A lucky and a sad fly ...
Ha Ha Ha! Great title. I am not sure if the second fly is also laughing ;_)
Fantastic shot. Perfect sharpness and DOF. Very good OOF homogenous buckground and great contrast. Fantastic moment
The pray is family Sarcophagidae
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-09-22 3:25]
Very impressive ! Great macro, soooo sharp and full of great details. You have captured a great moment ! It's sad in a way but that's life, violent and beautiful. Thanks,
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-09-22 3:34]
c'est tragique mais c'est une nouvelle excellente macro.
tout est remarquable.
est ce que tu utilise un diffuseur pour le flash?
je demande cela car moi avant d'acheter un flash canon 430 EX il faltait que j'en utilise un avec le tamron.
gute Beute, dieses Bild! Genau der richtige Blickwinkel, alles im Fokus, alles im Griff. Bildaufbau und Farben gefallen mir gut. Ich verschwind jetzt mit meiner Kamera in den sonnigen Tag. Bis dann und schöne Grüße, Peter
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-09-22 4:39]
Its really a luminous image!
I like alll the clear and sharp details got, in this very impressive scene.
The inclusion of the vivid coloured flower makes good not only for the composition but also for the rich colour palette.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- greenpinkorange (1789)
- [2007-09-22 4:42]
WOW dramatic shot and picture.
Excellent sharpness to help emphasize the drama. Good colors and composition.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-09-22 4:52]
Thanks for sharing this 'killing'...
Very good POV. Well composed.
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-09-22 5:00]
Now this is my kinda capture!
Excellent POV showing both prey & predator nicely. Wonderful colors and details, with the DOF sublime :)
Very well done & a pleasure to view mf.
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-09-22 5:11]
Splendid action acptured with very impressive sharp ness and neat focus. Superb use of flash lighting here and you have portrayed the killing strategy perfectly. The BG looks great and highlights the subjects perfectly. Excellent POV and a precise DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-09-22 6:38]
Great title indeed!
Superb macro with outstanding colours and details: another Wishnu classic!
- deud (2540)
- [2007-09-22 7:07]
wow! what a moment, what details.. no intimity! tfs
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-09-22 7:07]
What a great hunting scene you captured,
Perfect details,BG and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2007-09-22 8:00]
Très belle prise (une fois de plus...)
Excellente netteté, couleurs et cadrage. Bravo
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-09-22 8:42]
Hello Sabine, outstanding macro-shot, technicaly perfect in all points, lovely composition very well framed,
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-09-22 9:40]
Good title for the photo! And a very nice picture, also as documentary photograph. I like details, POV, colours, blurred BG :)
Really nice work, especially that it is not easy to take picture of this mobile insect group! :>
TFS and best regards,
PS. Just for fun to to compare, please feel free to see here to check similar situation but in 2 Asilidae fly species :)
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-09-22 10:12]
That's life, one fly's meat the other one's poison!! or Heute rot, Morgen tot! We can't get away from it, can we? Anyway, it's a great capture showing very sharp details and fine colours. Those eyes are amazing! Very well composed too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- jmirah (4687)
- [2007-09-22 10:39]
Back later, cutting grass
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-09-22 12:32]
First of all I am impressed with excellent exposure parameters, applied by great macro photographer, and perfect fill flash work.. Illumination of the pictured scene including BG is excellent. Details and sharpness of the flies and flowers are razor. Cropping and composition of the image are blameless, as usual. Bravo and TFS.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-09-22 13:49]
Hi Sabine. Good name for your posting. you have rich colours and fine detail , with sharp focusing giving a first class shot. a nice POv/DOF. well done TFs.
Have a good sunday..
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-09-22 19:59]
un gran trabajo,
los detalles capturados son perfectos con acción...
tonos y buen encuadre,
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-09-22 20:56]
excellent macro shot, the image is razor sharp, the predator and the hunt have been captured well, well composed, nice pov,
tfs & regards
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-09-23 5:53]
good macro with a nice situation:)
sharp with good composition and
with nice colours!
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-09-23 8:48]
Wishnu Superb shot and lovely eyes. I like the shot here. Ganesh
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-09-23 8:59]
Hi Sabine, a very amazing composition, great action shoot with splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-09-23 9:26]
Yeah yeah we all have to eat to survive!
Here the drama of nature has been captured with great details, definition and sharpness is amazing!
And it usually is like this, the bigger and stronger eat the smaller and weaker...
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-09-23 16:26]
Very nice moment you've captured!!
Excellent details and colours, superb sharpness and POV, well framed.
It's really amazing to me. :-)
Well captured and TFS,
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-09-24 0:42]
A nicely timed capture. Very good details of both the prey and predator. Excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- John_F_Kennedy (3684)
- [2007-09-24 2:49]
was für eine tolle Aufnahme. Eindrucksvoll.
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-09-24 15:30]
Una macro perfecta.
Buena iluminación, nitidez, detalles y encuadre.
En definitiva una maravilla de trabajo.
Un cordial saludo, JL.
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2007-09-24 16:37]
Ha ha..so this is not what you call a romantic affair then. From your title I say one will be lunch.
Superb find and capture.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-09-25 7:06]
Welch tödliche Umarmung! Es
schaudert mich richtig. Perfektes Bild, das uns die Natur zeigt, wie sie ist. Wie immer, gute Schärfe und Komposition.
Es herbstelt hier sehr im Moment, es ist auch schon sehr kühl.
- omixlistilimni (129)
- [2007-09-25 15:19]
Splendid shot and very good detail!!
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-09-26 11:46]
I knew they eat other flies, but never seen it for real. This photo shows it excellent. What a great detailed photo of a kinda unpleasant moment. Magnificent details and colors. Those eye look very impressive.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-09-29 6:58]
Your macros are matchless in terms of their beauty, Sabine.
Both these flies -- one the predator and the other the victim -- are very well captured.
Thanks for sharing this great picture and regards.
- mbasil (3320)
- [2007-09-29 11:24]
Beauty, Sabine. Like all of your macros you have great details here. The flash fill works well here to complement the natural light, too. I really like the tight crop and the splash of color from the flower.
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-09-30 6:03]
What an amazing and priceless picture! Details and colours are making this great composition. A wildlife real moment!
Thanks for sharing and see you later,
- hester (11638)
- [2007-10-04 12:45]
What an amazing nature shot. Excellent capture of this predator and the prey. Wonderfully sharp and a great POV. Excellent shot as ever from you
- marieproue (3674)
- [2007-10-06 14:24]
Magnifique, quelle prise une grande réussite d'une netteté extraordinaire avec des couleurs parfaits.
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2007-10-07 8:02]
life's trajedy and truth..
we eat each other
- jossim (12636)
- [2007-10-10 3:37]
Superbe couleurs et parfaits détails,une prise ici de grande qualité.
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-01-02 4:04]
I dont really know about their feelings. But what I feel is that your shot is really outstanding. splendid in terms of clarity, sharpness and positioning. Well thought and must be very swift action taken before these people fly away.