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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-04 4:58
Viewed: 4818
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone!
This is my last post ... at least for now! Thank you everyone for the support during the last 12 1/2 months! It has been a spectacular journey for me, from the beginning. Please, continue to enjoy this magnificent
site. Treknature has been a significant part of my life not only because it helped me to improve my photographic skills and also because I met the most wonderful people around the world!
One day I hope to come back again, soon ... enjoy your journey and keep up the good work everyone! Love you all!

Kind Regards,
George Veltchev

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Ciao George. I only hope you'll come bach as soon as possibile. One of the best scenographic and impacting macro shot I ever seen.


Hi George.

George my friend and Countryman, i am personally most disturbed about your decision to suspend your activity on TN, Im sure you have your reasons and i sincerely hope that your break is a short one,

George you have been a great inspiration to me, and i have enjoyed your high standard of work and most valuable critiques, This site wont be the same without you,

So my good friend i will say for now, Baie Dankie my Maat, and hope to hear from you soon,

Best Regards,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-04 5:40]

Hello my today neighbour,
Last post with a little curious creature..well presented, as usual, with this interesting composition, half dark, half bright and the insect on the edge of it. Hope you will come back soon with interesting and beautiful shots as you used to do it until now. I have not been too present in the last weeks because I had some extra-work to do.
All the best
Kind regards

amazing closeup, TFS Ori

Hi George,
hope is not too long before we see you again on TN,

Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-04 8:40]

..i don't know why you leave us but i MUST to say you a big thanks for your work on TN and for your spectacular pics...we are always there if you will change idea....Luciano

Ciao George, I hope you soon return to TN, you are a great photographer and a good critic, thanks for all you beautiful photo and for this one with fantastic light, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Dear George. I agree with Paul. TN won’t be the same without you. Many thanks for your great photos and I hope that we will see you back soon.
My best wishes

Your photo is FANTASTIC

Extremely beautiful capture, hope you come back soon with your creative mind and some amazing picture like this.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-04 9:34]

Hello George,
A goodbye with a little masterpiece. Amazing photo! Just like many of your other photos. Thanks for your valuable contribution to the site.

Hello George,
I hope you will soon return to TN with your amazing African landscapes and wild life with your fantastic macro as this one.
Again a impressive macro with such splendid details, great POV, excellent focus and light. Perfect capture. Very nice work!
I hope you will return as soon as possible.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-04-04 10:25]

Dear friend George,
Why are you leaving us? Wo man! Don´t do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TN will never be the same without you, without your critics and mostly without your wonderful photos. I´m so sad...
Hope you are ok...and retoure to your friends as soon as possible.
This pic is your "golden key" to say "good bye"?Absolutely amazing!
Really surreal ! i have not words.
Many thanks, dear George for helping me so much.I wish you and your loved ones all the best.Keeping shoting, please!!!!
Your sincerely,

PS: my last pic is for...you! Presage?...

Thanks for showing us the beauty of this small fly. An amazing photograph. regards yiannis

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-04-04 11:50]

Hello George,
A super-sharp macro of this tiny insect showing interesting details in great natural colours. I like its pose at the edge of the petal.
I hope you'll be back before long!
Thanks for all and best wishes, Ulla

Hello friend George, the impressive quality of this picture, if we consider the decision to place the subject with a backlit yellow get this masterpiece. A picture perfect and a great light control. Hello, Paul

Hello George,
This is shocking! Why are you leaving, my friend? Well, as someone said above "I am sure you have your reasons" but please do come back as soon as possible. Still cannot believe it but may you be well and may you have just as much success in whatever you do as you had here. With my very best wishes and a big smiley for this fabulous image.

WOW George, this is truly your best ever. Absolutely magnificent!! Where are you going? Are you going to travel? Why do you say it's your last? You make me sad! I truly hope you will come back soon with many more beautiful images. Thank you for everything I've learnt from you and I will miss you my friend.

Hello George

Great macro photo with fine POV, great focus
sharpness and details, very beautiful warmer light
and color tones of the background, excellent contrast,



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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2011-04-04 19:36]

Hi George, wow great image ! I love the color and lighting here. your note, sad news indeed. I hope to see you posting again sooner rather than later. your great images , and valued critiques will be missed.

be well George

best regards

Hallo George,
the first I see this morning after coming back from three months trip is that you leave, I hope this is a short time out.
I will miss you much, but hope to see you soon.

As usual, a very nice macro with great sharpness and good DOF, maybe a bit too much flash for my taste, but thats me.
The picture is well composed with a nice little POV.
Fine work as usual.

take care my friend,
See you soon

/ Gert

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-04 23:05]

Hi George,
Splendid photo of this Inseckt, TFS!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-04 23:15]

Hello George,
Sorry to see that you are leaving us! I hope you will return to TN as you were a valuable contributer with a high standard of photography and an sharp eye for analysing others. In the meantime I wish you all the best.
This is a top quality macro of this species of Dance Fly. I cannot fault it!
Great to view!
Thanks and kind regards,

Hallo George,
a fantastic macro shot, .... waiting for your return, I hope very soon
I wish you all the best
Ciao Maurizio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-05 6:31]

Alien, I suppose, very interesting species, striking capture. I enjoyed your images, always and hope to see you back soon. tfs.

Hi George,
really interesting species. It looks like a species from Star Wars :)
Very good atmosphere. Perfect point of view. Excellent DOF.
Nice colours!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-04-05 11:02]

Hi George!
What an impressive macro shot! Details of the insect are fantastic!
Marvellous light and splendid blurred BG.
Ciao! Vanda
I'm sorry for your departure from TN.. I hope you will can back as soon as possible. Good lucky! :))

Hi George,

Thank you for sharing your photo's with us.

Regards, Petra

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-04-07 12:36]

Hi George,
Exceptional view, great sharpness and details,colors
Congratulations, regards ..

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-12 23:17]

Hello George,
such a stunning presentation. Full of exciting elements and dramatic.
No critique as for me it is such a special achievement.
Again hearing you saying the last post is a very sad new.


Hi George,

I have been missing TN for some time because of my tight schedule at work. And to my surprise, when I logged in today, I saw your last post...its really sad. Will be missing your amazing captures as well as constructive inputs. I hope to start posting again in a month's time.

By the way, your last post is an amazing macro with very fine details. I hope to see you back soon.


Congratulations George for the picture, excelent compo with wonderful and funny subject , perfect details and nice colors,

have a blessed Easter !

un caro saluto, tino

Hi George,

Something always happens during my absence... I don't know the reason, but I see you were about to partially leave TN - you didn't post in the last 3 weeks. But you're here at least for commenting, so I see the light at the end of the tunnel. :) One day you'll return with new pics also, I hope.

This one's a fabulous macro, fantastic colors, contrast and sharpness, beautiful composition. A surreal masterpiece. Bravo.

Have a happy Eastur, friendly regards, László

Sıradan uyuz bir sinek. Bir fotoğraf makinasına değil, sineklikle öldürülmeye uygun. Üzgünüm, no puan.

Super close-up shot George! This picture has a lot going for itself. Subject has excellent clarity. Great control of the fill flash that shows every detail on the insect, without blowing out highlights. The wavy stage and yellow OOF backdrop with the 45° angle make this a very exciting image to view. Well done. :)

Hello George
Impressive macro shot, great colors especially the one from the back ground,well composed and hope to see many more images from you.
Friendly Regards

Hello George,
Perfect macro, great diagonal composition, very nice colors.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-07 10:41]

Hi George.
It is a pity that you have decided to stop your activity on TN at least temporary. I think you have strong reasons. However, your last shot is simply amazing first of all by idea. Fantastic subject which is created by bright yellow spot of petal with attractive curve and dark area on the left-bottom side of the frame and amazing small creature that reproduced with ultimate exactness. Bravo. Great job.

Seen this Fly for the first time on TN, Mr. Veltchev.
The picture is amazing in its overall visual appeal.
It is a pity you decided to take time off TN after a year of your strong presence here. Hope to see you back soon.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2011-05-11 18:49]

Bonsoir George,

Splendid close-up. Excellent sharpness on this tiny subject. Beautifull "Bohkey" and excellent contrast between the subject and the BG. As ususal an excellent work and TFS.


Hola George

Que bella imagen, que has sabido realzar con un golpe de flash y ese fondo brillante del centro de la flor perfectamente difuminado, una imagen realmente buena y con perfecta nitidez. Vaya pedazo de macro.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello George friend!
I arrive, and you going! Good heavens!
Well! ... that's life!
I hope you and your family are very good, especially the little Peter!
Sending a hug and my thanks for everything you have learned by us from you and your photos!
I'll write your mail!

Hellow George,
An incredible magnifecent macro, good luck to you and hope you will return.

Hi George!
Your macros are not only very sharp and well composed but so beautiful with the warm colours!
Best Regards

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