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Just a plain old hoverfly resting on a rose leaf! I rather liked the mother-of-pearl effect on his wings, so thought him worthy of an upload.

Camera:Olympus FE-210 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:hoverfly on rose leaf
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:15 Jan 2010 - 6:10 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 6:20 AM

Well worthy of uploads both, Carol - fine macro's...Bill

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accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England56 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 6:21 AM

Your macro work is superb! A

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 6:45 AM

Stunning detail and clarity in these close-ups Carol, fantastic work indeed.
Bob

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 6:49 AM

wonderful work i thought from the thumbnail it was your work

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Chris1970
Chris1970  4 South Africa
15 Jan 2010 - 6:58 AM

V1 for me, very sharp, colourfull and excellent detail.

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picturistic
15 Jan 2010 - 7:00 AM

beauty Carol, so much detail and the colours are wonderful, you cant beat nature

adrian

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Rev2
Rev2  4200 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 7:10 AM

A great close-up though I think you'll find he is a her. Smile

Dave J

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colmar
colmar  642 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 7:12 AM

Stunning images the detail amazing in these ones Carol, thanks for sharing Colin

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Petro_Conradie
15 Jan 2010 - 7:38 AM

Amazing detail and colours
P

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74167 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 7:48 AM

Beautifully caught! I love the details you've caught - brilliant!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 8:01 AM

* A plain old hoverfly * ...what an amazing detailed shot you have
Wonderful work with your camera

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 8:08 AM

Excellent light and detailing Carol.
Tom.

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VIKI
VIKI  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 8:08 AM

Brilliant close up Carol!!

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MRSbiscuit60
15 Jan 2010 - 8:10 AM

Nothing plain about this or any of your photos Carol, they are always a treat to see. The detail on this is amazing. Trish

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srikanta
srikanta  6 India
15 Jan 2010 - 8:38 AM

Fine closeup & good details. Thank you for your comment also.

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zanzibarwinds
15 Jan 2010 - 8:41 AM

Really nice captures Carol, the perspective on the second is especially interesting.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
15 Jan 2010 - 9:10 AM

Stunning capture, so lovely.
cor.

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gingerdelight
15 Jan 2010 - 9:52 AM

Stunning work Carol! Excellent detail in these two super shots.
Carol

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User_Removed Junior Member 7 England16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 10:04 AM

Lovely detailed close-ups Carol
Andrew

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 10:09 AM

Splendid images - excellent detail.
Joan.

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 10:22 AM

Outstanding macro images Carol great detail. Gary

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User_Removed
15 Jan 2010 - 10:29 AM

A great photo Carol.

Keith

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PinkK
PinkK  480 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 10:49 AM

2 fantastic images, amazing detail

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 11:05 AM

2 outstanding close-up shots, Carol. Immaculate detail. I particularly like V 1.
Ronnie.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 11:09 AM

Superb, yet again.

Ann

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Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 6Silverzone vcard England
15 Jan 2010 - 11:14 AM

Lovely set. Sylvia

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 - 11:29 AM

You have got him spot on, lovely detail Carol and well presented.
john

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 11:45 AM

Two super Hover shots Carol - can't wait for these to come around again.
Brian.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 11:48 AM

excellent capture Carol
regards
Yung

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clicknimagine
15 Jan 2010 - 12:07 PM

both are superb, i prefer v2, lovely shot...

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom884 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 1:32 PM

V1 I think, by a whisker. Like a polished gilded brooch.
Moira

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 2:20 PM

Nothing plain about this hoverfly! He's a beauty.You have captured his exquisite detail and lovely colors wonderfully. A winner for sure! Patti

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 2:25 PM

Close ups don't get much better, outstanding. - gary

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
15 Jan 2010 - 2:45 PM

Both fine detail images Carol.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 2:54 PM

WOW beat that for close up and detail - superb

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SteveMoulding
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15 Jan 2010 - 3:10 PM

Excellent pair of macro's.
Steve.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 3:11 PM

Awesome ,it is wonder how they are so patient .With me, they only fly away.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 3:39 PM

Definitely worth an upload, Carol...both of them, excellent captures as always.
TrevB Smile

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 3:47 PM

Beautiful, gorgeous colours and detail.
Sylvia

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viscostatic
15 Jan 2010 - 4:38 PM

Beautiful detail Carol especially in V1.

Phil.

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Xiaoli
Xiaoli  5661 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 4:50 PM

Just to be difficult I prefer the capture on V2 but prefer the composition and cropping on V1.

The insect body is reflecting just a weeeny bit too much light in places of V1 while V2 is just perfect. However the composition and placement in V1 is better than V2

Just my humble opinion.

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Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 5:24 PM

Great images Carol

Stace

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 6:09 PM

Excellent work.thanks for sharing.
saeid

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
15 Jan 2010 - 6:09 PM

Wow and wow..these are one of your best Marcos i say!
Tremendous details,excellent captures Carol.
Very crisp and clear,great BG and Dof.
Two thumbs up from me.
Robert

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Rock e2 Member 11Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 6:41 PM

Close-up perfection.

Rock

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 6:44 PM

v1 for me for the sheen on the wings and the comp.lesley

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GalleryGirl
15 Jan 2010 - 6:51 PM

Lovely captures and good detail.

Marilyn x

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Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 7:23 PM

2 excellent macro images Carol
Steve

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 8:39 PM

I know I keep saying but amazing detail Carol especially on the wings!
Jann
xxx

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IMAGESTAR
IMAGESTAR e2 Member 8IMAGESTAR vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 - 9:04 PM

Superb detail Carol.
Brian

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15 Jan 2010 - 10:45 PM

Two top quality macro shots Carol, just what we've come to expect from you

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 - 11:41 PM

superb,, soon be time for bug hunting here Smile
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chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 9:53 AM

Super detail and colour Carol, excellent photography as always.
David

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Mavis
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16 Jan 2010 - 10:24 AM

Great work Carol . I just love the whiskers round his body xx

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 5:54 PM

Fab detail and comp in V1 Carol - Ina

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2010 - 12:31 AM

Fantastic detail, alone the wings are worth a five star award!
Johanna

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17 Jan 2010 - 10:12 AM

Your shot makes me realise that hoverflies aren't so plain after all but have a beauty of their own.
Sandra

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