Out of the Blue

By bricurtis
Out of the Blue.

Caught this Hover-fly just as it was about to fly off the head of a Cornflower.
Wings have picked up a nice bit of reflected light.

Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated - have a great weekend.


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

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Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:11PM
A super detailed image, the fly is isolated nicely from the flower yet you still have its vibrancy in the bg.

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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
26 Aug 2011 8:12PM
The blues really set of all the other colours here Bri, smashing image mate.....

john_starkey 7 2 3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:13PM
That's a real colourful shot,lovely and sharp,

26 Aug 2011 8:13PM
Great shot-great dof.

26 Aug 2011 8:14PM
Superb detailed image.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:18PM
Superb colours and so sharp. An eye-catching shot. Carole
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Aug 2011 8:19PM
smashing contrast and a great composition.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:23PM
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:33PM
Straight to the short-list for this wonderful capture Brian. Love the pin-sharp focusing on the hoverfly contrasting very well with the soft focus on the cornflower producing a high impact image. Pure quality
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:35PM
Another real winner here Brian!

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
26 Aug 2011 8:36PM
The details are wonderful and the colours gorgeous! Smile
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:38PM
Excellent shot, Brian.
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:44PM
Spot on it's all been said welldone indeed

Rachel99 9 1 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:01PM
What a stunning image. Beautiful
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:06PM
It's a Wow from me... IB
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:42PM
superb shot love that reflected light in the wings
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 9:47PM
Apart from the exceptional macro, it was the wings that I first noticed, and the whole of the hoverfly is so vibrant.
Sean_Dillon 9 2 2 England
26 Aug 2011 10:02PM
Cracking image.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 10:10PM
beautiful work Brian
Have a good weekend
26 Aug 2011 10:11PM
Just a wonderful macro shot. The colors of the flower really highlight so much detail in the fly - Just one terrific shot..Jo
26 Aug 2011 11:27PM
Gorgeous macro image Bri. Stunning detail and great colour. One for my shortlist.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Aug 2011 11:40PM
A real stunner Brian, such pin sharp detail and glorious colours
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Aug 2011 11:55PM
Top notch macro shot in every way.....superb work.
27 Aug 2011 12:06AM
Brilliant shot...Almost 3D......John
debu 8 India
27 Aug 2011 3:26AM
Wonderful colourful detailed image.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Aug 2011 5:31AM
A great title, Brian, and a top class image, amazing detail you capture. Carol
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
27 Aug 2011 11:50AM
Quality image in every respect Brian. This is superb and timed to perfection.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2011 5:10PM
Wow !....staggering detail, & what a perfect combination of colours.....1st class !
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2011 8:04PM
Stunning - as ever !!!
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
28 Aug 2011 9:27AM
Superb capture and comp, Brian - amazing clarity and detail with the insect beautifully complemented by the heavenly tones of the blurred Cornflower and the soft clean bg colours.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
28 Aug 2011 11:39AM
Wonderful colour combination and great detail Brian.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2011 1:55PM
Very nice indeed, Brian. Excellent detail in the fly & set against a complimentary background.

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