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Pink Elephants......Hic!

By Ade_Osman    
Keep finding these wonderful creatures in the garden again this year and I haven't had a drop of alcohol Wink

The wonderful and superbly photogenic Elephant Hawk Moths are back, I don't know what it is about my garden that draws them in, but I found 7 yesterday! This perfect specimen was hiding in amongst the Lavender, but with a little persuasion I coaxed him up to the top of the plant where I could get a decent shot with no background clutter.

Thanks to Tonyng's UA on yesterdays image of a Silver Y......


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

Voters: JackAllTog, gazlowe, MattB1987 and 79 more

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mooreish 5 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 9:50AM
Stunning Moth Ade, Never would have thought pinkSmile

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20 Jul 2012 9:54AM
Wonderful colourful moth.........all round favourite for me.......SmileSmile
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 10:03AM
Beautiful shot, Ade.
Tibetan 5 3 England
20 Jul 2012 10:08AM
Stunning shot good macro, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
20 Jul 2012 10:22AM
Excellent capture Ade,
Briwooly Plus
12 452 5 England
20 Jul 2012 10:30AM
Top quality as always Ade

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Jul 2012 10:34AM
SUPERB in every way, Ade: the detail as always is so immaculately captured.
JenniCh Plus
12 32 2 England
20 Jul 2012 10:46AM
That's greedy, I've never ever seen one ............. great capture anyway, and beautifully detailed and presented!

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Jul 2012 10:56AM
Moth heaven Smile
and a heavenly shot of an angelic moth
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
20 Jul 2012 11:37AM
They know how well you photograph them....word has spreadSmile
This is a fabulous specimen, love the colors.
Pin sharp and perfect Ade!!
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
20 Jul 2012 11:49AM
Beautiful Ade,lovely separation from the bg & excellent colour.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
20 Jul 2012 11:49AM
Awwwwwesome capture Ade, love it mate, congratulations on the awards.


20 Jul 2012 11:51AM
One of your best Ade, great in every aspect
20 Jul 2012 12:18PM
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 12:21PM
I personally consider this to be one of your very best Ade. A tribute your photographic prowess, and superb knowledge and understanding of everything small and beautiful.

Regards Nathan
yet another stunning image! superb.Smile
What a fantastically coloured Moth Ade. Beautifully captured as usual

Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
20 Jul 2012 1:57PM
Anyone else and I would not have believed the pink!! Beautifully captured, ade.

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
20 Jul 2012 2:37PM
Seeing more than one Pink Elephant Ade, there are establishments for this conditionWink Superbly sharp.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
20 Jul 2012 3:13PM
I'm getting greener, Ade Wink Carol
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
20 Jul 2012 4:42PM

...what...a beautiful...MOTH.

And you found SEVEN in your garden? Madness.

Wonderful wonderful wonderful shot of this stunner, Ade.

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
20 Jul 2012 6:40PM
This is an absolute beauty Ade. What a magnificent specimen.GrinGrin Congrats on the well desrerved awards.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:10PM
How very beautiful... Devine colours and shapes on the one! Quite exquisite! IB
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
20 Jul 2012 7:26PM
A magnificent moth macro Ade, the detail, colours and clarity are outstanding. You've obviously stayed off the cider to take this one as everything is perfectly in focus!Wink
Beautiful picture.Have seen the caterpillar in my garden but never seen the moth.Very jealous!
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:38PM
A couple of crackers, since I last looked in on youWink

Going for broke tomorrowTongue

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
20 Jul 2012 8:31PM
Such a beautiful moth Ade - so well presented.
20 Jul 2012 8:34PM
Absolutely stunning Ade. Lou
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
20 Jul 2012 9:04PM
Just seen the GEA - well done mate.Smile
20 Jul 2012 9:43PM
Simply superb.
cdm36 Plus
14 391 7 England
20 Jul 2012 10:00PM
There ya go Smile
Absolute belter - superb!

21 Jul 2012 7:39AM
Done it again Ade - a superb shot and congratulations on the well deserved 5 UA's and the GEA
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:20AM
WOW! that is a cracker, congrats on all the awards, very well deserved
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 6:03PM
This is a beautiful moth! Well done on all the awards!
23 Jul 2012 8:10PM
Fantastic work ADe, this is just magic mate, very well done.
Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:13PM
25 Jul 2012 10:16PM
gorgeous shot

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