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Pulsatilla for Anna

Pulsatilla for Anna
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, Dedications I have received, My Purple Obsession 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-11 3:51
Viewed: 2943
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This small hoverfly resting on this purple Pulsatilla-flower looks a little bit like a brooch to enhance the beauty of the bearer. I think it is EPISYRPHUS BALTEATUS (Marmelade-fly, Hainschwebfliege,Syrphe ceinturé), but I'm not a 100% sure, it looks to me a bit darker.

As I saw the purple color, of course I had to think about Anna (Miss Piggy) who loves this color and just had a surgery. I hope she recovers well from it.
It's for you Anna, also to thank you for the precise and interesting postings and critiques you deliver on this site.

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Dear Anne
How did you know this is just what the doctor has ordered for me for at present? Just the right medicine to bring back the spark and energy as I have not feeling myself today. Thank you so much for this lovely dedication and all the kind words said about me in your note. I love the photograph.

A delightful image of this Pulsatilla flower with its wide opened and far apart petals. The anthers are beautifully seen and actually look like tiny burning candles. The purple colour is great and I really fancy the shine it has. To round of this lovely image with its pleasant composition, I must compliment you on the incredible and sharp detail of the hover fly also present in the image. The image as a whole was a lovely gift, I enjoyed opening. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Anne. Impressive macro photo. Colours, details, composition and pov are wonderful.
Best regards

Ciao Anne. Imprresive DOF and details with spectacular playing of light. Beautiful natural colours.


Ciao Anne, beautiful hoverfly on a lovely flower, fascinating composition, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-11 8:14]

What a great capture this macro!
The details of the flower and the bee are wonderful!

Magnífico conjunto Anne !

Gran delicadeza en todos los aspectos ténicos, desde el encuadre hasta lo bien enfocado que esta el insecto y pasando por la progundidad de campo que abarca toda la flor. Buena y elegante paleta de colores.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Oooohhhh, Anne, es ist wunderschön.
Diese satten Farben, die glitzernde Fliege, die winzigen Härchen, einfach super.
Glaub' mir - oder nicht - ich habe tatsächlich noch nie eine Küchenschelle gesehen. Ich würde aber sooo gerne welche sehen - aber wo???
Vielen Dank für dieses tolle Bild - wirklich perfekt für unsere Purple-Anna ;-)
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-11 12:27]

Very nice pictures, great colors and details, TFS!

hello Anne
great shot of this beauty
great sharpness and good details
beautiful colours and nice light
great shot Anne
greeting lou

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-11 13:12]

Hello Anne

A really nice shot - great detail and exposure.

Best wishes


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-11 15:22]

Salut Anne..mais quelle merveille! Pourquoi ne la montrer en avant? Il y a des couleurs et des details impressionantes..et quelle excellente lumiere aussi...2 points ne sont pas suffisant,mes compliments et bonne journee',LUCIANO

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-11 21:50]

Hi Anne,
Magnificent close up.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.Lighting,details,3D effect,composition and vivid colors are wonderful.Masterpiece!
Thanks for posting..

Bonjour Anne,
Une jolie fleur superbement photographiée, rien a dire,l'expo,la profondeur de champs et le focus sont parfaits

hello Anne,
very good clarity and attribution of colors, as we say in Greek… well-processed impressive macro photograph!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-12 13:05]

Guten Aben Anne,
ich war sehr sicher, dass Anna sehr beindruckend sein wird, wenn sie dieses Bild sieht.
Danach hab`ich gelesen was sie geschrieben hat.
So eine schöne Widmung ... wünscht sich jeder.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-14 4:36]

Hi Anne,
real lovely and excellent composition of sharpness and good subjects. The flower is definitely marvellous and the fly is very well detailed.
What a composition. As for the purple , it is really wonderful for Anna.

Well presented shot.


bonjour Anne
superbe dedicace pour Anna, cette Fleur de sa couleur préférée est magnifique,
le syrphe posé sur une des pétales est très net et bien détaillé
la partie jaune de la fleur est très bien illuminée et contraste avec le fond noir
Passe un bon dimanche

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