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Busy Hoverfly

I have always shied away from macro photography as I can't really achieve the detail I want out of my kit lens. However I have had a play with these and was quite pleased with the outcome. Taken last year as my lovely Dandelion collection was starting to come into bloom!Tongue

Tags: Hoverfly Dandelion Close-up and macro

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2 May 2013 3:44PM
Stunning what you achieved with the lens. Fantastic detail and clarity.

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alansnap 13 577 26 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 3:48PM
A fine series of a hover fly!Smile
Jenny-D 7 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 4:10PM
Great close-ups Ryan.

Jenny Smile
BIGRY1 5 3 8 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 4:18PM
Now I am confused! Is this a hover fly or a bee? I am rubbish when it comes to insectsSad
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
2 May 2013 4:27PM
Hoverflies have one pair of wings, Ryan, bees have two. Easiest to tell them apart when they fly though. Excellent macros... close up filters??

2 May 2013 4:35PM
Great shots, lovely detail.
BIGRY1 5 3 8 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 4:39PM

Quote:Hoverflies have one pair of wings, Ryan, bees have two. Easiest to tell them apart when they fly though. Excellent macros... close up filters??


Well a Hover Fly it is then!Grin I didn't use any filters. I just used the 'smart sharpen' filter on ps for the first time as opposed to 'unsharp mask' plus a play with the levels and saturation.
2 May 2013 4:43PM
Excellent close up and detail.
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
2 May 2013 4:49PM
Good detail in this fine image!! I like it a lot!!
ali63 Plus
5 771 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 5:12PM
Great macro shots Ryan of this Hover Fly, lots of detail with the pollen as well.

Ali, GrinGrinGrinGrin
three lovely macro shots well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
9 390 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 8:01PM
You have done well to get a decent macro using that lens, very nice shot
Irishkate Plus
6 40 110 United Kingdom
2 May 2013 10:35PM
Three excellent images. I see you used Aperture Priority - how does the macro mode perform on your Canon EOS 550?
I do have a macro lens but find macro mode quite disappointing if I'm grabbing a macro image with my kit lens.
I think V1 is the best composition.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
3 May 2013 5:15AM
These are excellent Ryan !! You should venture deeper into the field of macro Smile
3 May 2013 7:01AM
brilliant Bryan, depth is awesome. does not get any better.GrinGrinGrin
hasslebladuk 7 1 6 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 4:37PM
The detail is outstanding
Trevhas Plus
5 1.1k 3 United Kingdom
4 May 2013 5:13PM
Top marks for the original angle on V1 and all the excellent detail Ryan.
Humblebee 5 1 England
4 May 2013 9:04PM
Glad to make it 30, Ryan, three super macro shots, pin sharp detail and good colour, can't choose because I think they are all good ... Carol Grin

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