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Hold Me Tight Man!

Hold Me Tight Man!
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-09 8:00
Viewed: 3017
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured this hoverfly couple at a small pond at the University campus in Duesseldorf. These two were the only insects which I encountered on this cold and humid but nevertheless sunny morning. That was the chance: the flies were not really warmed up and appeared rather tired. So a series of pictures was possible.
The flies belong to the genus Eristalis (Syrphidae).

- bright sunlight
- ISO 200
- handheld

* Kormann K. (1988) Schwebfliegen Mitteleuropas. Ecomed Verlagsgesellschaft, Landsberg.
* Haupt J. & Haupt H. (1998) Fliegen und Mücken - Beobachtung, Lebensweise. - Naturbuch Verlag, Augsburg.

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hello peter,
nice capture of the mating flies, liked the pov and the composition, sharp image with good details, excellent lighting, liked the shine in the eyes,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Peter,
Seem that this is the first hoverfly mating that I have ever seen. Beautiful image under bright sun. Perfect sharpness and exposure. Very well done.

Hi Peter,
Wunderschön scharfes Bild von den 2en mit schöner Komposition und guten Farben.
Interessanter Moment, den du da eingefangen hast.

TFS Tatjana

bonjour peter
excellente pose,les deux mouches sont parfaitement dans le champ,la lumiere est bonne et les couleurs en ressortent tres bien.
le BG est parfaitement flou et exempt de bruit.

Hi Peter
Great perfectly sharp image. Great composition and POV. Very good OOF homogenous background. Very good job
Best wishes

Nice composition, frame & canvas and very detailed too! And The Pose ... :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-09 9:52]

Good evening Peter,
A great macro of a pair of Eristalis (tenax?) hoverflies in copulo. Great DOF and sharpness and good use of natural light in this fine composition.
Very nice indeed!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Peter,

Fantastic shot
Perfect sharpness showing great details
lovely moment
beautiful lighting, POV, colours, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

It is still me!!! Superb macro of these hoverfly, very sharp image, focus and deeph of field are perfect, splendid colors and ....pose...lol
lovely background and excellent composition,

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-10-09 12:18]

Lieber Peter,
das Bild ist perfekt in jeder Beziehung. Esn gewinnt noch durch die Dynamik die durch die Partnerschaft entsteht. Einfach wunderschön anzusehen!

Die Art scheint Eristalis tenax zu sein, wegen der ungefiederten Fühlerborste und den gelben Keilflecken, die beim Männchen etwas ausgedehnter sind.
Mit herzlichem Gruss,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-09 12:43]

Hi peter. You have used the light so well in this close up of the Hoverflies. giving bright colours that look natural. your sharp focusing give fine detail against the blurred BG. well done TFS. good notes too.

Hi Peter,
ein hübsches Paar!
Toller Moment, excellente Bildschärfe, einfach super, vielen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hola Peter,
Excelente el momento capturado con gran nitidez y detalle, buen fondo e iluminación, saludos
José Ramón

Hi Peter,
Very nice capture of the mating flies.
Excellent close-up shot with superb details and sharpness,
Fine POV and lovely blurred BG, well composed too.
Well done and TFS,
Best wishes,

Buen encuadre, profundidad y detalles. Excelentes los ojos y buena luz.

Saludos Peter

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