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Hoverfly and Aquilegia


Hoverfly and Aquilegia
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 5:50
Viewed: 2970
Points: 48
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HOVERFLY IN FRONT OF AN AQUILEGIA FLOWER

The weather being not too good, I'm digging in my achives.
I found this shot of last year and thought that he combination of the dark Aquilegia and the Hoverfly looks quite interesting.
I suppose that the Hoverfly here is SCAEVA PYRASTRI (Späte Grossstirnschwebfliege, Syrphe pyrastre).
The species of Aquilegia (Colombine)might be AQUILEGIA ATRATA

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Hi Anne,

Excellent contrast, detail and depth in the flower, which has a flawless color and perfect shadows. Good capture of the tiny fly to 1/250s. Very good technique, congratulations.

TFS

Jesús

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-15 6:30]

Bonjour Anne,
In a pleasing composition with the beautiful deep-coloured Aquilegia flower, you made a fine capture of the Scaeva pyrastri hoverfly, well seen against the dark natural green BG from a fine POV.
Thanks and enjoy the redt of your Sunday,
Ivan

hello Anne
a great composition with beautiful colours
good sharpness and nice details
great shot
greeting lou

Ciao Anne, fascinating macro with lovely hoverfly in front of a fantastic flower, splendid light and colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-15 8:13]

Hi Anne. Its that time of year when we all have a look at the archives. This one was worth finding. With the rich colour of the Aquilegia . A fine close up of the Hoverfly with good detail. Well taken TFS.
Nick..

I hope your weather gets better soon.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-11-15 8:28]

Bonjuor Anne,
Hoverfly and an active composition ...
Sharp detail and saturated colors are very nice.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Such a fine and timely capture Anne, that sharply depicted flower looks like hovering over the OOF greeneries, but in fact it is the fly that hovers! Good effect indeed my friend.
TFS and cheers,
Mehmet

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-15 8:53]

Hello Anne,
Sure it's an interesting photo. Fascinating colours in beautiful contrasts. Excellent sharpness and details in a very good composition. Nice OOF BG and POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-11-15 9:08]

Hallo Anne,
da hast du genau im richtigen Augenblick abgedrückt. Wenn diese Fliegen schwirrend schweben oder rasten,
geben sie dem Fotografen/der Fotografin oftmals eine gute Chance. F/5.6 liefert zwar einen engen Schärfebereich,
den hast du aber richtig platziert. Eine etwas kleinere Blende wäre schön gewesen, hätte aber
die Belichtungszeit wahrscheinlich unvorteilhaft verkürzt. Die Farben sind 'äußerst' natürlich - so wie ich sie mag.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-15 9:54]

Hi Anne.
Pictured flower is simply amazing. Its beautifulness is breathtaking. I understand why cute hoverfly have been attracted by it. Superb composition of this fine in-flight shot. Details and colours are rich and very pleasant for eyes. My compliments and TFS.
Alexei.

Ciao Anne. Great focused macro in good light and details on flying insect. Excellente contarst against BG.

Roberto

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-11-15 13:10]

Salut Anne
Une autre jolie composition.J'aime bien le PDV,l'image est bien en focus et le detail est excellent.Belle couleurs et jolie arriere plan hors focus qui met le sujet principale bien en évidence.
Merci Michel

Bonjour Anne,

A superb 2-in-1 macro capture from a beautiful flower and an well focused hoverfly with perfect details! I like the sharpness and POV here with great natural colors. The green blurry BG is perfectly shown and gives great contrast to your subject(s).
A great composition!

best regards,
Paras

hello Anne
very beautiful scene, the POV and imposing flower and what a color! they create a splendid composition, the coexistence and the freeze of insect are very good,very fine photo!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

Ciao Anne,
una bella immagine di Aquilegia visitata da un Sirfide, molto belli l'effetto TD del fiore e il dinamismo dell'insetto, buona nitidezza e splendidi colori ben contrastati in una composizione gradevole.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata e buona settimana
Con amicizia
Maurizio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-15 23:26]

Hi Anne,
Very beautiful capture.POV,sharpness,details and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Have a great week and thanks for posting..

Hallo Anne!

Wow, jetzt auch noch im Flug! Und dies, obwohl die Bedingungen dazu offenbar recht knapp waren: f 5.6 und 1/250 lassen keinen grossen Spielraum zu. Das Bild gefällt auch durch seine Farbgebung, und die Akelei ist halt allemal eine sehr schöne Blume.

Grüessli

Markus

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-16 10:27]

Hello Anne,
I love the dark colour of this Aquiligia and the little Hoverfly looks really good too. Great details and beautiful colours. A very pleasing composition too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Anna,
wenn ich dieses schöne Bild sehe bekomme ich Sehnsucht nach dem Sommer.
Ich habe auch sehr viel Ackelei im Garten - ich nenne es Bauerngarten ;-) Manche sagen Unkraut dazu ;-) Und es kommen so viele Fliegen, Bienen und Hummeln, es ist bezaubernd. Hast Du schon mal beobachtet dass die Hummeln die Blüten oben anstechen und den Nektar durch die Wand hindurch heraussaugen, schlau gemacht!
Danke und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-11-16 12:24]

Hi Anne,
great shot from your archives! Nicely framed, a good DOF and some sharp details, well done.
Paul

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-11-16 13:39]

Merhaba Anne,
çok güzel bir netlik yakalamışsın, renkler ve pozlama çok başarılı.
Tebrikler.
Selamlar..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-16 15:15]

Salut Anne,une composition capture' cette ete' mais qui conserve une lumiere triste et faible typique de l'automn...une tres belle composition avec une bonne qualite' aussi...merci et bonne semaine,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-11-17 2:26]

Hi Anne,
really an exciting shot with superbs dense dark of purple flower and a well frozen hoverfly in flight.
splendid shallow depth and the effect is so lovely.
Congratulation on capturing this difficult moment in a very convincing manner.

regards,
Foozi

Bonjour Anne
Rien a dire sur cette super photo bien cadrée et d'une netteté irréprochable!
Bravo
Albert

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