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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-09 10:06
Viewed: 3424
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
today's shot is a review to summertimes - insects all around like this elegant glittering hoverfly in the white flower, with dozens of pollen on the backside.

I hope you like it.
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Ciao Sabine, nice have you as neighbour this evening, beautiful composition with splendid hoverfly and wonderful white flower, light, perfect focus, excellent sharpness and fantastic details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-09 10:28]

Hi Sabine,
This is a very nice macro with lovely details. Very well seen and captured. Exposure control over the white parts and the rest of the photo is great. Very good setting and POV. TFS
All the best,

Ciao Sabine,
bellissima macro, eccellenti POV e DOF, ottima definizione con i perfetti dettagli dell'insetto e del polline, bellissimi i colori delicati ed il contrasto con BG bianco, splendida luce.

Hi Sabine,
This is really beautiful and pin sharp. The details are very clear as we can all definitely see the pollen on this hover fly. The soft white flower enveloping the subject does give it the fairyland touch. Nicely done and TFS.
Paul :)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-09 10:38]

Hello Sabine,
super Makro Aufnahme dieser Schwebfliege. Bildgestaltung einfach perfekt. Details sind wunderschön und die Farben ebenso.
Grüße Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-09 10:50]

Hi Sabine. this is a first class macro shot of the Hoverfly which is covered in pollen.You have taken this with very sharp focusing and fine detail. You use of the light has given bright colours and a shine to the wings. well done tFS.

incredible macro details Sabine,
great composition with perfect sharpness
my compliments sERGIO

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-12-09 11:20]

Guten Abend Sabine,
frisch gepudert und auf Hochglanz poliert kann sich diese Episyrphus balteatus auf den Hochzeitsflug begeben :-)
Präziser Fokus, exzellente Schärfe und gut ausbalanciertes Licht inklusive der Reflexe.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-09 12:07]

Hello Sabine,
This is a remarkable macro! Not only have you captured Episyrphus balteatus from a fine POV with excellent sharpness but you have shown the small round grains of white pollen so clearly that they look like tiny golf balls on its back!
The use of flash and lightmanagement is also superb
An excellent image that is a joy to view and thanks for sharing it.
Greetings from a cold grey Scania,

Elegancia de colores y una limpieza que te "engancha" debido al excelente enfoque y profundidad de la toma. Bien encuadrada. Creo que es un trabajo muy atractivo.
Saludos Wishnu: Josep Ignasi.

dear wishnu, what a delicated picture. the colors are so nice and soft. the insect very sharp and detailed.nice job, congratulation!

Hi Sabine,
Very beautiful capture of this Hoverfly; good POV and composition, sharp details and bright natural colours.

Hi Sabine,
As usual, this is a great macro! I'm amazed with those details and DOF you used. We can see every single details and this wonderful! Greetings,

This image has a delicate feel to it, I agree with your title Sabine.
I note most of all the wonderful exposure and colors - Outstanding!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-12-09 18:06]

hi sabine,
i just love the image, excellent, white background and the great colored fly, fine details and colors. purity. tfs.

Hi Sabine,
What a beauty and delicate image!
I like the subtle tones of the background's whites, that enhances the appreciation of the insect.
Proper sharpness and exposition settings to get all those fine details.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-09 21:39]

Hi Sabine.
First-class, very elegant shot of a nice flower and its cute visitor. Flash work and exposure of the image, colour reproduction are outstanding. I also am impressed with precise DOF, amazing sharpness and details of the hoverfly and wonderful blurriness of the flower heart. My compliments and thanks for full of lights picture.

Hi Sabine,
An outstanding shot of this hoverfly with lovely colours and sharpness. the lighting is superb. Excellent DOF and composition.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Sabine
Very nice moment. Good sharp image with nice POV and great natural colors

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-10 1:14]

Hi Sabine,
Beautiful close up.Sharpness,clear details,exposure,lighting and DOF are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Sabine,
Nice shot of this hoverfly collecting pollen.
A wee but bright in places biut some nice detail.

hello sabine,
i am trying to get this kind of shot since long but never got it worth posting, i am glad to see that you did it so beautifully, excellent pov and details,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-10 5:26]

Hallo Sabine,
Hervorragendes Bild dieser Schwebfliege, die Du meisterhaft fotografiert hast. Jedes kleinste Detail ist sichtbar, jedes Pollenkörnchen könnte man zählen. Frisch gepudert, wie Peter schreibt..
Hab herzliche Dank

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-10 7:18]

Hello Sabine,
What a beautiful capture of this Hoverfly collecting white pollen. Lovely sharp details and beautiful colours that stand out against the white flower. A very fine composition!
MAny thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Sabine
You have really done yourself proud with this gorgeous posting. Wonderful and sharp details displayed and presented in a most trained and talented manner. This image is well focused, sharp and the composition is tops. The combination of colours is wonderfully captured and displayed. Congratulations. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-10 10:22]
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Hello Wishnu,
What a wonderful image. I can give a whole biology lesson with the help of this photo. The sharpness, pattern details and colours are excellent. Beautiful natural colours and a great POV and composition.

Hello Wishnu,

Fantastic close up.
Focus,light and sharpness are excellent.
Good composition.

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-12-11 6:53]

Hi Sabine,

This is a wonderful macro of this hoverfly and the white flower and pollens. Fantastic focusing with perfect lighting and sharpness. You made use of the flas very well. The details are splindid along with the colors and patterns. Goos composition and POV. TFS.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-11 13:35]

Hi Sabine,
a great shot of this hoverfly!
Superb detail and clarity.
Very well composed.
Great DOF.

Well done!!

Hello Sabine
Guauuuuu, very amazing! Excellent shot, perfect colors.
Regards, Ferran

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-12 17:39]

Hi Sabine,

A magmificent macro of this hoverfly. It is so unusual because of the beautiful white flower. Your whites are perfect and allow the fly to stand out so well. Amazing details - I love all the pollen on his back. The body, face and wings are super sharp. An absolutely marvelous composition.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-13 2:53]

Hello Sabine,
Very good work ! impressive sharpness and composition ! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-13 4:42]

Hello Sabine,
This macro image is tack sharp and beautifully colored. Simply perfect Sabine thank you for sharing this fine image,

Hallo Sabine,

tatsächlich delikat, fein und interessant mit den Pollenkörnern auf dem Buckel!

Beste Grüsse

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-15 2:09]

Hello Wishnu, The eyes on the center is actually glittering. Superb shining effect and a lovely composition. Ganesh

Hi Sabine,
great macro shot of this fly, with pollens. superb sharp details, coloration and composition. thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-22 13:42]

Hi Sabine

WOW! This is truly impressive!
Not only you managed to get a terrific macro of this hoverfly, but you also captured it with impeccably clear pollen grains on its back. Remarkable!
Excellent use of flash here and spot-on DOF, too!
Wonderful and very original work!

BRAVO, TFS and Happy holidays!

Hello Wishnu.

Excellent macro, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Happy new year.
Jose Luis.

Hello Sabine,
Sharp macro with a lot a depth of field.
Nice presentation.

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