A resting Hoverfly
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-04-17 5:04]
very impressive macro as always, DOF is just about bang on to show this Hoverfly's head in all it's complicated glory. Very good detail and a great POV. Can't help on the ID, sorry.
- aes_thor (2489)
- [2008-04-17 5:56]
Great captured, sharp and clear, lesson of anatomy;)
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-17 7:06]
Now why would you arrest a fly? :-) Nevermind....and I am on a manic roll this AM Joey so you will please excuse me! A very nice close in shot. Remarkable detail which would help a medical examiner for pete's sake it is so close in...You are indeed the Master of Micro.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-17 7:57]
I didn't have to read a name to know whose post this was. Great macro of the hoverfly. Wonderful details of the face. I love the legs on the leaf.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-17 8:55]
Extreme macro shot. You have used so long lens system and have got extremely shallow DOF. Despite of that portrait of hoverfly is very impressive. Eye patter and texture of the head are reproduced perfectly. Flash work and colours are superb too. Have you cropped an image. Shorter distance the shallower DOF. In such cases I take subject from longer distance for getting larger DOF and than apply a crop. My best wishes and TFS.
This is a very impressive macro indeed..Stunning details.
You have a very shallow dof for f16 though..Not that your focussing isnt brilliant at all!!
How are you finding the 180 sigma?..and combined with the convertor?...Im interested as I am thinking about buying one.
A stunning capture and My hat is tipped to you Sir.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-04-17 11:24]
What a details in this impressive macro! Beautiful colours and POV.
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-04-17 12:37]
Wonderful closeup of this Hoverfly,
Perfect details,lighting and POV.Superb shot my friend.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2008-04-17 12:45]
this is quite the macro, incredible details that you captured.
I like the DOF and the POV you chose for this composition.
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-04-17 13:12]
Splendid macro capture of this hoverfly focusing to its eyes! TFS.
- gondox (1585)
- [2008-04-17 13:21]
Unbelievable macro with unbelievable details! Color space and wetness are wonderful. And composed perfectly.
Sorry for being so short, for a few weeks it will remain because of work. TFS!
- marcellr (3514)
- [2008-04-17 13:42]
Ottima la definizione sul capo ed in particolare sull'occhio.
Si possono contare i singoli ommatidi.
Davvero un bel lavoro.
Hi Joe . This is what you call a macro or a very close up macro. not to sure that you coul get any closer. the detail in the eye is spot on good natural colours . good POV/DOF. well done TFs .
I need to get out with the macro lens and make a start.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-04-17 14:03]
sorprendente macro Joe,
realismo y bellos detalles,
- JoshLewis (909)
- [2008-04-17 16:04]
A very fine photo, also very nice note you have there! Its interesting! Perhaps I should try taking photos like these, once again, thanks for the great photo! Thanks for sharing! Cheers Josh Lewis.
- Proframe (4096)
- [2008-04-17 19:23]
Perfect sharpness and focus on the eye Joe.
Love the warm color tones, light and details.
Very well done again my friend. TFS!!!
Warm regards, Harry
- TAZ (10926)
- [2008-04-17 23:03]
Hello dear Joey,
Wooooow ! What an impressive portrait for our eyes pleasure ! Great equipment for great result !
The "+++++" : composition, subject, POV, sharpness, incredible details, DOF, blurred BG, exposure, colors...
The "-" : nothing as usual...
Bravo my friend and thanks for sharing,
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-04-18 0:46]
Hi my Friend, owlman Joe,
Superb macro capture with wonderfull clarity!
All are perfect my friend! Splendid composition!
I can easily count its ommatidia!
Excellent detail seen in the face & eye segments..I like your POV.
The light/color and OOF green BG, along with the leafs surface FG make it great :)
What R U using for flash BTW?
I don't think most people know how hard it is to pull this off.
Very well done,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-18 6:00]
Hi Joe, amazing portrait with superb details, splendid focus and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-04-18 7:55]
a fine macro work with good sharpness and fine details where it counts. The DOF will be quite shallow with this settings,
a converter with a long macro-lens, nothing unusual with that.
You did well with manual focus or did you used the tape-trick?
Well composed with a nice POV and good handle wiht the built-in flash.
Well done, young friend.
Have a nice weekend.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-04-18 15:02]
Your macros area awesome! Always the best!!!!!!!!!!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-04-18 17:15]
Good macro work, Tom.
You can count the eye particles...
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-04-19 1:14]
It was bit too close and scary. Hmm I never knew the eyes are so complicated. Well done Ganesh smiley tmrw
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-20 18:27]
Wonderful macro shot with immaculate sharpness and clear details. Perfect lighting and spot-on focus on its eye. great POV and composition. Kudos.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-22 8:15]
Exceptional clarity here Joe.The details are crisp and sharp.
Excellent focus and DOF.
Very good POV.
The lighting is well utilized and the colours are vivid.