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Copyright: Bennett Ho (BHo) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 20] (99)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04
Categories: Insects, Flowers
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikon AF 85mm F1.4D, Canon 500D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-26 10:57
Viewed: 5477
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I treat photography as an art medium thus I try to be as artistic as possible in all my work. Whether it's a bird, flower, or bee, the key is to capture interesting scenes and make them as aesthetically beautiful as possible.

This photo I like a lot because of the great colours and sharpness. The reflection off the *Hoverfly* seems to have a sparkle thus the title.

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-04-26 11:02]

bellissima foto complimenti mi piace la prevalenza di giallo e i dettagli dell' ape bravo.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-04-26 12:19]

Yes, your photo is realy artistic ! Composition, colors, DOF and sharpness are great. And yellow is my favorite color ;-)
Congratulations Bennett and thanks for sharing this beauty.

great sharpness and colours! Thanks for sharing sir.

Hi BHo,
Good macro, really close up.
Nice colors and details.
Good background.
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  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-04-26 15:09]

Striking photo. Very well composed and great detail.


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-26 16:02]

Hi Bennett,
Excellent capture of beautiful image, very nice colours and great composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Bennet,
marvellous use of very bright colours to create the impression of very intense light. Excellent colours and perfect details of the insect inbedded in that celestial beauty. Thank you! Best regards,

Hello Bennett,
The colours really are strong and quite striking. I like that. I like DOF too. The colours would draw too much attention and I think the shallow DOF works great to isolate the insect (btw, it's not a bee, it's a hoverfly).
Great job!

Great colours and composition...Well done.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-04-30 15:03]

stunning is the only word I can come up with...


Hi Bennet,
This is image has fantastic use of DOF. That lens has beautiful bokeh. Exposure is prefect and the composition is very strong.

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