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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

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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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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
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 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 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 30 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 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.


johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 11:51AM
One of your best Ade, great in every aspect
DannoM 9 58 England
20 Jul 2012 12:18PM
NDODS 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
20 Jul 2012 1:26PM
yet another stunning image! superb.Smile
20 Jul 2012 1:47PM
What a fantastically coloured Moth Ade. Beautifully captured as usual

Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
20 Jul 2012 1:57PM
Anyone else and I would not have believed the pink!! Beautifully captured, ade.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
20 Jul 2012 2:37PM
Seeing more than one Pink Elephant Ade, there are establishments for this conditionWink Superbly sharp.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Jul 2012 3:13PM
I'm getting greener, Ade Wink Carol
ChiliMan 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 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 12 255 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
20 Jul 2012 7:32PM
Beautiful picture.Have seen the caterpillar in my garden but never seen the moth.Very jealous!
tomcat 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
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
20 Jul 2012 9:43PM
Simply superb.
cdm36 14 391 7 England
20 Jul 2012 10:00PM
There ya go Smile
20 Jul 2012 10:12PM
Absolute belter - superb!

Ray42 9 3 England
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
8 207 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 6:03PM
This is a beautiful moth! Well done on all the awards!
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:10PM
Fantastic work ADe, this is just magic mate, very well done.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 8:13PM
25 Jul 2012 10:16PM
gorgeous shot

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