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...wiv a hover (-fly, that is).
Bees tend to clear off out of my way pretty darned quick, and it's not even as if I like honey! But this fly hung around for me to capture during a recent walk by the Tyne. No macro lens in my bag this time as it was an exercise walk rather than a photographic adventure.

145mm, 1/500th sec. @ f11, ISO 200

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 55-200mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Much Less Bovver....
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:19 Jul 2008 - 8:34 AM
Tags:Combined, Dog rose, Flowers & plants, Harder, Hover fly, Ll, Making, Other, Tags, Technicalities, Than, The, Up, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60

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DolphinLady
19 Jul 2008 - 8:40 AM

A wonderful opportunity well taken Bill.
Lovely capture of the fly at work & the rose is great too.
Hilary

photophantom
19 Jul 2008 - 8:53 AM

Congrats Bill you captured it beautifully. No bees but there is a hover. No macro lens but you managed it well. Beautiful light and flower detail.
Dennis

Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 8:53 AM

a 55- 200 isnt a bad choice Bill Smile

great shot you got there. very well spotted.

JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 8:53 AM

Beautiful image Bill - Jude.

Last Modified By JudeC at 19 Jul 2008 - 8:55 AM
Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 9:08 AM

You did well Bill, no flies on you.

Dougie

Last Modified By Scottishlandscapes at 19 Jul 2008 - 9:09 AM
imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 9:19 AM

beautiful, the darker shades of green really contrast nicely with lighter shades of pink, , well captured
ian

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 10:38 AM

Very good use of the light

tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 11:03 AM

Lovely shot Bill; great detail and I do like the contrast with the background and the softer tones
Tim

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 11:18 AM

Yes I think its inclusion has just given the image a third dimention.

jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 11:34 AM

I like the composition, nice capture.
John

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 11:54 AM

Beautifully composed with lovely light and perfect DOF.
Regards,
Rende

samsalt1
samsalt1  734 forum posts4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 12:33 PM

Your portfolio becomes more horticltural by the minute which for someone known for not taking an interest is quite something Wink, this is yet another good addition.

Sam

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 2:03 PM

Beautiful colours and contrasts Bill..the pale ,soft pink against the natural background. A lovely shot.
Di

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 2:12 PM

Color and composition-- a very attractive image!
jennnn

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 2:14 PM

Some nice detail in the large version anyway, so no problem about the lens.
Helen

A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 2:27 PM

good detail.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 2:46 PM

I would have thought an exercise walk would warrant plenty gear Bill.After all.these SAS chappies walk 20 miles with a big bag of rocks !!!! Mind you.I doubt they would stop to take a pic of a fly on a flower.
Nicely lit,with nice soft shadows and lines.Good comp 'too with the out of focus greenery.
Mick.

proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
19 Jul 2008 - 3:22 PM

super detail when viewed large, this is a super caoture.

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 3:53 PM

Superb detail color and the crop is great Bill, well worth an RC

Bernie

John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 4:29 PM

Super detail with the insect makes for and even more interesting image.
Well captured.

GalleryGirl
19 Jul 2008 - 4:46 PM

Wonderful Bill. Lovely detail and depth.
Marilyn x

buxton
buxton  6 England
19 Jul 2008 - 4:49 PM

Beautiful shot, and detail.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 6:00 PM

A top quality macro shot Bill, the lighting, detail and clarity are all spot on

davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2008 - 8:41 PM

Nicely detailed Bill, good dof. Excellent quirky title to match.
Dave

Hop-A-Long
19 Jul 2008 - 10:29 PM

There's that scary word Bill. "Excercise". I get plenty of that putting my socks on in the morning and eating my breakfast, taking a walk is going a bit far. LOL.
Great shot by the way. Nice colour.
Andy

wyatturp
wyatturp  9 England
20 Jul 2008 - 11:51 AM

Good light and feel to this one

DougSmile

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 11:54 AM

Like the details and lighting in this Bill.
Well timed capture.
Regards Richard.

Andree_Borrel
20 Jul 2008 - 12:13 PM

Im suprised he's working actually as the bees have went on strike, they want more honey and shorter flowers

challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 4:49 PM

A 2in1....Flower/hoverfly, Excercise/photograph haha!
Love it!

Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 101622 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2008 - 11:17 PM

stunning photograph - all elements are how the should be ie great and the little winged chap adds a nice detail and must have be vane so stayed around seeing the big lens approaching - the bee will be kicking itself several times when it finds out it wasn't in this great artwork Grin

definitely an image one would happily return several times to look at again Grin

peter "morpyre" turner

Uncle_Wonk
28 Jul 2008 - 2:38 PM

Super shot.....

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