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Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Hummingbird Hawk Moth
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Copyright: norman wright (normanw) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 101] (612)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-27 8:54
Viewed: 3772
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Macroglossum stellatarum for the scientifically inclined.

This is the first time I have seen one of these moths and managed to get a shot of this one feeding from the buddleia in my garden last night.

They are (apparently) quite common in summer months through much of the UK, but migrate south since they can't survive our cold winters.

On-camera flash fired as fill-in since I was shooting towards the lighter sky

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  • Great 
  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-27 11:50]

Hi Norman

Great shot, I like the POV from below and the way the wings give the impression od the moth hovering, great colours too.

Regards Hilary :)

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-28 12:06]

Hi Norman
Great inflight shot. Great shrpnes, details, colours anf POV.
Well done Norman


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