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Hover Fly

Hover Fly
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-31 3:11
Viewed: 2532
Points: 52
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Hover Fly
I found this species of Hover Fly in my backyard, today morning. It never allowed me to set up my tripod and hand held, I captured this decent image. I don't know the name of this species, if you can ID this will be happy. This looks very fresh specimen with fine colors and that blue bands attractive.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-31 3:21]

Hello Nagaraj,
A fine clean macro of the male of this species of hoverfly with excellent sharpness of its front half, especially when you hand-held the camera at such a low shutterspeed. Nicely composed against a clean OOF green BG.
Thanks and all the best,

Ciao Nagaraj, beautiful macro of lovely hoverfly, fantastic colors, fine details, wonderful blurry BG and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Nagaraj. Beautiful brilliant colours and excellente contrast. wery well comosed.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-31 5:40]

Hi Nagaraj
Wonderful shot of this lovely hoverfly!
Excellent details and colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-31 6:23]

Hello Nagaraj,
A photo of this hoverfly in very well saturated colours, beautifully contrasting against the green BG. Great choice of composiiton. Good sharpness.

Superb shot Sir...
I love the lateral POV you've chosen which gives us a beautiful perspective.

hello Nagaraj
this is a great macro shot with good details and beautiful colours
very nice light and soft BG.
greeting lou

Hola nagaraj

Que bonita imagen, parace hecha en 3D, con esas tonalidades que parecen plastico, verdaderamente una imagen excelente y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Nagaraj,
Excellent capture of this very pretty hoverfly. The colours and contrasts are excellent and the sharpness too. I couldn't help for the ID because we don't have this species in Europe. I can only say that it is a male (eyes connected). Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-08-31 10:44]

Hi Nagaraj.
Simply stunning species. Thanks a lot for sharing. Coloration, shapes and other features of the hoverfly are represented amazingly. BG is so fine as the main subject.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-31 12:34]

Hello Nagaraj,
Outstanding close-up shot with superb sharpness and clear details.Very good light and exposure control with lovely colours.Very nicely composed.Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-31 14:04]

Hi Nagaraj,

A fantastic macro of this beautiful Hover Fly. The perfect pose to show off those new wings and the beautiful blue stripes. Colors and details of the head, wings and body are superb. I love the background and composition.


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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 422] (1639)
  • [2010-08-31 23:09]

Hello Nagaraj
beautiful shot of Hoverfly in the colorful combination, wonderful light and great details.

Hi Nagaraj,
a lovely capture of this beautiful hoverfly. Very good composition and good details even if handheld in low light. By the way what was your ISO setting??? Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-01 11:55]

Hello Nagaraj,
What a beautiful Hoverfly in bright colours! Excellent shot showing great sharpness and a very fine background!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

hello Nagaraj
very nice macro shot of colorful Hover fly against blurry and fantastic colored BG. striped abdomen, wing textxure and large eyes look very beautiful. focus, POV/DOF and composition very nice. TFS. well done

Hi Nagraj,
Excellent photo of this fly. Very sharp and beautiful colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15655] (65469)
  • [2010-09-03 8:57]

Hi Nagaraj,impressive macro whit excellent sharpness...and the colors so brilliants are fantastics,a very very good work for this little howerfly.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Gives a grand view of the eyes, so you had a bit of luck with no tripod. It glows to the point of aura!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2010-09-03 11:29]

Hi nagaraj,

Wonderfull macro and very nice sharpness, I like the colors very much.
The détails of the wings qnd the light are perfect, excellent B/G.
Very good job, congratulations for this excellent work.
Best regards.

Hello Nagaraj,

what a vey good and sharp image.
Exellent dof, pov and bg.
fine colours.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-06 5:43]

Hello Nagaraj,
A beautiful species of hoverfly with its golden abdomen. The fact that you took the picture without tripod, makes the slightly unsharp result look very artistic. Amazing!
Kind regards

Hallo Nagaraj,
a superb macro shot of this hoverfly taken from an excellent POV with fantastic reflections, good sharpness and marvellous colours, very well composed
Best regards

Woww... what an awesome hoverfly and macro Nagaraj!
TYhe BG extremely plain and contrast! it stand out well!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-25 23:19]

Hello Nagaraj,
excellent view with superb colours and wonderful presentation. I like the depth you composed and lovely shines from the wingd and compound eyes.
Good blurry bokeh.


Hello nagraj.v
Very nice hoverfly and looking very different than I am used to see.
Excellent sharp details image.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

Lovely colours gr8 details and clarity. Thumbaa chennagide. Preethi Irali.

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