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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: 2006-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-20 12:55
Viewed: 2637
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today we are berthed in Alger (Algeria) and in the next port I will be relieved from duty,I hope I can make some time available again for photography,anyway this hoverfly was sitting on a rose leaf in our garden last season,a bit different view of this flyer dont you think,hope you like it and tfw

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Hello Paul

This is an excellent capture of a hoverfly. Very good sharpness with plenty of details. The fill-flash works great here giving the body some kind of metalic shining look which I like very much. Nice handling of flash and light and the colours look great.

Well done

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-20 13:41]

Hi Paul,
Excellent macro. Very neat and sharp details. Those eyes are magnificent. The smooth BG works well as also the light management. Good POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Ha Paul,

wat een beauty
Perfect MACRO shot van deze zweefvlieg
mooie compo met schitterende kleuren die perfect afsteken tegen de donkere achtergrond
glasheldere details
mooie POV

TFS Thijs

Super macro Paul. Excellent work. Very pure and sharp shot. Well done. tfs. stev

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  • Seiei Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 30] (127)
  • [2007-05-20 14:47]

Hello Paul

Nice macro, with many details. Really nice work, well done

Regards, Christophe

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  • Dejv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (75)
  • [2007-05-20 15:42]

hi tihis is excellent makro!!!
Good focus and colors !!!
TFS David

Hi Paul,
Lovely great picture here..!
Very good work for the beautiful picture..!
Colours and sharpness is perfect..!
Best regards,

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-05-20 18:44]

Wow, great macro, Paul. Incredible detail on the fly, but what really suprises me is the detail on the texture on the leaf, too. You seem to have gotten some amazing DoF here for a macros shot, and for me the the leaf detail add richness to the shot.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-05-20 20:09]

Hola Paul.- Exelente y fino Macro. Mucha nitidez y gran colorido, se aprecian con detalle todas las partes de este insecto. Luis52.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-05-20 21:52]

Hi Paul, excellent macro of the Hoverfly. You've provided us with very excellent detail and colour in this work. Very good job with the lighting.

Thanks, John

Hi Paul,
A great macroshot, very sharp and well composed!

Regards Peter

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-05-22 13:18]

Hoi Paul , Een prachtig scherpe macro foto fantastische details compositie kleuren pov bg and framing , heel mooi ,groeten teunie .

  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-22 17:16]

selam paul; excellent close up shot of this hoverfly,very good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with nice colours TFS
ridvan pvs tomorow

hi paul!
really sharp this fine macro!
good work!

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