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A busy body

A busy body
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Copyright: Marine Coeur (marine-coeur) Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 5] (674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-16 22:31
Viewed: 1654
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While this fly has been feeding himself, luckily we had enough time to take this picture
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Hello Marine,...First time watching your picture here in TN.Beautiful capture of this Fly with natural colour.I like its natural habitat.Well managed BG too.Thanks for sharing,Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-17 3:54]

Salut Marine,une macro de haut niveau et de grande classe aussi,les couleurs et l'exposition sont vraiment super,l'example de comme batir une image interessante et elegante avec une simple abeille! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-06-17 11:49]

Hello Marine

An excelent macro, nice DOF and bokeh, fine details and sharpness, nice POV

Ciao Marine, great macro of beautiful hoverfly, fantastic details, superb sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-06-18 19:11]

Hello Marine,
I see you have captured a fine looking Hoover fly feeding from a flower. I remember as a young boy avoiding them, because I thought they could sting.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-19 11:33]

Hello Marine,
Fine macro of this hoverfly with a good sharp focus on the head. Beautiful bright colours in a great contrast. Excellent choice of composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-11-21 10:53]

Hi Marine,
Good very clear macro of this hoverfly ..
Sharpness, clolours and composition are very good.
Best wishes,

Hi Marine,
Nicely composed shot, the fly's position is semi-diagonal, which immediately helps to sell the image to the viewer. The petals greatly frame the insect. There are 2 minor issues to fix in my opinion, firstly the colors are a very little bit in cyan direction - this may easily be fixed with adjusting the white balance in your photo editing software. Secondly, focus is a little soft, probably due to re-sizing - a selective sharpening on the insect's body is the solution. I love your exposure (no blown out parts, although you used flash and rather wide aperture), however, why on Earth did you need red-eye reduction mode for this photo?
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hi Marine,

The subject is well framed. The close-up point of view is showing the details of the fly having a meal on the flower. The sharpness is very good. Have a nice day.


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