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Hyles lineata (white line sphinx moth)
Hyles lineata (white line sphinx moth)
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Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: White Tanks Mountain Park, Arizona, USA
Date: Apr 21, 2003
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec.
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2003

Found this creature feeding on bunny ear cactus flowers. He really is quite big for a caterpillar - about 2 in. long.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 313
Avg (all users): 7.0449
Avg (commenters): 8.4091
Avg (participants): 6.9200
Avg (non-participants): 7.2421
Views since voting: 3302
Votes: 245
Comments: 27
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/30/2003 04:38:11 AM
i don't know what its called when your objects force the eyes to move in certain directions but this one does it....outstanding light and angle
10/23/2003 01:28:23 AM
Totally awesome! Fantastic color, lighting and detail. Beautifully done. I love the colors in the caterpillar, and the texture of the cactus...nice job!
05/04/2003 11:39:26 PM
Greetings fromt the Critique Club
Hi Brian!

Composition
Excellent - but what if you went wider and got more of the flower? I like your use of thirds here.

Color
I think the detail in the colors of the caterpillar here are amazing - I don't like the blur on the flower. I wish I could see those colors be richer.

Focus
Good shallow DoF, but you got the edge of the flower - I like it behind, but not in front. Nice highlighting the fauna though.

Lighting
He wasn't gonna wait for sunset, probably. :) I like this shot at this time. The lighting brings out his own colors, which are the highlight of this shot.

Overall
A 7 score is a fabulous vindication of when you've done something right - and you have. Congrats and happy shooting!

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04/30/2003 02:01:06 AM
Brian,

Congratulations on getting a 7! That is a fine accomplishment and well deserved placing. Nice subject, great color and composition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2003 03:35:50 PM
Nice sharp and colourful bug pic.9
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04/27/2003 10:53:56 AM
Wow, very unique subject. I am glad to see something different for a change.
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04/27/2003 09:18:03 AM
great colors. excellent picture quality and very well taken
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04/26/2003 10:58:09 PM
One of my favorites. Great color, excellent focus. Interesting subject.
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04/26/2003 02:23:08 PM
wow. That's a brave little bugger! Very nice colours. Good job at blurring out the background while still showing enough detail to give an indication of the setting. Very nice. Jacko. 9
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04/26/2003 02:39:14 AM
Wow. Very nice.
04/26/2003 01:04:33 AM
Gorgeous photo! Is that an arial on the down pointing end of it, or a tail or??? Who cares? This is a 9 any day of the week!
04/25/2003 06:13:56 PM
Ugly, but beautiful... know what I mean? great work! - 8
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04/25/2003 04:42:46 PM
Very nice shot! Very little glare, focus is extra sharp down to the tail spike, color is wonderful and very eye catchy. The flower at the edge of the frame is a touch distracting, but I'm not quibbling with it. 10 Rob the Swash
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04/25/2003 11:30:27 AM
Great macro...background a little noisy though.
04/25/2003 08:45:05 AM
Great Capture
04/24/2003 08:19:29 PM
very nice !!! 10 pt
04/24/2003 10:15:38 AM
Nice macro and colours.extra DOF.
04/24/2003 05:38:15 AM
Spot-on focus - and I'm guessing the 'moth' part of its life is yet to come... :)
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04/24/2003 03:59:22 AM
This is a winner ...a perfect macro shot ,im envious ...10
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04/23/2003 09:23:20 PM
excellent detail, and color, very good subject.
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04/23/2003 06:39:16 PM
I think the only negative thing I can say about this picture is that it's a little busy. Having said that the colours are great, and the subject is wonderfully sharp.
04/23/2003 02:21:25 PM
Simply beautiful. Nicely done.
04/23/2003 12:11:21 PM
Beautiful colors, composition.
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04/23/2003 11:52:17 AM
Excellent detail, great photo. 10-Martin
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04/23/2003 10:10:28 AM
great macro..colors are just right he way the flower brings out the yellow in the catapiller
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04/23/2003 02:31:32 AM
Excellent detail, and the colors come out wonderfully. I like the line the caterpillar is forming leading into the flower, well done - 9.
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04/23/2003 01:12:57 AM
Great focus, nice colors 10 from me!
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