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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies, Hoverflies II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-28 2:45
Viewed: 3178
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Normally I tend to see the insect through the eyes and fron the frontview. But this one I tried to view from the top to get the view on the body and as well as wings and eyes.

Hope you all like it.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Syrphoidea
Family: Syrphidae

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/60
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 180/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-04-13 16:53
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 193 kb

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Good capture of this Hoverfly on a leaf, Ganesan.
You must have noticed that these insects have turned out to be my favourite subjects in the recent past. They are photogenic creatures and look good in macros like the one you have shown today.
TFS and regards.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-28 3:31]

Hello Narayanan
Beautiful syrphid and beautiful composition! Very good details on the wing and abdomen.
Good job.
Best regards

Hi Ganesh Ji,
A nice capture of this beautiful hoverfly. Excellent sharp details and a fine composition. A very good top POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-28 4:18]

Hi Ganesh,
i like this POV from the top, we can clearly see the detail in the wings and also the slight colourful irridescance too, which is very nice. Good work, well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-28 6:05]

Hello Narayanan
Nice presentation.good POV.Well composed image with nice detail.
TFS Michel

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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2008-04-28 6:25]
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Hi NG,
The body contours are pretty clear on this one. Good and different angle of shot. away from your usual.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-28 7:17]

Hello Ganesh,
Excellent capture of a hoverfly taken wiith good clarity, from a dorsal POV and with enough detail that would enable an expert dipterist ID it. Nice lighting and composition too.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-28 9:50]

Hi Ganesh,

The pov is marvelous giving a wonderful view of this hoverfly. Colors and details are excellent and the transparent wings are wonderful.


Hello Ganesh,
Maybe a DOF is not perfect and some parts of fly body are out of focus, but this is still an interesting Syrphidae species. I also believe that it was rather small specimen, so bravo for taking this picture :)
Colours and POV are very good too.
Best regards from Lodz,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-28 14:59]

Good macro of this little hoverfly, Ganesh.
The colours here are really vivid but still natural.
Great BG.
Excellent POV too.
DOF is good but the focusing is slightly off.
Superb lighting.
Well done!



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-28 17:58]

Hola Narayanan.
Exelente la foto desde la parte superior de la foto. Muy alta nitidez y bellos colores
Saludos My friend.

Hello Ganesan. Beautiful shot from the top at the edge of the leaf. Excellent sharpness with transparency of the wings. Well done and best regards. Jusni

Hi Narayanan, beautiful hoverly with good colors and lovely details, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi again Narayanan,
Very nice close-up macro of this fantastic looking insect. I enjoy the POV and like how you filled the frame. Well done and TFS.
Paul :)

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-29 14:28]

Hola Narayanan, buena nitidez y color, quiza se recortaras por detras evitarias la luz dura y a la vez descentrarias el motivo, con lo cual ganaria la composición, es una opinión personal. Un saludo

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