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Look how I use my sucker ...

Look how I use my sucker ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 10:29
Viewed: 4154
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
today's subject is small but interesting.
Everybody knows the hoverflies - some are looking dangerous because they imitate other insects like bees, wasps or hornets. But they are harmless.
But have you ever seen how such a fly uses his tongue/sucker to drink/eat the pollen ?!?
Here you can see ...
It is putting it over the pollen. I was astonished when I looked at this shot on the big monitor.
I hope you also like it. Thanks for looking.

Ken52, marhowie, nglen, PaulH, Ilya_Borovok, mikou, GLEM, jmp, deblink, Proframe, haraprasan, Luis52, noborders, jcoowanitwong, SelenE, smitha, pablominto, dew77, wallhalla15 has marked this note useful
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Marvellous pic
Many thanks for share,

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-17 10:41]

Perfect use of macro lens. This is true macro with stunning details! Outstanding light and exceptional color. Bravo!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-17 10:44]

Hola Sabine,
sensacional macro,
colores y bella compo,
excelente trabajo,

Hi Sabine,
Really like this POV, it's very close and sharp. You can really see the mouthparts in action here, perfect :)
Very well done!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-17 11:02]

Hi Wishnu. A very good macro shot of the hoverflie. the detail and focusing is first class. with rich colours. the eyes are very good. very well done .TFS.good notes too

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-17 11:23]

Hi Sabine,
wow...as good a Macro as it gets, excellent work.
very well done. Shots like this reveal whole new worlds..

Hi Sabine,

Excellent sharpness showing PERFECT details
SUPERB POV, colours, compo and DOF
Beautifull lighting

TFS Thijs

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-07-17 11:51]

Bonjour Sabine, la lumiere est parfaite et les petits reflets sur les omatidies sont remarquables. Congratulations, didier.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-17 12:06]

Hi Sabine.
This is very impressive close-up.Excellent sharp details on textures on his eye.Superb colors.I like details on its "proboscis" on floral stick.:-)).Precise your macro work.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-17 12:37]

bonjour Wishnu
superbe image, un vrai résultat de professionnel. Magnifique netteté, on a tous les détails même les plus petits. Excellentes couleurs et lumière.


Uaohh, that's amazing Sabine, splendid macro with wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-17 13:35]

Hi Sabine,
Impressive details, colours and texture. A great macro!
TFS, José M.

This is SOOOO amazing! I wish I could try this lens someday but I know that you, the photographer are really gifted. I love this perspective a lot, those breath-taking details and beautiful tones of colors. This is exceptional! Thanks,

Hi Wishnu,
Well I certainly love your image. This is a very unique capture and the detail is just superb. It could not get any better then this. Amazing, congratulations.

Hello Wishnu,
Great macro with wonderful detailed eye of the fly, colors and soft BG.
Sharpness and exposure are spot on and composition is excellent.
Perfect work.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

Hi Sabine,
A beautiful closeup shot of this hoverfly. Very nice details and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-17 19:38]

Hola Wishnu. Maravillosa Foto. Exelente definicion y gran claridad en la toma. Luis52.

hi sabine,
very nice capture, excellent sharpness and very good dof, lovely colours, very suitable pov, nice composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

amazing, and superb for the sharpness and the composition in general...

Hi Sabine,
Wow...this is perfect macro picture. Sharp and clear. Colors, detail, and pov are excellent. Wonderful to see this fly use its mouth on pollens. TFS this masterpiece.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-18 2:11]

Hi Sabine,
this is an outstanding capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is soooooooo detailed!!!!
I'm speechless!!!!!!
Simply the best shot of a hoverfly I've ever seen...by a long way!!
Amazingly well done,
Joe :)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-18 3:37]

Wishnu, What a closeoup. Lovely Lovely. Wonderful. TFs Ganesh

Hallo Leute
Schmeterlinge sind euer grooster fach und ihr seit einfach ausgezeuhnet in das und diese bine ist prima auch.
Bravo meine Bavarische freunde

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-18 4:45]

Hello Sabine,
This is absolutely brilliant! I've vertainly never seen this before and your capture is amazing! I like the POV and details of the head are razor sharp and very interesting. Nice colours too and very well composed.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-18 6:46]

Hi Sabine,
It looks so interesting sucking the polen :o) Focus, sharpness, details, POV,composition and your use of flash is very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-07-18 20:11]

Dear Sabine,
I am speechless. What an incredible shot! I never knew that this is how hoverflies feed themselves. This one is a very educative and a beautiful shot. The POv is excellent, so are the sharpness, details and colours. I am going to add this to my favourites.
Thank you for sharing this shot,

Hallo Wishnu,
wunderbares Macro, man kann im Deatil die Facetten in den Augen erkennen. Toll gemacht.

Hello Sabine,
Oh my dear... What details!!
Excellent work by any measure!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-19 8:25]

Hello Sabine,
Magnificent close up.Details on eyes are amazing.I liked POV,BG,lighting,sharpness and composition also a lot.Guten Abend!

Hi Sabine,
hier hast Du aber wirklich fast Nasenkontakt mit der Schwebfliege! Sehr gute Datailschärfe, sehr guter Bildaufbau und eine excellente Tiefenschärfe.
Deine Hoverfly gefällt mir sehr gut.

Perfect!!! Impresionante POV. Excellent macro.

Excellent clarity on this super macro of your hoverfly Sabine. This is so close it's as though you had the flower and hoverfly inside your camera to get this shot. Super fantastic job. :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-07 14:55]

Incredible macro Sabine ! Very sharp and full of details. Thanks !


Hi Sabine,
This is a very impressive macro.
Great colors and clarity.
Nice green background

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