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Personal Hygiene.

Saw this Hover-fly early one morning on an Aster bud - appeared to be washing its face and feet for quite a while.

Thanks to anyone who supported my 'Natures Jewel' image - very much appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Brand:NIKON Corporation
Lens:Sigma 150 EX Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Personal Hygiene
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:2 Aug 2011 - 8:09 PM
Tags:Asters, Close-up / macro, Flowers, Flowers & plants, General, Hover-flies, Hover-fly, Insects, Wildlife / nature
Votes:56

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:12 PM

A fantastic shot with amazing detail.
Alan

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:18 PM

I do not think that you could of got any closer Brian...a real beauty of a macro
Wow!
Lillian

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:21 PM

Another Cracker Bri.....

Ade

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8800 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1623 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:23 PM

Throw him some soap and a flannelSmile!
Super detail, Brian, ablution time captured well.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:26 PM

One of the most detailed and 'clean' shots I've seen on here Brian,
Geoff.

janty66
janty66  7 England
2 Aug 2011 - 8:26 PM

1st class image...

MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 - 8:27 PM

Amazing detail
Mavis

johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:50 PM

Brian, this is without a doubt the best hover fly photo I have seen, excellent work.
Johnjo

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 9:02 PM

A monster! Brilliant.
Chris

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 9:21 PM

stunning shot you are one of the masters of macro

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 9:49 PM

Awesome detail in this pin sharp macro, you really excel in this line of photography

Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
2 Aug 2011 - 10:06 PM

Excellent image Bri. Beautifully detailed.

Jane

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:26 PM

Glorious capture Brian. A fantastic closeup.
Ron

chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:41 PM

I do hope you gave him a nice fluffy towel & a drop of after-shave Brian Wink

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8292 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:43 PM

superb Brian

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 11:24 PM

Thanks everyone - your kind comments are much appreciated.Smile

Brian.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Aug 2011 - 5:36 AM

Good macro!
In fact very good indeed!
IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 3 Aug 2011 - 5:36 AM
CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 6:20 AM

Perfectly timed, Brian, excellent detail. Carol

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 7:00 AM

Gosh - they are so tiny and this image is so large! Amazing Brian!
Ann

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 7:55 AM

Cracking macro. Carole

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 3:06 PM

Oh my word...what a close-up and what amazing light and colour!!! Goodness...

A...

JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
3 Aug 2011 - 6:11 PM

excellent detail and wonderful colour, beautiful close-up Brian
Tammy

Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 8:44 PM

Very nice macro work Bri.........who's this Karen then Wink
Steve

Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 11:08 AM

Wonderful macro detail Bri - great shot Ina

franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 12:49 PM

Great POV to catch the action, detail and light spot on. "and they say flies are dirty things" they spend ages cleaning themselves don't they?

Fran

TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2011 - 7:37 PM

First class detailed macro work, Brian.
Terry

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