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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-01 16:48
Viewed: 3372
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today's harvest! Unfortunately, when I went for taking photo to the garden, I have not enough light! So I played with my flash again!

American Hover Fly (Metasyrphus americanus ):
This fly gets its name from the way it hovers in the air above flowers.This is one of the best species to have in your flower garden because the larvae feed on small insects like aphids. Hover flies look a lot like honey bees, but these flies have very small antennae, while the antennae of honey bees are fairly long.

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  • Great 
  • gari Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 11] (149)
  • [2006-06-01 18:41]

Hola Ersin.Excelente primer plano en vuelo.Lo has detenido completamente,y eso esta muy bien.La nitidez y los detalles,en especial la textura del ojo,me gustan.Gracias.Saludos.

Hi Ersin

Wooow,briliant. very intresting shot with great details. perfect. You are so fast, congrat, nice DOF make it nice shot.
well done


  • Great 
  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-01 23:42]
  • [2]

Hi Ersin
What a picture. Excellent capture of this hover fly in flight. Although the wings got a little lost in the dark flash induced BG, this is just brilliant work.
The composition is great, the colours are stunning, the details are very sharp, and you managed the flash light very well.
Good work and TFS.

Once again, you made great use of your flash ! :-) I like this black BG, it highlights the hoverfly so nicely. Excellent sharpness and details, beautiful colors, nice compo and POV. I really like those big red eyes. Well done !

Hi Ersin,
You just freezed this fly in mid air. Excellent captured. Great color contrast and saturation. Well done and TFS.

By using the flash, you have attained a better effect, Ersin. The black BG in fact helps in projecting the profile outline of the overfly in perfect detail.
Wonderful composition!

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-02 11:35]

Hello Ersin,
Very nice in flight close up.I liked clear details,POV,dark BG and composition a lot.

Hi Ersin,
Very good shot.
Clear and sharp - excellent!
Wonderful colors and compositon.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

Great shot, Ersin!
Your playing with the flash has delivered an excellent result.
The pose is breathtaking, the details are excellent, and I also admire the well handled exposure on the white blossoms.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Ersin,

another above scale photo you got there. Everything perfect.

Tebrikler arkadaşım.

Hi Ersin,
great inflight macro.
Nice BG and compo.

Hello Ersin,

Wooow, excellent capture!
Very good time and exposition.
Very well done! i like it.

TFS :-)

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-04 6:16]

Hi Ersin
Great action cloae-up shot. Great sharpnes, colours, details, light, DOF and POV. Also good note and BG.
Well done my friend


OOOF buddy a superb shot with ur PowerShot. This pic itself is a "POWERSHOT" !!1 man you are getting into next level in photography congrats

  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-04 12:07]

Wow Ersin!
Amaising shot!
Deserves more the 2 points!
Keep on going and TFS!

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-04 17:17]

Hi Ersin, nice macro. Good details and exposure. The colours of the hover fly and the flower work well against the dark background. Well done and TFS.

  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-12 3:10]

Hello Ersin,
An excellent shot of this Hoverfly in landing position.
The lighting and exposure are great,superb colours and good sharp focus.
A great capture,very well done.


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