Much Less Bovver....

By woolybill1
...wiv a hover (-fly, that is).
Bees tend to clear off out of my way pretty darned quick, and it's not even as if I like honey! But this fly hung around for me to capture during a recent walk by the Tyne. No macro lens in my bag this time as it was an exercise walk rather than a photographic adventure.

145mm, 1/500th sec. @ f11, ISO 200

Tags: Tags Up The Making Than Flowers and plants Combined Other Ll Hover fly Dog rose Wildlife and nature Harder Technicalities

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Comments


DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
19 Jul 2008 8:40AM
A wonderful opportunity well taken Bill.
Lovely capture of the fly at work & the rose is great too.
Hilary

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photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
19 Jul 2008 8:53AM
Congrats Bill you captured it beautifully. No bees but there is a hover. No macro lens but you managed it well. Beautiful light and flower detail.
Dennis
Sahyadri 8 61 2 India
19 Jul 2008 8:53AM
a 55- 200 isnt a bad choice Bill Smile

great shot you got there. very well spotted.
JudeC 9 6 3 England
19 Jul 2008 8:53AM
Beautiful image Bill - Jude.
You did well Bill, no flies on you.

Dougie
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 9:19AM
beautiful, the darker shades of green really contrast nicely with lighter shades of pink, , well captured
ian
19 Jul 2008 10:38AM
Very good use of the light
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 11:03AM
Lovely shot Bill; great detail and I do like the contrast with the background and the softer tones
Tim
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
19 Jul 2008 11:18AM
Yes I think its inclusion has just given the image a third dimention.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
19 Jul 2008 11:34AM
I like the composition, nice capture.
John
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jul 2008 11:54AM
Beautifully composed with lovely light and perfect DOF.
Regards,
Rende
samsalt1 9 34 4
19 Jul 2008 12:33PM
Your portfolio becomes more horticltural by the minute which for someone known for not taking an interest is quite something Wink, this is yet another good addition.

Sam
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 2:03PM
Beautiful colours and contrasts Bill..the pale ,soft pink against the natural background. A lovely shot.
Di
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2008 2:12PM
Color and composition-- a very attractive image!
jennnn
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 2:14PM
Some nice detail in the large version anyway, so no problem about the lens.
Helen
A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 2:27PM
good detail.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
19 Jul 2008 2:46PM
I would have thought an exercise walk would warrant plenty gear Bill.After all.these SAS chappies walk 20 miles with a big bag of rocks !!!! Mind you.I doubt they would stop to take a pic of a fly on a flower.
Nicely lit,with nice soft shadows and lines.Good comp 'too with the out of focus greenery.
Mick.
proz 12 205 United States
19 Jul 2008 3:22PM
super detail when viewed large, this is a super caoture.
imagio 10 12 1 England
19 Jul 2008 3:53PM
Superb detail color and the crop is great Bill, well worth an RC

Bernie
19 Jul 2008 4:29PM
Super detail with the insect makes for and even more interesting image.
Well captured.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 4:46PM
Wonderful Bill. Lovely detail and depth.
Marilyn x
buxton 8 England
19 Jul 2008 4:49PM
Beautiful shot, and detail.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Jul 2008 6:00PM
A top quality macro shot Bill, the lighting, detail and clarity are all spot on
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2008 8:41PM
Nicely detailed Bill, good dof. Excellent quirky title to match.
Dave
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
19 Jul 2008 10:29PM
There's that scary word Bill. "Excercise". I get plenty of that putting my socks on in the morning and eating my breakfast, taking a walk is going a bit far. LOL.
Great shot by the way. Nice colour.
Andy
wyatturp 11 2 England
20 Jul 2008 11:51AM
Good light and feel to this one

DougSmile
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
20 Jul 2008 11:54AM
Like the details and lighting in this Bill.
Well timed capture.
Regards Richard.
20 Jul 2008 12:13PM
Im suprised he's working actually as the bees have went on strike, they want more honey and shorter flowers
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
20 Jul 2008 4:49PM
A 2in1....Flower/hoverfly, Excercise/photograph haha!
Love it!
Morpyre Plus
11 1.6k 8 Wales
24 Jul 2008 11:17PM
stunning photograph - all elements are how the should be ie great and the little winged chap adds a nice detail and must have be vane so stayed around seeing the big lens approaching - the bee will be kicking itself several times when it finds out it wasn't in this great artwork Grin

definitely an image one would happily return several times to look at again Grin

peter "morpyre" turner
28 Jul 2008 2:38PM
Super shot.....

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