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Pink on Lavender

By Ade_Osman    
A large Elephant Hawkmoth perched on some Lavender captured in the garden a few weeks back.

Many thanks for all the comments and sentiments on yesterday's image of 'Jenny's Meadow' . I personally put in very little work on it, it was more my wife's and a few others dedicated voluntary work the got the meadow to where it is now.....But I have passed on your good wishes and the comments made.


Hedgehog Update
For those interested, the hedgehogs in the garden seem to be doing well V2 shows a very low resolution snapshot taken from the CCTV system where we had 4 individuals at the feeding station in the garden last night. 1 in the feeding box itself and 3 others snuffling around it. Still loathe to go out and take any images of them with the main cameras for fear of spooking them with the flash.......When I feel the time is right I will have a go though, so as they say, watch this space Wink

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature

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zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
16 Sep 2012 7:13AM
beautiful colours and a nice comp, nice one.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Sep 2012 7:25AM
A gorgeous hawkmoth, Ade, haven't spotted any here this year Sad Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 7:36AM
A seriously impressive macro.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 7:49AM
So beautiful and detailed and the colour is superb! We found a huge caterpillar in a neighbour's garden but sadly haven't seen the moth! Love those little chaps in v2.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Sep 2012 7:49AM
A perfect combination of colours

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 8:41AM
The first image is OK SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile, but the second is beautiful, nice to see this little fellas venturing out into the unknown. Lets hope they have a long and fruitful life.

REgards Nathan
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 8:48AM
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Sep 2012 9:41AM
Wonderful clarity and colour, Ade (that would be on v1!!), and cheers for v2... they never seem to be about when I dip into the site.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Sep 2012 9:49AM
Stunning macro capture Ade. Super shot.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Sep 2012 9:55AM
A fabulous macro Ade, the detail, colours and clarity are all first class.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Sep 2012 10:35AM
An absolutely superb macro shot of the Elephant Hawkmoth, Ade, the pinks showing up so well against the lavender.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
16 Sep 2012 10:42AM
Cracking detail, colour and comp Ade,
Tibetan 6 3 England
16 Sep 2012 11:15AM
You got a better one than I did! mine has a lot less colour, like it regards LeonGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 12:05PM
superb V1 true quality
clive burrow 14 71 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 12:12PM
Beautiful colours mate, it works a treat
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
16 Sep 2012 12:22PM
This has to be my most favourite moth, if you can have a favourite. Smile They're just so beautiful.
Super shot.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Sep 2012 1:03PM
Great color for this perfectly composed moth!
Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
16 Sep 2012 1:48PM
Love the colours in this Ade, excellent work as usual.

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
16 Sep 2012 3:55PM
Wonderful detail and colours. Ann.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 4:05PM
Very good shot, Ade.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 4:59PM
you clever geezer Ade...fantastic stuff again..very impressive.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
16 Sep 2012 5:45PM

Quote:you clever geezer Ade

Ain't been called that in long while GrinGrinGrin

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 6:06PM
Wowww, Ade, never seen a moth that colour, hope your not trying to fool us plebs by using selective coloursWink of your choice.
A wonderful image, superb composition and amazing detail.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
16 Sep 2012 6:23PM

Quote:never seen a moth that colour, hope your not trying to fool us plebs by using selective colours of your choice.

Certainly not Darryl, they're actually very common, you just gotta know how to catch em'.....Wink

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 6:32PM
Always quality macro work Ade and well done on the hedgehogs, they need all the help they can get
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 6:47PM
Stunning image Ade. Love it. Grin Have you stolen my background? WinkTongue

16 Sep 2012 7:09PM
wow! a shot an a half my friend !!
16 Sep 2012 7:40PM
Quality and Class act spring to mind Ade.......Stunning mate Wink
16 Sep 2012 7:59PM
Stunning as ever Ade, a great capture. Good to read that you are up and running again! Keep it up, Lou
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 9:11PM
Stunning, I do like this, Ade, especially the angle and that beautiful eye.

I see it's raining in your back yard, the cat has come home, and there's some sort of miniature mansion thereSmile?????
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 9:44PM
It's raining "cats and hogs"Tongue!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Sep 2012 11:42PM
a truly beautiful moth that I have yet to discover! stunning capture.
Sigh, I got something to share as there was a small discussion here recently.
In La Rochelle there is a small but interesting botanical garden. this weekend there was some art exposition going on in the garden. Well we had a look around and a lady was showing very big insect photos. Of course i'm interested. Hmm I say,
- well masked this one... but that one here that scorpionfly looks very dead, so does this rose chafer and the bee here.
- Yes, they are all dead!
- ooooh but .... why?
- well I wanted them on white background and anyhow they move all the time if they are alive!! (here flies my illusion about the masking)
- yes sure but if you are quick enough there is no problem, really unless you want a midge in flight ( has never stopped me I think... and ... none of these shots were class ADE giant closeups)
- oh no they would never be sharp (SadSadSadSadSadSad really? I say nothing)
- well, I said, I know a fellow on my forum who puts them in the fridge and then takes them 3 times the size TongueTongueTongueTongue
- interesting she says... but how do I get them in there!!!!
went off to take some flowers and very much alive bees.

May I have some of your rain please? still desperately dry...
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
17 Sep 2012 3:44AM
PM'ed you Annette....
Helli Ade, I still never seen an EHM despite finding their caterpillars and pupa on my occasions. Great image and colour palette. Warm regards, Geoff.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
3 Oct 2012 3:39PM

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