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Sphaerophoria scripta

Sphaerophoria scripta
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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-12 6:52
Viewed: 3540
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
It is a fly of few mm. it is camouflaged of wasp
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To jrubiocasado: InsectoJORAPAVI 3 03-13 10:52
To marmottelolo: diaphragmeJORAPAVI 1 03-12 17:28
To Argus: Batesian mimicryJORAPAVI 1 03-12 16:42
To ramthakur: flyJORAPAVI 1 03-12 07:19
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Hello Jose,
I am wonder-struck at the amazing beauty of this macro of a winged insect (a wasp, maybe?).
Superb focus on the upper parts of the body including the wings. The subtle shades of colours are beautifully captured and the entire composition is a gem of a picture.
Thanks for sharing it, my friend.

Hi! Wow, the macro shot here is just great. THe sharpness and clarity and clean-ness of this picture is really something! Very impressive.


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-12 7:45]

hi Jose,
je vois que nous avons les mêmes sujets de plaisir :)
Belle image aux couleurs douces. La netteté et les détails sont bons.

well done

Hi Jose,
Very nice macro. The DOF and colours is perfect!

Cool macro, Jose.
Nice details, colours and pose.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-12 10:46]

Hi Jose,

It looks like a small hoverfly to me,well captured macro with good POV and colors,The dof is good,well done and TFS


Hello Jose
Wonderful shot of this fly,
Excellent composition and lighting,


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-12 11:46]

Fantastic shot Jose, very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours.
Thanks for posting.

Muy buens José Ramón
La verdad es que nos presentas un insecto muy chulo y ya de paso te doy las gracias por la identificación (lo fotografie este fin de semana, pero no tan bien)
Me permití realizar un workshop, pasarle por el neat image para quitar un poco de ruido y gana un pelin en nitidez. Espero que te guste
Un abrazo

P.D. No puedeo subirlo hoy, mañana lo haré.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-12 12:46]

Hola Jose,
Excellent close-up.POV,sharpness,BG,colors,DOF you managed and composition are wonderful.

Hello Jose what a superb detailed shot fine focus and life like colours excellent clean background tfs rgds Necip.

Vamos, que me parece que eres del "CSI Galego", para descubrir a las impostoras...
Muy buenos detalles y una presentación fantástica.
Saludos y muchas gracias.

bonjour josé ramon
le diaphragme etait deja pas mal fermé mais encore plus aurait surement permit d'avoir tout l'abdomen dans le champ,d'autant que vous avez utilisé une vitesse assez elevé.
cela reste malgrés mes remarques une excellente macro.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-12 14:19]

Hello Jose,
Most impressive shot of this Hover fly. I like his position on the flower and the sharp details of head and wings. The colour of the background fits perfectly too in this excellent composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-12 14:24]
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Hola Jose Ramon,
Fine macro of a hoverfly with excellent composition, BG and DOF. Its colouration, looking like a wasp is an example of Batesian mimicry when it has the warning colours of a wasp.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Jose,
Subtle macro...
I like the monochromatic colours...
Well done


Your choice of aperture setting is excellent. F14 gives plenty of depth of field for the eyes and part of the body without compromising the background. Very nice and sharp picture.

Murali Santhanam

Hola Jose Ramon, splendid macro with wonderful colors, great details, lovely blurry BG, very well done, BRAVO! ciao Silvio

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-03-12 17:25]

Excelente macro, como todos los que haces! una mosca un poco peculiar. saludos!!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-12 17:35]

Hola José Ramón,
Impecable captura. Me gusta mucho el color, el punto de vista y el fondo. La composición es muy atractiva y refuerza mucho el punto de vista.
Un saludo, José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-13 12:18]

Hi Jose.
Your macro works are great as this one. Perfect close-up, POV and crisp sharpness of the flower and hoverfly. Lovely colours and wonderful BG. My compliments and TFS.

Wow! What a nice photo my Friend!
details are really fantastic, DOF great, and the saturation and contrast really impressive!
TFS and all the best!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-13 17:29]

Hola Jose Ramón
No sé cómo lo haces, pero parece que con cada imagen te superas. ¡Qué excepcional macro!
Una auténtica maravilla de impresionante belleza.
Magníficos detalles y precioso colorido.

Hola Jose Ramon.

Que nitidez y repartiendo enseñanzas que da gusto.
Esta muy bueno el comentario de Xotaele respecto al CSI.

Jose Luis

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-13 18:05]

una Magro genial,
buena nitidez y excelentes detalles
y colores, buena iluminación y
bg, saludos José

Muy buen macro

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-15 16:17]

This is a wonderful hoverfly picture. Stunning POV and sharp details. Lovely colours and nice DOF. I like this a lot



Hi Jose,
another special macro!
Very good sharpness!

Extremely nice macro close up of this very small insect the composition as been well chosen. Well done Hose. :)

excellent very sharp and detailed.
Pose colors and composition are all brilliant.

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