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By annettep38  
Chris says thank you for the 30 votes. Otherwise he would have been very depressed.Wink He was hoping for a modeling contract for cheese cutters but never mind. To make some things clear, his family is from Yorkshire and the remote is smaller than his hand . He only wears his socks in the shower in winter Smile
Glad some of you got a fantastic sense of humour Smile

OK back to serious stuff. Last night I saw this 'Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth' Hemaris fuciformis at our favourite dinner place.
Nearly forgot my dinner over it. For Ade: there you go, you have got me hooked!

Tags: Moth Insect Wildlife and nature Hemaris fuciformis Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

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KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
27 Aug 2012 4:16PM
A beautiful moth, not easy to capture!

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
27 Aug 2012 4:19PM
Four stunning captures, Annette, with V.3 being the outright winner for me. Shortlisted. Carol
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
27 Aug 2012 4:20PM
Nice set............version 1 does it for me.........GrinGrin
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
27 Aug 2012 4:22PM
Ain't saying a bleedin' word other than I sure you know you've hacked me right of with this SadSadSadSad

This might be of interest to you later tonight Hedgehogs

Ade Tongue
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Aug 2012 4:23PM
Well worth skipping dinner-- and I am bummed as I was going to share one of mine--will wait a few days---

Superb work with these most difficult insects-- v3 is the most spectacular!
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:24PM
V3 shows those wings going at that very rapid rate so very well Annette!
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 4:25PM
I thought Hemaris Fuciformis was a medical condition Chris suffered after his ordeal annette ?
And forget your favourite dinner place from now on.
Unless you want to see a 20 ft by 16 ft poster of Chris's pic hanging above the cheese cutters !!
27 Aug 2012 4:28PM
4 excellent captures Annette, some nice detail captured in all 4,
gajewski 13 10 9 United States
27 Aug 2012 4:39PM
A great series, Annette. Difficult to choose the best -- probably V3.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 4:39PM
A tremendous set of macros Annette, you've really nailed these. Marvellous movement in the whirring wings
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:45PM
Gorgeous photography. And great wit.
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:46PM
Great series, Annette - No.3 for me also.
fentiger 16 916 24 England
27 Aug 2012 5:01PM
Most unusual never seen one of these before. Four very fine captures and not easy to pick a winner.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.1k 30 England
27 Aug 2012 5:22PM
I'm so glad you and one or two others take the trouble to photograph these moths and insects otherwise I'd never see them. Beautifully done.
27 Aug 2012 5:40PM
fine capture detail colours and texture another good un!! I used to like cheese Tongue

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 5:46PM
Good to catch him on the wing and of this set I like V 3 the best, Annette.
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:55PM
Great set Annette
UrbaneMagick 5 172 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:18PM
Great little things they are aren;t that a Syringa that it's feeding on Annette?

Gareth Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:22PM
such pretty wings...
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:32PM
That is something of a beauty Annette
lovely detailed shot
And my vote goes to V3
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:51PM
Excellent series with great movement where it counts.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1812 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:08PM

Quote:He only wears his socks in the shower in winter
That's made my day...
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
27 Aug 2012 7:25PM
A true Yorkshireman!!

Lovely set, Annette. v1 shows body and wings, but I'm with the majority on this one and going for v3, sharp body and wing movement. Not sure I'd let the dinner go to waste though.... another true Yorkshireman!!

helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:41PM
A great collection here Annette - v3 is my favourite - wonderful action shots SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 9:34PM
V1 and V3 portray the lovely colours of this very handsome
Bee Hawk Moth.
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
27 Aug 2012 9:53PM
A great set
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
27 Aug 2012 10:09PM
A great set with V3 the pick for me. - gary
28 Aug 2012 6:32AM
Nicely captured, Annette. Deep
28 Aug 2012 7:57AM
A wonderful capture Annette
28 Aug 2012 10:35AM
All excellent images so I'm not going to choose a fave.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 12:24PM
These are terrific!
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
28 Aug 2012 1:58PM
Not an easy one to get and here you have captured a whole set! Fantastic! Patti SmileSmileSmile
28 Aug 2012 2:31PM
Thease are outstanding photos, the clarity and colours just superb !
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Aug 2012 7:22PM
Great mini series Annette. Four excellent shots.
28 Aug 2012 8:30PM
4 excellent captures of an extremely difficult subject Annette. Very well done.

jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:26PM
I know how difficult these are having spent hours trying to get shots of the hummingbird hawk moth - really well done and I agree v3 is the pick.
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 2:23PM
What awesome in-flight captures, Annette!

And this model is definitely not as furry as the previous one Wink

Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Aug 2012 3:18PM
Well you have not hacked me off as was pronounced further up the comments lol. in fact you have made me very happy what lovely photo's Brilliant, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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