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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
24 Oct 2012 6:22AM
Excellent set of photos Carol ! I knew from the start it was a moth of sorts - only V4 revealed its true colours Smile Have never seen one of those in South Africa Smile

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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 6:24AM
Good morning Carol!
This one is a beauty! Looks like a Mix bat or moth?
Love the shy look in V1 and the full "dress" in V4. Lovely little creature. IB
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 6:38AM
Looks like a variety of Hawk moth

Excellent contrast, of this moth in V4 & V5, with white background. I always wonder, Carol, how well they co-operate with you. - Raja.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
24 Oct 2012 7:15AM
I managed to guess by version 2 (those tuffy bits on its tail gave it away!). Smile It's not often we get to see one actually resting! It looks totally different to when it's hovering over a flower!
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
24 Oct 2012 7:23AM
Moths are the strangest looking critters in close-up this set are really good examples of macro photography.

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:27AM
Splendid series. The best guess I could come up with was Hawk Moth so very pleased to see V4.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:30AM
Knew what it was straight away and those eye's look so human.
User_Removed 4 155 2 South Africa
24 Oct 2012 7:31AM
Lovely hawkmoth series.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:34AM
Wow that is an impressive moth Carol
all well captured but V5 has a little extra
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:50AM
Well you certainly charm them Carol, what a capture especially V5 showing those little orange flashes.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:59AM
Another nice set of images...
Well done carol

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Oct 2012 8:00AM
Ooops... looked at all five before reading Tongue But I can safely say I would never have got it!!

saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
24 Oct 2012 8:14AM
Another fantastic and great set of images,Carol,very well done,
24 Oct 2012 8:32AM
never would have been able to name this beauty...
but I am not reallyinto classifying critters
he really is gorgeous ..... a great set as always
24 Oct 2012 8:34AM
Excellent captures Carol,
7 10 10 England
24 Oct 2012 8:36AM
I looked and then I cheated!! Super set as always.
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 8:40AM
Wonderful close up shots as always Carol I guessed it was a moth but beyond that I did not know what a prevelidge to see this up close

24 Oct 2012 9:12AM
superb hummingbird hawk moth i too guessed by v2
Tibetan 4 3 England
24 Oct 2012 9:19AM
Morning Carol, never seen one still always flying about like mad lucky you must have charmed it, great macro shots very well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
24 Oct 2012 9:46AM
Well Mrs Doolittle a fun set ! Thought it was some kind of bat moth! Once again well done ! GillWink
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
24 Oct 2012 10:17AM
i simply have no idea carol but is is a good image of a little critter.
24 Oct 2012 10:50AM
i knew it was a wee beastie all along Tongue V1 by a nose WinkWink

TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 11:06AM
Great shots, Carol - I tried to photograph these when we were over earlier this month but with no success - you are lucky to have got one not hovering!
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
24 Oct 2012 11:46AM
V1 is just so very charming....the look on his face is priceless.
I don't think I've ever seen one that is not flying to a flower.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 11:47AM
Love seeing the full images.
It looks a very handsome moth.
24 Oct 2012 1:16PM
Stunning close up detail capture Carol, love all photos of the moth. JeffSmile
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
24 Oct 2012 2:05PM
Well, I did realise it was some sort of Moth but my knowledge as to an ID is sadly lacking! He's so cute and cuddly looking in the close-ups! A real surprise to find him not in flight!

Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 2:51PM
Not peeping, can only guess at some sort of fluff bomb moth!
Haha, I was right, its a fluff bomb mothGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Great set, had fun thereGrin
24 Oct 2012 3:07PM
Good set, Carol. Particularly like V3.

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
24 Oct 2012 3:10PM
I wouldn't have had a clue, Carol, other than it was a moth! A cracking set as always Wink
Trev Smile
superb set carol,love v3,well captured indeed.ray
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
24 Oct 2012 3:51PM
Top shot Carol have my UA.


sable 8 9 7 England
24 Oct 2012 3:56PM

Quote:I wouldn't have had a clue, Carol, other than it was a moth!

but what a super set of images - Elizabeth xx

24 Oct 2012 4:28PM
Who ever are U, I like your Mustache.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
24 Oct 2012 4:33PM
How pretty.
24 Oct 2012 4:59PM
A wonderful set Carol,I have seen them in Greece but did not no what they were..Lin
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 5:51PM
Superb set. Thought it was a moth but no idea which one. Paul
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 6:01PM
The moth has such a lovely face, Carol.
I looked at all versions before reading your description, but wouldn't have guessed anywaySad.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
24 Oct 2012 6:53PM
Great captures of the moth

JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:09PM
I did recognise it as a hawk moth without looking - honestly. But not the species.
24 Oct 2012 7:33PM
Keep em coming Carol, fine macro work Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 8:33PM
lovely sharp set Carol
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
24 Oct 2012 8:59PM
I too guessed it was a hummingbird hawkmoth, in v1 he looks rather doleful and depressed. The Big O will be envious when he sees these!Wink
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 9:33PM
Your name is Carol, and you take wonderful images to show usSmileSmileTongueTongueTongueWinkWinkWink Sorry i think its a mothTongueTongueWinkWink
exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
24 Oct 2012 10:46PM
A lovely set of images Carol & Idea.
promised storms not really materialised here so far.
24 Oct 2012 11:12PM
Ha looked a all photos first seen how good they was then read the write up but i would have got it wrong.
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 2:43AM
Excellent details, Carol - I like especially V4 - Superb

P.S. Thank you very much for your UA - appreciated a lot

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
25 Oct 2012 7:35AM
Wow, now here is one with everything in focus!
Very good to get so close to it.
And yes, I guessed Wink
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
28 Oct 2012 1:55PM
I haven't seen a Hawk Moth so still Carol . Only humming over flowers . These are excellent macros xxx

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