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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

By tomcat    
A Hummingbird Hawkmoth(Macroglossum stellatarum) taken earlier in the week at Pensthorpe reserve in Norfolk.
Just wandering about and it suddenly appeared.
Needless to say,I was quite pleased to manage a few shots before it went on its merry way.
A superb holiday in Norfolk has hopefully kickstarted my urge to be out and about with the camera.

Details:-1/250;f/11;ISO 400;AP;Handheld

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: martinjp, CarolG, KBan and 31 more

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8 Aug 2009 5:21PM
lovely image Adrian...


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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Aug 2009 5:57PM
A cracking capture, Adrian, they don't stop still long, do they! Carol
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 6:09PM
I have only seen one this year and I chased it but to no avail. This is a superb shot.
Ray42 10 3 England
8 Aug 2009 6:20PM
Nice shot - I have always wondered what speed I would need to freeze the wings!!!! I havnt managed it yet
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
8 Aug 2009 6:20PM
Norfolk! Well, at least they are in the UK - now all I want is for them to find Devon! This is gorgeous, I feel quite jealous!
8 Aug 2009 6:29PM
Superbly timed capture. Excellent fine detail and lovely colour.
alfieB 11 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 6:46PM
A brilliant capture, not easy to get good shots of this little moth, well done. I feel the same as KarenFB, very envious!!. Have had these in my garden before but never yet got a good shot.

Best wishes
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
8 Aug 2009 6:51PM
Lucky you Adrian,I would love to get one of these in the frame.
Well done !
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 7:39PM
Super image with wonderful detail and colours very well timed congrats
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 7:51PM
not seen you on epz for a while perhaps that was the holiday, good shot to start you off again
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Aug 2009 7:56PM
A fabulous image to herald your return Adie, you've timed this one to perfection
GDCsparky 11 5 1 England
8 Aug 2009 8:09PM
A well timed image, well done
fatmod 11 22 England
8 Aug 2009 8:50PM
superb capture mate
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
8 Aug 2009 8:54PM
Superbly well timed shot capturing good movement in the wings.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 9:30PM
A fine capture, Tom. Good head/eye detail.
moocow 9 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2009 11:38PM
Great shot, well spotted, super timing Smile
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 2:36AM
Superb capture Adrian, hope to see more!

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
9 Aug 2009 9:49AM
Well captured Adrian - tricky customer.
janty66 11 3 England
9 Aug 2009 12:52PM
excellent capture....
ChazB 13 64 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 11:39AM
A stunning capture with excellent focus on the eye, lovely colours and composition too.

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