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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
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Copyright: Leonid Fedyantsev (Macroleo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 109] (886)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/14.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-16 5:15
Viewed: 3138
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Russian]
Conops quadrifasciatus
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Hallo Leonid
Welcome to the Trek Nature family. I hope you have a pleasant and educational journey on the site. This is an absolutely beautiful image with such of feeling and mood captured at the same time. The detail of the pose as well as the image as a whole is very impressive and I must congratulate you on this stunning piece of work. You have stepped onto the gallery with a unique piece of work and it deserves all the praise it is about to get. I am already looking forward to the next image from your lens.

The composition is lovely and the details of the insect itself are displayed well. Because you are new on the site, I would like to be the first to advise you on the following and please take it as positive and up building criticism. If you wish to built a photographic relationship with the fellow members or expand your portfolio you must be willing to:
1st. Supply information of some kind with your postings if possible
2nd. To critique fellow members for their contributions to the site, especially the ones that left a good and positive feedback at your images. It is not fair to expect people to come and give encouraging criticism on your images but you are not willing to do the same. If language is a problem to you, it is not a problem to the most fellow members as the most know how to use the translator supplied on the site. Thanks for sharing this image that has relaxation and dreamy written all over it.
Best regards

Hi Leonid,
this shot is excellent, I like the sharpness, the natural colours and the good BG, nothing is disturbing from this beauty.
Thanks, I like it very much.
A warm welcome here, show us more of those shots, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-16 5:48]
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Hello Leonid,
Welcome to TN!
An excellent macro of this Conopid Fly taken from a perfect POV with fine sharpness against a contrasting neutral BG. The composition is excellent too.
It would be nice to add more in your note about the subject and the circumstances regarding the taking of this image. We are on this site to learn from each other!
A very fine start to your TN adventure and I hope to see more from you!
Best regards,

Hello Leonid
Perfect picture to start with!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-16 6:29]
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Hello Leonid,
Welcome to TN!
Very striking first picture. And this just with a fly, my compliments!
Perfect framing, beautiful colors, interesting subject and excellent sharpness. Just one thing, may be the note could be a little longer :-)
Best regards

Great capture with wonderful colours and good sharpness. Good composition as well.

hello Leonid!
an good interpretation on the first on T.N.
excellent macro ...
compliments sERGIO

Hi Leonid
Good shot. Nice macro....good contrast. Good efforts.
Really very good
I enjoyed the photo

Ciao Leonid, a great welcome on TN, congratulations for your young but wonderful gallery, this one is a superb macro, great diagonal composition with lovely Canops, fine details and excellent sharpness, wonderful light and colors, perfect focus and splendid blurry BG, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Leonid !
This was a great first picture for TN ! The insect looks strange, I have never seen anything like this, but he is indeed very beautiful. I also like the composition, the POV and the blurred BG very much. The soft colors look great, too. Very well done !

Very good clarity and natural color Leonid.
Nice detail/DOF, POV, BG, and comp as well..
I'm only sleeeeeping :)

hi leonid!
thats a sharp and fine macro!
good work!

Hello Leonid,

outstanding macro. Perfectly chosen point of view to obtain the syrphid's best available side view in excellent composition with the plant. Stunningly precise details achieved by F/14 under natural light conditions: perfectly well taken chance of a cool early morning this is keeping the insect motionless in its resting position, allowing such a long exposure time.
I very much enjoy the very deliberately chosen composition, the image's subtle natural colours, the objects' perfect isolation from a well supporting distant background.
An excellent document of nature presented as a piece of art.
With thanks, and best regards,

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