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Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus

Perhaps not the most pristine specimen of a Small E.H I've ever seen in the garden, but still a welcome visitor all the same.
Shot is pretty much how it came out the camera with no manipulation whatsoever. In hindsight I should have shot it with a slightly smaller aperture as the wings are a trite softer than I'd have liked but my shutterspeed was as low as I really wanted to take it.....Never mind, hopefully I'll have other opportunities this year. I was just pleased to see him, as normally all I ever seem to attract are the larger and more common Elephant Hawkmoths.......
Thanks for looking in and taking the time to vote/comment on my last image......Hope were all having a good w/e despite the inclement weather....

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 - 10:13 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Full Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Small Elephant Hawkmoth
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:4 Jun 2012 - 6:23 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Deilephila porcellus, Flowers & plants, General, Hawkmoth, Insects, Moths, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Specialist / abstract
Votes:66

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abovelifesize

Great, never seen one myself. colours are wonderful.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:40 AM

What a stunning moth, Ade, and perfectly captured, as always Smile Carol

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Russell_Charles

Great capture and stunning colours.

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netta1234
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4 Jun 2012 - 7:27 AM

Great close up,lovely colour
NettaSmile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 8:11 AM

I think we can forgive the slight softness on the wings AdeWink

A fine specimen of a moth indeed

Adrian

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johnjo58
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4 Jun 2012 - 8:18 AM

Nice macro Ade, like the set up against the yellow flower and deep green in the distance
David

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 8:54 AM

Lovely colours and a great shot.

Andy

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Maiwand
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4 Jun 2012 - 9:11 AM

Beautiful capture Ade. What a colourful moth.
Ron

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annettep38
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4 Jun 2012 - 9:47 AM

excellent colours and detail. Never seen one before!

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RonnieAG
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4 Jun 2012 - 9:49 AM

How well the detail shows up, esp. with it perched on that colour contrasting bloom.
Ronnie.

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achieverswales
4 Jun 2012 - 10:23 AM

Colours and clarity stunning Ade.

Regards

Trev.

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gary_d
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4 Jun 2012 - 11:04 AM

A beautiful moth and beautifully taken too Ade. - gary

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 11:33 AM

Fantastic detail and colours in this marvellous moth macro, he certainly is a splendid looking specimen

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41050 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 12:44 PM

Wonderful colours, Ade, and well presented as always.

Dave

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 1:03 PM

Oh my...now this is AWESOME, Ade. Both the moth AND the shot. Never seen this fella before. What colours!! Cooor...

A...

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 1:09 PM

Lovely colors, a perfect view of this critter!

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 1:10 PM

gorgeous. shortlisted.lesley

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mikbee
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4 Jun 2012 - 1:19 PM

One of the more colourful moths I have seen Ade.
Good shot.
Mick.

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TonyDy
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4 Jun 2012 - 1:59 PM

Cracking shot, Ade.
Tony

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ElaineGregg
4 Jun 2012 - 2:27 PM

What fantastic color and detail. Really well taken.
Elaine

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EMJAYCEE
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4 Jun 2012 - 2:29 PM

More super work Ade. Wonderful colour.
Joan.

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JohnoP
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4 Jun 2012 - 2:57 PM

Great macro work - amazing colour on this one! John

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4 Jun 2012 - 4:13 PM

Lovely shot Ade. You must have some garden to pull in all these hawks!
Paul

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Len1950
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4 Jun 2012 - 5:26 PM

Simply superb Ade.

Len

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AnneWorner
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4 Jun 2012 - 5:40 PM

A beautiful specimen - love how his colouring is complementary to the flower.

Anne

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4 Jun 2012 - 6:28 PM

Another top quality image Ade.

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jaktis
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4 Jun 2012 - 7:38 PM

A really colourful moth

Peter

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Lillian
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4 Jun 2012 - 7:49 PM

Unusual and perfectly detailed Ade
Lillian

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4 Jun 2012 - 7:56 PM

OOO WOW!

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carper123
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4 Jun 2012 - 8:30 PM

Small but massive impact, one of my favourite images this week, luv it.
Well done.
Darryl.

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Karen_Summers
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4 Jun 2012 - 9:40 PM

beautiful shot

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bunbeam
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4 Jun 2012 - 10:45 PM

gorgeous.. lovely colours.. well captured
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