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Japanese Anemone and Hoverfly

Japanese Anemone and Hoverfly
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-28
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-01 2:44
Viewed: 3998
Points: 30
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Anemone (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Anemone is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae in the north and south temperate zones. They are closely related to Pasque flowers (Pulsatilla) and Hepaticas (Hepatica); some botanists include both of these genera within Anemone.


Anemone are perennial herbs, growing from rhizomes, caudices, or tubers. Species have basal leaves with long petiole stems that can be upright or prostate, the foliage is simple or compound with lobed, parted, or undivided leaf blades. The leaf margins are entire or toothed. The flowers are produced in terminal inflorescences with involucres, and they can be arranged in two-to-nine-flowered cymes or in umbels, or be solitary. They have involucral bracts that can be leaf-like and/or petal-like. The flowers are bisexual and are radially symmetrical with 10 to 200 stamens. The flowers have nectaries, and many simple pistils, but petals are missing in the majority of species. The pistils have one ovule. The 4 to 27 sepals can be white, purple, blue, green, yellow, pink, or red and wither away during fruit growth. The fruits are ovoid to odovoid shaped achenes that are collected together in a tight cluster, ending variously lengthened stalks; though many species have sessile clusters terminating the stems. The achenes are beaked and some species have feathery hairs attached to them.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-01 4:35]

Hello Paras,
This is a very natural picture, the way I like them a lot. Very nice to have the little Hoverfly (evtl Marmelade fly) on the fine anemone. I also like the fact that we have a good view on the surroundings, some people might think that the background is too busy,but I like it this way.
Kind regards

Ciao Paras. Il dettaglio e la profondità di campo sul fiore che contiene l'insetto sono stupefacenti. Eccellente gestioene della lucue per una composzione molto gradevole e dai colori brillanti.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-01 5:12]

Hello Paras,
Nice capture of Episyrphus balteatus on this attractive Japanese Anemone flower taken with fine sharpness and set in a nice composition with the OOF BG.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hello Paras,
Approach perfect, complete, well managed, precise! ... excellent composition!

Ciao Paras, beautiful hoverfly on a splendid flower, wonderful colors, fine details and good sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-01 8:06]

A great combination between a lovely flower and a wonderful insect!
Beautiful colors, cristal clear details, wonderful capture!

Wonderful flower and lovely hoverfly!

Hi Paras,
it's such a beautiful arrangement.
I love both, the cute hoverfly and also this pretty flower. They are very attractive for insects.
Thanks, excellent work,
Gruss, schönen Abend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-12-01 10:40]

Hi Paras,
wonderful close up showing the fly in its beauty. The petals and the flowers is stunning.
Well captured and well seen in great natural presentation.
Lively view.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-01 10:48]

Excellent photo, very good colors and details, congratulations!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-01 12:04]

Hi Paras. A fine pictue of the flower and the colourful little Hoverfly. With good notes. well taken TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-01 12:20]

Hello MF Paras.
Beautiful shot. I love the colors and the composition. Very artistic. Sharp details and excellent exposure as well. TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Namastay bhaijaan Paras,

What a wonderful macro scene shot from an effective POV, including a microcosmos with great DOF, nice natural colours and impeccable details. Delightful composition too.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


Hello paras
a nice shot, the hoverfly is very sharp and i like the fine colors of this anemone,wonderful composition and great POV
Have a good night

Bonjour Paras,
Très belle macro très finement détaillée et très délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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