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Copyright: teunie polak (wuta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-21 10:22
Viewed: 4111
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some hover-flies are beautiful of colour and often find it on plants with a lot of little flowers. Those little flowers have nectar as it where on flower lie, so that he by a glide can licks it up, with its short tongue. It is a delicacy for glides. The foods of glides exist from nectar and pollen. It is a pollen insect, this means that he can transmit, pollen and nectar, on same flower, and on another flower. As a result, these flowers are fertilised. She cannot pricks, because she has no sting. To glide plants it self by lying eggs. They laying the eggs in things such as mud, fattens, liquid manure and in corpses of large animals and shit. After a period of some days there Maggot’s arise from the eggs. The maggot of this hover-fly, also called rat tail, live in wet substance and with a little trunk they take breathe, to surface. There are rather what types of insects which are compared, with bees but if you have a good look, you will see the difference very well, however. There is a large difference between a bee and a hover-fly, in the way of life.

After long time a photo of my hand ,I hope you like it ,
gr teunie .

siggi, jconceicao, loot, eng55, carper, Miss_Piggy, marhowie, Adanac, Dis. Ac., Alex99, Hormon_Manyer, JoseMiguel, Athila, rousettus, jhm has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-21 10:25]

Hello Teunie,
Great catch of this macro picture,
wanderful sharpness and lovely details,
great colors and clear picture,
Very well done.

Ciao Teunie,
bentornato con una meravigliosa macro, eccellenti POV e composizione che ti portano dentro l'immagine con un ottimo effetto TD, straordinaria definizione dei dettagli, magnifici i colori, la luminositŕ e BG.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-11-21 12:07]

Hello Teunie,
nice frontal view with precise focus. Hoverfly and flowers are nicely presented.
Only the wings are overexposed, otherwise colours and light are pleasant and well balanced.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-21 12:25]

Hallo Teunie,
Dat is lang geleden! Goed je terug te zien.
Prachtige zomerse foto. Hebben we nodig op zo'n dag als vandaag. Schitterende kleuren en erg goede scherpte. Mooie diepte in de foto en een uitstekende diagonale compositie. Hoop toch binnenkort weer de opvolger van deze foto te zien.
Fijn weekend,

Hello Teunie,

Fantastic close up.
Nice colours with excellent focus and details.
Lighting and compopsition are splendid.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-11-21 21:28]

Hi Teunie

Aaaaah, a wonderful occasion that needs to be celebrated. After 7 months and 8 days you just gave us a rare moment to once again feast on one of your beautiful postings and an equally rare opportunity to critique you on your work. Not only in return for all the welcome visits you paid to our portfolios, but also in enjoyment and appreciation for your lovely contribution.

This little hover fly and the gorgeous yellow flower is showing some excellent details. A fine composition with the fly and the flower well positioned and the other randomly placed flowers providing good balance to the image. The colours are just stunning and the exposure was well managed since you had to deal with quite a bit of backlight on the subject.

Well done and TFS.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-22 9:14]

Hi Teunie,
Outstanding shot of this Hoverfly on the charming yellow flowers. Immaculate sharpness and details with perfect lighting and focus. Very attractive image. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-22 9:34]

Hi Teunie,
Magnificent macro work.Colors,DOF,sharpness,clear details and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-11-22 10:31]

het is een fraaie foto Teun,
zeer fraaie pov goede scherpte, helaas hadden we die dag geen vis gevangen, maar wel een paar goede foto's gemaakt.
groet Jaap

Hallo Teunie
What a delightful and colourful image of this Hoverfly. This image is razor sharp and reflect great detail and focus. I think this image deserves each smiley awarded. You have captured this fly with great clarity and style. The markings, patterns and texture on the body are impressive. The flower it is sitting on is bright and sunny and the combination of colours of the insect and the flower is super. Your framework is splendidly done and your display is excellently handled. Thanks for sharing. And is good to see a posting from you. Hope we do not have to wait so long for the next.
Kind regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-25 12:55]

Hello Teunie! How a great macro it is! Very good details and a well composed image, well done!


Nicely composed and I like the POV here Teunie.
Good detail & the small hoverfly looks great on these dainty yellow flowers :)
Well done,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-13 4:55]

Hello Teunie,
A beautifully colored image Teunie, this sure brightens my day, thank you for sharing.

Hi Teunie,
I missed this wonderful shot - it's so sunny and the wings are glittering like ice.
Thanks, I like it very much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Greetings to you and Jaap!

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-12-25 23:21]

Hello Teunie,
Excellent picture of the hoverfly feasting on the flower. Good focus, sharpness and details. Excelllent POV and DOFto include both the fly and the flower. well saturated colours.
Thanks for the share,

Hallo teunie,

deze doet mij weer aan het voorjaar denken wat met een paar weken alweer begint.
Mooie opname van deze Zweefvlieg.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-31 4:54]

Hi, dear Teunie.
My warm greetings and best wishes in 2009. Happy New Year for you and Jaap.
I could not comment your amazing close-up because I was out of Internet. Your shot is fantastic as well as its tiniest details and stunning sharpness. Lights and colours are so amazing. Combination of DOF. Sharpness and blurriness also is great. Bravo. TFS and kind regards.

Hi Teunie again,
Absolutely beautiful close-up of the insect, plenty of details, excellent focus, DOF, POV and colors. Some background noise here and there, but otherwise a photo to be proud of. Bravo.
Best regards from Hungary, László

Great shot! The colour, composition and details are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Teunie,
powerful dynamic close-up in wonderful bright colours of Spring. A cheerful posting full of pleasant optimism and joy. Thank you! With all my best wishes to you for an equally joyful 2009!

Hi Teunie,
Long time no see ;) This is a great macro with interesting DOF which creates nice effect. I like the way the sun hits harshly its wings, natural colors, details and composition. Well seen!

Hello, Teunie,
Superb! Excellent work! I can't believe, that was made by Canon Powershot! My congratulations!
Best wishes from far cool Ural,

Hi Teunie,
An excellent macro shot.
I like the clarity got, with so many sharp details on the flower and the insect.
DOF and selective focus is so enjoyable here.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Bonjour teunie

Nice close-up of this insect. Image is pretty sharp, good DOF so most of the insect is in focus. Good exposure, nice colors contrast. Good work and TFS.


Witaj Teunie
Beautiful macro. Sharp details and miraculous colours of summer. Description pleases me very.
Gratulacje i pozdrowienia - Roma

Hi Teunie
vey nice macro shot for both of fly and flower. great focus, POV, lighting and colors. nicely composed. Hoverflies mostly similar to bees. contrasting bees, most humans dont like them. but they give great poses for photography as like here.
thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-16 5:20]

Hi Teunie!
Leuke foto.
Sommige kleuren, een addertje onder het gras dat ik hou van succes.

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