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French helicopter - or broad bordered bee hawk moth!

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For John!!!TongueTongue
Here is to the challenge Smile. Hemaris fuciformis it is.

many thanks to all who commented and voted on the busy nuthatches. BTW there is a third, younger one in the territory, he prefers fast food to grubs it would seem. Meaning he still goes for sunflower.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2012 - 7:12 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:French helicopter - or broad bordered bee hawk moth!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:30 Apr 2013 - 5:52 PM
Tags:Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth, Emaris fuciformis, Flowers & plants, Hommelvlinder, Insect, Moth, Wildlife / nature
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Franko59
Franko59 e2 Member 3Franko59 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 5:53 PM

Superb capture!,,, regards Ian

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
30 Apr 2013 - 5:56 PM

wow great capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
30 Apr 2013 - 5:59 PM

Awesome capture Annette.

Regards

Trev.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 6:01 PM

Wow Annette .. a stunning capture....GrinGrinGrin

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 6:22 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Apr 2013 - 6:31 PM

This is an excellent capture [ as you know ] Annette !! Very well taken Smile Re your question - yes Afrikaans is still very widely spoken !!

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 - 6:32 PM

A stunning shot Annette, so nice Smile
Jan

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
30 Apr 2013 - 6:34 PM

Fantastic. Well done Smile

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM

Nice Capture, Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 6:59 PM

Superb macro shot Annette. Lovely detail.
Ron

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 6:59 PM

Well captured Annette - I'm sure he's a fast mover!
Ann

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 - 7:01 PM

Great shot, Annette.
Tony

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terryxc
terryxc  1 England
30 Apr 2013 - 7:07 PM

Brilliant shot !!

Terry.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 7:23 PM

Very well captured, excellent photography.
David

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 7:35 PM

Fantastic capture, one of the best I have ever seen! Patti SmileSmileSmile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 9:30 PM

I prefer "French Helicopter".....WinkWinkWink.
Fine capture, Annette.
Ronnie.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 10:30 PM

Superb, a magnificent on the fly capture!

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 11:39 PM

Superb Annette !!
Ron.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 11:43 PM

Bags of detail in this moving moth!
You'll be putting John's nose out of joint with the competition!!!!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 3:47 AM

Exquisite!

Ann

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 4:07 AM

Great shot, Annette.
-=\Walter

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debu
debu  4 India
1 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

Superbly captured.
debu

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

Fantastic photography to catch him in flight....no easy task.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 4:08 PM

Supern macro in flight capture.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 6:28 PM

Nice Macro shot Annette

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Glostopcat
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4 May 2013 - 12:53 AM

I'm most envious a hawkmoth captured on camera, they never stay still for long. The Big O will really sit up and take notice when he sees this!Grin

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