- lousat (65489)
- [2009-10-18 1:36]
Hi Peter,it's a very perfect close-up,impressive sharpness of this insect in a soft yellow bed,you manage very well the light for the best result as possible.My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO
- roges (6264)
- [2009-10-18 2:11]
A very nice macro with some great colors and perfect contrast.
Technically this is up to your high macro standard showing most of the details of Helophilus pendulus with good sharpness, though you might have tried a lower shutterspeed and higher aperture to get an even better DOF (a small point).
However as on my screen it is a bit too dark I have tried the WS. I hope you don't mind!
Thanks and best wishes,
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-10-18 3:01]
Nice capture of Helophilus species resting on the flower. Picture is good as always but this time I especially like contrast betwen insect and plant :)
All the best from Lodz,
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-10-18 8:48]
super macro shot
great details and beautiful colours
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-10-18 11:30]
Ciao Peter, fantastic details on beautiful hoverfly, great light and colors, splendid sharpness and superb DOF, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-10-19 4:09]
If I would not know your style of shooting I would think that you used flash (considering dark BG). I am impressed with magnification level and such extreme details of the hoverfly and flower. DOF is superb and light condition s were really perfect for these exposure parameters. Best regards and TFS.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-10-19 14:38]
sehr schönes Bild von dieser Gemeine Sumpfschwebfliege, viele scharfe details sind zu sehen und die Farben sind wirklich wunderbar, die gelbe Blume macht die Fliege gut Sichtbar
Grüsse aus Frankreich
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2009-10-26 8:17]
I assume - you chose the high speed - to catch all the flying pollen, set in motion by this Hoverfly.
I hope, my friend Ivan - if he reads this comment, will not be upset! - but I like YOUR ORIGINAL better than his workshop:
the glorious, sunny yellow constitutes a big part of the charm of your photo, and your dark background actually enhances this feature.
Your excellent focus shows the tiny claws at the end of the feet - and the sharp contrast draws the viewer's attention to the wings.
I also like the positioning of the centre of the flower in the bottom right corner, hereby creating a prop for the dark insect.
A beautiful image of a Gemeine Sumpfschwebfliege
Have a nice week,