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Good morning from a wet Cape Town....

A BIG THANK YOU to Ryan (Bigry1) for his UA yesterday and to everyone who continues to vote for my images.

The day I took a walk in our garden with my Nikon and 40mm lens to capture the Cosmos, I stopped to admire these little beauties
... lo and behold about 3 metres into the garden was a Hummingbird hawk moth feeding on the flowers. As I did not have my telephoto lens and am forbidden to walk in the flower beds, I had to make the most of the moment, hence my Versions 2,3,4 and 5. V5 I managed to get a full on shot of the patterns on his wings. Lesson learnt....carry 2 lensesGrinGrinGrin
Have a great day......GrinGrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 May 2013 - 4:01 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.9
Aperture:f/3.0
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Flower and the Hummingbird hawk moth
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:4 Jun 2013 - 6:03 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Nature
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Votes:73
Voters:zapar40 · Hermanus · S_Psharma · Chinga · cabbie · Andysnapper · Bzox · DicksPics · helenlinda · HarrietH · Lillian · Caziwinkles · SUE118 · Nikonuser1 · widtink · Derek_Fearn · AnnChown · barbarahirst · Badgerfred · Nigeve1 · RobertTurley · NaturesHaven · anglingandyq · Suzicoo · User_Removed · gwynn56 · jdinne · User_Removed · WhiteRose1 · pollisher · nonur · georgiepoolie · Tish1 · Quoise · marshfam19 · AnnJ · Irishkate · chalkhillblue · gallero · Mrsbass · brian17302 · Brian65 · pronabk · TrevBatWCC · GeorgePlatis · ali63 · leontari · prabhusinha · myrab · netta1234 · 1881 · jovanovic · prin · Jenny-D · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · morpheus1955 · CHRISB911 · taggart · capto · tomcat · Colin_Leslie · Stephen_B · 213hardy · Alan_Baseley · Lynniesefforts · Holmewood · digital_boi · handlerstudio · BIGRY1 · HuntedDragon · HuddersfieldHil · georg · Glostopcat ·
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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:11 AM

lovely set, nice detail with that lens.
ant.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
4 Jun 2013 - 6:12 AM

Wow !!! These are totally amazing photos Colleen !! Excellent and brilliant - and all those superlatives I don't know Smile Cold and very windy here this morning but it looks like maybe the rain is goneSmile

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:18 AM

All are beautiful nature tudies every one is better than the others.

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 6:20 AM

It's a double WOW from me. I love V1 for the elegance and the incredible detais on the flower, V3 and V4 for the very impressive insect on show. Brava Brava Colleen. This images are really special. Grin

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:32 AM

Well done indeed Colleen, a lovely set.

Andy

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:57 AM

Five stunning images, Colleen!
Looks like another sunny day for us today!! Not before time, though!!Smile
Hope your weather picks up soon.
Richard

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:01 AM

These must have been hard to capture - well done and I especially like v3 and v4 Colleen SmileSmile
Helen

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3302 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

Thanks to all of you for all the great comments, and yes Helen they were extremely hard to capture especially without a zoom.

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:19 AM

How can anyone follow those comments Colleen...amazing captures
but V3 and 4 are my winners so unusual, and without the macro lens!!!
Lillian

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Caziwinkles
4 Jun 2013 - 7:20 AM

These are amazing Colleen - it is almost as though the moth has stopped mid flight to allow you to photograph him! Fab! Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:21 AM

Brilliant captures and I haven't seen any of these yet, they are such graceful creatures.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:22 AM

A super series of images Colleen, great looking moth, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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widtink
widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:23 AM

V5 is a cracker Colleen , well done Grin

Rod

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:34 AM

What a wonderful set you have here.

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21165 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:57 AM

Very impressive captures.
Nigel

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
4 Jun 2013 - 8:09 AM

Another excellent set ColleenSmile

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo  3459 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 8:11 AM

you did very well to capture these without your macro lens, well done
Suzicoo

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gwynn56
gwynn56  382 forum posts England
4 Jun 2013 - 8:31 AM

beautiful set of images Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
4 Jun 2013 - 8:39 AM

Great set Colleen am very intrigued with V3 is that its tongue? Excellent.

John

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User_Removed
4 Jun 2013 - 8:42 AM

A Brilliant set of images Colleen, well done and great timing.
Regards, Alf.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51384 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 8:43 AM

Very well captured, Colleen. Sods law says that you would always have the wrong lens on and the blighter would have flown off before being able to change GrinGrinGrin

Dave

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
4 Jun 2013 - 8:52 AM

A terrific set. Smile

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 8:56 AM

Wonderful set, my favourites are V1 and V3.

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 9:23 AM

Wrong lens, right lens, it's not the lens that matters but the result and in this instant the result is brilliant!

Tish

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Quoise
Quoise Plus Member 2560 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 9:26 AM

Wonderful set!

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
4 Jun 2013 - 10:03 AM

So well done, and V3 is a real stunner. Ann.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 10:41 AM

A wonderful set Colleen and V1 is an out and out beauty.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gallero
gallero  4 Venezuela
4 Jun 2013 - 11:43 AM

Es un poema.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 12:22 PM

Incredible Colleen - outstanding set of images. V3 is stunning.

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 12:41 PM

Super set of images, love that Humingbird Hawk moth Colleen
Regards Brian

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 1:59 PM

Now your showing off Colleen, fantastic shots.
Brian

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 2:43 PM

A cracking set, Colleen, very nicely captured, think V4's my fave...but all good 'uns, and think I might just have to part with my UA here...Wink
Trev Smile

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 3:25 PM

Fabulous captures !
George

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 3:41 PM

Great shots Colleen well done ,

Ali GrinGrin

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leontari
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4 Jun 2013 - 3:53 PM

No matter the lens, but the result. And these are five brilliant captures ColleenSmile
Effrossini

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 4:59 PM

V2 should be V1, rest are simply superb. I know how diff is the subject.

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3252 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 6:08 PM

A Brilliant set of imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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1881  3 India
4 Jun 2013 - 6:13 PM

GREAT WORK.
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Jenny-D
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4 Jun 2013 - 6:41 PM

A fabulous set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

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morpheus1955
4 Jun 2013 - 7:40 PM

Fantastic set of images, exceptionally well captured and presented

Hugh

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CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:48 PM

stunning shot

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:48 PM

You and the 40mm have done a very impressive job-- quite a fine collection!

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capto
capto Plus Member 32612 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 8:41 PM

A great capture, an opportunity you couldn't miss.Smile

ivor

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Lynniesefforts
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5 Jun 2013 - 1:23 AM

Wonderful series Colleen, and lovely moth, I have never seen one of those before...Grin

Lynette Grin

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 - 10:53 AM

Fantastic set Colleen. Cathy

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digital_boi
5 Jun 2013 - 11:58 AM

V2 and 3 win through for me nice work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2013 - 12:02 PM

The whole series is incredible, Colleen.

Peter

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HuddersfieldHil

GGrreat set Coleen SmileSmile

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9 Jun 2013 - 5:42 PM

V3 and v4 are the stand out shots in my eyes

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