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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-30 5:42
Viewed: 3410
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A native hover fly on the inflorescence of an arum lily (Arum italicum) , which are an introduced plant that has naturalised in wet forests of eastern Australia.

Unfortunately I canít tell you much about the hover fly other than its from the Family Syrphidae and there are 169 species of this family in Australia.

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Hi Chris,
This is a superb shot!
Extremely sharp and clear image,
excellent composition and brilliant colours.
Very nice one!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-30 5:50]

Very nice shot of this litle insect!
Good POV!
Very good details!

Chris, this is very good. Love the details and the compo. Exposure handled very well. Great shot!

Beautifully sharp and detailed, good work.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-30 6:59]

Awesome macro shot!!Good compo&POV.TFS!

Hi Chris,
amazingly sharp details of the hoverfly - body, wings and head are just beautifully shaped. Deliciously subtle colours of both the fly and the arum blossom. A superb macro of dynamic composition with a very strong impact. Very well done! Thank you!

What is sharpness??? - Look at this shot and you'll know it! Wow, Chris, it's excellent.
I love the motive and the colours, such a pretty little hoverfly on this beautiful flower. Thanks a lot for sharing, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Chris,
a very good macro taken with your little S2.
The details are very good and the colours are nice.
Well composeda and good POV.
Well done.

Very nice Chris. The details are perfect, great depth of field, good composition. If I had to change anything would have been to step back just a touch to get a better impression of the flower. Great work!

Excellent detail and sharpness of the subject. The DOF is perfect and the white BG to the subject lends it to display as much detail as possible. POV and Exposure are very good too. TFS, Sheriff

Hi Chris

Impressive shot. Good colour. Sharpness, detail and clarity are spot on. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-31 2:56]

Excellent composition Chris! Heart of flower and hoverfly - great colours, POV and details. Congratulations!

Great macro shot Chris, great sharpness, details and excellent colours, very nice POV/DOF too! Thanks for sharing.

Hi Chris,
An excellent macro on this Hoverfly. The exposure looks great. Very vibrante colors in the yellows. Detail is very sharp, and the falloff of the DOF is perfect on this shot. Outstanding composition.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-31 21:32]

Chris, excellent sharpness in this great shot.

Lovely saturation, vivid colors. I like pov and composition too.

An excellent job.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-03 8:36]

I am very happy to see this excellent shot of an hover fly taken with a S2. I will try this next Spring.
Well done my friend Chris.
Thank you.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-02-07 1:51]

Woooow ! What a wonderful and interesting close-up that you have very well done ! Great colors and sharpness ! You managed well the S2. Congratulations Chris and thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-18 14:51]

Hi Chris, this is great. The hoverfly on the lily it just superb. Nice and sharp, with excellent clarity.
Well shown, TFS

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