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I am not 100% happy with this one, its a little tight in the frame but there has been no post cropping it was done in camera so I was stuck with it.

Anyway I hope a few of you like it and as usual thanks very much for taking a look.

Kind regards. - gary

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Pretty bug
Username:gary_d gary_d
Uploaded:10 Sep 2010 - 12:11 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:91

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 12:15 AM

Good Morning Gary
What wonderful and great macro shot with Beautiful and lovely detail.very well taken and presented.
saeid

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 12:15 AM

(Nice work on the "noise reduction filter" on the original image...big difference) Top notch {A+} macro capture & image rendering of the Hoverfly and flower with fine color, details, & comp. Great work, Gary...Peter

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 12:22 AM

Good morning, Gary,
That macro lens and your use of it is delivering such exquisite detail in this close-up shot.....a fabulous image.
Ronnie.

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  8 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 12:31 AM

I would be more than 100% happy if I could produce this kind of perfection. Another great shot.
Patrick

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mikbee
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10 Sep 2010 - 12:42 AM

Yer having a laugh Gary ? I would be absolutely delighted with this one !! Think the detail is incredible.And anyway,being a true Scotsman that I am,there is nowt wrong with being tight !!
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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helenlinda
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10 Sep 2010 - 12:42 AM

Superb sharp detail

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bugdozer
bugdozer  1198 forum posts2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 12:49 AM

Beautifully focussed shot, excellent!

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 1:03 AM

this is very good, i'd be chuffed with it! lesley

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morpheus1955
10 Sep 2010 - 1:08 AM

What an absolutely superb macro shot Gary, superb detail and lovely colours, beautifully captured. As Leslie says I would be chuffed to have taken this.

Hugh

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 1:13 AM

Perfection!

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Imagephotographics

Superb shot Gary - well taken indeed

Chris

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Daisymaye
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10 Sep 2010 - 3:27 AM

Superb detail, so many fine little details. Great image Gary......Sandy

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chappo1
chappo1  7 Australia6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 4:17 AM

Terrific shot...john

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Goodley
Goodley  5 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 - 6:45 AM

loverly detailed shot,
kev.

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Rock
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10 Sep 2010 - 8:23 AM

Crisp focus and dof in this well presented capture.

Rock

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery Plus Member 10DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 8:32 AM

Nothing wrong with the framing IMHO - top class macro Gary.

Bruce

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Adam_H
Adam_H Plus Member 762 forum postsAdam_H vcard United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 - 8:37 AM

WoW Stunning crisp detail and great colour in this wonderfull macro.
Massive 5 stars mate.
Adam..

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barbarahirst
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10 Sep 2010 - 8:52 AM

From the master .... superb

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woolybill1
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10 Sep 2010 - 9:18 AM

Fabulous detail and stunning colour, Gary.
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8655 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1178 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 9:33 AM

Stunning, clean detail. The comp's a bit tight as you say, but you have nicely OOF white and yellow blur creating a very nicely balanced arc in the background.
Moira

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lonely_oryx
10 Sep 2010 - 10:21 AM

Superb detail.


Quote: I am not 100% happy with this one, its a little tight in the frame

It is not too difficult to overcome this. Increase the canvas size for the side you find too tight then, with a bit of careful cloning, no one will know the difference.

PM me if you need any clarification

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10 Sep 2010 - 10:49 AM

I would be over the moon with this shot Gary, its fantastic!!
Brian

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KevinWalsham
10 Sep 2010 - 11:41 AM

very well captured image great detail.

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7345 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 1:03 PM

Excellent pin-sharp macro capture Gary - terrific detail, super light and great dof.
Sylvia

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metro074
metro074 Plus Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 1:06 PM

Outstanding Gary. Please accept my award of the week. Very well done. Smile
Carol

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danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2010 - 1:14 PM

Good use of a macro lens Gary resulting in a stunning Image.

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Silverzone
10 Sep 2010 - 1:41 PM

Fantastic detail. Sylvia

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akhtarkhan
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10 Sep 2010 - 2:26 PM

Beautifully taken, sharp detial giving real macro feel. Tiny creature filling the frame nicely. well done.
Akhtar

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taggart
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10 Sep 2010 - 2:37 PM

I love your comments Gary!
Thanks! still smiling! Jennn

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10 Sep 2010 - 3:20 PM

superb
bryan

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ChristineD
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10 Sep 2010 - 3:45 PM

A stunning crisp capture, the details are amazing.
Christine

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markymook
markymook  6 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 - 4:44 PM

Wow...what a detailed shot.

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Mynett
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10 Sep 2010 - 4:44 PM

super sharp this one.... Smile

Linda

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samlw68
samlw68  4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 - 5:58 PM

great shot

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Billyray
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10 Sep 2010 - 6:59 PM

What a superb shot Gary, excellent detail and colours.
Ray

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
10 Sep 2010 - 8:12 PM

Wow!!..excellent capture Gary.
Stunning details and colours.
One of your best captures!
Robert

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Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2010 - 12:26 AM

If I had captured this Gary, I would be very, very pleased!

Sue

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2010 - 2:09 AM

Superb clarity.
Brian

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mishu78
mishu78  5 Canada
11 Sep 2010 - 5:59 AM

Excellent macro shot!

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Techno
Techno  61022 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2010 - 9:01 AM

Looks pretty good to me Gary, well done..
Mal

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11 Sep 2010 - 11:28 AM

Super detail
Antony

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HobbitDave
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11 Sep 2010 - 12:04 PM

Very fine sharp detail here Gary, a great macro shot!
Dave.

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maryg
maryg Plus Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2010 - 12:17 PM

I would be so happy with this one Gary, superbly detailed and sharp. Great to see you have mastered the art of macro as well as your landscapes. What next ?
Regards Mary

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11 Sep 2010 - 4:10 PM

Envy the picture.So clear with details.

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11 Sep 2010 - 6:13 PM

Excellent image with superb detail.
Joan.

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11 Sep 2010 - 6:14 PM

Gary, what do you mean not happy? as this is fantastic and as you have two UA's that is a statement in itself!
brilliant
Lillian

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11 Sep 2010 - 6:19 PM

magnificent

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timjnngs
timjnngs  7 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2010 - 8:21 PM

Super macro shot great work.

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Paree
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11 Sep 2010 - 10:24 PM

wow
words fail me
this is so beautiful
so clever

paree

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11 Sep 2010 - 11:01 PM

Excellent detail great image good macro work well done.

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12 Sep 2010 - 1:45 PM

Pin sharp Gary, cracking shot,
Geoff.

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12 Sep 2010 - 1:54 PM

A marvellous macro shot Gary, the detail and clarity are most impressive

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9883 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1693 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2010 - 2:57 PM

These little critters are so popular with photographers, but not always as beautifully captured as this, well deserving of the awards.

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photophantom
13 Sep 2010 - 8:23 AM

crystal clear Gary
dennis

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13 Sep 2010 - 11:51 PM

Outstanding !...Bill

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15 Sep 2010 - 9:06 AM

IMHO Gary it is quite superb & I would be more than happy with it. Iíve a feeling that you are not over enamoured with digitally manipulation, but if I were unhappy with the tightness I would just change it as suggested by loney_oryx, However I donít think it is necessary.
Rob

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