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Yellow eyes

Yellow eyes
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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Raynox DCR-150
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-17 12:54
Viewed: 4092
Points: 4
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Hi Friends,
This should be my last posting from my work location as next wednesday I SHOULD BE GOING HOME......Feels great!!!
Again it is a shot taken earlier this year. I had been out prowling for Mantids and was on the point of heading home when I saw something strange about this hoverfly. Out again came the Raynox and I managed a series of shots before packing up. I was still getting used to the lens and in fact I had been using autofocus which I realized later to be a mistake as the slightest movement sends the focussing system haywire. Flash strength was a bit excessive I think, but anyway, I had never seen a fly with similar eyes and although this may not be my best of shots, I consider it interesting enough to share with my friends on TN.
Hope you like it and thanks for watching.

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Hello Mark,
another one of your frontal approaches delivering unexpected details, patterns and colours on insects with great precision.
I'd feel tempted to try a slight treatment of the overexposed and blurred object the hoverfly is sitting on - just darkening it a bit by means of transparent spray paint, but otherwise, this picture looks perfecct to me. In fact, it is an eye catcher of some very dynamic, even dramatic properties.
With thanks, and best regards,

je pense que la lentille raynox limite le DOF,mais les yeux de cette mouche sont magnifiques,belles couleurs et bonne netteté sur la tête.

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