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So annoying that this lovely green fly (is it a bluebottle?) landed on a michaelmas daisy with a broken petal! But, I loved the colours so much that I decided to go ahead and upload it!
Thanks for looking and for your time - comments and criticisms are welcome.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Aug 2012 - 1:50 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
ISO:100
Title:The damaged petal
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:7 Aug 2012 - 4:39 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Daisy, Flowers & plants, Fly, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:60
Voters:raebeltz12 · MattB1987 · BIGRY1 · pamelajean · barbarahirst · digital_boi · andylea · PattiW · aniamoore · RonnieAG · netta1234 · NDODS · crookymonsta · Niknut · helenlinda · cabbie · zapar40 · Badgerfred · lifesnapper · jdinne · CarolG · danbrann · mrswoolybill · christinecilia · woolybill1 · morpheus1955 · phil1963 · Silverzone · Alan_Baseley · mikesmith · Scottishlandscapes · Ray42 · 213hardy · WhiteRose1 · ValSaxby · bricurtis · JulieAsh · Tynnwrlluniau · gary_d · EAS · eviemay · MalcolmM · Cliff1944 · Ayoob · kc0gio · fentiger · Tibetan · KingBee · pronabk · ChiliMan · gingerdelight · Joline · Deep_Bhatia · annettep38 · pascalg · marktc · Chinga · jasonrwl · Glostopcat · Big_Beavis ·
Views:181
Unique Views:71

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raebeltz12
raebeltz12 Plus Member 2raebeltz12 vcard United States
7 Aug 2012 - 4:47 PM

Very beautiful coloring and love the blurred background

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BIGRY1
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7 Aug 2012 - 4:49 PM

I think it looks better with the fly on it. The colours are superb. Cracking shot!Grin
Ryan

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9844 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1649 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 4:50 PM

It has a lot of charm despite the broken petal, Ann, and the fly's iridescence is beautifully captured.

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barbarahirst
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7 Aug 2012 - 4:57 PM

i think the broken petal makes the image more interesting
such a bold coloured bloom and love the colours of the fly

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digital_boi
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7 Aug 2012 - 4:58 PM

well done a fine capture it comes off the screen right at you love the colours and the soft background seperation nice one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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PattiW
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7 Aug 2012 - 5:05 PM

Beautiful color combination, fantastic detail and super DOF. Patti SmileSmileSmile

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 2221 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:08 PM

A great capture,damaged petal did not spoil this as the fly take's our eyes off it
NettaSmile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:08 PM

Fine floral shot, Patti, excellent detail and colours, and the insect just adds that wee bit extra interest.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

An macro photograph of the highest quality, simply mouth watering colour and exquisite detail.

Regards Nathan

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 4796 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:26 PM

Lovely shot !!!.....great quality !!

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:28 PM

Lovely capture and a great addition in that colourful fly SmileSmile
Helen

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cabbie
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7 Aug 2012 - 5:34 PM

As usual spot on well done

Bob

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 5:51 PM

beautiful colours captured.
ant.

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Badgerfred
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7 Aug 2012 - 6:12 PM

Beautiful image Ann, nice colour and detail,
Fred.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 6:15 PM

Brilliant Ann, I have no choice but to give you my award once again. WELL DONE that Girl Smile

John Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
7 Aug 2012 - 6:23 PM

Superb Ann, excellent presentation. The fly and petal take nothing away. Stunning.

John

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

I love these felicias, Ann, such a wonderful rich blue, and the fly is superb. Carol

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danbrann
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7 Aug 2012 - 6:29 PM

A cracking image Ann.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8581 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1120 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 6:38 PM

Unlike your very pretty little fly, you were wearing a black jacket at Brenzett... Wink
Moira

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christinecilia
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7 Aug 2012 - 6:43 PM

fantasick love the colours.great shot GrinGrinGrinGrin

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woolybill1
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7 Aug 2012 - 6:54 PM

Lovely colour contrast here, and good use of shallow dof.
I do love to see the odd damaged petal; it reminds me that I have a few of my own Wink
Regards
Bill

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morpheus1955
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7 Aug 2012 - 6:59 PM

Beautiful image Ann, fabulous colours and excellent detail, quite stunning

Hugh

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7 Aug 2012 - 7:18 PM

Nice crisp image. Have the RC on moi
Mike

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Scottishlandscapes
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7 Aug 2012 - 7:38 PM

Tremendous image and all the more so with a zoom lens too. Flowers keep becoming to me, maybe sooner than I had planned.

Dougie

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Ray42
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7 Aug 2012 - 7:39 PM

An excellent shot Ann - good use of dof and the addition of the iridescence of the fly is a real bonus

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WhiteRose1
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7 Aug 2012 - 8:32 PM

Dof is spot on, Ann, sharp, well composed and the colour of the fly is the cream.

Dave

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bricurtis
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7 Aug 2012 - 8:41 PM

The eye goes straight to the fly Ann - the petal matters not.Smile
Brian.

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7 Aug 2012 - 9:44 PM

I'm no macro expert that ticks all the boxes and more for me, Ann. Superb.
Alun

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gary_d
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7 Aug 2012 - 9:56 PM

A great shot of both flower and fly, the broken petal does not spoil the shot at all for me. - gary

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7 Aug 2012 - 10:32 PM

The colours just sing out in this lovely image. I've always rather liked the "odd one out" so to speak - well, in flowers anyway!

Ann

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8 Aug 2012 - 2:10 AM

Fantastic macro shot and lovely detailed image ...........GrinGrinGrin

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fentiger
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8 Aug 2012 - 7:28 AM

Not a bluebottle but would you believe Greenbottle Smile A most enjoyable image with the fly making a good focal point.

Albert

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Tibetan
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8 Aug 2012 - 8:09 AM

An opertunity seized! great compatible colours and very good presentation, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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8 Aug 2012 - 8:20 AM

Brilliant! Great colour, DoF, sharpness where it needs to be, everything!

Regards.

Bob

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ChiliMan
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8 Aug 2012 - 8:57 AM

LOL...when I first looked at the image before reading your descrip, I went, "Oh-hoooh my goodness" at what a grand shot it is. Timing-wise, colour-wise...and c'mon...that fly!!

Then I read your descrip.

Ann, I can't speak for everyone but that broken petal is COMPLETELY inconsequential. You've captured Nature at its best - the pairing of two beauts SmileSmile

Andrew

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AnnChown
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8 Aug 2012 - 11:40 AM

Thanks everybody for your support of the damaged petal! Smile
Ann

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8 Aug 2012 - 11:54 AM

The petal just adds to the character of this flower.

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12 Aug 2012 - 3:06 PM

Superb macro! Well shot and presented. IB

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26 Aug 2012 - 11:53 PM

A fabulous close macro Ann, the detail and colours are simply glorious. You should be glad that your little visitor dropped by he made the clicks fly in for this one!Grin

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