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Many thanks to all of you who commented and voted on the Cape Byron Lighthouse.. it flopped a bit but go figure . It has been printed in two calendars, btw.

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Here is one of the last critters of the year, one from the mozzie lake ... It is the other type of moth even I can spot, they make a lot of noise Smile
If you get bored with them let me know please.
A Hummingbird hawk moth is doing the rounds, from the side they really look like a humming bird I think.

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:30 Sep 2012 - 4:49 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:soaked knees
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:in the grass
Metering Mode:hum 'n' buzz
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:very wet
Title:Motion blur - performed by an expert :)
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:22 Oct 2012 - 3:42 PM
Tags:Hummingbird hawk moth, Insect, Moth, Mozzie lake, Wildlife / nature
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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 3:51 PM

Good bit of movement recorded here annette.
Super shots of the moth in a flap !!
Mick.

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digital_boi
22 Oct 2012 - 3:59 PM

indeed 3 fine captures any one could stand on its own so it has to be 3 votes

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 4:24 PM

Three superb captures, Annette, I can never capture them in flight, only when they are resting, and that isn't very often Smile Carol

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 4:30 PM

Amazing in flight captures. Well done Annette.

Albert

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Oct 2012 - 4:31 PM

3 super captures Annette, excellent detail captured in all,
Fred.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 4:37 PM

As soon as I saw it I was thinking. This seems to be a moth but it looks a lot like a hummingbird.
Nicely captured.
-=Walter

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 4:37 PM

You have managed to obtain some great detail - three fantastic shots.
Carole

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 4:39 PM

Each and every one captured so well, Annette, the body crisp with wing blur which you'd want given the nature of feeding of these moths. V 3's closer crop could well stand in tue V 1 slot but the fuller picture at V 1 is my favourite.
Ronnie.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 4:44 PM

All three are excellent. I've had the pleasure of one of these visiting the pond-side just last year in rather better condtions than 2012 has offered and know their turn of speed!

Ann

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
22 Oct 2012 - 4:44 PM

Three beauties there Anette, not easy at the best of times they never stop well done you, like all three, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 11jdinne vcard England
22 Oct 2012 - 5:06 PM

Now this is a brilliant set Annette. All three are superb.

John

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 5:22 PM

They're lovely little moths - we get them sometimes here - and I know how fast they zoom around. Well captured Annette with a fine sense of movement!
Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41022 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 5:32 PM

A fine set despite the wet knees! v1 is very well captured, Annette, lovely movement with detail as well.

Dave

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 5:37 PM

Excellent series, even better title!

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 5:42 PM

Excellent in flight images Annette,well captured..Lin

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 6:08 PM

Great set! Well capturedGrin
Diane

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
22 Oct 2012 - 6:16 PM

Excellent shot
Nice movement.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM

Three superbly timed images Annette. V 1 for me I feel. Stunning shot.
Ron

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 278 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 6:48 PM

Fantastic image, Annette, brilliant capture, sharp and good sense of movement, the moment captured perfectly.
Nice one.
Darryl. x SmileSmile

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 7:16 PM

3 Great captures with lovely detail
NettaSmile

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
22 Oct 2012 - 7:35 PM

3 cracking shots well spotted and taken.
jj

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 - 7:39 PM

Brilliant images Annette. The movement has been well captured
Jim

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 7:42 PM

Fantastic and great set of images ,very well done,
saeid

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 238 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 8:15 PM

Annette, what a fantastic capture.........like this very much, very intresting.


Paul.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 8:36 PM

Excellent shots!
Alun

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 8:46 PM

Super shots Annette, very well captured. Not sure why you think yesterdays image flopped at 46 votes... I'd kill for that many!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:54 PM

Sharp parts are super sharp, the rest is---as you --- in motion! the way of the hummingbird moth!

the ones we have do not seem to make a loud noise--- super image!

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thedon1941
22 Oct 2012 - 9:55 PM

Wonderful trio. V2 for me. Don

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
22 Oct 2012 - 11:15 PM

Brilliant captures all, Annette, love this little moth and sadly only seen one this year ... Carol Grin

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
23 Oct 2012 - 12:39 AM

Great set of images ,Annette - beautifully presented....Grin

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 2:46 AM

Amazing detail and well timed.
Matt

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
23 Oct 2012 - 4:11 PM

And the images taken by an expert. Well done Annette.
Brian

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
23 Oct 2012 - 5:06 PM

Wow! Just a super shot! I'm green with envy!Smile
In response to your comment: yes, a place outside the city, meant for recreation and garden, is called dacha. There this shot was taken, indeed.
Je vous remercie beaucoup!Smile
Regards Valery

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 9:34 PM

Well captured images - I cant get one of these right for love or money.Smile

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:09 PM

Very well done - I spent hours trying to capture these in Tuscany in the summer - not easy
Jason

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4492 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 11:54 AM

Wow !!....impressive shot !!.......lovely detail in the moth, yet still retaining wing movement....top notch !!

I've tried to snap these beauties, but no success....they're just too 'flitty' for my reactions !!

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Ade_Osman
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28 Oct 2012 - 10:47 PM

I've seen it now.......Humph! Sad Well done you!

Ade Smile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 3:50 PM

Brilliant timing to catch its whirring wings, you get a marvellous feeling of motion looking at these. I did not see a single hummingbird hawkmoth this year, there were quite a few around last autumn

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