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Drying in the Morning Sun

Drying in the Morning Sun
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 12:12
Viewed: 3018
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Early in the morning, insects are not so busy and - as in this case - rest in the sun to warm up and get rid of dew drops. This is the chance to take pictures getting very close to them.
The picture shows a hoverfly. The exact species identity is not clear for me.
The place where the epicture was taken is small nature reserve 'Großer Fallstein' not far from the Harz Mountains. The reserve is very rich in plants and insects. I will show some more species of this area later.

- natural morning sun-light
- ISO 400
- hand-held

* Kormann K. (1988) Schwebfliegen Mitteleuropas. Ecomed Verlagsgesellschaft, Landsberg.
* Haupt J. & Haupt H. (1998) Fliegen und Mücken - Beobachtung, Lebensweise. - Naturbuch Verlag, Augsburg.

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Hello Peter!
Very nice picture and very informative and usuful note (especially for someone who wants to start adventure with camera and insects). I like this very good close-up and details (even the hairs on insect body are perfecly seen!).
My congratulation because of the effect and best withes,

PS. Do you remember about photos on PES web site? :>

Hi Peter
Great macro shot with droplets of water. I like the unusual POV. The image is sharp and the DOF is great. I like it very much
Best wishes

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  • BenF (92)
  • [2007-05-23 12:22]

Very good detail in this shot.
AND you are right, early in the morning is the best time for insect shots.
Well done,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-23 12:25]

Hi Peter,
Superb macro. Very neat and sharp. Natural lighting and the sheen on its wings look awesome. You have even managed to catch a few dew drops on its body. Excellent POV and it sits so regally. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-23 13:07]

Hello Peter,
Very fine early morning macro. This one still looks a bit drowsy! Impressive sharpness and very fine details and the nice light has brought out beautiful colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Great capture, Peter, in which the dew drops are clearly visible on the Hoverfly.
In addition, super details and colours.
Thanks and best regards.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-23 14:07]

selam peter; excellent macro shot of this hoverfly , very good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with nice colours TFS

Suuuuuper, Peter, klar - so was gefällt mir natürlich - Insekten und Tropfen - zusammen ist es perfekt!
Die Schärfe ist atemberaubend und diesen Moment zu sehen, das ist klasse.
Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-23 15:05]

Hi Peter. This is a very good macro shot, very good detial and sharp focus. with bright colours and lighting.with a nice POV. well done TFS.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-05-23 15:39]

Hi Peter,
Wonderful macro work full of fine details.
All in all great compo.

Hi Peter,
Fine macro picture. Crisp clear image with dews are clearly registered. Great color contrast and well exposed. TFS,

Hello Peter
What a wonderful details you captured here,
Great lighting, BG and composition,
Superb shot.

Good Luck

Hola Peter,
Excelente macro de esta mosca, con gran nitidez y mucho detalle, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • bpy Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 10] (207)
  • [2007-05-28 13:22]

Buen acercamiento y detalle, aunque la luz resulta algo dura, creo qeu se trata de una Eristalis Tenax.

Nice job of it Peter, I especially like the morning lights effect, & the water droplets hangin' fore & aft :)

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