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A large Elephant Hawkmoth perched on some Lavender captured in the garden a few weeks back.

Many thanks for all the comments and sentiments on yesterday's image of 'Jenny's Meadow'. I personally put in very little work on it, it was more my wife's and a few others dedicated voluntary work the got the meadow to where it is now.....But I have passed on your good wishes and the comments made.

Ade

Hedgehog Update
For those interested, the hedgehogs in the garden seem to be doing well V2 shows a very low resolution snapshot taken from the CCTV system where we had 4 individuals at the feeding station in the garden last night. 1 in the feeding box itself and 3 others snuffling around it. Still loathe to go out and take any images of them with the main cameras for fear of spooking them with the flash.......When I feel the time is right I will have a go though, so as they say, watch this space Wink

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jul 2012 - 1:13 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pink on Lavender
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:16 Sep 2012 - 7:11 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:13 AM

beautiful colours and a nice comp, nice one.
ant.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:25 AM

A gorgeous hawkmoth, Ade, haven't spotted any here this year Sad Carol

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franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:36 AM

A seriously impressive macro.

Ken

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:49 AM

So beautiful and detailed and the colour is superb! We found a huge caterpillar in a neighbour's garden but sadly haven't seen the moth! Love those little chaps in v2.
Ann

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Sep 2012 - 7:49 AM

A perfect combination of colours

Peter

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 8:41 AM

The first image is OK SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile, but the second is beautiful, nice to see this little fellas venturing out into the unknown. Lets hope they have a long and fruitful life.

REgards Nathan

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 8:48 AM

Brilliant!
Carole

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 9:41 AM

Wonderful clarity and colour, Ade (that would be on v1!!), and cheers for v2... they never seem to be about when I dip into the site.

Dave

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 9:49 AM

Stunning macro capture Ade. Super shot.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 9:55 AM

A fabulous macro Ade, the detail, colours and clarity are all first class.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 10:35 AM

An absolutely superb macro shot of the Elephant Hawkmoth, Ade, the pinks showing up so well against the lavender.
Ronnie.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 10:42 AM

Cracking detail, colour and comp Ade,
Geoff.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Sep 2012 - 11:15 AM

You got a better one than I did! mine has a lot less colour, like it regards LeonGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 12:05 PM

superb V1 true quality

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clive burrow
clive burrow e2 Member 1071 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 - 12:12 PM

Beautiful colours mate, it works a treat
Clive

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54203 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 12:22 PM

This has to be my most favourite moth, if you can have a favourite. Smile They're just so beautiful.
Super shot.
x

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 1:03 PM

Great color for this perfectly composed moth!

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10572 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 1:48 PM

Love the colours in this Ade, excellent work as usual.

Terry.

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
16 Sep 2012 - 3:55 PM

Wonderful detail and colours. Ann.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 - 4:05 PM

Very good shot, Ade.
Tony

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UrbaneMagick
16 Sep 2012 - 4:59 PM

you clever geezer Ade...fantastic stuff again..very impressive.

GarethSmile

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 5:45 PM


Quote: you clever geezer Ade

Ain't been called that in long while GrinGrinGrin

Ade

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 278 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 6:06 PM

Wowww, Ade, never seen a moth that colour, hope your not trying to fool us plebs by using selective coloursWink of your choice.
A wonderful image, superb composition and amazing detail.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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16 Sep 2012 - 6:23 PM


Quote: never seen a moth that colour, hope your not trying to fool us plebs by using selective colours of your choice.

Certainly not Darryl, they're actually very common, you just gotta know how to catch em'.....Wink

Ade

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 6:32 PM

Always quality macro work Ade and well done on the hedgehogs, they need all the help they can get
David

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 6:47 PM

Stunning image Ade. Love it. Grin Have you stolen my background? WinkTongue

Gerry

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sparrowhawk
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16 Sep 2012 - 7:09 PM

wow! a shot an a half my friend !!

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:40 PM

Quality and Class act spring to mind Ade.......Stunning mate Wink

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
16 Sep 2012 - 7:59 PM

Stunning as ever Ade, a great capture. Good to read that you are up and running again! Keep it up, Lou

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 9:11 PM

Stunning, I do like this, Ade, especially the angle and that beautiful eye.

I see it's raining in your back yard, the cat has come home, and there's some sort of miniature mansion thereSmile?????

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16 Sep 2012 - 9:44 PM

It's raining "cats and hogs"Tongue!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 11:42 PM

a truly beautiful moth that I have yet to discover! stunning capture.
Sigh, I got something to share as there was a small discussion here recently.
In La Rochelle there is a small but interesting botanical garden. this weekend there was some art exposition going on in the garden. Well we had a look around and a lady was showing very big insect photos. Of course i'm interested. Hmm I say,
- well masked this one... but that one here that scorpionfly looks very dead, so does this rose chafer and the bee here.
- Yes, they are all dead!
- ooooh but .... why?
- well I wanted them on white background and anyhow they move all the time if they are alive!! (here flies my illusion about the masking)
- yes sure but if you are quick enough there is no problem, really unless you want a midge in flight ( has never stopped me I think... and ... none of these shots were class ADE giant closeups)
- oh no they would never be sharp (SadSadSadSadSadSad really? I say nothing)
- well, I said, I know a fellow on my forum who puts them in the fridge and then takes them 3 times the size TongueTongueTongueTongue
- interesting she says... but how do I get them in there!!!!
went off to take some flowers and very much alive bees.

May I have some of your rain please? still desperately dry...

Last Modified By annettep38 at 16 Sep 2012 - 11:46 PM

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 3:44 AM

PM'ed you Annette....

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AndalucianPhotoAdventures

Helli Ade, I still never seen an EHM despite finding their caterpillars and pupa on my occasions. Great image and colour palette. Warm regards, Geoff.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2012 - 3:39 PM

Superb!

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