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On the edge

On the edge
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-23 7:47
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Gemeine Schnepfenfliege
Leptis bécasse

Family: Rhagionidae
Size: 8-14mm
Habitat: Woods, hedges
Distribution: Europe
Flighttime: May to September
Diet: Little insects

Thanks a lot to Ivan (Argus) for the correct ID.

The last days have been quite cold and most of the butterflies don't fly around.
Looking for some other creatures I saw a lot of different flies, among them this Snipefly

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Fantastic macro image, Anne, and it is a Robberfly in my opinion too.
Superb over-all focus, wonderful colours and a goldmine of details on the entire subject. The POV could not be better, showing both the eyes in the sharpest possible manner.
Well done and TFs.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-23 8:07]

One of your best image of closeup, so beautiful, fine composition, details and colors. Special mention to that contrasting background too. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-23 8:17]

Hello Anne,
Amazing photo of this fly. The sharpness and details are really perfect and the light is so beautiful! Splendid natural colours, also in the OOF BG. Fantastic POV, composition and DOF. A little masterpiece!

Hello Anne,
It looks like a robberfly to me either. Sharp focus with nice off background. TFS,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-23 8:34]
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Bonjour Anne,
A superb macro taken from a great low POV to show this fly with fantastic sharpness, DOF and fine colours. The BG is also great.

No this is not a robber fly. It is a Snipe Fly (Rhagio scolopaceus).
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée,

Ciao Anne, fantastic macro of beautiful robberfly, superb details and splendid sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-23 10:47]

Hallo Anne,
Dieses ist ein vollkommenes Makro dieser Fliege. Details und Helligkeit sind erstaunlich! Ich mag diese Haltung und die Position auf dem Blatt.Gut gemacht.
Liebe Grüße Siggi

hello Anne
full clarity splendid macro capture,very fine composition,

Ciao Anne,
bellissima macro, mi piace molto il punto di ripresa e la composizione con l'insetto ben isolato sopra la foglia, eccellenti i dettagli e molto belli i colori.
Grazie e complimenti.
Buona serata
Con amicizia

Hi Anne,

A very good allround shot, perfect focus and dof, colours good and a good oof bg. I like the pose and detail shown. TFS

regards Bill

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-23 14:05]

Salut Anne,tu etonne mois de jour en jour avec tes macro extraordinaires,vraiment une qualite' impressionante et une nettete' fantastique...les suject les plus petits toujours capture' magnifiquement! Mes plus gros compliments encore une fois pour ta professionalite',bonne journee',Luciano

Must have been so cold that a part of the leaf was icy so he slipped with his hind leg:-) clear as a day in front of a judge. Very nice addition of a simple creature. Sometimes just a bit of practice and all of a sudden you make breakthrough! Wonderful work Anne! you are a patient person...with most...

A superb shot, Anne, very sharp and beautifully chosen POV!

Hello Anne,
perfect sharpness and fine composition.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-06-24 7:40]

Hallo Anne !
Wieder ein fantastischer Makro !

bonjour Anne
quelle belle netteté pour cette image, le moindre petit details de cette Leptis Bécasse est clairement visibleet les couleurs sont superbes, le fond flou et uni la met très bien en valeur
Passe une bonne nuit

superb macro shot Anne! Nice backgorund


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-06-26 6:24]

Hi Anne,
Snipe Fly, have good posture ...
Very nice close-up for very beautiful Snipe Fly, with on leaf.
Focus, POV, colors and composition very nice.
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-26 8:18]

Hello Anne,
Superb view of this Fly at the edge of the leaf! Impressive sharpness and good colours that stand out against the fine neutral background. A beautiful composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-02 5:54]

Hi anne,
this is really exciting shot. Excellent eyes and the sharpness is great.
the muted background too give an outstanding effect i amking this shot so captivating. I like to note the hind leg, it got slipped off too.


Privet, Anne,
Superb! I never seen this sharpness! Excellent shot! My compliments! One paw is on the rest... hehehe... Well done!
Warm regards from Ural,

Bonsoir Anne.

MErci de ce partage photographique. Très belle composition d'une photographie pleine de vie (en particulier, la posture générale de l'insecte et celle de sa patte arrière droite : vient-il juste de se poser ; ou est il sur le départ ?

Très bonne netteté tout au long du sujet, bien mis en valeur sur un arrière plan d'une belle neutralité.

Bravo pour cette image d'une grande richesse de détails et de couleurs.

A bientôt pour d'autres photographies.


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