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About to land.

Details: see EXIF

Glad so many found a bit of humour in my last posting "Buttoned Up"........thanks to all for the attention it received.

Ronnie.

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:105mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.5
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
Title:"Final Approach"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:14 Aug 2011 - 12:01 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers., Hoverfly, Lily
Votes:66

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 12:09 AM

Superb image Ronnie, fabulous colour and excellent timing to catch the bug in mid flight.

Hugh

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 12:11 AM

Lovely detail excellent shot

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM e2 Member 7JPatrickM vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 12:33 AM

Great shot Ronnie, well timed. Hoverfly looks minute against the lily!
Patrick

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 12:41 AM

That's a lovely lily Ronnie, and wonderfully smelly. A great shot of the bee arriving..............Sandy

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lesliea
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14 Aug 2011 - 12:44 AM

Beautiful image of flower and insect great colours and detail well captured Ronnie.
Allen, Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 1:00 AM

Ready for his final approach here Ronnie.
Looks like he will land on the top runway.
The bottom one is out of order as it is too droopy !!
Super close up.
Mick.

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 1:00 AM

Fantastic capture Ronnie, it looks like the flower is going to eat the fly!

Regards

Trev.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 1:37 AM

ha, ha, ha, I hope he does not drown inside this very wet lily!
Jennnn


Tried photographing in the semi dark this evening using your method sans pajamas! I have not looked at the results yet!

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Jodyw17
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14 Aug 2011 - 6:35 AM

beautiful capture Ronnie

well done

Jody

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 7:00 AM

Excellent timing, Ronnie, a super capture. Carol

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carson-images
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14 Aug 2011 - 7:16 AM

excellent capture.ronnie......regards jimSmile

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dven
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14 Aug 2011 - 7:28 AM

A super capture,

dven

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 7:32 AM

good morning ronnie
brilliant timing pin sharp detail fantastic colours and tones a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 8:28 AM

Catching these little Hovers in-flight is quite a challenge! Great capture and what a pretty Lily he/she's is en route to!

Ann

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jaktis
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14 Aug 2011 - 8:29 AM

A great capture of the incoming flight

Peter

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gilbertmjake
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14 Aug 2011 - 8:53 AM

Great colourful detailed image, great timing with the hoverfly, nice one!

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luckybry
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14 Aug 2011 - 9:04 AM

fantastic capture

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2011 - 9:06 AM

Oh dear me Ronnie you have more rain!!Sad
but it does always give your images so much beauty as here
well captured in flight ...perfection
Lillian

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CaroleS
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14 Aug 2011 - 9:49 AM

Gorgeous colours and such large raindrops!! Makes the little hoverfly look so small. Great detail. Carole

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Scottishlandscapes
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14 Aug 2011 - 9:53 AM

Brilliant Ronnie, this would have been a special image without th ehoverfly, who arrived at just the right moment. A dream of an image, well done.

Dougie

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digital_boi
14 Aug 2011 - 10:03 AM

Landing gear down indeed could be a wet landing one good capture Ronnie good detail and close up on the lilly timing was spot on

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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14 Aug 2011 - 10:08 AM

Perfect timing Ronnie.
Joan.

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wolf1
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14 Aug 2011 - 10:20 AM

Very nice Ronnie.
Andy

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jasonrwl
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14 Aug 2011 - 10:27 AM

Great in-flight capture with fantastic colour
Jason

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Chinga
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14 Aug 2011 - 12:00 PM

Beautiful flower and great timing with your little insect helicoper coming for the landing! Super image. IB

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Anna62
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14 Aug 2011 - 12:18 PM

oh Ronnie..what a terrific well timed image!!!! Fantastic Smile

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Trout_Man
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14 Aug 2011 - 12:43 PM

Amazing capture Smile Geoff.

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DanielD
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14 Aug 2011 - 12:51 PM

Excellent timing, Ronnie - Fabulous colours

Dan

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sweetpea62
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14 Aug 2011 - 1:03 PM

Perfect timing Ronnie.Well captured..Lin

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helenlinda
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14 Aug 2011 - 2:03 PM

Coming in to land - great detailed capture Ronnie Smile
Helen

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gingerdelight
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14 Aug 2011 - 3:17 PM

Excellent timing here Ronnie, and a beautiful image.
Carol

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maggieh
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14 Aug 2011 - 3:21 PM

Great detail - that flower looks threatening!.
maggie

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AnnChown
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14 Aug 2011 - 4:15 PM

Super image - he looks a very cute little hover fly! Smile
Ann

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JustDucky
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14 Aug 2011 - 5:39 PM

impressive capture, great detail Ronnie
Tammy

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evelen
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14 Aug 2011 - 6:31 PM

stunning image great shot.eve.

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WindowonWildlife
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14 Aug 2011 - 6:47 PM

Wonderful work and comp Ronnie,stunning colours Wink

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bromley-smith
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14 Aug 2011 - 6:52 PM

Excellent capture Ronnie, superb photography.
Tony

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 9bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 - 6:53 PM

stunning capture, love the drips and of course the hoverfly
bunSmile

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kirkoid
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14 Aug 2011 - 7:11 PM

Excellent detail and timing.
Dave

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Shellio
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14 Aug 2011 - 7:40 PM

Lovely image Ronnie, the flower looks huge compared to the Hover Fly, glad you included it as it really makes the picture.
Shell

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pluckyfilly
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14 Aug 2011 - 7:56 PM

well - look at that hover - super shot love the flower and the way you have captured the centre the hover is the icing on the cakeWink

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MikeGreaves
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14 Aug 2011 - 8:47 PM

Taken at just the right moment, it is so hard to catch these in flightSmile Great job ,Ronnie !!!!
Mike

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Anjantoo
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14 Aug 2011 - 9:29 PM

Perfect timing Ronnie and that lily is just beautiful too.
Jann
xxx

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beckybookins
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14 Aug 2011 - 11:03 PM

Super capture Ronnie, very well timed...superb photography

Becky

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JimV
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15 Aug 2011 - 12:46 AM

Don't know about coming in to land, looks to me more like it's about to be swallowed whole Ronnie, whatever, it's a great capture!
Rgds., Jim

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Porthos
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17 Aug 2011 - 5:28 PM

Well captured Ronnie. It's like something out of a science fiction movie.....Derek

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Glostopcat
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20 Aug 2011 - 10:16 PM

A real stunner Ronnie, love the detail and vibrant colours. You've really excelled yourself here

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