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Firstly thank you to everyone that kindly commented on yesterday's image. I'm blown away by your reaction to it. To mdoubleya, Nigel, Ed, Chris & Dave's UA's and to NatureHeaven GEA, thanks again guys, means a lot....

This is the side perspective of the same moth as yesterday's upload. If you're lucky enough to ever find them, so long as you're are extremely gentle and it's not too warm they can be very patient specimens and very easy to photograph, the main trick is finding them. Tomorrow I intend to post a close up stack of the same creature whereby the just the head of the moth fills most of the frame.

Thanks again for the reaction to yesterday's, hope you all have a great weekend.......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jul 2012 - 1:16 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Full Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Elephant Hawk Moth
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:21 Jul 2012 - 10:38 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Deilephila elpenor, Elephant hawkmoth, Flowers & plants, General, Hawk moths, Moths, Wildlife / nature
Votes:93

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85836 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 10:41 AM

Methinks this is the shot we have all been waiting forTongue

Quite spectacular AdeGrin

As beautiful an insect you could wish to seeSmile

Fingers X'd nowt usurps it before midnight, though it will need something very,very specialWink

Adrian

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 10:47 AM

Cheers Adrian Wink

Ade

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 10:51 AM

One of the most fabulously coloured moths, Ade, and captured here again in marvellous detail and tones.
The lavender makes for a very pretty 'perch' and the green b/g shows off both so effectively.
Ronnie.

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 11:03 AM

Beautiful creature superbly captured Ade
Jason

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 11:07 AM

a fantastic shot, one even you must be proud of. (SL)
Got my book at last all I need now is sun Smile

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colin beeley
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21 Jul 2012 - 11:10 AM

that looks so unreal Wink

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tanmoy_
tanmoy_  3
21 Jul 2012 - 11:11 AM

nice colur match

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TonyDy
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21 Jul 2012 - 11:16 AM

Superb shot, Ade - I really don't know how you find them all!!!
Tony

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debu
debu  4 India
21 Jul 2012 - 11:19 AM

Wonderful colorful image.
debu

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 11:20 AM

A fantastic follow up Ade, this one is even more spectacular and colourful than yesterdays and the detail in the eye is awesome. These must be as easy to spot as my mate Gwyn on the golf course, they certainly stand out a mile cos of their shocking pink colour!Grin I'm looking forward to Tuesday in the Forest of Dean with you and Gary if you can find specimens like this

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54172 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 11:24 AM

This must be one of the most beautiful moths ever. What fantastic colour.
Great shot Ade.
Smile

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 11:34 AM

This is wonderful! It has eyes like an owl! and Spectacular colour!
GrinGrin
Diane

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Joline
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21 Jul 2012 - 11:38 AM

I think this is even better than yesterday's. The eyes are quite amazing.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 11:42 AM

gorgeous colour. and love the eye. have given my award out today but shortlisted for tomorrow.lesley

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 12:15 PM

Truly stunning Ade. Excellent.

Gerry

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senn
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21 Jul 2012 - 12:17 PM

pure brilliance !..

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johnjo58
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21 Jul 2012 - 12:33 PM

Stunning moth and stunning photography, what more can I say have my UA
David

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 1:17 PM

This image is one in which I can only dream of achieving, simply stunning, beautiful rich natural colours and immense detail.

Regards Nathan

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chase
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21 Jul 2012 - 1:32 PM

Fabulous close up Ade,he has certainly got his eye on you !

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jaktis
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21 Jul 2012 - 1:56 PM

Superb colours composition and details

Peter

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Daisymaye
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21 Jul 2012 - 1:59 PM

A beautiful moth, love its colour and his eye. Fabulous detail.......Sandy

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 2:02 PM

stunning colour and detail.
nice one.
ant.

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NaturesHaven
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21 Jul 2012 - 2:41 PM

Stunner and great details, love the eye........SmileSmile

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mikbee
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21 Jul 2012 - 2:50 PM

Have to say Ade,
this must be the most ''attractive'' moth I have seen.
A fine shot,but slightly worrying for me if I fancy a moth !!
Mick.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 2:56 PM

Put some on the next 'plane over here, please, Ade Wink. A superb image. Carol

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WhiteRose1
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21 Jul 2012 - 3:06 PM

Impossibly pink Tongue. Surpasses even yesterday's image, Ade.

Dave

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 3:45 PM

That's quite an astonishing eye peering at you!

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Mike_Young
21 Jul 2012 - 4:49 PM

Another stormer Ade

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JohnoP
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21 Jul 2012 - 5:30 PM

Such terrific detail! John

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Russell_Charles

As much as I like the extreme macros and appreciate the skill and patience involved for me this is the type of shot I prefer. Classic pose and composition showing natural habitat. Brilliant.

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AnnChown
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21 Jul 2012 - 6:04 PM

A real stunner - I'm glad they visit your garden so that we can all share in its beauty! Brilliant macro!!
Ann

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rontear
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21 Jul 2012 - 6:25 PM

Another good u'n AdeSmile
Ron.

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Louise_Morris
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21 Jul 2012 - 7:12 PM

Ye gods & little fishes Ade - this is amazing!!! The eye certainly has it on this one - spectacular stuff. No-one else will come close I'm sure so here's mine! Lou

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Silverzone
21 Jul 2012 - 7:29 PM

Simply superb. Sylvia

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 278 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:08 PM

Stunning Ade, awesome, well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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MandyD
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21 Jul 2012 - 8:27 PM

Fantastic macro, what a super find, congrats on this stunning capture!

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clive burrow
clive burrow e2 Member 1071 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 - 8:43 PM

Outstanding work mate, definetly worthy of all the awards. Have another one

Clive

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 - 9:42 PM

Just amazing colours and detail to match, very well done to find one,not to mention capture one with the camera!!
Regards Shaun

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
21 Jul 2012 - 9:58 PM

totally amazing Ade... very well captured Smile

Mari

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Terry L
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21 Jul 2012 - 11:02 PM

I would rank this up there with the best I have seen Ade, the tail is just out of focus otherwise I would say this is nigh on perfect.

Have another award from me.

Regards

Terry.

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tomcat
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22 Jul 2012 - 6:35 AM

As previously mentionedTongue

Adrian

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 8:23 AM

10 UA's and an HC sums it up very nicely - a top quality shot Ade

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 10:45 AM

Incredible work Ade.
Congratulations on the HC.

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Neil-Ludford
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22 Jul 2012 - 2:59 PM

Well worthy of all the attention and accolades. Neil

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Steve_S
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23 Jul 2012 - 8:12 PM

Stunning image Ade, congrats on all the well deserved awards mate
Steve

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AnnJ
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24 Jul 2012 - 8:01 PM

Just so exquisite ....you are such a master of macro photography! Ann

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Chinga
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25 Jul 2012 - 1:46 AM

Flawless image Ade, Such a charming subject and composition!
Bravo! IB

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
25 Jul 2012 - 11:01 AM

I am one of the 85 persons that have voted for this macro!!! This says a lot... Great shot indeed!

Last Modified By ValeryAst at 25 Jul 2012 - 11:03 AM

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25 Jul 2012 - 9:28 PM

Brilliant image Ade. Fantastic detail and colours.

Jane

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Karen_Summers
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25 Jul 2012 - 10:15 PM

stunning

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bzbee
bzbee  10100 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2012 - 5:42 PM

Very nice shot Ade. Lovely dof, and colour combination.

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soulofharmony
10 Jul 2013 - 12:34 PM

Wowww ......!!!!!


Brilliant ..

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