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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 100, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-16 4:27
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a last upload for the time being,will fly tomorrow to the krugerpark,so I hope I can present you some African work in a few weeks,bye for now and till in a few weeks,


ps this is a hoverfly (ID unknown),picture shot in Raw,adjusted in CS2,cropped,resized,sharpened before uploading to TN.

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Morning my friend!!
nice close up, as usual, colors and compo are well balanced.

Good luck for your trip to South Africa, I love Kruger, I've been twice, I think it's the richest park in biodiversity of all Africa.

Waiting fot your African shots...


An amazing macro shot!

The detail on both the fly and flower are exquisite.


Wow, superbe , détails fantastique et composition extra

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-16 9:30]

Hello Paul,
A fine shot from your archives, this hoverfly presentation being sharp and well composed with fine Bg and the flash illuminating the whole very well.
I guess sending us your pics on the day before you travel is a way passing the time before the journey and I wish you a successful and happy holiday.
Best wishes, Ivan

hi paul,
lovely macro shot,
well composed,
nice details,
excellent bg, lovely colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Perfect macro Paul.
Technically perfect picture
Excellent composition.
tfs. Stev

Hello Paul
Very nice shot of hoverfly,
Perfect focusing and lighting,
Excellent work,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-16 17:15]

Hi Paul.
Excellent very sharp macro.Beautiful composition,superb OOF dark background.Amazing colors and fine sharp details.
Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-16 19:47]

Razor sharp details are outstanding, great colors and composition, Thanks Paul.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-16 23:30]

Hello Paul

A lovely macro of this hoverfly,nice sharp details.Good POV and DOF,I really like the OOF BG.Well composed.Good luck in RSA,and happy hunting.TFS


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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-17 3:34]

Hi Paul,
Great macro shot, very sharp and fully detailed.
Have a great holidays. I am looking forwards to your presentation of the krugerpark.

Excellent POV & comp Paul.
I will detail later..

hello paul!
very good macro with great
sharpness and nice pov
fine composition
well done!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-02-17 14:54]

Hi Paul,
Great Insect macro my friend.
I like your pov,colors,focus,framing,insect details,blurred green bg and composition.TFS

Hi Paul,
Very sharp and excellent details.
Neat blurry BG.
Great natural colors.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Paul,
very good macro shot you have in this composition with the details of this fly shinning through,the flower looks to be a little over exposed however,but not that it is a real problem.Well done,I like the hoverfly and look forward to giving my macro a workout this spring. TFS. Bob

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