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Small hoverfly

Small hoverfly
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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: 2007-10-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, 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
Theme(s): Paul van Slooten [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-08 6:16
Viewed: 5491
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This morning a sunny but windy day in Nynäshamn,on the last and scarce flowers along the path still some hoverflies visible,however there are noticable less as a few weeks before,it is getting colder overhere,this is a small hoverfly,I estimate the lenght is less than 1 cm and the first time I made some shot of this specimen,unfortunately I could not find a proper ID on the net,so if someone knows it woud be gratefull,thanks for watching and have a nice week.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-08 6:28]

Hello Paul,
exact focus and high sharpness bring up the details of the hoverfly. The delicate legs and their structure as well as the minute bristles are nicely seen. For identification, the body colour pattern is well presented (I will try later).
Best wishes, Peter

hello paul,
excellent macro shot, very appropriate pov, nice lighting, lovely composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-08 7:53]

Hello Paul, great macro of this Hoverfly, great background and surroundings, very sharp image with great details. Good DOF and exposure. Very good work, thanks.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-08 7:54]

Hi Paul

Another high quality macro shot from you, my friend!
I really love all the details and textures on this little hoverfly here.
The exposure and flash work is very precise and due to that all the colors and tones came out great, too.
Spot-on DOF and very nice side POV, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-08 8:02]

Hello Paul,
This macro is most impressive of this tiny Hoverfly that looks enormous here! Great focus on those big eyes and excellent sharpness. FIne soft background and a lovely composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Ha Paul,

Perfect macro shot
ik denk dat het hier om een Pyamazweefvlieg (Episyrphus balteatus)gaat
Pose, POV, DOF en achtergrond zijn uitstekend
scherpte is goed en de details zijn prima te zien

TFS Thijs

Hi Paul,
these tiny hoverflies are my favourite ones - I love their golden neck and the big eyes so much. Your shot is wonderful, excellent sharpness and so close, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi paul!
this is a great macro!
really sharp and nice
pov and dof!
very good!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-08 10:55]

Hallo Paul,
Fantastische macro foto. De scherpte is perfect. Zelfs de eitjes (?) op het lijf zjn goed te zien. De kleuren zijn fantastisch vooral ook in de achtergrond. Goede diepte in de foto.

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-10-08 10:58]

Hi Paul
Great macro shot
Well done

Hello Paul,
perfect macro shot, great focus and deeph of field, splendid colors, lovely pose and backgroud, I like so much the wonderfull point of view,
realy a great shot,

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-10-08 13:43]

Hi Paul,
Another great macro shot of you super.
The POV and sharpness are great.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-08 20:40]

Hi Paul
Nice composition.Great POV and nice details.Sharp image whit great DOF and lovely colors.
TFS Michel

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-09 0:39]

Hi Paul.
I like your next brilliant macro shot with terrific details of this cute hoverfly. Superb POV, excellent colour reproduction and razor sharpness of the fly. Bravo and TFS.

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