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On Start Position
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Copyright: Leonid Fedyantsev (Macroleo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 109] (886)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-09 4:32
Viewed: 4080
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Russian]
A Hoverfly
Sphaerophoria scripta
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Unconventional lateral view of a Hoverfly, Leonid. Did not know it has such long legs.
Very good details and colours on the flank of the subject. The eye in particular is very sharp.
Well done and TFS.

hello Leonid
fine glance fine macro
splendid photo
best regards

nice photo,bravo.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-09 5:24]

Hello Leonid
Excellent capture. I like details and colors.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-04-09 5:48]

Hello leonid,

As usualy you are presenting an excelent macro. DOF is well chosen so that the whole insect is in focus. Very good details can be seen due to the sharpness of the image. Must be mentioned the nice and saturated colors that you have rendered so well.


Hello Leonid,
a good close-up picture with nice natural colours,
It's not razor sharp as it could be with your lens but it's
pretty sharp for 1/2 sec, the problem is the mirror shaking's which is worst between 1/30 sec and 1 sec, even if the lens is attached on a tripod, the solution is mirror lock and cable release but thats vere difficult with insects.
The DOF is good, the fly stand out well and I like the composition and the POV too.
Well done.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-09 7:57]

Hello Leonid,
Excellent shot.Very good macro. Beautiful image with good framing, POV, colors and composition you have caught. Congratulations,
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Leonid, splendid hoverfly with good colors, fantastic details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Leonid
Beautiful photo. Great macro. I like the POV and perfect OOF background. Sharpness and composition is also great. Nothing to critique

hello Leonid
'this is a super macro picture
great details and vey good sharpness
beautiful colours
greeting lou

hi Leonid,

great macro.perfectly sharp or not. In my oppinion not all the time the super-sharpness makes a super-photo. Good details, fine colours on your shot. More sharpness would "scratch" the eyes.

Cheers, Petru

  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-04-11 8:26]

hello my friend
very beautiful color rendition especially the dark red eyes.

also the centered gradient background it's giving a nice effect

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-04-16 13:51]

Hello Leonid !
Yes, he looks ready to start a race ! :-) Great pose ! The composition and POV are wonderful, too, as well as the soft colors so typical from you, and the blurred BG which makes the insect stand out so nicely. Very well done !

Hello Leonid.

Excellent macro, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

Hallo Leonid
Just love this very close approach. Colours, surrounding, mood, light and composition was all just right that resulted in this stunning macro. Much to appreciate in this image jam packed with great features. You are a very talented photographer. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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