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Love And Heat

Love And Heat
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Raynox DCR-250
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robberfly, Robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-29 9:12
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Couple of Robber Flies making love in 40C degrees heat. Very tough creatures :-) This weekend has got highest temperatures this summer. Last similiar temperatures in Poland were about 227 years ago. I think everyone is slightly tired of heat. Last rain was two months ago. Everything is dried and yellow. Typical African weather.

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Hi Greg,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Nicely done.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-29 9:51]

Excellent macro, Greg!
You really can do wonders with a S2!
Fantastic details, excellent colors and POV.
BRAVO!!! and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-29 10:33]

Hi Grzegorz,
I understand you perfectly! Here is Spain we are starting to feel 33şC as cool weather. But your flies have a good aspect and the frame is green. Great composition and details and a very good -and fresh- bg!
TFS, José M.

Hi Grzegorz,
Animal instinc, to maintain its species. Superbly captured. Great shot.

Ben lakitan

Coz za wspaniala jakosc tego zdjecia.
BDB szczegoly, ostrosc, kadr, colory i tlo.
Pozdrawiam Malgosia

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-29 12:27]

it's a super shot Greg,
realy good details, fantastic close up, you can almost see lenses, very good crop and yes superjob.
gr. jaap

Awesome macro work Greg.
Superb sharpness and detail..the Raynox adapter really lets you get in close..
Excellent POV, DOF, BG, color, and a great title.
Very well done mf.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-29 13:47]

Hello my friend, I notice that you have the same weather as here in France... I like very much your hot macro ;-) The details are great and their pose is interesting. Impressive the Raynox... Bravo Greg and TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-29 13:53]

Hi Grzegorz

Great shot, one looks like he is getting a head massage, I guess this s part of the mating ritual. Good detail & colours, like the BG.
Its even hot in the north of England too.

TFS Hilary

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-29 14:00]

Hi Gregorz,

A very good macro wit great colors and sharpness,very well captured,
I hope the female still got vision after this position,

TFS this great shot,


hi greg :D

this is gorgeous.. love the details.

you caught them in a very private moment ;)


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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-07-29 17:13]

Wow, great macro. Great detail and perfect DoF. Although the background is brighter than the subject, it really doesn't get in the way. I guess if the 40 degree heat couldn't stop them, your camera wouldn't. (It probably wouldn't stop me, either)! ;-)

Fantastic shot. They look like they are having a good time!

Excellent macro, Greg!Superb sharpness,light and colours, very good details and amazing "position"!
Best regards

Hi Greg !
Wheather is the same here, 40°C heat and no rain - we have lots of thunderstorms but not a single drop of rain, and it didn't cool down for some weeks now. But I'm glad to see that even with hot weather you keep on doing wonderful photos ! :-) Details on this one are really amazing, I could count the hairs ! Composition, POV, DOF and BG are wonderful. Very well done !

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-07-30 3:38]

Bonjour Greg, excellent macro-shot of insects mating . Great details and superb POV. Very well done, Didier.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-30 6:59]

Impresionante primer plano de este apareamiento Grzegorz.
Gran agudeza y detalles espectaculares, con adecuado DOF y POV.
Muy buena composición con un fondo limpio y correcto encuadre.
Saludos... Ricardo

Impressive close up of this pairing Grzegorz.
Great sharpness and spectacular details, with suitable DOF and POV.
Very good composition with a clean backdrop and proper frame.
Regards... Ricardo

Composition: ****
Sharpness: *****
Color: ****
DOF: *****
POV: ****
Note: **

Oops... :) tomorrow

Heat is heat -- no matter what degrees, Greg!
Astounding king-size macro of these robber flies with perfect details and fascinating colours.

Excellent details ánd sharpness, perfect composition and natural colours. Fantastic work! Well done, Greg. Thank you.
I wish a great rest for the weekend m.f..

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-07-31 14:46]

Hello Greg , A Very Great shot , beautifull colours pose details sharp pov and nice bg , very good job ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-31 18:00]

Hi Grzegorz
Good macro shot. Great colours, sharpnes, light, details, BG, DOF and POV.
Well done


Witam serdecznie!
Musze przyznac, ze lowiki to jedne z moich ulubionych muchowek, drapiezne, szybkie i bardzo fotogeniczne :)
A tu do tego w pelni "szczesliwe" ;)
Na tyle na ile sie orientuje w tych muchowkach, to jest to jeden z 3 gatunkow krajowych z rodzaju Neoitamus, rozpoznawalny dzieki charakterystycznie ukladajacym sie wloskom na tyle glwoy (sa one lekko zagiete w kierunku przodu ciala).
Naprawde bardzo fajne zdjecie :)

Jak zwykle świetne ujęcie! Chyba masz szczęście do pięknych momentów:)
Zdjęcie rewelacyjne!

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