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Another Elephant Hawk-moth

By Ade_Osman    
As you might be able to tell, I'm relying on my archives a little at the moment for stuff to upload Smile three reasons behind this being I've not been too clever health wise and as a consequence of this haven't been out much. Plus I've been a camera down again until this morning. I've now had a new main PCB, a mirrorbox, shutter and one or two other bits put into one of my 50d's, hopefully this will now have sorted the problem......Bleedin' well hope so, it's cost a small fortune in just the postage to send it to and from the repairers!.....I won't even begin to tell you what the repair cost. Any more hassle from the thing and it's going in the chuffing bin I think.......Rant Over.......Calm down Ade!

Here we have a rather beautiful Elephant Hawk moth feeding on buddleia in the garden looking rather resplendent in all it's pink and brown finery......And breathe Wink

Ade

Tags: Lepidoptera Moths Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Elephant hawk-moth

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
12 Oct 2012 12:26PM
This must be one of the most striking and colourful moths, Ade, here again captured so well in fine detail and resting on an equally pretty buddleia (?).
Ronnie.
(PS.......I shall try to post something tomorrow with no knees/legs on display and so not upset your sensibilitiesWinkWinkWink..........R)

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AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 12:34PM
'Another elephant hawk moth' - wish I could say that - with the emphasis on 'another'! Smile
Breathing is good Ade - especially from the belly and diaphragm (old yoga method which really works!). Smile
Ann
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
12 Oct 2012 12:38PM
Why do I never see these round here? I think they are all with you, you lucky sod!!!
Wonderful capture Ade!
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
12 Oct 2012 12:39PM
This is my favourite of the moths Ade, beautiful detail and markings,
Geoff.
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
12 Oct 2012 12:44PM

Quote:Why do I never see these round here? I think they are all with you, you lucky sod!!!


Trickery! Tongue

That and having the right food-plant in the garden.....Which in this case is Honeysuckle and Rosebay Willowherb, you have to garden for the wildlife Annette Grin

Ade
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
12 Oct 2012 12:55PM
I go off people very quickly, Ade GrinGrinGrin Carol
12 Oct 2012 1:07PM
So very beautiful!
Sorry to hear of your {a} health problems (get well soon) and {b} your camera problems (get well soon!)
Carol
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
12 Oct 2012 1:21PM
These are beautiful moths Ade, beautifully taken too !! ( but you need a camera Wink )
Ron.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 1:24PM
"There is nothing better than getting a camera of your chest?"
Glad to hear that you are at least on the mend.
"As for the chuffing camera Ade, well there is more important things in life to think about?"

As for this wonderfully captured, superb quality, highly professional, inspirational, magnificent, superb, exquisite photograph "It's not bad I suppose" GrinGrinGrin

"Chin up mate"

Regards Nathan
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
12 Oct 2012 1:25PM
A real beauty, Ade.

Dave
Another beautiful Hawkmoth shot Ade.

Jane
lovely colours great macro shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin
carper123 Plus
4 744 8 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 4:55PM
And another, stunning image, Ade, luv the really bright and colourful ones, a cracker.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
12 Oct 2012 5:33PM
A beautiful specimen Ade, the detail and colours are marvellous.
Beautifully detailed work as always Ade!

The caterpillar we found has successfully pupated and is in the garage awaiting the spring, when hopefully it will emerge looking as beautiful as the one above.
12 Oct 2012 6:09PM
Not just another moth, but a great shot of oneTongueSmileSmile
Brian
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
12 Oct 2012 6:24PM

Quote:...having the right food-plant in the garden.....Which in this case is Honeysuckle and Rosebay Willowherb, you have to garden for the wildlife Annette Grin

Ade


That's where the know-how comes in, Ade. That's a marvellous moth.

Malc
JohnoP 10 2
12 Oct 2012 7:10PM
Great macro, accentuating the beautiful velvet texture of this superb moth Ade. Take it easy! John Grin
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
12 Oct 2012 7:29PM
Great shot Ade. You really have done well to capture all those subtle and delicate colour changes in the wings.
Ron
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
12 Oct 2012 8:37PM
Splendid!
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 12:54AM
Suppose I'll just have to get some honeysuckle and rosebay willowherb then.

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