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Not much around in the garden yesterday, as it was overcast and breezy, but managed to see a few hoverflies, one of them having a rather unusual white face.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:hoverflies
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:23 Sep 2009 - 5:19 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:78
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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PaulinAus
PaulinAus  5 Australia
23 Sep 2009 - 5:24 AM

Yet another fantstic close-up
Are you sure you only use a point and click Wink

Paul

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 5:43 AM

Great close-ups, all 4. So love the detail in those wings. They look like Tiffany glass!

Ann

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23 Sep 2009 - 5:52 AM

Four brilliant macro's Carol...Bill

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Jekaro
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23 Sep 2009 - 6:14 AM

Absolutely brilliant set of images, Carol.
Roy

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
23 Sep 2009 - 6:36 AM

Cracking close up shots, so well pressented
mandyx

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 6:50 AM

awespme i just love em all but v4 is outstandiing

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 6:59 AM

..another great set Carol

Jon

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GordonLack
GordonLack e2 Member 5GordonLack vcard United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 - 7:05 AM

Beautiful close up shots, outstanding

Gordon

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 7:38 AM

Really excellent macro work.

Albert

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 7:40 AM

v4 is my fav, really like the bg colours, and shows the translucent wings.lesley

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maratsuikka
23 Sep 2009 - 7:44 AM

Super compo inV3 Carol

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viscostatic
23 Sep 2009 - 7:47 AM

All excellent Carol. These insects never seem to settle for long and in breezy weather you have done well to get them all so sharp.

Phil.

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 7:53 AM

Gosh those wings. You can see right through them!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 7:56 AM

Each one a joy to behold
I am super envious here. I took your words of wisdom and photographed my local scenes.... Now you will know why I am envious!!
Barbs

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
23 Sep 2009 - 8:26 AM

Looks like we are all having a buzz this morning, lovely set of shots

Nicky

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:33 AM

you make me so envious I have tried all summer for something like this Carol - great work all 4 shots

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somnathchatterjee

i am amazed by the details and lighting here. i personally like v4 for the color.

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gingerdelight
23 Sep 2009 - 8:51 AM

Four wonderful images, so good that I am not going to choose between them!
x Carol x

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phil_j
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23 Sep 2009 - 9:03 AM

wonderful images, such super details.

Phil

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7440 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1028 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 9:04 AM

More fantastic work. My favourites V2 & V3, for the wonderful iridescence on the wings.
Moira

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 9:05 AM

4 cracking shots carol , as always am amazed that you only use a point and shoot.The quality is much better than some I've seen with macro lenses.
Regards Mary

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Stace
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23 Sep 2009 - 9:24 AM

Great detail in all Carol

Stace

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 9:36 AM

4 amazing close up images Carol, so hard to choose between them...maybe V4 for me, but they're all superb

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EMJAYCEE
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23 Sep 2009 - 9:39 AM

The detail is so very good in these four lovely images.
Joan.

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Growmore
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23 Sep 2009 - 9:56 AM

Gorgeous detailed up close images Carol, very striking work. Gary

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 9:58 AM

I suppose you will be on first name terms with these creatures by now. That's why they pose so beautifully for you.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 10:04 AM

Wow absolutely superb wonderful detail and colours congrats
Alexa

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 10:09 AM

Carol no one will ever criticize your attention to detail,,great set.

Aidan,,

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Buffalo_Tom
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23 Sep 2009 - 10:11 AM

Fabulous set...number 1 is superb Carol.
Tom.

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 10:27 AM

First class close-ups Carol. Wonderful clear detail
Andrew

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raygregson
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23 Sep 2009 - 10:46 AM

superb macro work carol,well captured.ray

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 11:44 AM

A really cracking set, Carol, stunning quality and detail as always, and just love the colours in V4...my favourite of the set.
TrevB Smile

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ray_paul
ray_paul  6 England
23 Sep 2009 - 12:59 PM

wonderful set of images great colours and detail nice presentation -ray

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 1:15 PM

I think the white face is an enhancement for the bee-- Thanks for sharing!
Jennnnnn

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GrahamNobles
23 Sep 2009 - 1:36 PM

Brilliant, No2 for me, the pentagonal reflection from the eyes.
Graham

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 1:49 PM

A awesome set of close-ups Carol, super detail and clarity.
Bob

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borrower
borrower  5 England
23 Sep 2009 - 3:10 PM

FOUR GREAT CLOSE-UP'S, LOTS OF DETAIL V3 MADE ME LAUGH, LOOKS LIKE HE OR SHE IS NOSE DIVING FOR NECTER
LOUISE

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Daisymaye
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23 Sep 2009 - 3:17 PM

Four amazing close-ups Carol. Detail is superb as always......Sandy

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
23 Sep 2009 - 3:24 PM

You have a TOP-macro eye!
Cor.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 3:40 PM

V4 for me Carol although they are all cool shots
Glynn

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 - 3:58 PM

Carol these are lovely.
john

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 5:28 PM

Magical detail again, super colour too.
jon

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Rock
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23 Sep 2009 - 6:07 PM

Superb.

Rock

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 7:10 PM

V3 for me Carol, the angle of the insect almost following the angle of the petal and the insect looking down into the flower makes strong composition.

Robert

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Silverzone
23 Sep 2009 - 7:16 PM

The wings have it! super set. Sylvia

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
23 Sep 2009 - 7:47 PM

Four top class photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JNC

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Traceyflowerpots

Having a feast, a great close up and detail, lovely presentation.

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
23 Sep 2009 - 8:00 PM

Brilliant you are just excelling with this lot carol ! gill

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Mikelane  7 Wales
23 Sep 2009 - 10:48 PM

Excellent set ,carol ,composition in V3 for me ,excellent
Mike xx

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 11:08 PM

What a wonderful collection Carol. Each one worthy of being uploaded individually.
Helen

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cameragirl  1043 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Sep 2009 - 12:13 AM

All great close ups! Fave is V4!

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hellsbells8868
24 Sep 2009 - 2:39 PM

Superb images.

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24 Sep 2009 - 6:28 PM

A fabulous set of macro shots Carol, all superbly sharp, detailed and colourful.

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CherryMartin
25 Sep 2009 - 6:31 AM

Outstanding captures. The wings are opalescence.

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25 Sep 2009 - 3:01 PM

I adore V3 and V4 - most original Katie

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m3lem  8 England
26 Sep 2009 - 11:45 AM

Carol, beautiful beautiful beautiful, brilliant detail, excellent
love all the set
Andrea x

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SoulOfNature
29 Sep 2009 - 7:21 PM

A stunning set of images,all with fantastic detail,brilliant work.

Jean x

PS Sorry for all the clicking of late,trying to catch up.

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