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This gorgeous hawk-moth was resting on the geranium outside my front door last night, so out with the flash for a few (well, loads!) of images. There will be more to come next week, hope you like him as much as I do.
Have a great week-end, everyone, hope the sun shines for you Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:spurge hawk-moth
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Sep 2013 - 5:01 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash, Flash / lighting, General, Hawk-moth, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:68
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Sep 2013 - 5:09 AM

It is wonderful when your photo opportunities comes to you and you don't have to go out hunting for one Smile V1 is a stunning image Carol - but I also love the collage Smile

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 5:24 AM

A beautiful set Carol and how kind of him to visit you, they will be queuing up next for the photo shoots. WinkWink
Take care and have a good weekend Smile
Rob

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 334 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 6:27 AM

Wow!
You must do the book, Carol.
Fabulous image - shortlisted.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:16 AM

What a magnificent set Carol, superb photography as usual....a most beautiful moth

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:18 AM

Also known as "Manduca". My daughter used to breed them in lab for her PhD work at Cornell.An amazing insect with flight capabilities.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:38 AM

He really is a beauty Carol
and as per usual...well up to your detail you manage to get each time
all great
LIllian

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
14 Sep 2013 - 7:51 AM

Beautiful moth and super images Carol, excellent detail in all,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:14 AM

A great find right on the doorstep, Carol: great flash captures of it and I love the montage in V 3.
Ronnie.

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viscostatic
14 Sep 2013 - 8:30 AM

It is a beauty Carol and these are excellent images of it.

Phil.

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LynneJoyce
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14 Sep 2013 - 8:37 AM

What a handsome creature beautifully portrayed here.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:46 AM

Fantastic and lovely images,Carol,well done,
saeid

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Sep 2013 - 9:22 AM

Pin sharp details of this beauty

Peter

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
14 Sep 2013 - 9:22 AM

Beautiful moth Carol, great images....Smile

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 9:32 AM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:33 AM

What wonderful markings he has
V 1 for my vote today

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:39 AM

Excellent detail. I like v4

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:40 AM

Super fine detail Carol. excellent macro. There are 2,500 approx species of moths in UK and only 58 butterflies. What variety. paul

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achieverswales
14 Sep 2013 - 9:50 AM

Some Moths are stunningly beautiful, love V4.

Regards

Trev.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:50 AM

Sun!!! It's still raining here.... but it'll make digging the potatoes up easier.GrinGrin

The on-camera flash works well in macro mode, Carol. Like your presentation in v4.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 10:34 AM

What a beautiful moth Carol and so well captured. I love your presentation in V3.
'Manduca' sounds good doesn't it?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 10:42 AM

Oh my...what a beaut! I love hawkmoths. I was first wowed by something called an oleander hawkmoth. Took some pics on slide film ages ago and must try to digitise them Smile

These have turned out SO well with flash, Carol. I love using flash for certain things 'cos not only do you get things so sharp but it nails the colour so perfectly, ya?

Love what you did in V3 here Smile

Andrew

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 10:43 AM

Striking looking moth, Carol.

P.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 10:45 AM

WOW! A top-class set, Carol. Each image a winner. V1 takes it, shortlisted - but I need three votes!SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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TonyDy
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:15 PM

Fantastic set of this beauty, Carol, well captured - I'm jealous!!!Tongue
Tony

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Ray12
Ray12  175 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 12:21 PM

All I can say is WOW WOW WOW, FANTASTIC.

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rontear
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:24 PM

A rarity indeed Carol, excellent !!!
Ron

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NDODS
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14 Sep 2013 - 12:57 PM

Stunning clarity, detail and presentation Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrin

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AlexAppleby
14 Sep 2013 - 1:31 PM

Excellent shots.

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Norfolkboy
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14 Sep 2013 - 1:51 PM

Nice set Carol.
Colin

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Daisymaye
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14 Sep 2013 - 2:09 PM

Well captured. Especially like V3, a lovely group........Sandy

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 4:24 PM

A super set Carol, very well done.

B.

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myrab
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14 Sep 2013 - 5:01 PM

Great shots carol, love all 3 .

Myra

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AnnChown
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14 Sep 2013 - 5:06 PM

A beautiful moth - very well taken, all of them, Carol!

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pamelajean
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14 Sep 2013 - 5:52 PM

What a handsome night-visitor, Carol, and what wonderful images too.

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DicksPics
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14 Sep 2013 - 6:21 PM

A wonderful upload, Carol - I love the finale in V3!!

Richard

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:03 PM

Excellent work Carol,

Ali SmileSmile

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pluckyfilly
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14 Sep 2013 - 7:33 PM

Great change of temperature now Carol! Love your moth image

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bricurtis
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14 Sep 2013 - 8:48 PM

Super moth Carol - and that's a cracking montage in V3.
Brian.

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mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 5:26 AM

Should have known this was by you Carol, the thumbnail stood out. A cracking moth.

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Mavis
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15 Sep 2013 - 9:01 AM

So well taken Carol & I love the montage SmileSmileSmileSmile xxxx

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JuBarney
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15 Sep 2013 - 8:37 PM

Amazing shots and splendid detail.
Ju

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18 Sep 2013 - 10:59 PM

Triple WOW Carol the montage is brilliant and the detail and clarity in v1 is awesome. The Big O would be hard pressed to better this with his stacking system!

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 12:45 PM

Looks like he has had his hair brushed for these Carol.
It's getting my award for the simplicity and fine presentation of this lovely little beast.Wink

Aidan.

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