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Come to Rest


Come to Rest
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Copyright: Vicky Adams (Vicky) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Fujinon 6x zoom
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/550 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Devon and Cornwall visit 2005
Theme(s): Hoverflies II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-05 12:15
Viewed: 5424
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A stroll around the garden produced this image of a hoverfly but, as per usual with these insects, I'm not sure of it's true identity. I'm assuming it's not a bee!

Anyway, it looked like it was resting with it's arms folded!

Adusted saturation, cropped slightly, resized and put through NeatImage.

Thanks for looking.

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To carper: Fill flashVicky 1 10-05 12:24
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nice one Vicky,
good composition, I think that you must try an extern flash on your camera. I think that shot's like this one can be done better with a fill flash, and then I mean the hooverfly his face, try it, farther good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-10-05 13:31]

Great shot Vicky, very good details, colours and background.
Good note, thanks for sharing.
Michael.

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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-10-05 13:47]

Very sharp shot Vicky!
The colors are excellent and the light is great.
The back of the bee is a bit hot and the face are a bit OOF...
But the BG is great!

WellDone!

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-10-05 14:05]

Very good work. It is not a bee, indeed, but a Hoverfly, Eristalis sp. Tough to go further from a single photo. Perhaps Eristalis nemorum or jugorum. A male in any case.

Hi Vicky, wonderful close-up.
The colours are amazing and you captured the fly in a nice pose. Very clear and sharp with pretty light, very good, I like it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-10-05 14:33]

very nice picture of a hoverfly. He looks very comical with his arms folded. Great DOF and light.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-10-05 15:48]

Nice job Vicky, This is a very good picture, the colors are very vivid and the picture have a good sharpness. Well done. Sébastien

Great sharpness and a wonderfull colours. The out of focus background makes a good contrast with the hoverfly. Thanks for including your post-processing on this one. From these I learn a lot, TFS

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-05 21:32]

Bonjour Vicky, magnifique macro avec des couleurs chatoyantes et un trés bon piqué. La composition est parfaite. Félicitations Didier.

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  • Blutak (22)
  • [2005-10-07 19:53]

Nice clear picture vicki,well done.

Wow! Exceptional detail. Love the contrast between the subject and the purple flower (thistle)? Well captured.

Very nice macro, the detail is incredible, and you've encapsulated the subject nicely with a perfect DOF. Paul :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-11 5:37]

Hi Vicky, you have a good macro here, The hoverfly is so nice and sharp, and the flower too. Excellent capture, so very well shown, thank you.

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