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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......

Ade

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

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Comments


mooreish 4 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
8 6 3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 10:03AM
Beautiful shot, Ade.
Tony
Tibetan 4 3 England
20 Jul 2012 10:08AM
Stunning shot good macro, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
20 Jul 2012 10:22AM
Excellent capture Ade,
Alan
Briwooly Plus
11 452 5 England
20 Jul 2012 10:30AM
Top quality as always Ade

Brian.............
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
20 Jul 2012 10:34AM
SUPERB in every way, Ade: the detail as always is so immaculately captured.
Ronnie.
JenniCh Plus
11 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!

Jenni
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Jul 2012 10:56AM
Moth heaven Smile
and a heavenly shot of an angelic moth
Joline Plus
10 27 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
11 1.1k 246 England
20 Jul 2012 11:49AM
Beautiful Ade,lovely separation from the bg & excellent colour.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
20 Jul 2012 11:49AM
Awwwwwesome capture Ade, love it mate, congratulations on the awards.

Regards

Trev.
20 Jul 2012 11:51AM
One of your best Ade, great in every aspect
David
20 Jul 2012 12:18PM
STUNNING!!
dan
NDODS Plus
6 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

Mark
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.7k 148 England
20 Jul 2012 1:57PM
Anyone else and I would not have believed the pink!! Beautifully captured, ade.

Dave
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
20 Jul 2012 2:37PM
Seeing more than one Pink Elephant Ade, there are establishments for this conditionWink Superbly sharp.
Ron.
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
20 Jul 2012 3:13PM
I'm getting greener, Ade Wink Carol
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
20 Jul 2012 4:42PM
Oh...my...word...

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

And you found SEVEN in your garden? Madness.

Wonderful wonderful wonderful shot of this stunner, Ade.

Andrew
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
20 Jul 2012 6:40PM
This is an absolute beauty Ade. What a magnificent specimen.GrinGrin Congrats on the well desrerved awards.
Ron
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:10PM
How very beautiful... Devine colours and shapes on the one! Quite exquisite! IB
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 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
11 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

Adrian
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 Jul 2012 8:31PM
Such a beautiful moth Ade - so well presented.
Brian.
20 Jul 2012 8:34PM
Absolutely stunning Ade. Lou
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 Jul 2012 9:04PM
Just seen the GEA - well done mate.Smile
Brian.
20 Jul 2012 9:43PM
Simply superb.
Colin
cdm36 Plus
13 391 7 England
20 Jul 2012 10:00PM
There ya go Smile
Absolute belter - superb!

Dave
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
10 12 9 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:20AM
WOW! that is a cracker, congrats on all the awards, very well deserved
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 6:03PM
This is a beautiful moth! Well done on all the awards!
Ann
23 Jul 2012 8:10PM
Fantastic work ADe, this is just magic mate, very well done.
Shaun
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:13PM
Brilliant!
Steve
25 Jul 2012 10:16PM
gorgeous shot

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