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Marmalade Hoverfly

Marmalade Hoverfly
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon AF-S VR 105mm 2.8G IF-ED Micro, Digital ISO 320
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-20 12:31
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the commoner Hoverflies Episyrphus balteatus the Marmalade Hoverfly is only 10mm long and one of the gardeners friends as it acts both as a pollenator but more usfully as a biological pest controler of aphids which in these days when we all need to be greener in our habits their maggot like larvae are very good at finding aphids and sucking the life out of them, there by lessening the need for chemical controls.
Taken in one of the few dry sunny spot spells of this wet summer early in the evening beside our nursery lake. hand held between gusts of wind that seem to be the other photographic pain this year, meaning many good images are not as sharpe as the could be.
Hope you like

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Hello Robert, very beautifull pic, I like it

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-20 12:46]

Hello Robert. A very good close up shot of the Hoverfly.good colours and fine detail.your picture shows the body under the wing with much detail. a very nice POV/DOF. TFs. good notes too.

: have a good weekend :

Beautiful onde, Robert,
I like the POV and the colours, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Robert good evening, beautiful composition,cheer and good W-E


Beautiful macro image you are showing us here Robert.
Colors, soft background and details are wonderful.
Composition, sharpness and exposure are excellent.
Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards and have a great weekend,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-07-20 23:56]

Hi Robert,
Excellent macro and interesting note, maybe pose isn't pretty good.

Hello Robert
Excellent shot of this Hoverfly,
Perfect focusing,sharpness and DOF,
Great lighting, Superb shot, TFS

Good Luck

bonjour robert
un petit peu de bruit sur le BG mais une bonne netteté et un bon POV.les couleurs sont juste.
bien vu.

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