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Myatrhopa florea


Myatrhopa florea
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies II, Alex99's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-21 7:03
Viewed: 3589
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Better known backyard critters:

This is an animal that has been often (and better) presented on TN: the Golden-haired hoverfly (Diptera; Syrphidae; Myatrhopa florea; Totenkopf-Schwebfliege). It is with its Batman symbol on the prothorax a reminder that we have entered the season of "good guy-bad guy" movies on TV again.

Technical specs: Macro lens, macro dual flash with light dispersers, shaded sunlight; 1/125 sec; f/25; ISO 200; RAW. Postprocessing in PS included cropping, reducing background brightness with the Magic wand" tool, increase of contrast 12%, slight sharpening after resizing.

Argus, dejo, cicindela, vanderschelden, Alex99, nglen, SelenE, Heaven, mariki, anel, JORAPAVI, touristdidi, marhowie, buin, boreocypriensis, Tamrock has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-21 7:22]

Hello Dietrich,
This is a fine macro of this Golden-haired Hoverfly with the technical excellence of a professional. I am also impressed by the management of the flash that has resulted in very little undesirable reflection. Great work that is a delight to see and I thank you for that!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-21 8:51]

Hi Dietrich,
Great and very clear macro shot, beautiful colors and fantastic details.
Great work!
Regards, Dejan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-21 9:04]

Lieber Dietrich,
ein 1A-Bild mit exzellentem Schärfebereich. In Verbindung mit dem gut gewählten Blickwinkel offenbarst du uns 'alle' Details der Schwebfliege. Die Farben gefallen mir - das Blitzlicht hast du perfekt eingesetzt. Es ist nicht zu erkennen, dass das Bild geblitzt ist. Über der Fliege könnte noch etwas mehr Raum sein.
Schöne Grüße,
Peter

Hello Dietrich,
Excellent composition with a beautiful macro!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details!
the exposure and focus is spot on!
very well done
best regards
tony

Dear Dietrich!!!
I have to say that the title is great and pays attention! :>
And the picture is also great, not only because of the batman symbol (anyway, I really could not believe in it! :>). Sharpness, saturation, details and control of flash is very professional, and these are not compliments but just a true! :>
Thank you for showing this fantastic picture!
Best greetings!
Radomir

Hello Dietrich,
Very good macro. Well composed. Great details, sharpnes, DOF and POV.
Well done
TFS
Annick

Ciao Dietrich,
sono d'accordo con te solo a metà.
Questo dittero è stato presentato, come tu dici, molte volte su TN.
Ma non credo sia stato presentato meglio di così!
La nitidezza e i colori di questa immagine sono eccellenti.
La foglia verde scuro poi, è uno sfondo perfetto.
Questa tua foto entra di diritto fra le mie preferite.
Grazie,
Marcello

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-21 10:34]

Hi, dear Dietrich.
What can I say? It is really outstanding close-up. Subject and quality of execution are blameless. My heart congratulations.
Alexei.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-21 12:23]

La photo est vraiment parfaite dans les plus petites details,vraiment une image de grande classe,dommage qu'on a seulement 2 points ..eheheh..merci aussi pour le workshop,Bonnes Fetes,Luciano

Hello Dietrich, A VERY sharp, colourful macro picture. Maybe a little less space on top of the fly. Good work,

Warm regards,
Kiran

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-21 13:48]

Hello Dietrich. The detail and your shrp focusing in this close up shot of the insect is first class. rich but still natural colours. with a good POV. very well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-21 13:56]

Hi Dietrich,
Very good macro, I liked the focus, sharpness, details, POV and the composition a lot. Well done and TFS
Greetings,
Selen

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-12-21 15:25]

Hallo Dieter!

Gestochen scharf, perfekt ausbalanciertes Licht und kräftige, natürliche Farben. Ich bin beindruckt vom Reichtum der Details und der Tiefenschärfe.

Liebe Grèsse

Markus

Hello Dietrich,

Beautiful picture of this hoverfly. Great sharpness and very nice vivid colours.
Cheers,

Mariki

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-12-22 5:01]

hallo Dieter,
Nicht gerade sehr christlich dieser Batman, aber eben sehr schön pràsentiert. Du wirst immer wie virtuoser mit Deinen Bildern. Das Bild gefällt mir sehr.
Noch recht schöne Festtage
Anne

Hi Dietrich,
this is wonderful,excellent work done.
Rishabh

Hi dear Dietrich ,
excellent macro with great details and sharpness.
amazing colours.
A perfect macro.

Regards
Saeed

Hola Dietrich,
Excelente macro de gran definición con mucho detalle, buen control de luz, muy buenas texturas. Bonito y excelente trabajo. Que tengas unas felices fiestas y el año nuevo que te traiga mucha felicidad. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

It sure looks like it must be a BAT hoverfly! Does it answer BAT signals???? Wonderful photography! weird feet on him!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-12-26 0:53]

Bonjour Dietrich, merci pour vos commentaires concernant la punaise en vol. Il s'agit bien de Raphigaster nebulosa. Votre photo de diptère est bien belle avec ces reflets dorés et la mise en valeur sur le support vert sombres de la feuille. Bon piqué également. Bonne et joyeuse nouvelle année. Didier.

Excellent macro Dietrich,
Very nice color, fill flash & clarity..I especially like the details and glint off those wings :)
Howard

Hola Dietrich, una maravilla de fotografía por su preciso enfoque y gran profundidad. Buen trabajo con la luz. Todo ello contribuye a que se vean detalles muy interesantes. Colores preciosos y acertada esa hoja que contrasta a la perfección con el insecto.
Un buen trabajo.
Saludos: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

  • Great 
  • buin Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 10] (64)
  • [2008-01-05 8:25]

Hallo Dieter!
Habe mal über den Zaun geschaut. Dieses Foto hat mich sprachlos gemacht - deshalb schreibe ich ;-)
Die Schärfe ist ja unglaublich. So etwas habe ich noch nicht gesehen. Ehrlich - ein 1a-Foto! ... und das alles wahrscheinlich in Deinem Garten.
Deine ganze Bildergalerie hier ist atemberaubend.

Grüße aus TrekEarth, wohin ich jetzt wieder zurückkehre !
Frank

Hello Dietrich,
A Splendid capture of the Golden-haired hoverfly with lovely details and great sharpness, wonderful light and good colors friend!
TFS

Best regards,

Bayram

hi Dietrich!
razorsharp macro with fine exposure!
great work!

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