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Many thanks for the CC's on my last upload.
A couple of weekends ago I went to visit my family on their farm near Winchester. The idea was to have a couple of quiet, relaxing days off which I desperately needed and to spend some time taking shots of flowers in the lovely garden.
I stepped out next morning in fine weather - there were hoverflies everywhere in startling numbers! I took a shot of the first rose I came across (V1) to document this, then wandered off to try and achieve a shot of honeysuckle that looked elegant and lovely - one of my long term failures. I took (V2) what I felt was a reasonable shot (for me) only to discover that I had been hacked by a hoverfly (V3).
I went off to try the Clematis but things were getting worse (V4) so I went to find the lily's (V5) and I finally gave up and took a few pictures of Hoverflies (V6).
Hope you like them. A

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:180.0 mm f/3.5
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jul 2014 - 11:27 PM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hoverfly holiday
Username:accipiter accipiter
Uploaded:16 Jul 2014 - 6:51 AM
Tags:Hoverflies. flowers. Macro, Wildlife / nature
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 7:21 AM

Skilful workflow, I especially like the first and the last images because of their crowd and emphasized honey colour.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my shot.

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MaryFaith
16 Jul 2014 - 7:48 AM

Great series - super macro and action in some of the photos. They are such photogenic insects - we don't have them in NZ.

Mary

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 8:27 AM

What a fantastic set

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
16 Jul 2014 - 8:39 AM

Overcrowded flowers!! A fascinating set of images! Love V2.
Effrossini

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franken
franken e2 Member 123264 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 9:24 AM

A brilliant collection.

Ken

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Jul 2014 - 10:13 AM

Filled houses

Peter

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43672 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 10:52 AM

Superb entomological imagery, image six being the one for me, "Superb colour and clarity throughout the set"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 11:50 AM

Blooming marvellous!
I do love V1 and V6.
Also you probably couldn't have got V2/3 if you were trying!
Some days we don't capture quite what we expect but get great images.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 12:17 PM

A superb set featuring some of my favourite models. I particularly like 5 & 6 where they are on the lillies.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 2:14 PM

A superb set of images, Arthur, each and every one of them should be uploaded in their own right. Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 3:07 PM

An excellent and humorous story board of images, Arthur, and, as Carol says, each strong enough to stand alone.

Dave

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 4:42 PM

Superb series Arthur. V1 is out of this world.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 5:35 PM

LOL--- you seem to have collected a grand assortment of overflies-- Well done, a good showing!

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2014 - 7:30 PM

A Festival of Hoover fly

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2014 - 6:47 PM

wonderful set of shots

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 8:43 PM

That garden sounds like a real haven for hoverflies, this is a really cracking set of images of which your lead is my favourite

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 8:31 PM

Wow - that seems to be a crowded hoverfly holiday place. A good set of images,
Johanna

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mashwood10
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10 Nov 2014 - 10:15 AM

Great set.

PamGrinGrinGrinGrin

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