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Hoverfly Head Detail

By brian1208
Back with one of my favourite subjects showing the details of the Hoverfly's head. These never cease to intrigue me with the intricacy of their structure, designed over millions of year by the process of evolution.

Its a direct crop of 992 pixels direct from the full frame, shot in JPG using the 12-50 kit lens in macro mode, lit with daylight + a touch of flash from an FL36

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Sandipb, howdog, tonyguitar and 16 more


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howdog Plus
8 25 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 5:42AM
Outstanding shot such detailSmile
Iain

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tonyguitar 4 55 33 Canada
16 Aug 2012 5:57AM
Wow! Does macro ever do any better than this super image? TG
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 6:05AM
A rather extreme macro photograph which certainly picks out the stunning detail and warming colours so very well.

Regards Nathan
brian1208 Plus
13 11.2k 12 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 8:17AM
Thanks for the votes and comments (particularly for your UA Iain)

Tony - it can get a lot better than this, with a proper macro lens (come on Olympus Grin ) + extension tubes I should be able to fill the frame with an image like this rather than having to crop hard, then the detail will really "Pop". As it is it does show the effects of such a large crop and lacks a little bite (to my eyes anyway)
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 12:07PM
This is a bit of a winner! Great macro! IB
tonyguitar 4 55 33 Canada
16 Aug 2012 1:49PM
Iain, Didn't know that. Guess you could then see the tiny rows of detail in the right eye even more clearly. That Zuiko glass is something else. Expensive too. TG
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 5:43PM
What a superb macro shot. The detail is outstanding with cracking colour. A shot worthy of many more votes.
Ray
brian1208 Plus
13 11.2k 12 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 9:00AM
Thanks IB and Ray
Yep, that's right Tony, in a good macro image the reticulaltions in the eye should be clear and sharp with no haloing or other artefacts

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