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Helophilus fasciatus

Helophilus fasciatus
Photo Information
Copyright: Steven Davis (sdavis75) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 16] (186)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-25 23:18
Viewed: 3637
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Feeding only on pollen and nectar, Helophilus fasciatus is a species of hover fly that mimics bees or wasps in both coloration and behavior.

Kenko 2x Teleconverter + Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Thanks for viewing.

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-05-26 2:13]

Hi Steven. What a great macro. I love the colours and the clarity around the eye and proboscis is perfect. How did you manage to get this fellow to stay still. excellent work. Regards, Irmgard

Hi Steven,
I love your super-macro - the eyes in that colour are so stunning, a wonderful shot.
I wonder how you could use 1/2000 seconds, I always use settings also with f/16 and 1/160.
So I have to try in your style, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Greeny comes in a few hours

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-26 4:00]

Hi Steven,
Outstanding macro shot. Lovely colours and amazing sharpness. Neat focus and an excellent POV. I like those gorgeous detailed eyes. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-26 4:29]

Hi Steven,
a superb macro shot!
Very sharp and detailed.
Well done,

Hi Steven.
Very lovely use of flash that offered you this elegant details and beautiful warm atmospehere.
The view is really cool and "extramundi", I like it very much.
Nice magnification, TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-26 12:38]

wow great close up. Amazing details and great colours



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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-05-27 14:07]

Hello Steven , A Great macro shot , great sharpnes details colours you have lenzes ,very good shot ,Greetings teunie .

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