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Copyright: mikael pettersen (Tamrock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 0 N: 290] (1928)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 13:58
Viewed: 4635
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Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
todays post is from the insects world
not so good about that but i think this
is a Hoverflie
lots of them here in sweden in summer
this one i took handheld with tamron 90/2,8
in september at daytime

jeanpaul, Adanac, Juyona, RAP, stevkds, JoseMiguel, coasties, Aramok, scottevers7, dew77, gallezeric, fiyo, jmp, Finland_in_Eton has marked this note useful
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bonjour mikael
ça c'est excellent et difficile a realisé,même si les syrphe font du vol stationnaire,elle ont vite fait de changer de place.vous avez pris cela avec l'objectif que je pensais m'acheter et a voir le resultat j'ai de moins en moins de doute sur sa qualité.

Bonjour Mikael
C'est Une merveilleuse photo en macro que cette Jolie abeille.Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et le BG et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-29 15:10]

Hi Mikael,
Another just amazing shot, clarity, color and composition are all exceptional. Fantastic work Mikael.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-29 15:31]

Hej Micke,
Super in-flight macro of this hoverfly that I think is Episyrphus balteatus.
This is sharp with fine contrast with BG and well composed. Nice reminder of summer!
Well done and TFS,
Hälsningar, Ivan

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-29 15:45]

Genial Mikael, maravillosa captura, increíbles detalles, una gran disparo... saludos

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-29 15:53]

Perfecta macro en acción Mikael con gran colorido e iluminación.
Los detalles de la pequeña mosca de la flores y del diente de león son realmente muy precisos gracias al apropiado foco y escaso DOF que genera además el consiguiente fondo difuso, ideal para realzar el primer plano de la escena.
Si comienzas a publicar fotos así... que haremos los demás que no retratamos aves como tu!!! ;-)
Excelente entrega... gracias.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Perfect macro in action Mikael with great colors and lighting.
The details of the tiny Hoverfly and the dandelion are really very accurate due to the appropriate focus and scarce DOF that it also generates the diffuse resultant bottom, ideal to enhance the forefront of the scene.
If you begin to publish this way pictures... that we will make the other ones that we don't depict birds like your!!! ;-)
Excellent post... thank you.
My best regards... Ricardo

Hi Mikael,

Excellent inflight shot of this Episyrphus balteatus.
Compo, Sharpness, timing, details, colours, POV and DOF are Perfect

TFS Thijs

Hello Mikael

Very nice frozen in flight capture of this little beauty which I think is a Episyrphus balteatus - in English Marmalade Hoverfly, in Danish Dobbeltbåndet Svirreflue. You can check it out here on my home page

Very good sharpness with plenty of details. The dof is excellent with a well blurred background. Colours look very natural. The composition is perfect with the fly moving into the picture.

Well done

This is an amazing photo! It is indeed a Hoverfly. We have a lot of them here in Canada. Well done!


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-29 17:15]

Great capture Mikael, love the inflight shot and great vibrant colours. Spot on POV and DOF. I see you can turn your hand to insect shots as well



Hi Mikael,
A very artistic presentation here!
I like a lot the soft colors got, specially the yellow spot behind the insect, that makes a perfect background for the flight catch.
The focus and sharp details on the insect are stuning, clear and sharp, thanks to the good exposition and illumination used.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best reagrds,

Hi Mikael,

Excellent action that you have captured here. nice blurry BG that pop up the flower and insect. Well done.

PC :)

Hi Mikael,
Very nice high-speed shot, the hoverfly was well frozen.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Excellent capture Mikael! Nice composition, beautiful colors and great details.
Very well done and TFS!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-29 23:20]

Hello Mikael

Super crisp image with great action and motion.Excellent DOF ,and POV.The flower and fly are in perfect focus,and the BG is wonderful.A very beautiful photo.TFS


Hi Mikael

This is stunning. Love the colours. Very nicely composed. Excellent timing. :-)

Beautiful photo, fantastic moment. Perfect focus, OOF buckground and colors.
Very good job
Best wishes

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-30 6:17]

Hi Mikael,
Very artistic picture, well composed, with marvellous colours and so vivid. I cannot believe that you did this shot handheld. Bravo.

Hello Mikael,
This is an amazing capture, something I never managed to do; this is a very difficult shot. You did great! Those colors, details, POV and composition are stunning. This is beautiful and so well done, congratulations! Thanks,

Beautiful shot there - it is indeed the Marmalade hoverfly. They have such a distinctive colour and pattern to their back.

You have some stunning details showing on it you really do.


Hi Mikael,
A beautiful composition here. Rich vibrant color saturation with just the perfect amount of DOF. I love the OOF backround. Superb camera work here!

Hello Mikael,

Excllent capture perfect detail svery crisp nicly composed and capture photo. Perfect composed and capture photo I really like the POV alot,

TFS Kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-30 11:37]

Hello Mikael,
Magnificent in flight capture.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked blurred BG,colors,framing and composition alaso a lot.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-01-30 12:28]

Hi Mikael,

A very nice capture with good colors and sharpness,I think its always quite difficult to get a flying object in focus with a macrolense,well done and TFS


Wow, exceptional detail, nice camera work, the colors and clarity are really nice.


hi Mikael,
splendid macro very beautiful clearness and compositin congratulation very beautiful catch of sight cheer

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-30 15:06]

Hello Mikael,
Excellent capture; very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent. TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-30 16:31]

Hi Mikael,
Absolutely motionless overfly, captured from a level pov. Great composition, background and composition.
TFS, José M.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-20 9:05]

I liked the action here,very well seen&good timeing..TFS!!

Beautiful, sharp detail. I've tried getting shots of hoverflies... but not with any great success that I would share here. WELL DONE ! Perfect focus, lovely composition. DOF works really well. TFS

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  • Eeros (83)
  • [2007-07-25 6:04]

Fantastic sharpness in that fast flying pal. Wonderfull photo! -Eero

Hi Mikael!
Great picture with exellent sharpness made in the exactly right moment!
I like the colors and the contrast they make to each other very much!The positioning of the insect is also great!

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