<< Previous Next >>

a tribute for Paul

a tribute for Paul
Photo Information
Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/8, 1/79 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-26 13:34
Viewed: 3473
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some hover-flies are beautiful of colour and often find it on plants with a lot of little flowers. Those little flowers have nectar as it where on flower lie, so that he by a glide can licks it up, with its short tongue. It is a delicacy for glides. The foods of glides exist from nectar and pollen. It is a pollen insect, this means that he can transmit, pollen and nectar, on same flower, and on another flower. As a result, these flowers are fertilised. She cannot pricks, because she has no sting. To glide plants it self by lying eggs. They laying the eggs in things such as mud, fattens, liquid manure and in corpses of large animals and shit. After a period of some days there Maggot’s arise from the eggs. The maggot of this hover-fly, also called rat tail, live in wet substance and with a little trunk they take breathe, to surface. There are rather what types of insects which are compared, with bees but if you have a good look, you will see the difference very well, however. There is a large difference between a bee and a hover-fly, in the way of life.

Yes it's a tribute for somebody who have made this side, for what is now. I remenber the moments that I had send some fly and that Paul write me, Jaap that's that fly. Yes Paul has the knowledge. He had the knowledge to make photo's, to critique photo's and to write good notes. I know for sure that I have learn a lot from him, therefore my tribute to him. Thank you Paul. I know that I do you a pleasure with a good shot of a hoverfly, well I think it is a good one.
I used no tripod.
gr. Jaap

Luc, NINIX, TAZ, liquidsunshine, chiliu, dew77, Eko, naki, wallhalla15, jhm, phlr, Janice, nainnain 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 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-26 13:44]
  • [2]

Great shot, Jaap. I think I will do the same as you did here for some next posts. Paul gave and I hope will continue to give us good advices and informations. He "preached by example and his influence will always be kept on TN.
Well done and thank you for sharing.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-26 14:05]
  • [2]

Great shot Jaap and a fine tribute to Paul! Wonderful colors and superb POV & DOF. Well done on the composition and the details. TFS!


Great shot, Jaap.
This is a fine tribute to Paul.
Lovely colours, well composed and goo details.
You did a great work, my friend.

  • Great 
  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-26 14:34]
  • [2]

Hello Jaap,

Tja, this is like a statue, so hugh. I have never seen one so big. I specially like the gold and dark red.
But... I can tell you a litle trick. You are using often the neatfiltering. Nice but you loose details.
When you, after filtering sharpen it again the picture gets better.
(I tried it with yours but don't dare to post. I can't take the risk).

It is a good one Jaap, Thanks,

(PS and don't forget to look at the dino!)

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-26 14:59]
  • [2]

Wow ! What a superb macro for Paul ;-) I appreciate the pose of the insect on the nice flowers. The textures on the hoverfly are beautiful. Pov, DOF, colors and sharpness are very good. Congratulations Jaap and TFS.

Great post Jaap,
One I'm sure Paul would like to view.
Excellent colours, detail POV and sharpness. Nicely composed, exposed and good frame.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

  • Great 
  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-08-26 16:08]
  • [2]

Excelente foto...!!!
Nitidez, cores e composição ótimas.
Uma macro muito bonita....
O fundo também está bom.

  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-26 18:55]
  • [2]

Hi Jaap,
Great close-up!
Excellent colour and details, beautiful composition.

  • Great 
  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-08-27 0:12]
  • [2]

Cette macro est vraiment belle. Les couleurs sont bien présentes et la netteté parfaite. La profondeur de champ est bien maitrisée.


  • Great 
  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2005-08-27 3:35]
  • [2]

Excellent macro Jaap. Perspective, colours, detail and sharpness all perfect. Couldn't have been easy, they don't stay still for long! It's wonderful that we can experience nature this closely.
Lovely work. TFS.
Warm wishes, Vicky

Hello Jaap!
Wonderful macro.POV,details,sharpness and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-27 4:48]
  • [2]

Hello Jaap!
Very nice close up.It's so close and sharp.Vivid colors,POV,DOF and composition are excellent.

  • Great 
  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-27 5:21]
  • [2]

Hi Jaap!
Wonderful capture.I liked details,POV,eyes and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

  • Georges Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-27 8:24]
  • [2]

Salut Jaap.
Les teintes ici sont tres belles j'apprecie moins la PDF trop importante a mes yeux. Je pense que la mise au point doit etre correct dans votre format original mais ici la compression pixellise un peut votre sujet.
Bravo Quand meme pour l'approche pas toujours facile.
Amicalement Georges

Sourire symbolique :-D

Hi Jaap, Great colors and details. Well composed with a good POV also. Nice tribute sentiments..

  • Great 
  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-08-27 10:37]
  • [2]

Hello Jaap,
Nice tribute to Paul. Very nice colours, fine details and a good composition. Good DoF too.
Well done.

Great macro shot Jaap, great sharpness, details and clarity, nice DOF too! Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend.

  • Great 
  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-08-27 13:00]

Wel Jaap, en dit zonder statief, het is opnieuw een uitzonderlijke mooie macro, hier moet ik nog veel leren, maar hier heb ik begrepen wat u mij heeft gemeld, en het is inderdaad schitterend. En steeds een grote tekst om iedereen duidelijk te maken dat een van deze insecten zeer nuttig kunnen zijn. Laat de scholen hier maar eens naar kijken, prachtig didacties materiaal.

  • Great 
  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-27 15:45]
  • [2]

Hi Jaap,
goot shot, very nice macro. I like the sharpness adn DOF. Interesting note. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-27 18:14]

Incredible shot!
Such a very good DOF!
Perfect details!
Excelent colors and sharpness!
5* photo!

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-28 18:43]

Jaap, Paul really deserves the tribute. Great idea.

Besides, the shot itself is very good.

Excellent details, pov and composition.


  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-30 16:21]

HI Jaap, a good tribute to Paul - a hoverfly and not a bee. He taught me the difference as I had NEVER heard of hoverflies before he pointed it out to me.
This is a good composition, the colours are great and the details are so nice and sharp. A very good macro, thank you for sharing and well done.

  • Great 
  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-30 20:35]

Hello Jaap,
That's a great tribute to Paul, i like your composition, razorsharp detail & vivid colours pov & blurred background is very nice,

Thanks for posting,

  • Great 
  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-14 16:09]

fajne zdjêcie Jaap, dobre zblizenie, ³adne kolory i dobra kompozycja.

je repère cette image d' excellente qualité, de tres bons détails et super coulours
bg excellent
bravo et merci

Calibration Check