Macroglossum Stellatarum (Hummingbird Moth) & Zinnia elegans

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    This one kept on moving around. Tracking it through the flowers with a bunch of bees flying around me wasn't that much fun (bees sting, as you may already know ;). Eventually I got a few shots worth displaying.

    On Wikipedia:
    Macroglossum Stellatarum
    Zinnia Elegans

    Z.Faisal, -Siep-, fotobicchio, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. C.D.P. 77 months ago | reply

      Thanks :)

    2. PrairieHill 76 months ago | reply

      Fabulous capture of this hummingbird moth. I like the detail and the smooth bokeh. Well done!

    3. C.D.P. 76 months ago | reply

      Thank you PrairieHill

    4. ChipM2008 76 months ago | reply

      An amazing capture. The view at the large and even the original sizes are fantastic. So sharp and loaded with beautiful color and texture. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your fine work at the larger viewing sizes. So many will not. This is a wonderful photograph. Congratulations.

    5. C.D.P. 76 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much for all your comments, Chip!

    6. paddyo42 76 months ago | reply

      A wonderful image, Claudiu. Gorgeous colors and contrasts and amazingly sharp. And to have the moth and flower separated and with such great bokeh makes it very special. Thanks for sharing.

    7. C.D.P. 76 months ago | reply

      Thank you Paddy!

    8. robbersdog 75 months ago | reply

      Great shot, you nailed the focus. Nice work.

    9. C.D.P. 75 months ago | reply

      Thank you robbersdog :)

    10. C.D.P. 74 months ago | reply

      Shot12, thank you very much for all your nice comments on my photographs!

    11. ccindigirard 73 months ago | reply

      Great capture!! These guys are faster than hummingbirds!!:).

    12. P i n u s 72 months ago | reply


      I think this is a GRRREAT work of art !!!!!

      GRRREAT Works

    13. yoho5497 72 months ago | reply

      Can you tell me where you took this photo of the Hummingbird Moth? I'm trying to find out if they are ever seen in California.


    14. C.D.P. 72 months ago | reply

      yoho, this photo was taken in Romania.

    15. me_ady_blackcat 72 months ago | reply

      Doamneeee,ce ganganie interesanta!Fabuloasa poza,n-am mai vazut o asemenea goanga pana acum !

    16. sebastian.graeber 70 months ago | reply

      This one is a really great work! I really like it ...

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    17. Lai V. 59 months ago | reply

      good capture

    18. gustaffo89 54 months ago | reply

      Very nice work - these things are difficult to catch! Well done getting the wings so sharp.

    19. tresed47 50 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot

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