Out of the blue !

By bricurtis
Out of the blue.

Caught this Hover- fly ..............Helophilus pendulus just about to fly off of a Cornflower.

Big thankyou to > Ade_Osman < for his UA on previous image.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tags: Insects General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Hover-fly Cornflowers Wildlife and nature Helophilus pendulus

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AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:08PM
The cornflower sets him off so well Brian - fabulous all-over detail!

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27 Aug 2012 5:09PM
Love the markings on this fly.........you shown them in great detail........GrinGrinGrin
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
27 Aug 2012 5:13PM
What an absolutely stunning macro capture, Brian. Terrific clarity and razor sharp. The blue of the Cornflower is absolutely divine against the contrast of the clean acidic green bg tones. The Hoverfly detail, colours, textures and wing translucency are pure perfection.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:14PM
Super shot.
Great macro! It's pin sharp.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
27 Aug 2012 5:18PM
Thanks for the kind comment and your UA Sylvia - truly appreciated.Smile

SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
27 Aug 2012 5:23PM
That's some livery. Wonderful to see it in all its glory thanks to your images. Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
27 Aug 2012 5:26PM
A glorious contrast in colours, Brian Smile Carol
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 5:34PM
You are bang on the money tonight Brian, such fantastic pin sharp detail and glorious colours in this fab macro. I would say this is one of your very best
27 Aug 2012 5:35PM
Nice and sharp
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
27 Aug 2012 5:38PM
Thanks very much Ed - your UA is greatly appreciated.Smile

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
27 Aug 2012 5:50PM
Very crisply captured insect, the detail quite immaculate, and showing off so well against the blue flower.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:57PM
Stunning capture Brian - love the blue picked up on the wings and the clarity of the insect - UA from me and I hope it gets many more SmileSmile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
27 Aug 2012 6:00PM
Thanks very much Helen - your UA is greatly appreciated.Smile

27 Aug 2012 6:07PM
Pin sharp. Great macro.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:29PM
What a shot Brian, simply beautiful
howdog Plus
8 25 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 6:54PM
Wow thats a macro shot very well takenSmileSmileSmile
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:27PM
Superb close-up, Brian - the blue flower really sets the yellow fly off.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
27 Aug 2012 7:39PM
Thank you kindly Lillian - very grateful for your UA.Smile

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:48PM
Pin sharp shows well on the bright blue flower head
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
27 Aug 2012 7:50PM
A well deserved 30.

Fantastic shot Bri. Wonderful detail and beautiful colours.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
27 Aug 2012 8:46PM
A big thankyou to NaturesHaven for the GEA - delighted with that.Grin

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
27 Aug 2012 9:09PM
Pin sharp Brian giving super detail,
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:01PM
Wow, the awards speak for themselves, this is brilliant Brian.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Aug 2012 12:01AM
these wings are fantastic. the colour combination is superb... just wonderful.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 12:43AM
stunning colours and detail Brian, well done on the GEC too.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 5:07AM
A first class macro with wonderful details. IB
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
28 Aug 2012 7:54AM
Absolutely stunning Brian!!

Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 12:31PM
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
28 Aug 2012 1:55PM
Stunning detail and color, Patti SmileSmileSmile
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
28 Aug 2012 6:31PM
And another stormer here Bri, well done again....

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 Aug 2012 7:26PM
Exquisite image Brian. Colour and focus are out of this world !! I am afraid that I do not have an award at the moment ( not paid up !!!) or you would have another to add to the long list.
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
28 Aug 2012 7:47PM
Just brilliant! Ann.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
28 Aug 2012 8:19PM
Also thanks to Patti for her UA - greatly appreciated.

KBan 11 494 4 England
28 Aug 2012 8:51PM
On a roll Bri

Keith Grin
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
28 Aug 2012 9:19PM
Thanks so much for your UA Jane - much appreciated.

ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 12:54PM
WOWWWWWW. This is one bl**dy amazing image, Brian. Good grief.

Congrats on all the awards although I feel this deserves at least an HC just for those wings!

Bravo SmileSmileSmileSmile

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
29 Aug 2012 6:27PM
E2 feature jsut now--still a great image!
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
31 Aug 2012 4:55PM
Wonderful colours and great detail Brian xx
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
3 Sep 2012 11:24AM
Great colour combination and exquisite detail.

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