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Now that the oxalis pes caprae is in full bloom in the olive groves, it is attracting no amount of hoverflies and bees.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:a host of hoverflies
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:22 Jan 2014 - 6:17 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Close-up macro, General, Hoverfly, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:74
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84360 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 6:27 AM

Brilliant colours and details!

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terryxc
terryxc e2 Member 2terryxc vcard England
22 Jan 2014 - 6:29 AM

How do you pick a winner here ???, 3 fantastic shots...after much deliberation, I'll stick my neck out and go for V3...

Terry.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 6:34 AM

All 3 are stunning and have a warmth to them that is very welcome on this cold, wet Wednesday. Superb shots Carol.

Andy

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Chinga
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22 Jan 2014 - 6:38 AM

Wow! Wonderful images, That insect looks so good against the silky yellow!
Marvelous macro quality... My compliments! GrinGrinGrin
IB

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 6:58 AM

super set carol brilliant detail wonderful colours and light v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Caziwinkles
22 Jan 2014 - 7:07 AM

Such lovely colours - so hard to choose a fave - think will go for V1 showing the pollen laden stamen. Smile

Carol

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 - 7:12 AM

Wow...absolutely stunning shots Carol Smile
Fantastic colours and wonderful detail Smile
It's not easy to choose one, but I'll go for V1 Smile
Jan

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SUE118
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22 Jan 2014 - 7:15 AM

3 superb captures your tree must be buzzing with delight.SmileSmile

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mistere
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22 Jan 2014 - 7:27 AM

3 Superb macro images, crisp clear details, great colour and composition.
Very nice work.

Dave.

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LynneJoyce
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22 Jan 2014 - 7:36 AM

Stunning.

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4271 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
22 Jan 2014 - 7:37 AM

Absolutely fantastic Carol.

Maureen

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 7:39 AM

All 3 are wonderful
Such clarity..... And the sheen on the wings really is special

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 8:05 AM

Superb detail in these impressive macro captures.

Albert

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viscostatic
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22 Jan 2014 - 8:09 AM

Beautiful photographs of the flowers as well as the flies Carol.

Phil.

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Badgerfred
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22 Jan 2014 - 8:27 AM

Fine set Carol, V1 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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Lillian
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22 Jan 2014 - 8:45 AM

And all attracted to yellow
what a fantastic set Carol
Lillian

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Ted447
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22 Jan 2014 - 8:49 AM

Super set of images V3 for me. Ted. GrinGrin

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moiral
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22 Jan 2014 - 8:55 AM

Excellent set of captures as always Carol. Moira

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 9:00 AM

Super set of images CarolSmile

Cliff

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mrswoolybill
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22 Jan 2014 - 9:04 AM

Excellent. I'd kill for sunlight like that at the moment.
Moira

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NigelKiteley
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22 Jan 2014 - 9:24 AM

Three crackers Carol.

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ddolfelin
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22 Jan 2014 - 9:38 AM

I don't think it's the flowers that attract all these creatures, Carol.
I think it's your camera.
Over a long period you have produced outstanding pictures of all these creatures.

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DicksPics
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22 Jan 2014 - 9:39 AM

Simply sublime, Carol!

Richard

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ali63
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22 Jan 2014 - 9:55 AM

3 Superb images Carol,

Ali Grin

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Mollycat
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22 Jan 2014 - 10:05 AM

Photography of the highest quality, all superb images Carol.

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briantjjones
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22 Jan 2014 - 10:05 AM

Carol, 3 beautiful images and I love the title given Spring is not too far away Smile
Brian J.

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prabhusinha
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22 Jan 2014 - 10:17 AM

Deserve all prizes.

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rontear
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22 Jan 2014 - 10:22 AM

Sharp....very sharp Carol.
Ron

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digital_boi
22 Jan 2014 - 11:31 AM

3 winners to share 1 UA

Graham

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TonyDy
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22 Jan 2014 - 11:36 AM

Great set, Carol - I'm still amazed at the results you get from that little camera!Wink
Tony

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 11:42 AM

So spring is with you?
Olive groves in bloom and a host of hoverflies - do you know how good that sounds?
Not only sound good but looks great!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Jan 2014 - 11:44 AM

Three brilliant close-ups, Carol, each one worthy of it's own upload - excellent work as always Smile
Trev Smile

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Brian65
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22 Jan 2014 - 12:37 PM

All three are winners Carol, top notch.
Brian

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Joline
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22 Jan 2014 - 12:53 PM

V2 on that dandelion blossom hits all the right notes for me. Must be nice to have spring come.

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ChristineD
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22 Jan 2014 - 1:25 PM

All 3 are stunning, brilliant detail

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danbrann
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22 Jan 2014 - 2:20 PM

Excellent . Difficult.... no impossible to fault.

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sparrowhawk
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22 Jan 2014 - 2:55 PM


Quote: Excellent . Difficult.... no impossible to fault.

totally agree love the set tho for me v1 is way out on its own

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GeorgePlatis
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22 Jan 2014 - 3:02 PM

Sheer to perfection is your work, Carol! Great clarity, light, colours and points of view!
Regards,
George

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SimonFletch
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22 Jan 2014 - 3:05 PM

A veritable host of highly detailed, fantasticly coloured Hoverflies, Carol.
Now just imagine what beautiful detail you could get with Birds...!
I dare you Smile Wink

Simon

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CarolG
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22 Jan 2014 - 3:07 PM


Quote: A veritable host of highly detailed, fantasticly coloured Hoverflies, Carol.
Now just imagine what beautiful detail you could get with Birds...!
I dare you Smile Wink

Simon

What, with my tiny point and shoot camera, you must be joking Grin

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kuvailija
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22 Jan 2014 - 3:23 PM

3 SUPER images once again! - Detail and colours and bokeh and composition and ........ GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin You really can do this , Carol! --- Jukka.Smile

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SlowSong
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22 Jan 2014 - 4:01 PM

Splendid, all three. I think I prefer V3 for the crop and extra bit of closeness, but not much in it. Top shots.
x

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ColleenA
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22 Jan 2014 - 4:55 PM

Wow Carol....look at all those awards..all well deserved, mine would be there if I had one..superb photography

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Niknut
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22 Jan 2014 - 5:29 PM

Great shots !!....lovely clarity !!

Bet they're called a 'Bovver of Hovers' ???Smile

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annettep38
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22 Jan 2014 - 5:38 PM

fantastic shot, well deserving the awards Smile

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Mike_Smith
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22 Jan 2014 - 5:49 PM

Beautiful these Carol, Hover flies make a good subject

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myrab
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22 Jan 2014 - 6:08 PM

3 splendid images Carol.

Myra

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NDODS
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22 Jan 2014 - 6:09 PM

Quality in numbers Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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basith
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22 Jan 2014 - 6:09 PM

Superb captures Carol.
Beautifully highlighted wings, v1 is for me.

Basith

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Ayoob
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22 Jan 2014 - 6:27 PM

Wonderful set of images - like them all very well taken and presented , Carol .....GrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
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22 Jan 2014 - 6:34 PM

Beautiful setSmile

Eileen

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evelen
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22 Jan 2014 - 6:41 PM

great set Carol.
eve.Smile

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bricurtis
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22 Jan 2014 - 8:18 PM

Super set - can't wait for our UK ones to arrive.

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tomcat
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22 Jan 2014 - 8:46 PM

Evenin' Carol
A top trio of wee beauties

Well done with the awards

Been quite a reasonable January day today - for a change

Adrian

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pluckyfilly
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22 Jan 2014 - 9:01 PM

Great macro photography - do you use a flash at all, I enjoy macro and look to upping my game this yearWink

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AlexAppleby
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22 Jan 2014 - 9:35 PM

How lovely - I'm looking forward to seeing the hoverflies back again, they are such lovely subjects to photograph, as you've proved in these wonderful shots.

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pamelajean
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22 Jan 2014 - 9:46 PM

Lovely quality images, Carol, well deserving all the awardsTongue!

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24 Jan 2014 - 11:40 AM

These truly are amazing close-ups, Carol. Such fine detail!

Andrew

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25 Jan 2014 - 7:47 PM


Quote: Super set - can't wait for our UK ones to arrive.

Could be some time yet fella!Sad What a marvellous set Carol, you've astounded us all yet again with the high quality of your macrowork. V1 is awesome and this set fully deserves all the accolades it has received

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