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After a week of constant battle and frustration you made my day with your friendly comments and votes. Your encouragement means a lot! Special thanks to Ron for his user award.
The church of Alcobaça is still in use and is now a UNESCO protected building. May it last!
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Today the first flowers and insects came out, we could see them at work in the garden, they do their part while we do ours Smile still no daffodils but spring is at the door, great to see a hoverfly after a frosty morning.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 180.0 mm f/3.5 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Mar 2012 - 12:33 PM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:First Warmth, First Nectar
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:10 Mar 2012 - 10:58 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Hoverfly, Spring
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Votes:53
Voters:Herge88 · debu · nikshot · EMJAYCEE · LynneJoyce · mikbee · RonnieAG · gary_d · goso · Cliff1944 · gajewski · taggart · cabbie · Dave_Henderson · CarolG · gloccy · andylea · WhiteRose1 · JohnChambersPhotography · martinjp · MossyOak · jennialexander · teocali · Trev_B · Cor · Len1950 · Lillian · CaroleS · AnnChown · morpheus1955 · ChiliMan · Philip_H · Rock · mex · sparrowhawk · Niknut · SlowSong · Maiwand · Alan_Baseley · BarbaraR · jadaszek · luceombra · AnneWorner · EAS · prabhusinha · zapar40 · Ayoob · LexEquine · accipiter · Michaela_Solway · Big_Beavis · DiazSprite · Glostopcat ·
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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 11:02 PM

Some good close detail here.

Best Matt

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debu
debu  5 India
10 Mar 2012 - 11:03 PM

Very nice detailed image.
debu

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 11:08 PM

Beautiful close up of flower and visitor.
Joan.

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LynneJoyce
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10 Mar 2012 - 11:18 PM

Very nice macro work.

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 11:37 PM

Super detail in these wings annette.
Excellent close up.
Mick.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 11:42 PM

It's time of year when nature is reawakening and you have made a fine capture exemplifying that here.
Ronnie.

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 11:57 PM

I saw a few insects flying around when I was out with Patch today so things are on the up now, a great shot of flower and fly. - gary

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 12:04 AM

Just to say annette,
the post is there to stop cars driving from the road onto the beach.
Mick.

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 1:03 AM

A fantastic macro, Annette -- and perfectly composed. Very nice border effect as well.
-=\Walter

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 1:03 AM

Great to see this fine image of the hover Bee!
J

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 6:11 AM

A super capture, Annette, excellent detail in the little hover, and resting on such a pleasing flower, too Smile Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 7:37 AM

fantastic detail annette wonderful colour and light a real belter nice one Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 7:50 AM

A silky flower and perfect focus on the insect. Lovely image Annette.

Dave

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7375 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 9:13 AM

Gorgeous close-up capture, Annette - lovely detail, colours and textures. A real beauty.
Sylvia

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Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
11 Mar 2012 - 9:55 AM

Superb image with excellent focussing on the fly.

Len

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 10:06 AM

This Annette is so beautifully captured
a top class macro!!
Lillian

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5182 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 10:10 AM

Super image Annette, lovely focus on the insect and its shadow - Carole

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 10:34 AM

Stunning detail Annette - a brilliant macro.
Ann

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morpheus1955
11 Mar 2012 - 12:43 PM

Superb image Annette, the detail is quite amazing.

Hugh

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 1:43 PM

Whoa...super light and clarity!! Pretty fly...

Andrew

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11 Mar 2012 - 4:11 PM

magnificent

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Niknut Plus Member 5990 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 4:16 PM

Cracking shot !!....lovely clarity !!

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SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 5:10 PM

Excellent wing detail.
Chris

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Maiwand
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11 Mar 2012 - 5:35 PM

Delightful detail on the fly Annette. Fine shot.
Ron

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BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2012 - 8:04 PM

Click 40, that's super.

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jadaszek
jadaszek  3 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2012 - 12:02 AM

Great photo!!

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luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 8:27 AM

Superb capture with great details
Al

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13 Mar 2012 - 6:23 AM

A really terrific capture Annette,well done...........Grin

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LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2012 - 5:14 PM

'Superlative {A++++} & very Lovely Hoverfly and Floral Image' ~ LEx

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14 Mar 2012 - 6:13 PM

A fine close up Annette. A

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Michaela_Solway

A stunning capture, the detail and capture of light on the wings is sublime, love the contrast of black and White.

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17 Mar 2012 - 12:04 PM

A beautiful macro which shows us that spring has finally arrived. I have yet to see a hoverfly this year but there are plenty of daffodils out in bloom now

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