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As you all know by now, I capture and photograph 99% of my little critters in full sunshine, as the Panasonic is not great at photographing shady subjects. However, this one was taken in the shade, and I was reasonably happy with the way it turned out.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:shady hover
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:25 Mar 2014 - 5:19 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Hoverfly, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:67
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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2251 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2014 - 5:24 AM

Wow wow wow Carol, exceptional photography....that detail is magnificent, two stunning captures

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prabhusinha
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25 Mar 2014 - 5:29 AM

Smashing Sharp pics

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LynneJoyce
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25 Mar 2014 - 5:54 AM

Superb!

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KarenFB
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25 Mar 2014 - 5:56 AM

Gorgeous details on this amazing little Hover Fly - brilliantly caught!

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andylea
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25 Mar 2014 - 6:01 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2014 - 6:19 AM

Stunning detail Carol magnificent shot .Smile
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Andysnapper
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25 Mar 2014 - 6:32 AM

Reasonably happy?..... Blimey I'd have been over the moon with such a super macro shot. The detail is stunning, it's pin sharp and that metallic sheen to the wings is truly wonderful. One of these days I'll set up a user award but in the meantime have the Andysnap invisible Oscar...Grin

Andy

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Caziwinkles
25 Mar 2014 - 6:36 AM

These are superb Carol - absolutely pin sharp and perfect colours. Brilliant photography. Smile

Carol

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Badgerfred
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25 Mar 2014 - 6:57 AM

Excellent Carol, great detail captured in both,
Fred.

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SUE118
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25 Mar 2014 - 7:30 AM

Beautiful detail.Smile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2014 - 7:36 AM

Excellent and fantastic captures Carol,,very well done,
Saeid

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25 Mar 2014 - 7:52 AM

Great image Carol
Ade

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barbarahirst
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25 Mar 2014 - 7:52 AM

Details are exceptional.....

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Nikonuser1
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25 Mar 2014 - 7:55 AM

2 excellent captures Carol, like bothSmile


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viscostatic
25 Mar 2014 - 8:33 AM

Superb detail Carol, especially V1.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
25 Mar 2014 - 8:48 AM

Somehow seems better than ever !!! Amazing detail ! Gillx

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Mollycat
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25 Mar 2014 - 8:52 AM

Simply incredible, in my humble opinion your best ever. Wonderful photography Carol.
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25 Mar 2014 - 9:21 AM

The comments have said it all - spectacularly good pictures.

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CaroleS
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25 Mar 2014 - 9:22 AM

Such good detail!!SmileSmileSmile

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mrswoolybill
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25 Mar 2014 - 9:24 AM

Really excellent. Heavy shadow would obviously cause problems, but worth keeping an eye open for flattish light, slight shade (if you ever get flat light there... ), it gives gorgeous colours and reduces the risk of blown highlights on reflective wings.
Moira

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HarrietH
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25 Mar 2014 - 9:28 AM

Another absolutely amazing shot Carol.

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DicksPics
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25 Mar 2014 - 9:38 AM

Macro work of the highest standard, Carol!

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kuvailija
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25 Mar 2014 - 9:52 AM

Excellent ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

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danbrann
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25 Mar 2014 - 10:22 AM

Perfection achieved once more Carol.

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EMJAYCEE
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25 Mar 2014 - 10:23 AM

It's a cracking good capture Carol.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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25 Mar 2014 - 10:56 AM

Deserving image Carol, sharp indeed !!
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25 Mar 2014 - 11:05 AM

Superb detail.......great photography

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Irishkate
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25 Mar 2014 - 11:15 AM

Astounding detail once again Carol.
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25 Mar 2014 - 11:34 AM

Two more crackers, Carol.
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digital_boi
25 Mar 2014 - 11:36 AM

special indeed Carol fine work

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25 Mar 2014 - 11:46 AM

another ua going to you my friend superb shots

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25 Mar 2014 - 12:12 PM

Superb images Carol,

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25 Mar 2014 - 12:17 PM

Two excellent shots Carol. Especially V1. Wow!

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25 Mar 2014 - 1:20 PM

Details have been brought superbly. Excellent photography.

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TrevBatWCC
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25 Mar 2014 - 3:09 PM

Well, Carol, your Panasonic's done an excellent job here - shade or no shade! Smile But it's not the camera that takes good shots, but the person behind the camera Wink If I could take shots like this with my D7100 I'd be really chuffed! SmileSmile Two good 'uns here, but V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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25 Mar 2014 - 3:22 PM

Superb pin sharp detail in these wonderful macro images.

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25 Mar 2014 - 3:35 PM

A hand full of User Awards and much deserved Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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25 Mar 2014 - 4:04 PM

Top notch shots Carol, congrats on all your awards.
Brian

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25 Mar 2014 - 5:30 PM

stunning macro and v1 for me today.
regards
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evelen
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25 Mar 2014 - 6:26 PM

excellent macro images Carol.
eve.Smile

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Philip_H
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25 Mar 2014 - 6:28 PM

Super clarity and detail.

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25 Mar 2014 - 7:34 PM

Beautiful shots Carol, he looks so cuteGrinGrin
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25 Mar 2014 - 8:02 PM

Superb

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25 Mar 2014 - 9:42 PM

magnificent

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25 Mar 2014 - 10:41 PM

Fabulous captures in great clarity, Carol ! Superb work!
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26 Mar 2014 - 2:43 AM

Hi Carol! What a beauty the hover fly... Brilliant takes...
The quality of the shots is amazing and well worth all those Awards! Well done you! Grin
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26 Mar 2014 - 2:44 AM

PS: Love the green background!!!! GrinGrin
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26 Mar 2014 - 4:09 AM

I echo Andy's words, Carol --- "reasonably happy"...? I too, would be over the moon & flying around the milky way if I managed to produce half this quality of image. On behalf of the Andysnapper and I, here's another Award to add to your collection. All of which are richly deserved.

Simon

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27 Mar 2014 - 3:16 PM

Soft or shady light is always best, much better for detail as I'm sure you know. Not that oyu get much shade where you are, I imagine Smile

Mind you, you should have no worries about shady conditions if this is anything to go by. Super capture.

Keith

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4 Apr 2014 - 9:27 PM

Astonishing detail in these Carol, I'm just glad Fletch hasn't managed anything as good as this macrowise as we'd never hear the end of it!WinkGrinTongue

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