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Our most common Hawk-moth, but that doesn't make them any easier to find. Distributed commonly throughout most of Britain, the adults are on the wing from May to July, the larvae feed on poplar (Populus), aspen (P. tremula) and sallow (Salix). Found this one in the garden hung up on the Leylandii Hedge, so moved him carefully onto this perch before taking his image.

Hedgehog Update
Hedgehogs are still showing quite well despite the onset of more cooler weather, personally I think all the rain we've been having has kept the mean temperatures fairly warm and stable and this is why the hogs haven't hibernated properly as yet. I've uploaded a video of the strange behaviour from the hedgehog anointing itself with a live toad from the previous night to Youtube makes for an interesting watch, even if it is slightly weird.
We've a Hedgehog in the box again today, but he is buried right down under the hay keeping warm, so don't know if you'll get to see much of it until this evening, but if want a peek the place to as always is Ade's Hedgehog/Fox Garden Webcam

Thanks for everyone's kind comment/votes on yesterday's image, I'm still very busy, but hopefully I'll have enough spare time to see what everyone's been up to over the last few days.....

Regards to all as always...Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2012 - 7:38 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Poplar Hawk-moth
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:10 Oct 2012 - 8:42 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Lepidoptera, Moths, Poplar Hawk-moth, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 8:58 AM

Such a strange but beautiful shape to this moth - lovely detail. I loved the hedgehog UTube video - very strange behaviour, as you say Ade!
Ann

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gingerdelight
10 Oct 2012 - 9:02 AM

A superb capture and amazing video footage too!
Carol

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debu
debu  4 India
10 Oct 2012 - 9:06 AM

Lovely detailed image.
debu

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Maiwand
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10 Oct 2012 - 9:09 AM

A real beauty Ade. Such wonderful detail.
Ron

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NaturesHaven
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10 Oct 2012 - 9:28 AM

It just looks like a dying leaf................very well camouflaged..............well seen......GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe
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10 Oct 2012 - 9:29 AM

He is lovelyGrin Great detail Ade............................ Thankyou for the id on my thingyGrinGrin
If I get time later I will nip back to the youtube!
Diane

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 10:34 AM

Cracking shot Ade, superb detail.

Glyn

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rontear
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10 Oct 2012 - 10:38 AM

Wonderful to see Ade, you certainly find them !! and photograph them too !!!
Ron.

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Richsr
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10 Oct 2012 - 10:38 AM

Good details and info too Ade.
Regards Richard

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pluckyfilly
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10 Oct 2012 - 11:02 AM

awesome photo the detail is superb

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achieverswales
10 Oct 2012 - 11:45 AM

The detail once again well up to your high standard Ade, the end of month is best for Westonbirt, will be there myself, try not to go on a weekend if you are going, too many people.

Regards

Trev.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 11:50 AM

great image here
But really want to say a big thankyou for my glimpse into your hedgehog world... fascinating

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FeatherFriend
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10 Oct 2012 - 12:40 PM

Cracking detail as usual Ade.
Geoff.

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WhiteRose1
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10 Oct 2012 - 12:41 PM

Can't wait for the new computer to arrive... I can stay on this site, listen to music and view your vids at the same time!!!

Great image, and fascinating video (eventually... Tongue)

Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 1:30 PM

Awesome detail in the moth image and I've just enjoyed the hedgehog/toad episode.
Joan.

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taggart
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10 Oct 2012 - 2:23 PM

All of the Hawk moths are so unusual-- a great image of this one!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 3:08 PM

You are rubbing it in, aren't you, Ade Grin. A fine capture of this beauty. Carol

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NDODS
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10 Oct 2012 - 3:26 PM

A wonderful superbly detailed macro image of this rather fearsome looking Hawk Moth Ade. Furthermore the Hedgehog footage was as you rightly said rather bizarre. Great to see them doing so well, however with the rather warmer weather they may not hibernate for sometime, which may prove to be somewhat troublesome.

Take care mate

Regards Nathan

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mikbee
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10 Oct 2012 - 3:33 PM

Not the prettiest one here Ade,
but sometimes I have not been bothered about them being good lookers in the past !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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10 Oct 2012 - 5:07 PM


Quote: You are rubbing it in, aren't you, Ade Grin. A fine capture of this beauty. Carol

You are on top form today Carol!Wink A very unusual looking moth Ade, it may be rather dull in colour and appearance but you've captured it in such fine detail as always. I don't know what to make of the bizarre goings on in your garden, I've not seen anything like that before. One thing is for sure you'd never see Gary D annointing himself with a toad!Grin

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10 Oct 2012 - 6:04 PM

Fantastic, Ade, superb detail and colours and perfect background, not distracting but complimentary.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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10 Oct 2012 - 6:37 PM

You are so good with this

Peter

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JohnoP
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10 Oct 2012 - 7:03 PM

Great macro work enhancing the beautiful velvet like textures of this moth Ade! Grin p.s. wish I had your garden!

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10 Oct 2012 - 7:13 PM

Quality work as always Ade Wink

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Ray42
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11 Oct 2012 - 9:02 AM

Top class macro photography at its very best and interesting write up with it too

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