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Compund eyes!

Compund eyes!
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Copyright: Kiran K V (sunkirana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 29 N: 199] (1143)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 100, Sigma 105 Macro EX
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-08 0:19
Viewed: 3149
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a close up of the Hover fly(Please refer my previous post for details on the fly) eyes and it compound structure. Hover flies have a BRIGHT zone which allows for faster motion detection.
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The compound eye of a Hoverfly is really wonderful in this deftly managed macro shot, Kiran. The details are amazing and the colours are superb.
Well done and TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-08 5:28]

Hi Kiran

I'm a bit amazed that after all this time you only got 2 critiques for your shot...
Anyway, it's a terrific macro shot that shows with the help of the excellent magnification of your lens the impressive structure of an isect's compound eye.
The texture here is simply fantastic - with all those micro regular hexagons displayed so perfectly to get the best image possible for this hover fly.
Wonderful colors and excellnt lighting, too, from the technical point of view.

Bravo and TFS

hello kiran,
excellent macro shot, the image is sharp with good details, liked the composition and the pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Kiran,
What an amazing macro shot you've captured!
This compound eyes are very pretty new to me, especially black spots.
Delicate details and nice focusing, well presented!!
TFS and regards,

Very nice shot, great details. A bit creepy as well!

Thanks for sharing.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-08 13:02]

Hello . good picture i will return internet problems.


Hi Kiran
Excellent close-up. Interesting point of view. Also good sharpness of the ommatidias.
Thanks for sharing

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