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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Mike's Macro Lens System, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-23 8:04
Viewed: 3370
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was just able to fit the cranefly in the view finder. It was close to be a near miss.
Anyway, I know it's tight but hey, at least it's there.

Not much to say, the ususal I guess.
Same ole'
ISO 200
1/500 at F9.0
In photoshop elements, resized for web, a highpass with a softlight, frames.


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To letr: LeonFisher 1 05-24 17:43
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Hi Mike!
Perfect close up.Details,lighting and composition are wonderful.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

Excellent capture, Mike!!!!!!
Very well done on this capture, I cannot believe that you have so much detail here, and a perfect specimen too!
Great POV.
Thank you for sharing him with us.

Belle photo Mike, de belles couleurs.
La netteté est bonne et la PDC bien géré.

Excellent Macro Mike, Very good details, colors and sharpness with good exposure..I like this POV and at F/9 you've got excellent DOF..Very good work!

I have similar problem with this model - it's not easy to place all legs in the frame.
Great shot with superb detalils and colours.
I like it very much.
Well done!

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-23 11:28]

It's a tight fit but I like it close and "personal" :-)

Great details, sharpness and composition.

Hi Mike! Great shot! Lovely colour on the gossamer wings, and all those legs!! He looks like one of your spiders with wings! LOL! Sheen on the flowers is very pretty too. Hope you're enjoying your holiday, Well done! Linda

Nice macro, Mike.
Craneflies is ahell to get into frame, too long legs.
Good details, nice colours and POV.
Well done.

Belle macro Mike, details, netteté, et bonne DOF
Amicalement Christophe

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-23 12:39]

Well captured. Such a pretty light on the flowers and wings. Subject nice and sharp too.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-23 14:17]

Very good macro shot Mike,
I never see this guy, very good composing shot, good details and good in pov and a fantastic dof, great job,
gr. Jaap

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-23 15:14]

Nice shot Mike, hard to get these in but you have done well. Good sharpness and composition. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-23 22:35]

Hello Mike.
Personal assessment of the photo: more than excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: very complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-24 3:43]

Hello Mike!
Superb macro as always.Lighting,details and framing are perfect.TFS...

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-24 3:47]

Superb macro,Mike. Good composition, sharpness & colours. Well done.

Great shot.. Very sharp details. you can see the hair on the head.

well done

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-24 10:21]

Looks like Crane Flies season is open in both our countries. Good capture Mike, those insects looks fragile and I like their style of flight. Great light, really warm colours.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2005-05-24 16:53]
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What a close up !! ..excellent job mike, I've looked at your other pictures too , must say impeccable quality !!! now i'm off finding my binoculor and screw off the front lens, great results Mike !!

Well captured Mike,
Good sharp and clear detail. Excellent colours and well composed.
Thanks for posting

I tried this some time ago but failed. Horribly! :) This is a nice pOV and shows impressive details, Mike. You work that special configuration very well.

I think you have now mastered the technique that you've developed. This is great stuff, these guys are so delicate, you've extracted a lot of detail here with the DOF limitations of the Fuji+lens.
Maybe a tight fit for the purists, but I think you've done an excellent job with camera.

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