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Small Elephant Hawkmoth

By Ade_Osman    
Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus

Perhaps not the most pristine specimen of a Small E.H I've ever seen in the garden, but still a welcome visitor all the same.
Shot is pretty much how it came out the camera with no manipulation whatsoever. In hindsight I should have shot it with a slightly smaller aperture as the wings are a trite softer than I'd have liked but my shutterspeed was as low as I really wanted to take it.....Never mind, hopefully I'll have other opportunities this year. I was just pleased to see him, as normally all I ever seem to attract are the larger and more common Elephant Hawkmoths.......
Thanks for looking in and taking the time to vote/comment on my last image......Hope were all having a good w/e despite the inclement weather....


Tags: Insects General Moths Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Hawkmoth Small Elephant Hawkmoth Deilephila porcellus

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Great, never seen one myself. colours are wonderful.

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
4 Jun 2012 6:40AM
What a stunning moth, Ade, and perfectly captured, as always Smile Carol
Great capture and stunning colours.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
4 Jun 2012 7:27AM
Great close up,lovely colour
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 8:11AM
I think we can forgive the slight softness on the wings AdeWink

A fine specimen of a moth indeed

johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 8:18AM
Nice macro Ade, like the set up against the yellow flower and deep green in the distance
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
4 Jun 2012 8:54AM
Lovely colours and a great shot.

Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
4 Jun 2012 9:11AM
Beautiful capture Ade. What a colourful moth.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Jun 2012 9:47AM
excellent colours and detail. Never seen one before!
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 9:49AM
How well the detail shows up, esp. with it perched on that colour contrasting bloom.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
4 Jun 2012 10:23AM
Colours and clarity stunning Ade.


gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
4 Jun 2012 11:04AM
A beautiful moth and beautifully taken too Ade. - gary
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
4 Jun 2012 11:33AM
Fantastic detail and colours in this marvellous moth macro, he certainly is a splendid looking specimen
WhiteRose1 Plus
7 1.7k 148 England
4 Jun 2012 12:44PM
Wonderful colours, Ade, and well presented as always.

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
4 Jun 2012 1:03PM
Oh this is AWESOME, Ade. Both the moth AND the shot. Never seen this fella before. What colours!! Cooor...

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
4 Jun 2012 1:09PM
Lovely colors, a perfect view of this critter!
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
4 Jun 2012 1:10PM
gorgeous. shortlisted.lesley
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 1:19PM
One of the more colourful moths I have seen Ade.
Good shot.
TonyDy Plus
8 6 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 1:59PM
Cracking shot, Ade.
4 Jun 2012 2:27PM
What fantastic color and detail. Really well taken.
7 10 10 England
4 Jun 2012 2:29PM
More super work Ade. Wonderful colour.
JohnoP 11 2
4 Jun 2012 2:57PM
Great macro work - amazing colour on this one! John
Lovely shot Ade. You must have some garden to pull in all these hawks!
4 Jun 2012 5:26PM
Simply superb Ade.

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
4 Jun 2012 5:40PM
A beautiful specimen - love how his colouring is complementary to the flower.

4 Jun 2012 6:28PM
Another top quality image Ade.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
4 Jun 2012 7:38PM
A really colourful moth

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 7:49PM
Unusual and perfectly detailed Ade
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 7:56PM
carper123 Plus
5 973 8 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 8:30PM
Small but massive impact, one of my favourite images this week, luv it.
Well done.
4 Jun 2012 9:40PM
beautiful shot
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 10:45PM
gorgeous.. lovely colours.. well captured

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