Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-10-16 11:57]
buen foco, color y atractivo pov...
- jconceicao (3174)
- [2008-10-16 12:02]
Fantastic close up.
Wonderful colours with excellent definition.
Lighting and composition are superb.
- Vinster (789)
- [2008-10-16 12:03]
Excellent macro of this Hoverfly. Great light, focus and sharp details. Nicely composed on the purple of the Hebe.
- jai_glenny (775)
- [2008-10-16 12:07]
I have been away from TN for a while, in my absence you have really picked up the pace ! Top details here with lovely colours. Am impressed with your new style.
- Amadeo (3323)
- [2008-10-16 12:14]
Hola Hil, buen macro, con una bonita composición, buena definición y detalle y tonos de color muy agradables. un saludo
This is a superb macro!
A great capture of Episyrphus balteatus, the marmalade hoverfly taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and DOF to set it off against a neutral BG.
Nice one and thanks for sharing it!
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-10-16 14:14]
A perfect capture of a beautiful hoverfly imitating a wasp Hilary, focus and exposure are right on the spot, with enough DOF to cover the fly and a large part of that fine flower. A splendid macro shot indeed!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-10-16 14:34]
An excellent macro of this Hoverfly busy at work on the pretty violet flower. You captured him in a wonderful position giving us wonderful views of his face, eye, wings and body. Beautiful colors and very fine details. A perfect background and lovely composition.
- iris (3088)
- [2008-10-16 14:36]
I think it is the combination of colours and the sharpness and the slight gloss about the composition that makes this a very attractive shot..The Bg works very well giving a nice contrast againt the flowers.The fly looks quite inviting...it reminds of a brooch with the kind of finish it body has from this PoV.The lighting is brilliant too.
TFS & Cheers
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-10-16 19:29]
I quickly checked the date...to make sure you had some thing going on there that I am missing here..Glad to see it is timely...because all of our flyers are now gone...but as for the photo...I see it as a reminder of what to expect again after months of white stuff! TFS...and double that.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-10-16 19:37]
this is abeautiful, the burst of colors look lovely, the image is well composed, sharp with good details, excellent work,
tfs & regards
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-10-16 22:33]
Outstanding shot of this Hoverfly with immaculate sharpness, lovely colours and clear details. You have handled the natural lighting pretty well and have captured a fine pose here. Looks very pleasant to the eyes. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.
- cako (3395)
- [2008-10-17 4:58]
exellent macro image
very well done.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-10-17 5:35]
Superb capture of this syrphid fly. Great composition, POV and focus. Splendid detail and wonderful vivid colours.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-10-17 7:04]
What a fine capture of this little Hoverfly on a pretty flower. Wonderful light and colours and fine sharp details. I like the green background and the composition is excellent.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-10-17 8:10]
Nice sharp image of this small fly. Good natural colors, perfect homogenous background and very nice POV
I like it very much
- poppygan59 (2516)
- [2008-10-17 15:33]
Hilary, this is a beautiful shot of this Hoverfly. Very good detail. Have a great day.
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Bill Houghton Photography
Excellent macro of a very pretty hoverfly. Colours and background are perfect. You might be interested to look at this site to see if you can identify the species. http://www.hoverfly.org.uk/portal.php
- crs (3551)
- [2008-10-17 20:26]
This is a very good close-up of the insect. First I have to say you have got an excelent DOF keeping in focus both insect and flower. There are excelent details to be seen, on both insect and flower, due to the very high sharpness of the image. Must be mentioned the nice, saturated and vivid colors you have shown.
Thank you for sharing,
- joey (24909)
- [2008-10-18 15:25]
Very fine capture of this Hoverfly, Hil!
The colours are beautiful.
Great sharpness and detail.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-10-19 3:57]
a nice macro of a beautiful hoverfly, I really loves these flies.
Well composed with fine POV and lovely colours.
On my monitor it seems to had been tad much cropped or tad over-sharpen but that's a minor nit.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-10-20 10:46]
Hello Hilary! What a fantastic macro, it couldn't be sharpier and the light is strong and beautiful. Technically very good, thanks!
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-11-16 20:36]
Great capture, fantastic close up, superb sharpness and clarity, wonderful details, beautiful colors and nice contrast, very good depth of field, lovely oof green background, well done.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-03-09 22:17]
Hi, dear Hil.
What was happened with me? I have missed few amazing shots from you. This one is from them and it is simply amazing and outstanding. Fantastic scene. Its beautifulness is terrific. DOF, details, sharpness are great as well as awesome colours of the picture. My congratulations and Bravo. It is true masterpiece.