<< Previous Next >>

Hover fly

Hover fly
Photo Information
Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-28 12:14
Viewed: 3749
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everbody,
It's so nice to be back after more than two weeks! I really had no time at all to afford to TN and that is when one realizes how addictive this site can be. Incidentally this is my first posting from my work location in Libya. The shot was taken back home in Malta just before I left for another work hitch.
For its capture, I used the tripod with one leg extended - I really should get myself a monopod!!
Thanks for watching

jmouche, RAP, wallhalla15, eruyanik, mikou, jcoowanitwong, marhowie, ramthakur has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-28 12:23]

Hello Mark,
nice point of view to present this hoverfly. Colours appear natural. Sharpness is pretty good but could be a little higher (as is also true for the hoverfly picture I posted today).
Didn't you take pictures in Libya?
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Mark,
Very nice makro.POV,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS.. José

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-28 13:11]

Buena macro Mark con agudeza y colorido contrastando con el fondo con buena difusión.
El punto de vista captado, permite percibir detalles de la totalidad del insecto, destacándose sus ojos, pequeñas antenas y pelos.
El encuadre es algo centrado, pero no desmerece la calidad de la presentación.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Good macro Mark with sharpness and coloring contrasting with the bottom with good diffusion.
The captured point of view allows to perceive details of the entirety of the insect, standing out their eyes, small antennas and hair.
The framing is something centered, but doesn't be unworthy of the quality of the presentation.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Great shot Mark. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.

  • Great 
  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-11-28 14:03]

Hi Mark,
Welcome back.
Very nice close up shot with clear details and sharpness.

Hello Mark,
This is really very very close-up! Lots of details and superb dof. Parallel pov is great on this one! Btw, Libya! Hope that you take photos the wild life of Libya. i'm sure it will be interesting.
Thank you,

  • Great 
  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-28 14:31]

Hi Mark.
Excellent macro.
Compo,POV,DOF,details,colours,light.....all are perfect.Pretty pose too.
Very great work.TFS

Regards Milos

Hello Mark,
This is one of the nicest hover fly that I have ever seen. Excellent composition and sharpness. Crisp clear with details clearly seen.

Hi Mark,
Like the sharpness here; especially the eye.

Hello Mark, excellent work, great details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo great work,

TFS Kyle

Hi Mark,

Nice shot of hoverfly
great sharpness, details, colours, POV and DOF

TFS Thijs

Well done Mark.
Very good color, DOF, sharpness, detail, and use of flash to fill lightly..When done properly, fill flash is not seen..just appreciated :) Great job on this little guy.
Have a nice weekend!

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-01 15:10]

Hello Mark,
That's an excellent and unusual shot of a little hoverfly seen from the side. I like the pose and the position of the wings. Details and colours are very nice.
TFS, Ulla

Hi Mark,
This is your best work till date in my opinion. What a perfect point of view, DOF, colours and details! The eye in particular is without even the slightest blemish on it. Bravo!
Now that you seem to be fairly settled in Libya, we look forward to seeing your pictures on a regular basis.

  • Great 
  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-12-14 14:32]

Really good Episyrphus Balteatus (Mosca Cernidora de las Flores). Great details, light an d colours on it. Regards

Calibration Check