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Simply Red

Simply Red
Photo Information
Copyright: Leo Baquerfo (shakerz) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 230] (1127)
Genre: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/22, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-14 5:56
Viewed: 4124
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flies continually preen themselves, cleaning their eyes with their forelegs and dusting off their legs by rubbing them together. They do this because most of their taste and smell receptors are on the hairs of their legs.

Camera Set-up
20D, Canon 100-400mm+500D close-up lens+56mm extension tube, f22, 1/10sec mirror lock-up, 580EX with flash diffuser, ISO400 and tripod mounted.

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Hi Leo

My goodness, this is simply a fantastic macro. I love my Canon 100-400mm lens. I can see that your one works perfectly for you. Brilliant shot. Love the colours on the fly. Congrats!

Superb macro, excellent lens combo has given you superb result. Great sharpness and great composition.
well done

Superb job on this macro, everything is tip-top (as usual with your photos !)
Keep them coming...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-14 7:55]

Hello Leo,
Really brilliant shot, razor sharp and terrific colours. Nice plain background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Leo
Perfect focusing and composition,
Beautiful colors ,Excellent shot.


Hi Leo,
Great effort has paid off here. A beauty of a macro! Stunning colors and tack sharp detail. Flawless composition and framing. Excellent camera work!

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-02-14 9:31]

Hola Leo:
Gran macro. Buen POV y DOF. Lindos colores y detalles.Me gusta el punto de vista y el encuadre en diagonal. Lindos ojos los de esta mosca.

Hi Leo,
Too sharp to be true.
Wonderful compo.
Nice background.


You went to great lengths to photograph this beauty. I love the bright red eyes.

Murali Santhanam

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-14 12:50]

Hi Leao,

A nice capture with good colors and sharpness,I never have met a fly with such deep red eyes,well seen and captured,


Wonderful colours, great cadrage and pov! Some of these flies are really interesting and beautiful as for me. Superb use of flash also! Interesting notes also especially receptors on the hairs!
Thank you!

Hello Leo,
Sorry for delay with comment :)
This picture is really amazing! I like DOF and POV. The object is probably not bigger that 0.5cm so this is very good macro!
Best withes from Poland,

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