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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): my best 25 photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-27 11:52
Viewed: 4154
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A fly is about 7 millimetres long and weighs about 1 27ste gram the body of the fly exists from 3 pieces: the head, the front piece and the rear. The lower part of the rear is yellowish blank, the upper part black chequered; experts can see to the upper part of the front piece what kind of type fly it are. On the side of the front piece are the wings. The house fly belong for this reason to the two wings. On the head sit two large eyes, one muzzle and two sense antennas. To the lower part of the front piece sit six hairy legs. Insects have none budded, but an internal skeleton. The fly cleans itself.

The eye of a fly exists from thousands small eyes. As a result, the fly considers the surroundings as a size mosaic; each eye is a part of it. The picture of a fly is different. How more eyes, how sharper the picture is. Between the eyes are sense antennas. Under the eyes the muzzle stands. The muzzle is in fact a developed lower lip, which has the form of a little drain. The house fly has about 3200 small eyes in each eye, for this reason he is more rapidly than the most insects. They see everything in a sign film, we realise everything in a moving picture.

Over the photo. Yes it is still experimentele shots I made. I have a full archive with fantastic macro photo's but I want to sho you the resuls of this new camera. Thats the reason that I not more then 2 photo's send in, on the moment. On TE I have almost reach 300 photo's and I decide to do it there some calm an. So that I have more time for TN. I hope you like this photo.

Fisher, Esox, AndyB, sAner, aktolga, eev, red45, liquidsunshine, ellis49, gerhardt, PDP, marhowie, dew77, jhm, TAZ, Callie, Luc, Motrem has marked this note useful
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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-27 12:02]

Beautiful composition, Jaap.
Excelent details and colorful. Well done on this one and the presentation.
Excelent work.


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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-04-27 12:10]

Your new toy's working well!
Superb composition, as usual.
Wonderful sharpness, with this pollen and flower details.
Great DOF, efficient, especially with this small F-number.
Waiting for thr next!

Nice huge macro. I like this kind of photo, where we can see all this pollen on the insect. I like the angle too, and the way the flower takes one quarter of the picture. Good composition!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-27 12:37]

Wonderful macro Jaap! The eyes are so unbelievably RAZORsharp. It's perfect. The colors are superb and I love the pollen which are all over him! :) The POV is great, composition is excellent. TFS!

Wonderful macro jaap, but very dirty bee:)
Very sharp and colorful.
DOf is incredible.



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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2005-04-27 12:54]

Fantastic shot with incredible detail. The color richness is amazing and the framing just perfect. The note was very informative. Thanks for sharing this.

Superbe photo jaap !
De beaux détails pour un joli portrait de cette mouche.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-27 13:33]

Perfect macro Jaap! Composition is great same as face to face contact. I like diagonal line of flower and pieces of pollen. Great work!

Good macro, Jaap.
I hope the bee is not pollen allergy ;-)
Good POV, composition and details.
Well done, my friend.

Excellent macro Jaap!
Very creative Pov, good details and colours.

Great shot, well done!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-27 14:10]

It's a wonderful macro Jaap. Very good composed and very sharp image. Colors are also great but I think this is not a bee. Those eyes are fly eyes. Hope I'm wrong.
Well done.

Great shot Jaap!
Perfect everything (well maybe besides sharpness, but this doesn't matter at all).
This insect is obviously really happy that it can work as your model ;-)
I really like it.
Well done!

Wat een oomblik! Lovley shot Jaap. This pollen covered insect looks so strange. Excellent moment and a nice macro shot. This bee is actually a fly. Lovely shot, very well done.

Wow! Jaap that a close one. The pollen covered bee is a real bonus and the details are lovely. Excellent work.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-27 23:35]

Wow Jaap, this is incredible! I am glad you are concentrating more on TN, then I get to see more of these. Stunning work here.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-04-28 2:15]

Goedemorgen Jaap,
Van een kop gesproken, ik vind deze macro is bijzonder geslaagd en zeker in combinatie van het stuifmeel en de bloem.
Prachtig werk.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-04-28 3:06]

Hi Jaap!
Very good macro.Superb colours and sharpness. Good note. I like it. Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-28 3:26]

A great macro Jaap.
This shot has real impact.
Excellent composition and detail,very good DOF.
Nice work,well done.
Puntos later

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-28 3:43]

Belle et intéressante macro-photographie avec de jolies couleurs. Il a de beaux yeux cet insecte butineur ;-)
Well Done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-28 3:47]

Hello Jaap!
Very nice shot of this polenholic.DOF is wonderful.I liked the composition very much.TFS...:-)

Great macro and a good sharpness. Nice work. Thanks sharing,

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-28 6:32]

Hi Jaap, very nice shot. He looks like he is really enjoying himself! Nice POV and composition. Very well done although this is a fly not a bee!

Jaap, I like this head-on POV of your Honey Bee-Fly? Whatever it is your shot has great impact with this burst of yellow dominating half the frame..Very good details of the head and eyes, yes, I like it!

halo Jaap!
WONDERFUL macro! Everything very interesting - just great details! Perfect shot!

A great capture Jaap,
Excellent POV, colours and details.
It looks like he's smiling.
Thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-28 17:59]

Jaap, another brilliant job with the Pro 1.

Excellent colors, pov and composition.

And I agree with Alan (liquidsunshine): it really seems the insect is smiling.

Good one Jaap, interesting close up, good composition and a lot of interesting details available on the insect. Good job



Nice capture, great POV. In this case I would have framed the fly more in the midle.
Well done.

Very creative Pov, good details and colours.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-05-03 14:42]

UITSTEKEND! Jaap. a great pic, And I love the pollen smeared all over his face!
Great compo, and I like the PIV too = TFS

Yes, I like very much your photo, what me striking it is the neatness of this fly, colours are very lively and the excellent composition. The angle gives all the impact to your work. Great shot!

Oui, j'aime beaucoup votre photo, ce qui me frappe c'est la netteté de cette mouche, les couleurs sont très vives et la composition excellente. L'angle donne tout l'impact à votre oeuvre. Bien fait!

Excelent, excelent, excelent it is sooo nice your work and bring me the life in my home

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