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Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/16, 8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-10-08 22:23
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Points: 26
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I was wondering how does it looks like with this dreaded predator at close-up. Tried to shoot with this set-up. Canon 20D, Tamron180+2X TC, f16, 8 secs, ISO400, flash 580EX with omnibounce flash diffuser, tripod mounted.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-08 22:58]

Hello Leo,
an impressive and admirable macro! Details and fine structures are clearly seen - a highly suitable picture for a textbook on insect anatomy. Light and colours are perfect.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Leo,
This is such an amazing macro,the eye is brilliant Even the DOF is perfect.
Well Done and TFS,
Nick :-)

Hello Leo!
This is aone of the best Asilidae portrait I have even seen. Perfect sharpness and details (all ommatidia are visible in fly's eye!), beautiful colours and fantastic control of flash and DOF.
Best withes from Poland,

Hello Leo,

Excellent focus with a lot of details and nice colors.It's one of the best close-up i've seen on TN!
Best regards


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-09 2:25]

Hola amigo,
sensacional macro,
colores naturales y gran realismo...
buen trabajo,

Hi Leo,

I'm speechless! Excellent macro shot, very good details and colors



Hi Leo

Fantatstic macro of this robber fly. Simply stunning details and perfect POV and DOF for this type of shot. Good crop to.


The fly must have been modeling for you with the 8 sec exposure, excellent focus and perfect exposure, congratulations.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-09 5:16]

Hi Leo
Excellent close up image.Very sharp whit good details and nice colors.Perfect DOF and nice BG colors.
TFS Michel

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-10-09 5:34]

Hello Leo,
Indeed a terminator, great macro shot, super on the details.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-09 6:27]

Wonderful shot! The eyes of insect are amazing!

Hello Leo.
This is an impressive macro.
Very close up indeed with excellent detail and DOF.
My only suggestion would be to lower the blue level slightly to offset the UV effect that gives it the greyish white look.
I have made a few adjustments in a workshop image to show you what I mean.
I hope you don't mind.
Otherwise the shot is perfect.
Very well done.

Hi Leo,
This is a very well composed picture.Of course your macro lens is awesome.It gave you a good result.sharpness is amazing on the eye.TFs

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