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Wet Highway

Wet Highway
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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax FA* 200/4.0 macro
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-09-26 19:22
Viewed: 4450
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm lately very much into close-up macro photography and would like to tell you all more about the species of fly that is shown in this photo. Unfortunately: I have no clue :-)

I can elaborate on the photo though.
This photo was taken early in the morning with the morning dew still clinging to the leaves and to the grass. I'm using my new 200mm macro lens and I love the extra working space it gives in comparison to my 100mm macro. Fill flash was used from the side from the AF400T flash mounted to the side. In post processing I used a tiny little bit of adjustment in contrast and saturation. Slight USM for web viewing. This photo #2 is part of my "water" series which can be seen in whole on my website.

Best regards,

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Cool little drop of water, really nice!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-26 21:50]

Une belle composition originale, les couleurs sont parfaites et l'exposition bonne.

Félicitations !

I like This shot ..It has great colours that, I believe, could be brought out in a workshop..

Regardless your lack of information, this image is striking, artistic and superbly composed, it has well defined three plans and the "piece du resistence" the fly is fantasticaly captured, crouched and bully on that stream of pearly dew.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-27 5:50]

Hello Mike!
Wonderful macro.Details,POV,simple BG,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-27 5:51]

Wooo, this is good Mike. Your macro lens is working well, and the details here are stunning. So sharp and detailed. Well done.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-09-27 9:21]

Nice macro Mike, I realy like it. Great composition and sharpness. But i'm not sure but i think the picture have over exposure point, the left part of the grass blade and on some part of the fly. But the picture steel a great one. Well done

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-09-27 16:18]

Hi Mike
Excellent composition with the angle of the leaf and the way it slightly twists. Superb details of the fly. Well contrasted.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-09-29 5:42]

very nice! great focus on subject. fantastic details. very good colors and composition. tfs

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-04 15:15]
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Mike, it's easy to notice the lens can do great things in your hands.

Lovely crystal drops, excellent blurred bg highlighting the fly.

Great title too.

Nnnnniccce shot!! Nows that what I call an awesome POV. Perfect details and lighting here. Thanks for sharing!

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