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first macro 2008

first macro 2008
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Copyright: Pat Diederen (Patleboss) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 14 N: 1085] (5950)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/600 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 12:22
Viewed: 4002
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Superbe journée aujourd'hui, le jardin s'est fait envahir par une multitude d'insectes, chose assez incroyable en cette saison,
bonne soirée à tous
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Wow..If someone has a passion for purple they had better see this one..It dominates the image..did you know that all purples are actually tones of blue? I didn't either...Very nice image!

Hi Pat!
This is amazing that in Belgium here and now the first insects are active! I am really happy to hear that, maybe very soon in Poland will be the some! :)
According to this picture I have to say that I like a lot colouration and profile POV. DOF is not perfect (especially the front part of photo is out of focus), but the main object - the syrphid fly is sharp and nice looking :)
All the best and have a nice Sunday!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-09 18:40]

Nothing I can say would do any justice to such a magnificent photo. Colours, sharpness, details, contrast, composition they are all perfect.
Thank you for sharing such a prize! I believe I can even hear it buzzing...

Bonjour Pat,
very fine macro with such closeness in good sharpness, vivid colour and good details
many thanks for sharing

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-09 19:53]

Hello Pat

The colours are vivid and well saturated.They really make this a stand out.
Excellent DOF and POV,The bee is well focused with wonderful detail and texture.
The shot is well illuminated.
The frame is well filled.
Great job.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-09 23:29]

Pat I love such kind of shot and I love the eyes. This is superb macro shot.Ganesh

Hi Pat,
that's unbelievable - a bee in february - and with such brilliant colours, I love it.
I hope the insects will be back soon, I'm longing for them. But it's too cold outside here in the south of Germany.
Thanks for your macro
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Pat,
Excellent details in the insect!
Subject is well isolated in this colourful frame, good feeling of depth...
A pleasant composition, well done on the macro work!
Pablo -

Bonsoir Pat,

Ici aussi, la même chose. Beautcoup d'eristalis tenax surtout et des mouches bleues. Demain, c'est le même temps. Belle photo très nette et très colorée. Superbes détails.
Bonne soirée,

Hi Pat,
A nice capture of this beautiful fly. Very nice macro shot. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Pat,
bel primo piano sia del dittero che dei magnifici fiori rosa.
Mi sbaglio o sono di Erica sp. ?
Buona domenica,

Veo que no pierdes el tiempo y ya empiezas a perseguir a los primeros insectos de la temporada jeje. Interesante toma por su precocidad y bello colorido.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-10 5:55]

Hi Pat.
What a colourful close-up picture you have shared. I am impressed with the richness and beautifulness of the colour patter. Excellent composition, details of the hoverfly image and nearest to it flowers. I like perfect soft flash light too. My best regards. TFS.

Hola Pat.
Fantástica macro con muy buenos detalles y nitidez.
Buen bg y DoF.
Saludos, JL.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-10 7:54]

Hi Pat,
congrats on your first macro! :-D
The colours are really beautiful!
Great sharpness and detail.
Superb composition.
Well done,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-10 7:58]

Hi Pat. You got your first macro i got my first Butterfly.Great close up. the detail is first class. good rich colours. it even has got some polen well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-10 8:07]

Hi Pat,

The colors in this picture are marvelous!! Wonderful macro of the fly showing him off in good detail. An interesting pov with his back towards us. The flower he is on is lovely.


salut Pat

quelle superbe composition de macrophoto que tu nous présente,
WOW ! d'abord un superbe POV et cadrage, ensuite encore
un superbe densité dans les couleurs et je termine ma critique
avec en mentionant cette superbe netteté et détails de l'abeille, TFS


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-10 10:37]

Salut Pat
Précoce !
Belle macro, excellente netteté du sujet, les couleurs sont excellentes.
Félicitations, amicalement Robi

Ah,joli pour le retour à la macro et je remarque que la composition est parfaite ainsi que de très jolies couleurs.
Well done

Oh pat,
This is beautiful; the colours are amazing, excellent detail in this little fellow, well composed and framed, and the perfect background, very nice work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-11 2:43]

Hello Pat,
Great first macro!
Beautiful composition with the lovely pink of Erica!

Coucou Pat,superbe retour à la macro,j'adore la compo et les couleurs sont magnifiques,bravo.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-11 8:53]

Bonjour Pat! Elle est superbe ta première macro de l'année, c'est hyper piqué et les couleurs sont magnifiques, bravo ! J'envie ton printemps hâtif...


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-12 19:15]

Hi Pat,
I will be back with a proper critique.

Salut Patt,
Je les attends, moi, ces insectes, car je suis à cours de munitions ! Elle est superbe cette abeille sur une bruyère, avec un fond richement coloré. Bravo à toi, et bonne journée.

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