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Green Bottle Fly on yellow flower.

Green Bottle Fly on yellow flower.
Photo Information
Copyright: Jan Wiren (lovelos) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 0] (48)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix HS 20
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flies - Moscas - Mouches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-08-27 1:29
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I took this picture on a sunny day in my garden.
I have this indigenous little bush with bright yellow flowers called, "Ílandstok" (Dasiphora fruticosa), that acts like a magnet on a big variety of flies!
I specially like to take pics of these metallic shining Green Bottle Flies(Dasyphora cyanella).
I used supermacro and cropped the picture and sharpened and saturated it with Lightroom.

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To Athila: About lenslovelos 1 04-20 03:40
To Athila: Supermacro on Green Bottle Flylovelos 1 08-29 07:11
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Impressive first photo Jan! Welcome to TN.
Interesting subject, excellent composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-08-27 7:36]

Hello Jan,
Firstly WELCOME on TN.
A very nice start with this superb macro. Maybe the colours are a bit oversaturated, specially in the flower, but it all looks very beautiful. Excellent sharpness, wonderful details, taken from the best possible point of view and a good composition.
Hope to see a lot more,

i never ever thought i could fall in love with a fly picture!!!!!!
A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!

Bonsoir Jan,

Impressive close-up. Sharp, well exposed, huge DOF considering the F/stop, but you were shooting at 8,6mm focal length. Cosidering sensor size of this camera (I have the same) the magnificaion ratio is not as impressive as it shows in the web image. Anyhow, it is still an impressive image rarely seen.

You mentionned that you used the SuperMacro mode. Did you use only the fujinon lens by its self or did you use close-up auxiliary lens with it? TFS.


Great details and colors.


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