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HOVERFLY HEAD

By ORCHIDCUSTOMER
A MACRO SHOT OF THE HEAD OF THE HOVERFLY volucella zonaria TAKEN WITH A 50ML LENS,THREE EXTENSION TUBES AND A RING FLASH. THE INSECT WAS FIRST PLACED IN A PLASTIC BAG AND PUT IN THE FRIDGE FOR 10 MINUTES TO SLOW IT DOWN.THIS DOES NO HARM TO THE INSECT
AND IT WAS RELEASED AFTERWARDS

Tags: Insects Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Callanan, jamescoates, Lostmonkey and 5 more


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Comments


meadowman 13 1
15 May 2007 7:02AM
great detail,brill macro work

gary
Callanan 14 7 Ireland
15 May 2007 7:25AM
Great capture. Theres a bit of work involved. Great colour & detail.
jamescoates 14 44 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 7:42AM
Fantastic macro work, superb detail.
James
catnappin 13 666 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 9:04AM
Wow, an absolute stunner of a shot! Thank you for sharing your methods with us. This is superb!
Jacqui
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
15 May 2007 10:30AM
Awesome detail and textures Steve and a great tip!

Mark.
GlenD 14 United States
16 May 2007 1:40AM
Super close up! WOW!!!! I've heard about the fridge idea before but never tried it out, have to give it a go.
Thanks for taking a look at my straberry pieWink
Glen
S_Boulding 13 72 England
16 May 2007 7:19PM
Great macro work! such a nice shot! well done!
GarethRobinson 14 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2007 10:56PM
Super macro work, I dont blame you for chilling the insect, especially working with the 50mm macro and full set of tubes.
Focusing really does become a problem.

Cheers Gareth

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