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Loving nature
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 50 points or more - 50 puntos o más, Insects in Brazil, Sexy nature, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora), _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, 5 favs. and up - PART 2, !Action Plus, !"Living on the edge..." [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-03 15:51
Viewed: 14022
Favorites: 10 [view]
Points: 92
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My town has around 100 thousand inhabitants. I was born here, so that I know the place quite well.

I'm telling you this because this photo was taken in a place here I had never been before. I usually take my shots at Mocambo Park or at Lagoa Grande (Big Lagoon). This one, however, was taken in a vacant lot with insects profusion. There are very beautiful flowers there, and many kinds of insects make their living in the area. The day was cloudy, but as soon as the sun comes, I want to go back to the place in order to take more pictures.

P.S.: thanks to Shírley, my girlfriend, who was with me and was the one who spotted the couple above...

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-03 15:57]

I would have called it "I say a little prayer for you".

Fantastic shot Livio, it's a great capture. Very well done.

Hey, what are you doing, can't we get some privacy here... :) :) :)
Very good capture.
I say that your girlfriend has sharp eyes for this kind of scenes ;)

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-02-03 16:13]

Livio, well done on this capture. The details are great. What a position to be in. LOL Howl!!!


Oh, my, he's gorgeous, I can just hear him shouting "I did it, bulls eye" ;-))))
Good POV, colours, sharpness and DOF, please thank your Shírley from me for providing me with the laugh of the day - and you for catching him at just the right moment ;-))

Interesting shot Livio,
Great celebration!?!
This is a very good shot, excellent detail.
You really really have caught the moment here.
Thanks for posting

Another title coming immediately in mind could be also: "Hands Up", ... and that's not fair from the police to come and arrest this guy during business hours. Shirley has surely good eyes to spot this, and you've catched a very good action scene (let's put it like that). Now these arms raised, WOW, incredible view. No nits, exposure is particularly good. This photo is unique, Livio!

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-03 17:03]

Great porno macro Livio. ( LOL )
No serious, this is absolutely stunning. The DOF and POV is just right. Very nicely done. Good work my friend and well spotted Shirley

Great capture! Nice color and detail..The pose says it all...

Excellent macro Livio and very well spotted. I never thought the Pro1 could get in so close. The detail is excellent the composition great. Great post.

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  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-02-03 19:02]

No comments...

Fantastic livios!!!!


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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-02-03 20:41]
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Mas o que que é isso rapaz. Você esta virando um especialista nesse tipo de foto heim! É a natureza em movimento he! he! :)

Bela foto com boa composição. As cores estão boas. Os detalhes estão ótimos.



Livio, The only thing this one is missing are the stirrups! One of a kind..You may never duplicate this shot again in a lifetime...Ok, two lifetimes! ;-)) One of my favorites!!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-02-03 22:22]

Petit chanceux !!! D'avoir pris une aussi belle capture. Les détails sont surprenants et les couleurs extra. Merci et bonne fin de journée.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-04 4:25]

Pure Trek Porno shot Livio ;-) Great 'praying' pose, nice details and moment.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-02-04 5:19]

Woow... Livio... "what the..." lol!!!
what a capture!!! Great colour, great marco and sharp detail... need I said more? ;P Tfs

AHahHAHAHAHAHAHA !! oLha a mão da mosca !!! HaHAH Essa vai pro favoritos !! Fico otima Livios HAUauaHa !!

Parabens !!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-04 6:43]

Superb macro, razorsharp details and unbelievably funny. :)

Great shot Livio, great details and colours. Perfect POV.
Well done.

parabens, os detalhes e a nitidez estao otimos.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-02-04 13:11]

They are both in pof, very nice capture, good colours and lovely details, it's just if the male put his legs high, to sing his song of love, very good job Livio

Livio, this is the funniest nicest fly mating shot I have ever seen. Although I did the WS I don't really think it needed it to make a success. Those little hands up in the air says it all. "Look ma, no hands!" ;) Fantastic! Masterpiece!

Fantastic shot Livio. Everything has been written about it. And Shirley has the good eye. ;-)

Great macro Livio.
The one in the back looks very happy.;-)
Very good details, composition and colours.
Great work.

Firstly Livio, I have to say your English explanations are impoving all the time, so are your pictures.
This shot is just fantastic, I can't believe the hands up in the air!. The detail is brilliant, maybe even to revealling!! A masterful shot of a unique moment...just brilliant.

Show de foto, parabens.

Lívio, vi a maioria das suas fotos e não tive dúvidas em marcá-lo como favorito pois a coleção inteira de fotos é muito boa ... parabéns, isto reflete não só o talento, mas com certeza muito suor que você despendeu ... esta foto em especial representa isto, pois eu, na minha vida toda, só vi isso 1 vez e você conseguiu registrar ... abraço .. eduardo

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  • kmolz (36)
  • [2005-02-09 16:42]
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Livio, meus sinceros parabens... to pasmo com a qualidade das tuas fotos!!!
Tentei algumas macros, mas to sempre quebrando a cara... alguma dica pra se chegar tão perto de insetos sem afujentá-los? hehehe

And you didn't see this ? ? ?
It's funny and original too !
A very nice pose of these loving animals !

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-04-12 1:21]
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Esses bichos são feios, mas a foto é muito boa... mesmo...
Excelente macro e composição também.

Dear Livio, your photo is better than my photo. Thanks for sharing. Cong. Best Regards from Istanbul/Turkey. Murat.

This is the funniest photo I've seen on TN! Brilliant! Yahoo!
Technically superb as well. Well done.

Esta foto ficou muito engracada...

Ta parecendo um oba, oba geral!!! hehehe

Parabens, pela foto. Nitidez impecável!

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  • Phoki Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (284)
  • [2005-06-30 8:45]

Wow!!Perefect pic, i cant think of something i dont like in it!Congratulations!

Livio, esta fotografia é demais, um momento dificil de se captar, gostei muito, e voce deve estar orgulhoso por conseguir.Parabens mesmo

fantastic moment!

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  • Javid (56)
  • [2005-11-30 6:09]

great moment

Very nice. Perfect.

Perfecta nitidez en un momento muy intimo. Enhorabuena por la toma. Saludos,

This one really should be censored;). Check for the front legs and the expression of joy...

Livio, bravo!

The big question I have is "Is that upper fly about to beat down with those raised front legs, or is he in a "YEAH" moment here?

I had NO idea that the sex life of flies could be so ...
well, so... hmmm... uh... INTERESTING!

Excellent capture, sharp in all the right parts. Great colours. The plastic, which they are on, looks like the bottoms of my fishboxes. The spikey ridge matching the hairy legs of the flies! Complements to your spotter Shirley.

Only fly in the ointment: why did you not call it "Decisive Moment"? Or was that yet to come...? ;)

Thanx ever so much to both of you! Jay

Cześć Livio,
Świetny kontrast i kompozycja, wspaniały kadr.

Regards from Poland - BratAni.

waooooo !!!! que enfoque, que colores, que detalles.... todo es bonito en esta fotografía, hasta la expresión del insecto. Una foto maestra !!!

Saludos: J. Ignasi

Amazing shot!!! The fly is loving it!!!!


Hello Livio.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

Excellent shot! well focussed.

Voici comment faire une photo fantastique avec un sujet banal : la mouche !
Il y a de l'action :), de la netteté sur le sujet, un arrière plan harmonieux et flou comme il fayt, bref, une photo que l'on aimerait tous avoir faite !

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