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A tiny in-flight Hover-fly, probably no more than 8mm in length - about to alight on a hydrangea flower, which gives a good idea of scale.

Many thanks for your great response to my Spotted Flycatcher upload - greatly appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2011 - 12:09 PM
Focal Length:100mm 0.9m from subject, tripod, gimal head
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Hoverfly & Hydrangea Flower
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:22 Aug 2011 - 11:48 AM
Tags:Action, Close-up / macro, Flower, Hoverfly, Hydrangea, In-flight, Insect, Tiny
Votes:32
Voters:lil48 · Ayoob · ringyneck · Pricegrah · Mike_Young · andylea · simont · RonnieAG · Gray_ina · pronabk · CaroleS · WindowonWildlife · Daisymaye · gary_d · CarolG · Shroomer · helenlinda · cabbie · Snapitt · Niknut · Ade_Osman · Gezina · bluetitblue · Maiwand · pluckyfilly · Greyheron · SteveMoulding · hasslebladuk · jennialexander · Alan_Baseley · pamelajean · Glostopcat ·
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lil48
lil48  5
22 Aug 2011 - 11:51 AM

superb capture, great colours well done

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Ayoob
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22 Aug 2011 - 12:16 PM

Great timing shot ,very well captured.......Grin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2011 - 12:39 PM

brilliant timing sylvia wonderful detail and colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
22 Aug 2011 - 12:58 PM

Hi Sylvia very well caught, regards gray.

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RonnieAG
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22 Aug 2011 - 12:58 PM

Very well timed to capture the hoverfly as crisply as you have, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
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22 Aug 2011 - 1:01 PM

Nice timing. Carole

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WindowonWildlife

Expert timing Sylvia and a wonderful image.....Excellent work

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Daisymaye
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22 Aug 2011 - 2:32 PM

The timing and detail of the hoverfly is excellent Sylvia............Sandy

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2011 - 2:39 PM

Blurred wings and sharp body, perfect. - gary

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2011 - 2:42 PM

Perfectly timed and captured, Sylvia, a beauty. Carol

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Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2011 - 3:14 PM

You are giving me ideas here Sylvia.
I have to try for some inflight shots for a forthcoming comp.
Hopefully something as good as this
Richard

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Snapitt
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22 Aug 2011 - 5:10 PM

Extremely good timing here Sylvia with an excellent result.

Jane

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2011 - 5:25 PM

Well done Sylvia, tricky little blighters these beggars.....Thank you for your kind award.....GrinGrinGrinGrin

Ade

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Maiwand
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22 Aug 2011 - 6:51 PM

Top quality timing and composition Sylvia. A lovely capture.
Ron

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pluckyfilly
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22 Aug 2011 - 7:45 PM

well caught shot, good timing

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SteveMoulding
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22 Aug 2011 - 10:38 PM

Excellent timing, Sylvia. Very well captured with superb detail.
Steve.

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