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Good Day to you all,

Firstly may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your caring messages, comments and votes following yesterdays upload. I am feeling much better following an disturbed nights sleep.

Todays upload depicts are rather highly polished Hover Fly (Episyrphus Balteatus) which is nothing special really and can be found throughout the UK, however it does make for rather eye catching photographs.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me I am off to see a potential Respite Centre.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jul 2013 - 11:34 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:It's not all spit and polish....
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:25 Jul 2013 - 8:21 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Colour, Flowers, Hover fly
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 8:25 AM

Eye catching it certainly is, Nathan!!Smile
Such a range of colours.
The wing detail is really quite extraordinary.
Glad you had a better night.
Regards,
Richard

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
25 Jul 2013 - 8:28 AM

Beautiful Nathan. I love the wing detail and the colours are beautiful.
Hope your day goes as you would wish and you find the respite centre to your liking. Moira

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
25 Jul 2013 - 8:29 AM

Great sharp details

Peter

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 8:29 AM

Smooth and polished, Nathan, have a good day.

Dave

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CaroleS
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:32 AM

Lovely shiny detail - enjoy your daySmile

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Badgerfred
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:33 AM

Excellent macro Nathan, great detail,
Fred.

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LucienH
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:38 AM

Excellent colour & detail. Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 8:38 AM

A suitably tidy, clean-looking image.
Moira

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
25 Jul 2013 - 8:39 AM

This is such a lovely, sharp and colourful image Nathan !! Very well captured !!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 8:53 AM

These are my second favourite models, beautiful and generally much more cooperative than my favourites - bees. This is a very nice macro shot.

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nonur
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25 Jul 2013 - 9:15 AM

As brilliant as a brooch, indeed. Hope you get even better, Nathan.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 9:18 AM

Eyecatching is the word, Nathan great capture.

Ray

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 9:25 AM

Very lovely and shiney. Super sharp shot.
Smile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 9:29 AM

Outstanding macro image Nathan superb detail and great colours

Hugh

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Caziwinkles
25 Jul 2013 - 9:30 AM

Fantastic Nathan - such detail especially in those wings and the colours are gorgeous too. Well done indeed! Smile

Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 9:53 AM

30th click for a splendid capture here Nathan - hope the visit is worthwhile SmileSmile
Helen

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 10:00 AM

Excellent detail and colour in this fine image, Nathan!!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 10:12 AM

You captured some lovely details in the wings Nathan
colourful, and glad you are feeling better today
Lillian

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 10:38 AM

"All things bright and beautiful"- comes to mind.
Have a good day.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Lottiephotography

Wow! The detail and colours are amazing!

Charlie x

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 11:02 AM

Excellent capture Nathan, great detail.Smile


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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
25 Jul 2013 - 11:38 AM

What a glorious colour the flower is! Hope the day goes well.Smile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 11:50 AM

Good luck today.

Good digonal composition

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WesternRed
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25 Jul 2013 - 11:53 AM

For me the background is very distracting so I would think all in focus.
WesternRed.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 12:01 PM

cracking colour and detail Nathan love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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digital_boi
25 Jul 2013 - 12:16 PM

excellent Nathan

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 12:17 PM

A splendid detailed close up Nathan.
I do not mind seeing them on a pic such as this.
But why are they such bleeding pests when I am
trying to have a nice relaxing beer in my garden !!
Mick.

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barbarahirst
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25 Jul 2013 - 1:06 PM

great shot
good luck with your visit

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netta1234
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25 Jul 2013 - 1:18 PM

Excellent image Nathen with lovely detail and colourSmile
NettaSmile

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danbrann
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25 Jul 2013 - 1:45 PM

Great wing detail in this anything but ordinary image The detail is exceptionally good as is the out of focus background.

Thank you for giving my image your User Award Nathan. Despite all your problems you still felt the need to spend just a little more time than most of us would with these images'
Thank you
Danny

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 - 1:47 PM

There is very little left for me to say except............. Oh Nathan!!!!! great!


Tish

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User_Removed
25 Jul 2013 - 3:07 PM

A super pin sharp image Nathan, regarding my butterfly today, it is a Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper's are two tone brown, MB's are three tone brown, butterfly collecting is one of my hobby's, i have a large collection from all over the world.
Regards, Alf.

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Mike_Smith
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25 Jul 2013 - 3:46 PM

Hi Nathan, wonderful shot they do look polished your right. I have had to go hospital everyday for last week now, for IV antibiotics for Cellulitis but still its better than been admitted

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 4:56 PM

A beautiful shining bug, so glad to hear you are feeling brighter today Nathan,

Ali SmileSmileSmile

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ChristineD
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25 Jul 2013 - 5:03 PM

love the wing detail and colours

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hasslebladuk
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25 Jul 2013 - 5:06 PM

Cracking shot showing lovely colour and detail
mike

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 5:15 PM

A real cracking close-up, Nathan Smile
Glad to hear you're feeling a bit perkier, take care Wink
Trev Smile

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leontari
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25 Jul 2013 - 5:34 PM

I 've never seen such a polish beeSmileSmileSmile. Great detail as well, Nathan
Effrossini

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25 Jul 2013 - 5:49 PM

Its very good to hear,that you are feeling better!GrinGrinGrin --- Super polished and sharp image, i agree very much the comments above!!!SmileSmileSmile Good Work Nathan! ----- Jukka.

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Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 6:01 PM

Superb macro as ever Nathan - truly a beautiful little beastie!

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 - 6:02 PM

Super detail and colours, Nathan.

P.

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25 Jul 2013 - 6:17 PM

Great macro Nathan plenty of detail here today

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GeorgePlatis
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25 Jul 2013 - 6:38 PM

Excellent capture and composition !
George

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25 Jul 2013 - 7:44 PM

Lovely splash of colour in this Eye catching Screen filler Nathan.

John Smile

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gingerdelight
25 Jul 2013 - 7:59 PM

Certainly spick and span! A lovely capture!

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SUE118
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:22 PM

Brilliant image Nathan and do take care of yourself.

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paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 9:33 PM

Stunning colours.
Matt

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Michaela_Solway
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25 Jul 2013 - 9:55 PM

A polished shot Nathan.. Excellent as always..

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25 Jul 2013 - 10:05 PM

Fantastic shot. Cathy

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26 Jul 2013 - 8:50 AM

Not sharp enough for me.

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cazozphil
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31 Jul 2013 - 1:20 AM

Wow. That is stunning.

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Chinga
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1 Aug 2013 - 4:18 AM

WONDERFUL! Yellow brown and pink! Whatever next! Love this... IB

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