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Feeling Blushed

By Ade_Osman    
Feeling Blushed.......Which is pretty well how I'm feeling today after all the accolades given to me on yesterday's image. Not quite sure what I can say really other than thanks to everyone who kindly saw fit to give me their user awards and to Pete for the HC. Once again I've been blown away by everyone's reaction to these wonderful creatures. I've a whole disk load of more specimens to show you, but I'll hold back on them for a little while I think and save them for a rainy day Wink

Having said all that I did say I was going to post an ultra close up of one of these Elephant Hawk Moths in the description of yesterday's post. So I'm afraid that's what you're getting today, just hope you're not getting all too bored. This one was taken in the homemade studio/shed and is a 65 image stack. With hindsight I think I should have gone with about a 100 images as the DOF is a little shallow, but being as the moth was such a big insect I wasn't quite sure what to go with. Never mind I'm sure I'll have another chance soon enough, the main details are there in this composite, so I'll go with it anyway.

If it had been any other type of moth I don't think it would have given me the time, but these moths are so easy to work with, doing a large stack with them is easy. As always, the specimen was returned to the wild unharmed and none the worse for his experience Grin

Thanks again folks for all the kind comments and votes, means a lot to me......Hope you enjoy taking a peep at this one....


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

Voters: zapar40, mattberry, JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY and 60 more

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zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
22 Jul 2012 10:05AM
nice and close, superb colour, great work.

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22 Jul 2012 10:12AM
This is a fantastic capture
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
22 Jul 2012 10:16AM
Another belter, Ade.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Jul 2012 10:16AM
I'm speechless, Ade GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Carol
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Jul 2012 10:20AM
My goodness Mr Osmant that is an extreme close up, such fabulous colours and astonishing detail. It looks like this moth has spent some time in make up before its photoshoot!Wink
Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 10:25AM
ooooo, Top shot, this is beyond my capabilities............
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
22 Jul 2012 10:36AM
Superbly done Ade and it has an almost abstract feel to it
22 Jul 2012 10:47AM
So you couldn't get any closer then? Wink
Brilliant work Ade.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Jul 2012 10:48AM
Great set of images Ade, deserving accolades tooSmile Another outstanding image.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jul 2012 10:57AM
Congrats of the success of your previous upload.....very well done, Ade.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 10:57AM
A superbly well written and extremely informative pre-narrative, backed up with an image that I could only dream about capturing.

Regards Nathan
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Jul 2012 11:32AM
a truly superb macro .. wonder what you do make them pose for you so nicely...!
a terrific crop, unbelievably sharp and fantastic.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
22 Jul 2012 11:39AM
A perfect one for Silly Sunday.....
Wow this is really impressive Ade, i take my hat off to you for the effort that went into producing such a remarkable image!
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
22 Jul 2012 12:23PM
Just amazing.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
22 Jul 2012 12:42PM

Quote:a terrific crop, unbelievably sharp and fantastic.

Not a crop Annette this is the full sized image, you wanna see it on a big monitor, it would blow you away Wink

Thanks Richard and Nigel for you awards guy's, means a lot especially coming from such good photographers as your good selves...

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Jul 2012 12:46PM
Well deserved reward for your last, and this one too, amazing detail, Ade.

22 Jul 2012 12:53PM
A very nice shot Ade. great work Smile

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 1:31PM
Impressive macro!

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 2:04PM
I have said i before and I will say it again, you are the ultra macro king, superb photography Ade
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Jul 2012 2:08PM
Vivid pink--excellent photography!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 2:15PM
I wouldn't be worrying about the D-O-F at allSmile

All the main points are as sharp as a pin

Outstanding work Ade

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Jul 2012 3:09PM
A fantastic image, now go and get some rest before you get out with two super fit young lads on Tuesday.

9 10 10 England
22 Jul 2012 4:30PM
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
22 Jul 2012 4:42PM
Wow! Outstanding. This is so pretty I could keep one as a pet. Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 5:16PM
Quite amazing! Such wonderful detail and colour....!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 5:56PM
fabulous shot of my favourite moth
JohnoP 12 2
22 Jul 2012 7:32PM
Stunning work which really defines the texture and colour - amazing! John
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:15PM
Well thats it then!!
Macro king it is you deserve it for the images your uploading they are magic the detail is amazing
Very very well done mate.
Julian 13 76 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 9:28PM
Amazing close up Ade.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 2:12AM
Breathtaking... A Masterpiece! Well done you...
25 Jul 2012 9:26PM
Fantastic shot Ade.

25 Jul 2012 10:15PM
how stunning is this

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