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Elephant Hawk Moth

By Ade_Osman    
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

Tags: General Moths Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Deilephila elpenor Elephant hawkmoth Wildlife and nature Hawk moths

Voters: tomcat, CliffGreen, RonnieAG and 90 more

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tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 10:41AM
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


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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
21 Jul 2012 10:47AM
Cheers Adrian Wink

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jul 2012 10:51AM
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.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 11:03AM
Beautiful creature superbly captured Ade
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Jul 2012 11:07AM
a fantastic shot, one even you must be proud of. (SL)
Got my book at last all I need now is sun Smile
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
21 Jul 2012 11:10AM
that looks so unreal Wink
21 Jul 2012 11:11AM
nice colur match
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 11:16AM
Superb shot, Ade - I really don't know how you find them all!!!
debu 8 India
21 Jul 2012 11:19AM
Wonderful colorful image.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Jul 2012 11:20AM
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
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Jul 2012 11:24AM
This must be one of the most beautiful moths ever. What fantastic colour.
Great shot Ade.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 11:34AM
This is wonderful! It has eyes like an owl! and Spectacular colour!
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
21 Jul 2012 11:38AM
I think this is even better than yesterday's. The eyes are quite amazing.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
21 Jul 2012 11:42AM
gorgeous colour. and love the eye. have given my award out today but shortlisted for tomorrow.lesley
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 12:15PM
Truly stunning Ade. Excellent.

senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
21 Jul 2012 12:17PM
pure brilliance !..
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 12:33PM
Stunning moth and stunning photography, what more can I say have my UA
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 1:17PM
This image is one in which I can only dream of achieving, simply stunning, beautiful rich natural colours and immense detail.

Regards Nathan
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
21 Jul 2012 1:32PM
Fabulous close up Ade,he has certainly got his eye on you !
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
21 Jul 2012 1:56PM
Superb colours composition and details

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Jul 2012 1:59PM
A beautiful moth, love its colour and his eye. Fabulous detail.......Sandy
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
21 Jul 2012 2:02PM
stunning colour and detail.
nice one.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
21 Jul 2012 2:41PM
Stunner and great details, love the eye........SmileSmile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Jul 2012 2:50PM
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 !!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jul 2012 2:56PM
Put some on the next 'plane over here, please, Ade Wink. A superb image. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Jul 2012 3:06PM
Impossibly pink Tongue. Surpasses even yesterday's image, Ade.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Jul 2012 3:45PM
That's quite an astonishing eye peering at you!
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 4:49PM
Another stormer Ade
JohnoP 12 2
21 Jul 2012 5:30PM
Such terrific detail! John
21 Jul 2012 5:46PM
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.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 6:04PM
A real stunner - I'm glad they visit your garden so that we can all share in its beauty! Brilliant macro!!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
21 Jul 2012 6:25PM
Another good u'n AdeSmile
21 Jul 2012 7:12PM
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
Silverzone 10 2 England
21 Jul 2012 7:29PM
Simply superb. Sylvia
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:08PM
Stunning Ade, awesome, well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
21 Jul 2012 8:27PM
Fantastic macro, what a super find, congrats on this stunning capture!
clive burrow 14 71 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:43PM
Outstanding work mate, definetly worthy of all the awards. Have another one

OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 9:42PM
Just amazing colours and detail to match, very well done to find one,not to mention capture one with the camera!!
Regards Shaun
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 9:58PM
totally amazing Ade... very well captured Smile

Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
21 Jul 2012 11:02PM
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.


tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 6:35AM
As previously mentionedTongue

Ray42 10 3 England
22 Jul 2012 8:23AM
10 UA's and an HC sums it up very nicely - a top quality shot Ade
22 Jul 2012 10:45AM
Incredible work Ade.
Congratulations on the HC.
Well worthy of all the attention and accolades. Neil
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:12PM
Stunning image Ade, congrats on all the well deserved awards mate
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
24 Jul 2012 8:01PM
Just so exquisite are such a master of macro photography! Ann
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 1:46AM
Flawless image Ade, Such a charming subject and composition!
Bravo! IB
25 Jul 2012 11:01AM
I am one of the 85 persons that have voted for this macro!!! This says a lot... Great shot indeed!
25 Jul 2012 9:28PM
Brilliant image Ade. Fantastic detail and colours.

25 Jul 2012 10:15PM
bzbee Plus
14 102 3 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 5:42PM
Very nice shot Ade. Lovely dof, and colour combination.
soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
10 Jul 2013 12:34PM
Wowww ......!!!!!

Brilliant ..

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