Views: 182 (81 Unique) 
Vote 54
Award Shortlist   

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


12 Jul 2010 8:52PM
This is beautiful. J

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

12 Jul 2010 8:53PM
YES i would be pleased with this shot to it is a cracking shot brill detail and colour dont think you can get much better than that.
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 8:53PM
A stunning and very competent capture showing obvious skill
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
12 Jul 2010 8:53PM
Increbile nature shot
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
12 Jul 2010 8:58PM
Great skill to this - never been able to do it. Great capture.
lianna 8 13 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 9:02PM
What a superb capture... excellent timing!!!! xx x x
SugarDJ 9 1 England
12 Jul 2010 9:03PM
Very impressive capture!

W1ldside 8 29 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 9:10PM
Sean_Dillon 9 2 2 England
12 Jul 2010 9:17PM
Wow, stunning capture, lovely detail.
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 9:26PM
I have tried, and failed!!!
Superb detail - congrats on getting it!
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 9:27PM
Many have tried & failed, including me... Excellent work with this very difficult macro in-flight shot, Vic. Timing & detail are spot on.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
12 Jul 2010 9:34PM
top shot
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
12 Jul 2010 9:36PM
What a brilliant shot !!!
Vpics 8 20 6 Wales
12 Jul 2010 9:48PM
Hi folks!
Thankyou all for your lovely comments they are all very much appreciated.

I thought i'd share what i discovered that enabled me to take this shot and so far it's only the Drone fly that i have found doing this.

I listened for a prolonged and somewhat excited and higher pitched droning sound (quite obvious once you know what to listen for) and sure enough, there was the male hovering close above a female trying to win her affections with a display of precision hovering and quick drops to bat her on the abdomen. He was so thoroughly engrosed in his activities that my very stealthy approach (crawling through the undergrowth) went unnoticed so i got to within a few inches of the pair Smile
I hope this helps those of you who have tried without success as i have done so often in the past until i realised what to look for and listen for Wink best of luck to you!!!!

gregl 13 19 1 England
12 Jul 2010 10:04PM
Thanks for sharing your technique. This is quite an amazing shot Vic.
12 Jul 2010 10:12PM
well taken,difficult shot you have nailed it,
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
12 Jul 2010 10:21PM
Amazing capture Vic with wonderful detail, colour and dof. Your technique is fascinating - must try that one out!
torres99 9 119 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 10:29PM
Stunnig Caputre


12 Jul 2010 10:33PM
Truely amazing shot, a touch of brilliance
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 11:30PM
Amazing detail, very well captured.
tigertot 15 36 England
13 Jul 2010 1:12AM
Great tip thanks - brilliant shot!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 7:36AM
Truly amazing!

cuffit Plus
11 323 5 England
14 Jul 2010 6:16PM
I missed this excellent shot - hope the vote brings you up to 50! Chris
25 Jul 2010 5:36PM
Stunning shot great in buzz :L capture

well done Smile

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.