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Chris says thank you for the 30 votes. Otherwise he would have been very depressed.Wink He was hoping for a modeling contract for cheese cutters but never mind. To make some things clear, his family is from Yorkshire and the remote is smaller than his hand . He only wears his socks in the shower in winter Smile
Glad some of you got a fantastic sense of humour Smile

OK back to serious stuff. Last night I saw this 'Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth' Hemaris fuciformis at our favourite dinner place.
Nearly forgot my dinner over it. For Ade: there you go, you have got me hooked!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2012 - 7:12 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Back to the serious stuff!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 4:08 PM
Tags:Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth, Hemaris fuciformis, Insect, Moth, Wildlife / nature
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:16 PM

A beautiful moth, not easy to capture!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:19 PM

Four stunning captures, Annette, with V.3 being the outright winner for me. Shortlisted. Carol

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:20 PM

Nice set............version 1 does it for me.........GrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:22 PM

Ain't saying a bleedin' word other than I sure you know you've hacked me right of with this SadSadSadSad

This might be of interest to you later tonight Hedgehogs

Ade Tongue

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:23 PM

Well worth skipping dinner-- and I am bummed as I was going to share one of mine--will wait a few days---

Superb work with these most difficult insects-- v3 is the most spectacular!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:24 PM

V3 shows those wings going at that very rapid rate so very well Annette!
Carole

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:25 PM

I thought Hemaris Fuciformis was a medical condition Chris suffered after his ordeal annette ?
And forget your favourite dinner place from now on.
Unless you want to see a 20 ft by 16 ft poster of Chris's pic hanging above the cheese cutters !!
Mick.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Aug 2012 - 4:28 PM

4 excellent captures Annette, some nice detail captured in all 4,
Fred.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:39 PM

A great series, Annette. Difficult to choose the best -- probably V3.
-=\Walter

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:39 PM

A tremendous set of macros Annette, you've really nailed these. Marvellous movement in the whirring wings

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 4:45 PM

Gorgeous photography. And great wit.
jon

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 4:46 PM

Great series, Annette - No.3 for me also.
Tony

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:01 PM

Most unusual never seen one of these before. Four very fine captures and not easy to pick a winner.

Albert

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64397 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:22 PM

I'm so glad you and one or two others take the trouble to photograph these moths and insects otherwise I'd never see them. Beautifully done.
x

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digital_boi
27 Aug 2012 - 5:40 PM

fine capture detail colours and texture another good un!! I used to like cheese Tongue

Graham

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:46 PM

Good to catch him on the wing and of this set I like V 3 the best, Annette.
Ronnie.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:55 PM

Great set Annette

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UrbaneMagick
27 Aug 2012 - 6:18 PM

Great little things they are aren;t they..is that a Syringa that it's feeding on Annette?

Gareth Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:22 PM

such pretty wings...

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:32 PM

That is something of a beauty Annette
lovely detailed shot
And my vote goes to V3
Lillian

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 6:51 PM

Excellent series with great movement where it counts.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:08 PM


Quote: He only wears his socks in the shower in winter

That's made my day...
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:25 PM

A true Yorkshireman!!

Lovely set, Annette. v1 shows body and wings, but I'm with the majority on this one and going for v3, sharp body and wing movement. Not sure I'd let the dinner go to waste though.... another true Yorkshireman!!

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:41 PM

A great collection here Annette - v3 is my favourite - wonderful action shots SmileSmile
Helen

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:34 PM

V1 and V3 portray the lovely colours of this very handsome
Bee Hawk Moth.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2177 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 9:53 PM

A great set
NettaSmileSmile

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 10:09 PM

A great set with V3 the pick for me. - gary

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Deep_Bhatia
28 Aug 2012 - 6:32 AM

Nicely captured, Annette. Deep

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 - 7:57 AM

A wonderful capture Annette
Jim

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:35 AM

All excellent images so I'm not going to choose a fave.
Alun

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 12:24 PM

These are terrific!
Diane

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 1:58 PM

Not an easy one to get and here you have captured a whole set! Fantastic! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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amber460
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28 Aug 2012 - 2:31 PM

Thease are outstanding photos, the clarity and colours just superb !

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 7:22 PM

Great mini series Annette. Four excellent shots.
Ron

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
28 Aug 2012 - 8:30 PM

4 excellent captures of an extremely difficult subject Annette. Very well done.

Jane

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 446 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:26 PM

I know how difficult these are having spent hours trying to get shots of the hummingbird hawk moth - really well done and I agree v3 is the pick.
Jason

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 2:23 PM

What awesome in-flight captures, Annette!

And this model is definitely not as furry as the previous one Wink

Andrew

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
31 Aug 2012 - 3:18 PM

Well you have not hacked me off as was pronounced further up the comments lol. in fact you have made me very happy what lovely photo's Brilliant, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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