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In the Morning Light

In the Morning Light
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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/9.0, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-13 8:55
Viewed: 2801
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A morning in autumn with some time to take pictures on the campus of the University Duesseldorf.
Just behind the fly couple, there is a small pond and nice vegetation, a good place to find some insects.
Because the sun has not really warmed up the two, they were a little sleepy so that some close-ups were possible.

The species is most probably
- Eristalis tenax
- family: Syrphidae.

The species is often shown at TN and is a really common in Europe.

- natural morning light
- ISO 400
- hand-held

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

mayuresh, Arjun, anel, vanderschelden, Luis52, Alex99, meyerd, mariki, iris, maurydv has marked this note useful
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Hello Peter,
splendid macro shot with excellent details,superb sharpness,great lighting and composition,
very well done.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-06-13 10:37]

hello sir,
beautiful macro picture of this mating bees. very good composition and details

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-06-13 11:32]

Hola Peter, buen macro de la copula de estos syrphidae, buena composición y muy buena luz. Un saludo

Hi Peter,
Excellet macro pic with nice sharp detail.Large eyes similar to be a "space creature" Well focused with great detail.Image well portraid. Well done. TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-13 12:13]

Hallo Peter,
Eine sehr gewagtes Bild dieser zwei Schwebfliegen,Peter! Freude dich als Nachbarn zu haben. Wie immer gut präsentierte Darstellung;Komposition und Schärfe sind sehr gut gemeistert.
Einen schönen Abend noch

Very good macro, Peter.
A bit your trademark but then again this is extraordinary in terms of overall sharpness and lighting.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-13 17:12]

Hola Peter.
Hermosa la foto de hoy, que contiene exelentes detalles en la imagen. Los detalles se aprecian gracias a la calidad de la fotografia y muy buena iluminacion. La nota escrita es interesante tambien.
Saludos Peter.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-06-13 23:33]

Lieber Peter,

danke dafür, dass Du das Geheimnis für die hervorragend gelungene Aufnahme gelüftet hast. Mit Naturlicht im Makrobereich zu arbeiten ist eine Kunst.die Du beherrscht. Schön, das Durchlicht. Raffiniert: Fokussierung auf die Sagitallinie. Toll gemacht.
Mit besten Grüssen

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-14 0:24]

Hi Peter.
Once more great macro shot from you. Despite long exposure time and handheld way of shooting you managed to reach excellent sharpness and details. In spit of shooting without flash and light BG both hoverflies are exposed very well too. My best wishes and TFS.

Hello Peter,

Superb picture of this couple of Eristalis tenax. Composition, POV, DOF and sharpness are excellent. Very good light and colours too.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-14 1:09]

Hi Peter,
I havent yet come across a mating shot of this species and this is a first one for me.
Lovely capture with excellent details and the eye looks really close and the body quite "furry".Good PoV showing off both with fine clarity and sharpness.
Thank you for sharing this and cheers

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-06-14 3:12]

hi Peter,
:) great moment in the morning light. Very nice POV, and dof.

well done.


Spettacolare momento di cattura, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione con una prospettiva perfetta dell'accoppiamento, straordinaria nitidezza e bellissimi i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Peter, love is in the air, wonderful capture of beautiful couple of hoverfly in lovely action, superb details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter,

Nice action macro. Excellant depth and focus. Ambient light is a little more but not a problem.



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