Martin Down – There be Elephants

A visit to Martin Down a Natural England NNR  on Sunday, and I spotted another large moth in the Grass.  This time a Small Elephant Hawk moth.

The moth was taken on my Canon 50d with the Canon 100mm Macro Lens and my Twin Macro Flash.

#1 This shot was taken at 1:1 F11 ISO 400.

Small Elephant Hawk Moth - Deilephila porcellusCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Small Elephant Hawk Moth - Deilephila porcellus

#2 This shot showing the whole of the moth, at ISO 100 F11.

Small Elephant Hawk Moth - Deilephila porcellusCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Small Elephant Hawk Moth - Deilephila porcellus

#3 Lastly also at F11 ISO 400 is this shot of the moth, not as good I feel as the first, but what I did not notice was the insect and parasite in the top RHS of the image until I got it onto my PC.

Small Elephant Hawk Moth - Deilephila porcellus and intruders.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Small Elephant Hawk Moth - Deilephila porcellus and intruders.

One other shot I liked from the trip was this Wild Rose – ISO 400 – F4 @ 1/1000

Wild RoseCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO400)
Wild Rose

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Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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