Memory of summer: Wasp mimic
Another beautiful capture.
I like the colors,details and sharpness alot.
Very pleasant picture, good composition and the water drops add something special. The lighting is good, and that's not always easy on brightly colored flowers with a contrasted subject.
It is indeed a Hoverfly, but not in the genus Temnostoma. It is either Syrphus sp. or Eupeodes sp. I believe (there are several very similar species in those geni).
tfs & regards
a nice composition of this hoverfly macro shot
always dificult to manage light and yellow colours but you did it well
TFS and regards
This is like WOW my friend, very detailed with great color and beatiful composition. For me one of your best, thanks.
Bravo. Excellent close-up. I like everything in your shot: impressive POV, crisp sharpness and excellent details of the hoverfly, perfect reproduction of the yellow colour tone and petal texture. DOF is selected skillfully. Lighting is soft and very pleasant to look. My congratulations and TFS.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-01-24 11:44]
Another wonderful post from you, but this time a very nice and colorful macro :)
The contrast here between the darker abdomen and the bright yellow of the flower is really eye-catching here.
Also exposure is very well handeled, and despite the brightness of the petals, you've managed to not overexpose them.
The details are nice, but they could be a little sharper - but i see you noticed that and added a workshop.
The POV is great, the DOF is very good and the composition very nice.
Bravo and TFS
- anniejo (0)
- [2007-01-24 15:14]
Isee you've gotten a GREAT shot on this beauty!!
Nicely captured; nicely composed; nicely
Colors are bright.
Details are "detailed".....
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-01-24 15:57]
la couleur de la fleur est un peu vive mais l'ensemble est assez reussi avec une bonne netteté.
Nice compo Jay with very good colors and point of view.
I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, color, lighting, framing, notes.
I like it: sharpness, background.
I don't like it: the lack of the values of the image (if it is that they were available).
Considering the use of a compact camera and without manual controls, it is a very good capture.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo
- yllen (641)
- [2007-01-24 22:02]
Adorable compo. Amarillo sobre amarillo, con gran nitidez, foco, colorido, profundidad y un adecuado encuadre. ˇCongratulaciones!
Jay....it's not that cold is it....take off your balaclava :)
Your wasp on the Potentilla is a nice reminder of summer and it's just around the corner. Your image is sharp and vivid. Don't make those wasps mad...they will come after you.
a sheep in wolf's clothing is this dronefly/hoverfly.One never needs to fear being stung by this nectar loving flower visitor.I have seen many of these around here in High River as well and always on a flower.Sometimes but not all that often you will see yellow jacket wasps feeding from flowers as well but that is because in cold weather insects are harder for them to find and they get hungry so sweets are something they go for.The flower this hoverfly is on is the one with those leaves that mimic another plant but of course is not legal to own or use.The details,colour and focus bring this one to life.Thanks Jay for this upload. Bob
- zahoor_salmi (5538)
- [2008-08-28 8:22]
nice composition of this hoverfly macro shot.