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Round and round the poppy

Round and round the poppy
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-19
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-17 11:23
Viewed: 4126
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

This is a shot which I took of the roadside Welsh poppies. They were a great attraction for the hoverflies! There were at least two hoverflies for every poppy head.

I watched this hoverfly with interest as it went round the stamens of the poppy as if it was milking them.

Hand held.
pp cropped, sharpened, adj colour curves, framed and signed.

maurydv, Argus, brunorsantana, tuslaw, Alex99, ramthakur, Pitoncle, siggi, goldyrs, roges, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-17 11:27]

Hi Beverley. You have taken a very colourful picture with the Poppy and the Hoverfly. Both have been taken with sharp focusing and fine detail. Your use of the light has given bright colours.All in a nice frame. well done TFS.

Ciao Bev, lovely hoverfly on a fantastic flower, splendid light and colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-05-17 11:57]

Very good macro shot.Nice colors and composition.
Very well done.

Hello Beverley,
a fantastic colourful picture of a Poppy and a hoverfly takem with superb sharpness and splendid light, bright colours in a very nice composition:
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-17 12:52]

Hello Beverley,
Great macro in very beautiful warm colours. Excellent sharp details in the hoverfly as well as in the flower. Good composition and POV.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-17 13:05]

Hello Beverley,
A fine macro of a Hoverfly doing the rounds in a Welsh Poppy. Technically this is of high quality and I like the composition showing both the hoverfly and the central parts of the flower with fine clarity and colours.
The hoverfly looks like it might be Syrphus ribesii.
Thanks and kind regards,

Beautiful Bev!! Great crop, wonderful colors and nice details. Well done, my friend. Congratulations and TFS!!

Best regards,

Hi Bev. My best compliments for perfect light management in the flower's heart and the very good details on the insect.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-17 19:04]

Exceptional Macro Beverly!!
Love the fine detail in the insect and flower parts!! Colors are gorgeous and the exposure is right on the money!! TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-17 21:48]

Hi Beverley.
Terrific close-up. I love it a lot. Pictured scene, framing and composition are simply stunning. DOF, details and sharpness of the flower and hover-fly are ultimate. I love tremendous fire of colours and the most impressive lighting. All is great. Outstanding work. My compliments and Bravo.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-18 1:09]

Hello Beverly,
A picture full of light. A good contrast to our grey sky!
I like your composition a lot and the busy hoverfly is well taken,we even can see its shadow on the petals. Well done.
Have a nice day

Beautiful capture of a Hoverfly seeking nourishment on a Poppy flower, Beverley.
The presentation is highly artistic. The focus on the subject is spot on and the colours are very pleasing to look at.
We had a profusion of Hoverflies in our garden in April/May last year. This year not a single one. Wither, Mother Nature?
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Bonjour Bev,
Splendide mise en scène avec cette belle macro admirablement composée permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hola Beverley.
Preciosa macro de intensos colores.
Gran encuadre y delicados detalles.
Un placer para la vista.
Saludos, JL.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-18 13:47]

Hello Beverley,
Great and fantastic macro, excellent details colors tones and composition,but the details is incredible.

Best regards Siggi

Good detail and exposure, nice shot.


I love this presentation, Bev...
Apart from excellent technicalities, the aesthetics are spot on, too!
Way to go, Bev!!!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-05-19 13:48]

Hi Beverley !

Splendid macro!
Excellent colors and a superb player, congratulations.
I wish you a beautiful evening,

Hi Bev,

What a stunning bright color image you got here. Lovely focus with such fine details. Very good choice of tall frame and TFS.

Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-22 4:15]

Hi Beverley,
excellent close-ups. The yellowish orange is very catcht and the bees look so brilliant in a nice composition. The lighting is so good and the overall sharpness is very fascinating.
Real nice presentation.


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