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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).

Back to my moths and what I know best I'm afraid rather than tweaking about in Photoshop trying to make crap images into something that I can upload. Tongue

Hedgehog Update
Well "Hodgepodge" our hardy hedgehog who should be in hibernation by now is still visiting the garden and made several visits last night, I scooped him up the other night just to check he was healthy and make sure there was nothing obvious as to why he hasn't hibernated as yet and he's fine as far as I can tell, in fact he's putting weight on quite fast, so I don't think it will be long before he finally goes down. Plenty of visits in the night by the our wild Fox who came in the garden 4 times in the night, managing to grab the fresh chicken before the local neighbourhood cats did. As always the place to visit if you want to see what goes on in our garden in the night is Ade's Hedgehog & Wildlife Cams at the moment as I speak the bird tables and feeders are being mobbed by the local Starling population.

Thanks for all your recent comments on my work, hope everyone has a great Sunday.......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jun 2012 - 10:35 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Poplar Hawk-Moth
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:11 Nov 2012 - 10:11 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Lepidotera, Moths, Poplar Hawk-moth, Wildlife / nature
Votes:49

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 10:22 AM

They are beautiful Ade, as seen here.
Ron.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 10:25 AM

Excellent capture, I bet it didn't sit still for longer than .2 seconds.
Yes , I know how long it takes me to get one!

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 10:29 AM

lovely detail Ade.
ant.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 10:39 AM

A beauty, Ade, not spotted one here this year Sad Carol

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 12:08 PM

Lovely against the yellow flower.

Lavina

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 12:17 PM

Back to basics today Ade, this is a fine example of this type of moth, the detail and clarity are exemplarary. You have some competition in this field now mateSmile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33384 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 12:33 PM

Looks like the moth version of a stealth bomber, Ade..perhaps this is where they got the idea from?

Sounds like your garden is the in-place to be seen at present..anyone who is anything in the world of Nature frequents Ade's PlaceGrin

Malc

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 12:51 PM

Excellent as ever Ade. Just checked the cam but it's all quiet on the western front at the moment. Love being able to look in sinceI got my new laptop.Smile
Joan.

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achieverswales
11 Nov 2012 - 1:13 PM

Stunning Ade.

Regards

Trev.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 1:55 PM

I like how he is situated on the flowers-- well done!

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gingerdelight
11 Nov 2012 - 3:05 PM

Another fine capture here Ade!
Carol

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 - 4:04 PM

What a great one Ade, love the flower in the frame, superb!
Brian

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Nov 2012 - 6:10 PM

A great wingspan

Peter

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:02 PM

Stunning capture Ade. Well spotted.
Ron

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:14 PM

Excellent capture of a beautiful insect
Jason

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:53 PM

Great photo Ade, wonderful colours and detail as always
David

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 8:30 PM

first class picture love the yellows and the moth is the icing on the cake - thanks for the hog update

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81874 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 8:30 PM

Perfectly poised on the flower Ade.
Brian.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8691 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1533 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 9:08 PM

Stunning moth, Ade, perching perfectly on the charlock.

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 - 10:51 PM

beautiful capture... I`m going to cornwall to watch thousands of starlings come in to roost on thursday.. cant wait..
bunSmile

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 12:22 PM

Great,Ade liked what you have been uploading but have to say missed you insect shot so keep em coming

Brian...............

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 7:43 PM

A great capture Ade and well detailed
lillian

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