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A Hoverfly

A Hoverfly
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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: 2012-02-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/8, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 7:28
Viewed: 2111
Points: 36
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A Hoverfly

Nothing great about this species, a common hover fly, often seen in my backyard only I was interested in the perch and the background. I always wonder why they choose the tip of leaf or a dried twig, interesting selection, I think..

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Hi Nagaraj,
interesting and nice macro shot. A lot of details. Great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Nagaraj
A beautiful image of this hoverly and yes I agree that the perch and the background is eye-catching, and actually "makes" this image. I also like the composition and point of view, this way showing all the lovely details to the best. You have captured it beautifully., especially the eyes that displays so big. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-26 7:36]

Hello Nagaraj,
This may be common in your region, but I have never seen this species of Hoverfly before. Excellent lateral POV taken with nice clarity against a clean BG and in a perfect composition on the tip of a leaf.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Nagaraj, great macro of lovely hoverfly on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-26 9:14]

hello nagaraj

excellent capture.regarding ur wonder why they
landing on the tip of leaf....i have a little thought about it that what there is a enough jumping support from the tip of leaf than middle.i mean while take off there is a force applied on the leaf tip and the same force reproduce as bumbing support to take off of
this fly.this is just my thought only ppls.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-26 9:59]

Hello Nagaraj.
Very nice macro of this hoverfly. Perfect composition, razorsharp details and beautiful colors.
Best regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-26 10:36]

Hi Nagaraj,
Another very nice macro photo. Perfect composition, colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-26 11:20]

Hi Nagaraj,i like a lot this way to take a howerfly pic,beautiful perspective and composition,good sharpness and excellent colors!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Nagraj,

Perfect shot Greeat DOF and sharpness, beautiful colors and good composition.

Hello Nagaraj
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful BG and nice lighting.

Hi Nagaraj,
Great macro,wonderful composition.lovely colors and great sharpness.Well done!
Thank You,
Best regards

a beautiful presentation of this lone Hover fly resting on a tip of leaf. nice composition with great sharpness.

Hello Nagaraj,
Impressive capture with excellent contrast and colors.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV.
The details and colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Nagaraj,
Beautiful macro of the Hoverfly. Excellent detail with yet a soft touch which I like, perched against the contradicting OOF BG. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Ciao Nagaraj. Lovely compo here. Good light and colours. well done.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-02 14:22]

Beautiful composition, Nagaraj!
Excellent sharpness and light; beautiful colours and nice clean background; perfect POV. Very well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-02 21:43]

Helo Nagaraj,
excellent view in its best features and details. I truly belief that simple view and capture seen the best.


Hello Nagaraj,
Lovely picture.
Well done.

Hello Nagraj.
Nice details of this hoverfly at the tip of the grass. Love the contrasting silenced bg in fine framing.

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