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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax FA* 200/4.0 macro
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Drops* [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-25 18:34
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm lately very much into close-up macro photography and would like to tell you all more about the species of fly that is shown in this photo. Unfortunately: I have no clue :-)

I can elaborate on the photo though.
This photo was taken early in the morning with the morning dew still clinging to the leaves and to the grass. I'm using my new 200mm macro lens and I love the extra working space it gives in comparison to my 100mm macro. Fill flash was used from the side from the AF400T flash mounted to the side. In post processing I cropped a bit to get a better framing in the image and used a tiny little bit of adjustment in contrast and saturation. Slight USM for web viewing. This photo is part of my "water" series which can be seen in whole on my website.

Best regards,

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-25 21:23]

Beautiful shot! I like the droplet, the delicate nature of the fly and well chosen background. TFS! Michal

Excellent photograph, Mike!

I love the Emerald and crystal like plain that the insect rests on. The insect looks like it is guarding it's domain, ready to remove it all those who wish to rest there. Excellent composition, superb depth of field.

Beautiful and unusual comoposition. As for the fly, it is, I believe, a Geomyza species (family opomyzidae).

Great macro!
Good composed, nice colour.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-09-26 7:05]

Nice composition Mike, the colrs are perfects and sharpness to. Well done

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  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2005-09-26 7:41]

Leuke foto Mike, apparte compositie! Mooi met die waterdruppels.. De scherpte is goed, maar wel wat weinig voor F22.. Kan ook aan mij liggen. Echt gave plaat!!

Hi Mike !
I don't have enough time to write a decent comment ;) but the big smiley is, no doubt, well deserved here :)

//Exceptional shot with perfect details and framing//

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-09-26 16:17]

Great macro. I especially like the droplets of dew.

This is a really cool shot, great DOF enough to capture the whole insect and get enough of the dew drops. Paul :)

A very nice picture, Mike. The composition is spot-on, the picture nicely in focus with good DOF, and the BG is nicely OOF.

Well done and thanks for sharing.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-12-17 11:06]

Hi Mike,
Excellent macro shot.
I love the pov,dews on the leaf,dof,bg,focus,note and frame.TFS

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