
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12 Oct 2012 - 7:10 PM

Great macro, accentuating the beautiful velvet texture of this superb moth Ade. Take it easy! John Grin

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Maiwand
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12 Oct 2012 - 7:29 PM

Great shot Ade. You really have done well to capture all those subtle and delicate colour changes in the wings.
Ron

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taggart
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12 Oct 2012 - 8:37 PM

Splendid!

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:54 AM

Suppose I'll just have to get some honeysuckle and rosebay willowherb then.

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