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A couple of Eyed Hawk-moth-Smerinthus ocellata found feeding on the Buddleia in the garden back in July, I just love these large 80mm wingspan beasties Smile

Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jul 2012 - 7:08 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Eyed Hawk-moths
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:7 Oct 2012 - 1:21 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Eyed Hawk-moths, Flowers & plants, General, Lepidotera, Moths, Smerinthus ocellata, Wildlife / nature
Votes:50
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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 1:28 PM

Great capture,
Ali

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achieverswales

They are large but very cute Ade awesome clarity again mate!

Regards

Trev.

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WhiteRose1
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7 Oct 2012 - 1:35 PM

Sharp and expertly done as always, Ade.

Dave

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Karen_Summers
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7 Oct 2012 - 1:49 PM

Fabulous capture

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Glostopcat
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7 Oct 2012 - 1:53 PM

A fabulous double capture Ade, wonderful details, colours and comp. I wonder if they got there of their own volition, an even more impressive image if they did!Wink

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7 Oct 2012 - 1:57 PM

So perfect.
Joan.

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Daisymaye
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7 Oct 2012 - 2:44 PM

A great close-up......Sandy

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AnnChown
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7 Oct 2012 - 2:45 PM

Such beauties Ade - fab detail as usual!
Ann

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christinecilia
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7 Oct 2012 - 3:56 PM

lovely shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8183 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 4:55 PM

Do you have to make me more jealous that I already am, Ade, I haven't spotted ONE hawkmoth this year, let alone TWO Wink. A superb capture, of course, what else from you Smile Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 7 Oct 2012 - 4:56 PM

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7 Oct 2012 - 5:35 PM

Cracking good capture Ade.
Ron

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pluckyfilly
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7 Oct 2012 - 5:35 PM

almost camouflaged against the bright colour of the buddleia but a grand shot

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 6:00 PM

Now you are just getting greedy Ade,I wouldn't mind seeing one of these never mind two !!

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7 Oct 2012 - 7:32 PM

Moths

Adrift in the liberating, late light
of August, delicate, frivolous,
they make their way to my front porch
and flutter near the glassed-in bulb,
translucent as a thought suddenly
wondered aloud, illumining the air
that's thick with honeysuckle and dusk.
You and I are doing our best
at conversation, keeping it light, steering clear
of what we'd like to say.
You leave, and the night becomes
cluttered with moths, some tattered,
their dumbly curious filaments
startling against my cheek. How quickly,
instinctively, I brush them away.
Dazed, they cling to the outer darkness
like pale reminders of ourselves.
Others seem to want so desperately
to get inside. Months later, I'll find
the woolens, snug in their resting places,
full of missing pieces.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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7 Oct 2012 - 7:42 PM

An excellent ode to the Big O Nathan and the perfect way to bring up his RC awardSmile

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7 Oct 2012 - 8:54 PM

I feel so privileged, a beautiful moth image from you, Ade, and a wonderful poem from Nathan.

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8 Oct 2012 - 3:18 PM

Two for the price of one, must be this week's special offer. Good on you for capturing these.

Malc

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annettep38
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8 Oct 2012 - 4:48 PM

excellent shot, I have not seen one of those this summer, just about any other hawk moth but not this big monster.
let alone 2!!!!

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8 Oct 2012 - 7:14 PM

Wonderful image, Ade, the colours and detail are magical, another fantastic piece of work as always.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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