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Look At Yourself
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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: 2008-07-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 5:03
Viewed: 3666
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Russian]
A Hoverfly
Sphaerophoria scripta
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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-16 5:25]

hi leonid,
fine image of this little hoverfly on dew covered perch. contrast is less. tfs.

Hi Leonid,
Very different take on this hoverfly, a unique look into the "mirror"
So it must start its day by splashing some water in its face too? :)
It's a great POV and comp, nice detail/DOF.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest hoverfly of them all??
Why Leonid's of course!
Well done,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-16 5:59]

Hello Leonid,
A fine macro of S. scripta taken from a great lateral POV with excellent sharpness against a fine neutral green BG and set in a pleasing composition. Not oftern we see this species from this POV!
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Leonid...excellent macro with drops adding a nice touch and giving good indication of scale. The big drop seems to form a barrier to the progress of your fly. Best, brat.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-16 6:39]

Hello Leonid
Great capture with excellent details. Well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-16 7:07]

Hello Leonid,
Fantastic macro. Very special with these waterdrops. Excellent POV, colours and sharp details. Very beautiful composition and OOF BG.

hello Leonid
super macro
good details so sharpness
a great picture
good composition
greeting lou

Fantastic shot, Leonid,
I like the arrangement with all the drops, excellent sharpness, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Leonid, splendid macro of wonderful hoverfly with fantastic drops, perfect focus, fine details and superb sharpness, beautiful diagonal composition and lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-16 11:37]

Hola amigo,
esplÚndida macro,
fino pov y encuadre,
nitidez perfecta,

Hello Leonid !
Oh, he's looking himself into a mirror ! :-) That's one funny picture ! The details are awesome, the composition and POV are excellent, the blurred BG is wonderful, and of course the waterdrops are so beautiful, they look like jewels ! Maybe the colors are a bit too soft for my opinion, a tiny bit of contrast would be nice, but well, this is just my own opinion, the picture is great as it is. Very well done !

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-16 21:54]

Hello Leonid,

You have done a very nice close-up. Buth insect and water drops are shown in great details as the image is sharp and DOF well adapted. Light has been well used rendering fine, naturaly looking colors.

Thank you for sharing,

Hallo Leonid
There are so many new photos being posted each day, it's hard to keep up and not miss the goodies! Once again a great capture of a beautiful hoverfly. You have shown us some exquisite insects in the short time that you have been part of the site and this is one of them. Very sharp image with lovely colours and fine focus. Very well framed and presented. Thanks for sharing, and have an enjoyable day.
Best regards

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-02-17 10:33]

Hi Leonid!

You present us a delightful picture! I like it for the superb lose up of the hoverfly and the magnificent reflections in the waterdrops as well. The background highlights the rich details of the main subject at best. I also believe that the WS adds to the value of the picture.

Kind regards


Hi leonid,
Excellent composition of this superb cature, very good sharpness and fine details.
TFS. Regards. Ferran.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-19 4:35]

Hi Leonid,
your insects shot are really beautiful and sharp. Well presented in excellent composition.
this diagonal style is very effective and an eye catcher.


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