Insect from Hell!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-10-17 0:34]
Ciao Joe, nice see you again on TN, impressive portrait with amazing details of multiple eyes, superb macro my friend, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- mohsenishad (51)
- [2009-10-17 0:35]
very good macro..
- horias (11033)
- [2009-10-17 0:59]
Great details and colors.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-10-17 1:00]
Hi Joe:)) nice to see you come back again. We also missed you Owlman:)!.
Congratts on this extraordinarily beautiful and expertly taken macro from frontal side of a horse fly. The structure of the compound eyes are greatly visible..
TFS and have a great WE mate!
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2009-10-17 1:01]
Congratulations with your two page coverage in Practical Photography. It was fun to read and I hope it will give you good exposure. This is a great photo with pin sharp details and a awesome reflection. I am amazed how close you got to the subject.
- roges (6264)
- [2009-10-17 1:17]
Hi Joe !
Genial ! Splendid shot. Excellent detail with some sharper!
A clever idea to play this file as.
Have a nice Saturday,
- horia (16656)
- [2009-10-17 2:11]
Hey Joe :)
Nice to see a post from you, mate...even if it's not a constant thing anymore.
You are right - the eyes of a horsefly are magnificent and i've seen some incredible macros (yeah...with a Canon MP-E 65 lens) that really show them beautifully. However, i see here you pulling out some great results with a normal macro lens (not even with a TC or extender) which gives me some good hope for the next season...i might give it a shot myself :)
Anyway, back to your shot, what i really like about it is the full frontal approach. That really makes it look like an alien but also brings out those iridescent colors from the eyes.
Very well done, my friend!
Bravo and TSF
PS: still waiting for an e-mail form you with some ultra wide angle shots :) No worries though...absolutely no hurry ;)
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-10-17 2:29]
I'm fine, thanks, and also just came back to TN after a couple of months. I immediately recognized your style and signature: you present us a superb macro picture, and the title suits the picture very well. The fly indeed has something terrific!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-10-17 2:35]
Great to see you back. Wonderful macro you got here. The eyes of the Horse Fly are amazing. Excellent sharp details and close frontal POV.
Hope to see a lot more photos from you in the next days/weeks.
TFS and regards,
- anel (40574)
- [2009-10-17 4:54]
Nice to see that you post again! Very impressive this monster you caught on the top of a Ginger Beer! It really looks like coming from another world, I suppose it's the first creature waiting at the hell's door on beer-amateurs.. Most beautiful fine colors and top sharpness like always.
Have a nice weekend
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-10-17 5:10]
It is extra-class shot in every aspect. Great scene at whole (I love reflections of the fly). Terrific POV and eye-contact. Outstanding details and sharpness and superb lights. Flash work is really top range. I think about this lens. Can you tell few key words about it? TFS and have a good weekend.
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-10-17 6:35]
A beautiful frontal super-portrait of a horsefly Joe, good to see something from you again MF. The amount of detail you've managed with that lens is really astonishing, however those are not the real colours of the eyes, the crystalline multifacets serve as a diffraction grating and produce colours of the spectrum from white light. TFS this fine image indeed!
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-10-17 6:48]
An impressive macro of this horse fly taken full front to show what remarkable compound eyes horse flies have. You also show the dagger-like blood-sucking mouth parts of this female Tabanus bromius with excellent sharpness and lighting.
Great work and nice to see you on TN again.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-10-17 8:04]
nice to see you back
with a super macro picture
great details and super sharpness
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-10-17 13:17]
welcome back Joey ....
thanks for the extraordinary world of macro extreme that we propose.....
- lousat (65489)
- [2009-10-17 15:26]
Hi little Joe,welcome back! We need your fantastics close-up!Today you are over the top,a truely incredible work,this pic no need comments but it's enough stay still to see it! Wonderful work,i hope to will see others soon..ehehe...have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO
- angybone (7684)
- [2009-10-17 15:41]
Absolutely amazing!!! WOW! Nature is fascinating - this looks almost alien. And it's just a horse fly. Love it!
- jmirah (4687)
- [2009-10-17 16:41]
Glad to see you are still capturing some outstanding micros...Excellent detail and POV...Very well done...TFS
- Mana (18598)
- [2009-10-17 20:28]
So nice to see you again....I have missed you and your images. This is fabulous macro work with impeccable sharpness and details. The reflection is just magnificent and you have used the falsh light very skilfully. Excellent POV, DOF and composition. Kudos.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-10-17 22:32]
a extremely good detailed macroshot with also exellent details.
Fine natural colours. So exellent colourspectrum in the eyes.
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-10-18 1:11]
This is well seen and well done. I like this details, colors, DOF and framing a lot. This is very original, almost abstract. This is a very nice and creative picture . Best regards siggi
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-10-18 4:27]
Wow! I do not want to meet this creature Joe! ;>
Lovely presentation with perfect close-up of Tabaidae. But I think that this one is not so bad as it is sitting on the bottle of beer ;>
Very nice work!
All the best from Poland,
- jignasi (27917)
- [2009-10-18 6:23]
Muchos días y sin verte Joe; un placer verte de nuevo por aquí ya que podremos admirar de nuevos tus buenos y variados trabajos. En este caso una ampliación expectacular con una sueve iluminación de gran eficacia.
Un saludo y buen Domingo: Josep Ignasi.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2009-10-18 12:48]
Amazing macro, great detail of those big compound eyes, ell done.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2009-10-18 23:31]
you really squeeze the last droplets of top quality out of your macro lens here. I forgive you the beer bottle, the Horse fly front is just too much, awesome! Come to think of it, the beer might actually have helped you to steady the camera :-) !
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2009-10-20 12:09]
Cioa Jee. Pefect and inpressive macro shot with stunning details on eyes testure and bright reflectins. Amazing reflecions too. Best reagards.
- THL (39)
- [2009-10-25 4:18]
Love the dark golden colours and the way it makes the clear purple, green and red contrast in the eyes come forward.