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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX APO IF HSM, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Closer The Better [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-30 2:58
Viewed: 4167
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this on the edge of the pool where we stayed in France. This was one of the biggest Horsefly I'd ever seen!

I hope you like it!
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What can I say another amazing shot. those eyes are chrystal clear and you couldnt get any sharper if you tried. Fantasic work tfs

Happy Snapping

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-30 3:12]

Excellent macro shot Joe. excellent sharpness, details and nice POV. Great colours and composition too. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

What amazing detail in those eyes! Stunning!


Hello Joe,

I do not like that much close-up, I prefer seeing the whole insect, but I have to say this one is very impressive. Excellent sharpness and clarity. Excellent use of the flash. Good colours.

Dear Joe
I'm really impressed with focusing here
Great exposure ,composition and BG.Welldone my friend.


Hi Joe,

Excellent shot
Perfect POV, DOF, sharpness, colors and light
you show us AMAZING details in these beautifull eyes

TFS Thijs

Hello Joe!
This time very short comment: great macro with wonderful details!
TFS and all the best!

Hi Jo, amazing macro, superb details of eyes, BRAVO!, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-30 6:16]

Hola Joe,
sobresaliente macro,
los detalles son magníficos...
buen enfoque,

Hi Joe.
Spectacular macro!
Excellent colors, sharpness and texture.
Very good framing; shot very well detailed.
Well done!
José Roberto

Why did I not know? Two today..One from HP of a totally different thing..and you Joey...if you never told anyone your age, one would think you are well studied and super talented professional in your field...You are just an amazing piece of work my friend. I am so proud that you are the only one to have that T-Shirt..It makes me feel very good...it is worn by one of our earths best young talents!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-30 10:06]

Hello Joe,
This is perfection in sharpness and details. POV, DOF and colours are excellent. Very good composition. High quality!
Kind regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-30 10:09]

Hi Joe. Great macro of the eyes. It would be nice to see the whole thing someday if you have a picture. You have used the lens so well to get this so close with fine detail. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-30 10:17]

Hi Joe,

Unbelievable!!! These eyes are fantastic with pefect colors, shadings and details. I never would have a known a hoverfly had such beautiful eyes. A magnificent macro!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-08-30 15:40]

Hi Joe

Great macro work - wonderful detail - and amazing patience.


Hello Joe,
This is definitely a macro.
Did you use a tripod here?
Probably handheld with a flash...?

Hi Joe!

Another amazing close up in Your collection. Perfect sharp detailed eyes, great one!

Thanks for sharing,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-30 18:18]

Hello Joe, perfectly done macro shot, incredible sharpness of the details, a masterpiece for sure, thanks!


woww. wonderful. excallent sharp details, superb macro Joe. Congratulations indeed. Compound eyes seen very artistic. Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend

Now thats the way to do it!
The clarity of those eyes is incredible.
It seems to be difficult to get much DOF with these macro shots (my camera only does F/8) but you don't really need much.
Detail here is amazing!
Great work Joe.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-31 5:20]

Hello Joe,
Gosh, what a super macro of a Horse FLy's face and incredible eyes! Fine colours too and well framed.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-31 8:56]

Hello Joe, Very beautiful and lovely large closeup eye shot. Lovely clarity. ganesh

Hi Joe,
A nice frontal view of this large horsefly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Joe!
Amazing... Big WOW :)
My favorite!

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