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Out of the Blue.

Caught this Hover-fly just as it was about to fly off the head of a Cornflower.
Wings have picked up a nice bit of reflected light.

Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated - have a great weekend.

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Brand:Nikon Check out Nikon Nation!
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150 EX Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Out of the Blue
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:26 Aug 2011 - 8:09 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Cornflowers, Flowers & plants, General, Hover - fly, Insects, Wildlife / nature
Votes:62

Comments

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:11 PM

A super detailed image, the fly is isolated nicely from the flower yet you still have its vibrancy in the bg.
Shell

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:12 PM

The blues really set of all the other colours here Bri, smashing image mate.....

Ade

john_starkey
26 Aug 2011 - 8:13 PM

That's a real colourful shot,lovely and sharp,

John.

funtimegb
funtimegb  6
26 Aug 2011 - 8:13 PM

Great shot-great dof.

Grant

PaulB45
PaulB45  3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 - 8:14 PM

Superb detailed image.
Paul

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:18 PM

Superb colours and so sharp. An eye-catching shot. Carole

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:19 PM

smashing contrast and a great composition.

MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 - 8:23 PM

Exciting
Mavis

mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:33 PM

Straight to the short-list for this wonderful capture Brian. Love the pin-sharp focusing on the hoverfly contrasting very well with the soft focus on the cornflower producing a high impact image. Pure quality
Mike

franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:35 PM

Another real winner here Brian!

Ken

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84354 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:36 PM

The details are wonderful and the colours gorgeous! Smile

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 8:38 PM

Excellent shot, Brian.
Tony

cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 - 8:44 PM

Spot on it's all been said welldone indeed

Bob

Rachel99
Rachel99  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:01 PM

What a stunning image. Beautiful

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 - 9:06 PM

It's a Wow from me... IB

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:42 PM

superb shot love that reflected light in the wings

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 9:47 PM

Apart from the exceptional macro, it was the wings that I first noticed, and the whole of the hoverfly is so vibrant.

Sean_Dillon
26 Aug 2011 - 10:02 PM

Cracking image.
John

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 10:10 PM

beautiful work Brian
Have a good weekend
Yung

Joeblowfromoz
26 Aug 2011 - 10:11 PM

Just a wonderful macro shot. The colors of the flower really highlight so much detail in the fly - Just one terrific shot..Jo

Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
26 Aug 2011 - 11:27 PM

Gorgeous macro image Bri. Stunning detail and great colour. One for my shortlist.

Jane

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 11:40 PM

A real stunner Brian, such pin sharp detail and glorious colours

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 11:55 PM

Top notch macro shot in every way.....superb work.
Ronnie.

TONKSPHOTO
27 Aug 2011 - 12:06 AM

Brilliant shot...Almost 3D......John

debu
debu  4 India
27 Aug 2011 - 3:26 AM

Wonderful colourful detailed image.
debu

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 5:31 AM

A great title, Brian, and a top class image, amazing detail you capture. Carol

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 11:50 AM

Quality image in every respect Brian. This is superb and timed to perfection.
Ron

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4734 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 5:10 PM

Wow !....staggering detail, & what a perfect combination of colours.....1st class !

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 8:04 PM

Stunning - as ever !!!
Helen

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 9:27 AM

Superb capture and comp, Brian - amazing clarity and detail with the insect beautifully complemented by the heavenly tones of the blurred Cornflower and the soft clean bg colours.
Sylvia

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 11:39 AM

Wonderful colour combination and great detail Brian.
Rende

TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 1:55 PM

Very nice indeed, Brian. Excellent detail in the fly & set against a complimentary background.
Terry

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