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Insect Impressions
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Copyright: Josh Crozier (Humanist) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 11 N: 145] (541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-06
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/206 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bees, Hoverflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 13:41
Viewed: 4583
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken in Monet's garden of Giverney while on my Honeymoon. I think that the bugs are a hover fly, and a honey bee. I do not know what the third small black bug is.

I am actually not positive about the bugs though and I also do not know the flower variety for sure. I'd love any insights in this regard.

[UPDATE] The Hoverfly is an Episyrphus balteatus. Thank you batu! The small bug is a "chrysomelid, one of a group of leaf-eating beetles known as flea-beetles" (Argus). Thank you both.

PP: Cloned out some glare, cropped and sharpened.

RAP, Mazer, uleko, wallhalla15, Juyona, mikou, Alex99, fiyo has marked this note useful
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Hello Josh,
Fantastic post!
Very good macro capture - the details are excellent. Also your composition is great I like it a lot, maybe some more space on the lower part would be nicer.
I especially like the colors and contrast they create.
TFS this! Shir

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-18 13:48]

A beautiful multiple capture Josh with great point of view.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, colors, sharpness, lighting, background.

I like it: framing, notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

I like a lot the aesthetic sense of the presentation... thank you for sharing.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2006-12-18 14:02]

Great shot, with lots of interest within the image, well done.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-18 14:10]

Lovely soft colours, excellent details and a great composition. Great post



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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-12-18 14:27]

Hello Josh,
I hope that your honeymoon was at least as beautiful as this picture. The composition is unique and excellent. It's just the right focus and depth of field to achieve this particular atmosphere.
The hoverfly (family Syrphidae) is Episyrphus balteatus. Furthermore you show a honey bee and a small beetle which cannot be identified because details are not visible.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-18 14:45]

Hello Josh,
Wow, this picture really hits you when you enlarge it! Fantastic capture, very good focus and super details of insects and flower. Great colours too and a super composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Josh,
great macro shot here. Great POV/DOF, sharpness and details. Very nice colours and great composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-18 14:59]

Hello Josh,
Great capture wonderfully composed and presented. The hoverfly is crystal sharp and the whole image shows fine DOF.
The little beetle is a chrysomelid, one of a group of leaf-eating beetles known as flea-beetles.
Well done and TFS!
Regards, Ivan

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-12-18 15:33]

Fantastyczne makro. Doskona³y kadr i bardzo dobra ostro¶æ i kolory. Rewelacyjna fotka.

Preciosa macro plagada de grandes detalles.
Saludos, JL.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-12-18 16:15]
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Bel ensemble très bien cadré.
Bonne soirée.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-18 16:31]

Es excelente esta macro, magnífica composición y colores, perfecta nitidez, un gran trabajo. Saludos Josh

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-18 16:45]

Hi Josh.
Excellent macro.Beautiful composition and perfect POV.Amazing details.Very nice pleasant colours.
Well done,great work.Thanks for sharing.
Greetings Milos

Hi Josh,
Very interesting and impressive shot:
Creativity : 5/5
Composition : 5/5
Aesthetic : 5/4 (It would be better if we can see whole ring of stamens)
Technique : 5/5
Note : 5/4


Hello Josh.

Excellent macro, very good details and colors.
Great composition.


Hello Josh,
This is a wonderful macro with excellent colors, details, POV and composition. You were lucky to catch those two insects at the same time. Details are so sharp that it is hard to realize that you used the F4.5 aperture for this one. Well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-19 9:26]

Hi Josh.
Amazing and perfect executed close-up shot. Captured scene is unique and wonderful. The details and sharpness of all parts of shot are tremendous. Excellent soft lighting and outstanding composition, BRAVO, This is really a small masterpiece. TFS and regards,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-19 17:19]

Hello Josh,
Very nice capture with perfect POV.
Superb detail, and excellent colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-12-04 15:20]

Hello Josh,
Superbe photo, Belle composition avec de belles couleurs.

Hi Josh!
Very nice, artistic presentation! I like the flower in the centre and a Syrphidae fly on the right side. Beautiful colours and great idea for interesting picture! :)
A little similar (in broader meaning ;>) picture of flower and fly I presented some months ago here, please feel free to look at it :) (just to compare, not for points :>)
Best greetings from Poland,

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