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Robberfly on Phyteuma


Robberfly on Phyteuma
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 5:15
Viewed: 2568
Points: 42
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ROBBERFLY ON PHYTEUMA-SPECIES

Another shot from the excursion to Follatères in Valais.
The Robberfly just had caught some small insect and presses it against the flower.
The blue flower is a species of Phyteuma, an alpine flower-genus which has several species. This one is not fully open and I have some difficulties to give its exact name. These flowers are of the family Campanulaceae.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-20 5:36]

Hello Anne,
Fantastic photo in very beautiful light and colours. Excellent DOF, sharpness, details and composition. Good POV and OOF BG.
Regards,
Peter

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-20 6:07]

Hi Anne,
An excellent macro with great light and splendid colors.Perfect details,sharpness and taken from a fine POV.TFS.
Regards,
Dûrzan

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-20 6:48]

Hi,
I liked the robber fly perched on beautiful flower, good viewpoint and colors but the background is much disturbing. fine effort. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hola Anne

Esta si que es una foto genial, bien tomada de este insecto y la planta con unos colores fantasticos.

Gracias por tu comentario. Voy a poner otra similar con diferente forma.

Un saludo Antonio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-20 7:16]

Hello Anne,
A very fine capture of a Robberfly with its prey on a beautiful alpine flower. Both stand out very clearly against the soft background. Lovely details and colours and a very fine composition.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Tus luces y sobre todo tonalidades son especiales y en esta toma nos lo vuelves a mostrar. No te centras solamente en el motivo principal, sino que además nos muestras un entorno bien trabajado. Esos alicientes los valoro. Buen trabajo Anne:
Josep Ignasi.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-20 9:27]

hello Anne,
Although robberfly isn't beautiful species but your macro this one on beautiful flower give good and nice result. perfectly exposition, good blurred BG.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Anne. A lightning and sharpened interesting compo. Good details against the blured BG.

R.l.D

Good successful shot in the wining spirit of your football team, Anne! I am glad to see that you have included this lovely purple flower as an important element which complimenting nicely the vicious Robberfly here. Good clarity and mysterious brightness ! I would like to see a bit more dept of field to cover the entire flower, but then again this will effect the stunning background negatively in my opinion. Good job again, I think! Bravo!
Regards,
George Veltchev

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6510 W: 89 N: 15620] (65341)
  • [2010-06-20 10:45]

Magnifique macro ma chere,une composition de grande classe et de grande qualite'...et je pense que n'etait pas facile avec des insects so petits..mes compliments pour l'identification aussi,bonne semaine! Luciano

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-20 12:11]

Hi Anne
What a great capture of this perfect captured robber fly!
Details are great!
Congratulation!
Horia

Ciao Anne, great capture of rooberfly and its prey opn a splendid flower, wonderful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, splendid colors and fantastic details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anne,
Amazing capture with lovely colours, focus and exceptional background.
Great clarity and composition.
Marius.

Genial ...
Hi Anna, gefährliche Fliege auf Teufelskralle - na das ist aber eine explosive Mischung ;-)
Wie es aussieht hat sie auch schon Beute gemacht. Wunderschöner Moment und tolle Farben, gefällt mir sehr, Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Anne,
A complex POV nut well handled. It is always difficult to photograph these robber flies because of his nervous temperament. You've done a good job. Excellent composition, using the flower.for increase eye impact. TFS, Regadrs, Jesús

C'est une très belle netteté que tu nous présentes là, Anne.
L'insecte et la raiponce forment une belle composition
Merci pour tant de détails agréables
Amicalement
Laurent

bonjour Anne
excellente capture de cette mouche à toison avec sa proie, perchée sur cette adorable fleur, superbes details et très belle profondeur de champs
passe une bonne nuit
Jacqueline

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-06-22 2:22]

Hi Anne,
two great photo's in one here, an insect and a beautiful flower both cught in excellent detail and clarity. The DOF is perfect to isolate the subject from the background - well done!
Paul

Ciao Anne,
uno splendida composizione con questo aggressivo insetto su un bellissimo fiore, i colori sono brillanti e molto precisa la messa a fuoco con ottima nitidezza e perfetti dettagli
Grazie e coimplimenti
Buona giornata
Con amicizia
Maurizio

Liebe Anne,
ich habe Deine Raubfliege noch nicht gerühmt. Ich konnte Dein Bild mit dem meinen vergleichen: ich habe den Blitz verwendet, was zu einer ganz leicht schärferen Aufnahme geführt hat. Dafür ist der Hintergrund dunkler und die Rapunzel wirkt weniger plastisch als bei Dir. Die Blüte und der Hintergrund sind für die Komposition sehr wichtig, also 2 : 0 für Dich.
Ich bin am Dienstag nochmals nach Jeizinen gefahren, diesmal ohne russischen Gast. Ich wollte einfach in die Blumenwiesen sitzen und photographieren. Diesmal hats geklappt mit dem Schmetterlingshaft. Wieder keine Eidechsen und Schlangen (es war kühl). Ich bin immer noch auf der Suche nach einer nicht zu steilen Trockenwiese unten im Tal, meist sind solche mit Wein bepflanzt.
Bei Phyteuma bin ich wegen der kurzen Hüllblätter auf P. betonicifolium gekommen.
Herzlich grüsst Dich Dieter

Hellow Anne,
Perfect close up with vivid purples and intricately detailed.Nice capture and a cleverly composed image.
erwin...

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