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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX APO IF HSM, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-21 6:01
Viewed: 4146
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a Greenbottle Fly which I photographed with my 180mm macro lens + 2x TC and new Sigma EM-140 DG Ring Flash :-)

This is a stacked photo from two shots focused on slightly different parts to get a larger DOF.

I hope you like this one!

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A neat technique. I wish I had all of the time to try these techniques, but first I would have to be able to get this close in and this sharp. amazing quality my friend...as usual! Could I ask permission to use this one on my news page for one day? I will link it to Trek Nature and your gallery..write me email..

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-21 6:56]

Hello Joe
Fantastic macro capture, excellent detailsand perfect focus.
Well done.

I am stunned, mate!
Have nothin to say!
You're the best!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-06-21 8:52]

Wow, JOey, to make us see the beauty in a fly, one must be talented! Did you notice the beautiful jewel between its eyes, placed on a black thing coming down and ending like small antennas. I wish I had a hat like this one. Your picture is amazingly sharp, Joey, you stupefy me! Beautiful!


Hello Joe,
a fantastic super macro shot, impressive details and bright colours, very great photographic skill. Bravissimo
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-21 11:35]

Hi Joe,i'm crying beacuse i try to do the same yesterday and my results are very bad..ehehe...your work is fantastic,this sharpness in this macro is really impressive.My best compliments,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-21 12:10]

Hello Joe,
Wonderful macro in superb sharpness and detailed focus. Splendid clear colours. Even the composition and POV are marvelous. Fantastic!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-21 12:11]

Hi Joe. A good close up of your two pictures to make this one fine macro. You have excellent detail in the eyes. with rich colours. well done TFs.

Impresionante Joe, con una luz al punto, un preciso enfoque y buena profundidad. Yo aśn no he llegado a estos niveles !!

Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hi Joe,

an great macro shot from this fly.
Extremely sharpness and details.
Fine colours.


Hi OwlMan mate,
A stunningly great macro capture of a frontal side of a greenbottle fly.
Superb shot in all around.
i also captured one while i was in there two weeks ago.
TFS and have a nice week!


You are not only well equipped for advanced levels of nature photography but have also mastered the complicated technique of stacking, Joe.
This set of a Blue Bottle's compound eyes defies credibility.
It leaves me deeply impressed with you recent work.
Thanks and all the best.

Hi Joe,
A nice close up of this Greenbottle Fly. Very good focus on eyes. Lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Those eyes, the tiny little hairs.... WONDERFUL IMAGERY.
Mario from Calgary.
Now I can believe that they have "COMPOUND" eyes; thanks to you, Joe.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-22 11:37]

Hello Joe,
what a great close up. Marvelous macro. I like POV, good details, nice colors, sharpness and framing very much. Congratulations.
Best regards Siggi

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-06-22 12:35]

Hi Joey,
Fantastic macro!
The details on the compound eyes are superb.
You are getting really good at this. : )
TFS.: )

Hi Joe
Nice capture.
Great details and good clarity.

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