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Good morning from a wet Cape Town....

A BIG THANK YOU to Ryan (Bigry1) for his UA yesterday and to everyone who continues to vote for my images.

The day I took a walk in our garden with my Nikon and 40mm lens to capture the Cosmos, I stopped to admire these little beauties
... lo and behold about 3 metres into the garden was a Hummingbird hawk moth feeding on the flowers. As I did not have my telephoto lens and am forbidden to walk in the flower beds, I had to make the most of the moment, hence my Versions 2,3,4 and 5. V5 I managed to get a full on shot of the patterns on his wings. Lesson learnt....carry 2 lensesGrinGrinGrin
Have a great day......GrinGrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 May 2013 - 4:01 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.9
Aperture:f/3.0
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Flower and the Hummingbird hawk moth
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:4 Jun 2013 - 6:03 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Nature
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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:11 AM

lovely set, nice detail with that lens.
ant.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Jun 2013 - 6:12 AM

Wow !!! These are totally amazing photos Colleen !! Excellent and brilliant - and all those superlatives I don't know Smile Cold and very windy here this morning but it looks like maybe the rain is goneSmile

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:18 AM

All are beautiful nature tudies every one is better than the others.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 6:20 AM

It's a double WOW from me. I love V1 for the elegance and the incredible detais on the flower, V3 and V4 for the very impressive insect on show. Brava Brava Colleen. This images are really special. Grin

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:32 AM

Well done indeed Colleen, a lovely set.

Andy

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:57 AM

Five stunning images, Colleen!
Looks like another sunny day for us today!! Not before time, though!!Smile
Hope your weather picks up soon.
Richard

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:01 AM

These must have been hard to capture - well done and I especially like v3 and v4 Colleen SmileSmile
Helen

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

Thanks to all of you for all the great comments, and yes Helen they were extremely hard to capture especially without a zoom.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:19 AM

How can anyone follow those comments Colleen...amazing captures
but V3 and 4 are my winners so unusual, and without the macro lens!!!
Lillian

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Caziwinkles
4 Jun 2013 - 7:20 AM

These are amazing Colleen - it is almost as though the moth has stopped mid flight to allow you to photograph him! Fab! Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:21 AM

Brilliant captures and I haven't seen any of these yet, they are such graceful creatures.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:22 AM

A super series of images Colleen, great looking moth, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:23 AM

V5 is a cracker Colleen , well done Grin

Rod

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:34 AM

What a wonderful set you have here.

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1680 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom75 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:57 AM

Very impressive captures.
Nigel

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anglingandyq
4 Jun 2013 - 8:09 AM

Another excellent set ColleenSmile

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2393 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 8:11 AM

you did very well to capture these without your macro lens, well done
Suzicoo

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gwynn56
gwynn56  260 forum posts England
4 Jun 2013 - 8:31 AM

beautiful set of images Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
4 Jun 2013 - 8:39 AM

Great set Colleen am very intrigued with V3 is that its tongue? Excellent.

John

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User_Removed
4 Jun 2013 - 8:42 AM

A Brilliant set of images Colleen, well done and great timing.
Regards, Alf.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 8:43 AM

Very well captured, Colleen. Sods law says that you would always have the wrong lens on and the blighter would have flown off before being able to change GrinGrinGrin

Dave

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
4 Jun 2013 - 8:52 AM

A terrific set. Smile

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 8:56 AM

Wonderful set, my favourites are V1 and V3.

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 9:23 AM

Wrong lens, right lens, it's not the lens that matters but the result and in this instant the result is brilliant!

Tish

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1231 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 9:26 AM

Wonderful set!

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
4 Jun 2013 - 10:03 AM

So well done, and V3 is a real stunner. Ann.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 10:41 AM

A wonderful set Colleen and V1 is an out and out beauty.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
4 Jun 2013 - 11:43 AM

Es un poema.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 12:22 PM

Incredible Colleen - outstanding set of images. V3 is stunning.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 12:41 PM

Super set of images, love that Humingbird Hawk moth Colleen
Regards Brian

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 1:59 PM

Now your showing off Colleen, fantastic shots.
Brian

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 2:43 PM

A cracking set, Colleen, very nicely captured, think V4's my fave...but all good 'uns, and think I might just have to part with my UA here...Wink
Trev Smile

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 3:25 PM

Fabulous captures !
George

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 3:41 PM

Great shots Colleen well done ,

Ali GrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
4 Jun 2013 - 3:53 PM

No matter the lens, but the result. And these are five brilliant captures ColleenSmile
Effrossini

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 4:59 PM

V2 should be V1, rest are simply superb. I know how diff is the subject.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2167 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:08 PM

A Brilliant set of imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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1881
1881  2 India
4 Jun 2013 - 6:13 PM

GREAT WORK.
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Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 6:41 PM

A fabulous set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:40 PM

Fantastic set of images, exceptionally well captured and presented

Hugh

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:48 PM

stunning shot

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:48 PM

You and the 40mm have done a very impressive job-- quite a fine collection!

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capto
capto e2 Member 21049 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 8:41 PM

A great capture, an opportunity you couldn't miss.Smile

ivor

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Lynniesefforts
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5 Jun 2013 - 1:23 AM

Wonderful series Colleen, and lovely moth, I have never seen one of those before...Grin

Lynette Grin

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 - 10:53 AM

Fantastic set Colleen. Cathy

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digital_boi
5 Jun 2013 - 11:58 AM

V2 and 3 win through for me nice work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 12:02 PM

The whole series is incredible, Colleen.

Peter

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2013 - 10:48 AM

GGrreat set Coleen SmileSmile

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Glostopcat
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9 Jun 2013 - 5:42 PM

V3 and v4 are the stand out shots in my eyes

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