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Still on Hover flies, I managed to catch this one as it was about to land on this tiny flower.
If you have the time DO PLEASE VIEW LARGE to be able to see the Hover fly properly.

Thanks for stopping by to look and hope you have a nice day.

Camera:Sony A700
Lens:Sigma 105mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:About to land
Username:Nettles Nettles
Uploaded:11 Aug 2009 - 8:31 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:86
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Views:257
Unique Views:96

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 8:37 AM

A fantastic capture, Annette wish I could do the same! Carol

goso
goso  8 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 8:38 AM

Great "in flight" capture Annette...Bill

Silverzone
11 Aug 2009 - 8:50 AM

Stunning image. Sylvia

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 8:54 AM

Large is essential. Superb well timed capture.

Albert

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 9:07 AM

Fantastic shot Annette..you just clicked at the right moment. Wonderful colour and detail.
Di

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Aug 2009 - 9:12 AM

Great details on the fly

Peter

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 9:57 AM

Wonderfully done!

Ann

motorsportpictures

WOW.
Scott

Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley Plus Member 8104 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 11:11 AM

Well caught.
Sylvia

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 12:27 PM

You did extremely well here Annette such a tricky subject to catch in flight - they like those Biden flowers don't they.
Brian.

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 81040 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 12:27 PM

Great fun to see the hoverfly caught in full flight. It also makes a great photo. JNC

cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 - 12:37 PM

Cracking image. Large is excellent, lovely colours , DOF and detail.
Very well presented.
Cheesey.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 12:47 PM

Well caught.
Joan.

Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 1:47 PM

Magnificent timing Annette.

Best Matt

BreadandShutter

GREAT SHOT

GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith Plus Member 8GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 2:49 PM

Well timed
Glynnis

Karen_Summers
11 Aug 2009 - 3:22 PM

great capture and well caught

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 3:51 PM

Yes Annette,a fine inflight capture.
Good one.
Mick.

redshank
redshank  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 3:59 PM

Wonderful captured image.
Martin

Dorothea
Dorothea  9 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 - 4:06 PM

Great details well caught

GalleryGirl
11 Aug 2009 - 4:26 PM

Superb again Annette. Love the sharp detail in the hover fly.
Marilyn x

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 4:33 PM

Morer awesome large Annette

bernie

franken
franken Plus Member 123525 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 5:49 PM

Truly stunning!

Ken

PinkK
PinkK  680 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 6:04 PM

Another great shot, perfectly timed. Well done
Kaleena

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10532 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 7:11 PM

View large and be astounded. Good one Annette.

JudeC
JudeC  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 7:12 PM

Super capture - Jude.

MalcolmS
MalcolmS Plus Member 91123 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 7:13 PM

great timing Annette

Malcolm

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 7:16 PM

A brilliant capture Annette. Caught that Hoverfly just about perfectly. Superb.
Ron

glyndwr
glyndwr  866 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 7:17 PM

Nice work Netty, especially large.

Robert

Nettles
Nettles  8 England
11 Aug 2009 - 7:40 PM

Thank you so much Ken for your award, I am really thrilled.
Thanks again and much appreciated. Annette

Last Modified By Nettles at 11 Aug 2009 - 7:41 PM
Adrian_Reynolds
11 Aug 2009 - 7:48 PM

Superb Annette, clear, sharp, great colour, and very skilful capture, Adrian

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 9:42 PM

So sharp its unbelievable, a superb shot. - gary

Pegon
Pegon  1078 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 11:11 PM

A superb capture Annette, great timing.
Pete.

photophantom
11 Aug 2009 - 11:14 PM

fab shot Annette
Dennis

MandsH
MandsH  8 England
12 Aug 2009 - 12:02 AM

So well capturd
Mandy

BBB
BBB  7 England
12 Aug 2009 - 2:21 AM

Brill
Wilf

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2009 - 6:28 AM

Great colourful shot..........Sandy

trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 - 9:30 AM

A great image, superb detail.

Trish

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2009 - 9:36 AM

Viewed large is a MUST
What a capture
Awesome

maratsuikka
12 Aug 2009 - 10:44 AM

excellent

RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
12 Aug 2009 - 10:45 AM

Stunning capture.
Not an easy shot but you did awsome.
Cracking details.
Robert

dawnmichelle
12 Aug 2009 - 10:53 AM

awesome timing and capture..

cassiecat
cassiecat  739 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2009 - 1:57 PM

well caught and congrats on the user award.lesley

somnathchatterjee

excellent.

Paree
Paree Plus Member 10603 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2009 - 8:16 PM

amazing photo
paree

sable
sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2009 - 8:53 PM

A beautiful well timed image - good detail - vibrant colour and well presented - Elizabeth

CaptainTweaky
12 Aug 2009 - 9:29 PM

Amazing that you have managed to freeze the wings in flight - very effective
David

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 7:08 AM

Well worthy the awards Annette, this is such a great image, clear as a bell and lovely detail. Yes, indeed, it should be viewed large!
Johanna

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 12:57 PM

Lovely timing with this one Annette - nice tones too.
Regards Richard.

tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 5:45 PM

Excellent flight shot Annette and the detail is superb; think this might be the first one of these I've seen that's very deliberate and where the focus isn't on the flower making you feel the hoverfly was a lucky coincidence Wink
Tim

Dave_Holdham
13 Aug 2009 - 5:51 PM

Large is brilliant, awesome detail. well timed and captured

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2009 - 4:41 PM

very well timed

Libby_M
Libby_M  8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2009 - 6:14 PM

fab clear sharp well caught action shot

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2009 - 10:10 PM

Impecable timing Annette, absolutely fabulous If I may say so

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