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Sighting A Brighter 2009 (i)

Sighting A Brighter 2009 (i)
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Copyright: Agoes SK (wieyos) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-24
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Pentax K20D, PENTAX DFA MACRO 100mm F2.8
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Small World of Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-25 5:14
Viewed: 2379
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks,

Needless to say more, I think the title speaks volume for the beautiful compound eyes as posted here. And I believe it is not only my wish, but the wish of all of us here and out there – to have a brighter year ahead in 2009.


When I first captured this specie earlier this year, I was using a bridge digital camera. I was so elated by the colourfulness of this fly.

The gear was so handy, so much so I could shoot with my right hand while the insect was perching on the other arm.

A DSLR may be bulkier and heavier but it is not without more sophisticated features. By using it to shoot the same specie of fly now, I can focus even on a small area of a tiny subject.

For this capture through a macro shot, I purposely focused on the beautiful compound eyes of this fly. With the right aperture and distance I was able to ‘throw away’ the other parts of this insect, including the BG.

In a macro, a slightest and minute change in aperture and focusing makes a great difference in terms of depth of field.

As seen in the image posted here, the distance between the eyes and other parts of the fly is just fractions of a milimetres but a macro enables us to focus even on the selected small areas of a tiny object.


Back to the title, perhaps there is a sequel, and may be on a different subject…..;)

Thanking you in advance for viewing and your kind words.


Jong, brunorsantana, eyesthetix, mugush, szekelykristof, chrisJ, manujmehta, tsesler, machinelove, daisydaisy, tatarovisk, Urfaust, boomcat has marked this note useful
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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-12-25 5:26]

this really a cool macro for new year wishes.... sharp and focus of the eyes, cold eyes?

merry christmas and happy new year, hopefully a better tommorrow for all of us, Agoes

Waw!!!! What the %$¨%**&&$%##¨#&!!! Simply perfect, Agoes!
Excellent sharpness, details, DOF, light, colors, focus...
Perfect, Agoes!! Perfect :o) Congratulations, TFS and Merry
Christmas, dear friend!!

Grande abraço,

Very sharp eyes, nice.
thanks for sharing and merry christmas and happy new year.


hello Agoes
how are you friend?
wonderful macro
brilliant colours captured
good title. thanks for new year wish

Manuj MEhta

Absolutely stunning !!
Very well done ! Best regards, Daniel

Simple mind blowing... thats what i call perfect macro..
thanks for sharing
by the way informative note
thanks for sharing

Hi Agoes,
Good to see your photos again. Needles to say, a fantastic macro and special POV of this animal. Perfectly sharp and well exposed eyes, nicely soft background. I wish you a brighter New Year, too with lots of fine shots.
All the best, my friend!

HI Agoes,
wow - I love these green eyes, a wonderful shot with extreme shallow DOF - but that's what makes the special moment here - very nice, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

How shouldn't we have only eyes for these eyes ?
wonderful macro

Hi Agoes. Excellent macro. Simply amazing shot. Great details of eyes. Nice DOF. Well done. Regards - Adil.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-12-25 15:28]

Hi Agoes

A superb macro shot of the green eyed fly, with perfect dof & sharpness. Good colour & framing. Merry Xmas!

ho ages, wonderful close up and i mean close up! great work,
all the best to you and your family,

Hello, Agoes -
Amazing macro! Fantastic sharp detail of the patterns, bright and vivid greens. The subject is placed well in the frame.

Hi Agoes,
this is simply perfect indeed,
incredible and ipressive detailes on green eyes,
thank you very much for new year message,
i wish you a happy new year wit your loved ones;)
warm regards,

hi agoes

excellent macro
very good timing
nice focus for the eyes
another job well done



Ciao Agoes, amazing macro with fantastic eyes, wonderful light and colors, fascinating details, very well done, Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

This is just a mind blowing level of detail Agoes.
I like the use of the shallow DOF.
Perfectly off centered focus and subject.
A brilliant shot.
- Vincent

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  • Usaf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 87 N: 312] (2160)
  • [2008-12-26 19:30]
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Hello Agoes
the only thing I want to say that its the closest look that I got to see....wonderful macro shot with great colors & thanks for an addition in my Favorite one's

Have a nice day

Great precison....
This kind of shot is not easy....
You got it....

Superb!!! great macro shot!!! its looks a bright and a colorful year 2009 will come.


Hi Agoes...amazing details in the eyes...amazing....


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-12-27 7:25]

hello Agoes

How nice if we have compound eyes like these, and green ones! The choice of depth as your main priority makes this a unique macro shot of the eye in good focus sharpness to allow me in seeing the good details of the eyes and head. Good macro shot.

Sadly though, it would appear 2009 to be downside of the financial outlook. But seeing the bright side perhaps would be best.

As spoken to you over the phone, I must say it again here : Happy 2009 New Year to you and family and best wishes.

tfs, bill

Olá Agoes!

This is just amazing! Perfect Marco, really impressive. If you don´t mind your photo goes to my favourites :)

best regards


Hello Agoes! Ideal capture, perfect sharpness. Great work. Well done!

A stunning macro of the compound eye - definately one to be proud of. Nothing much more to add but "bravo!"
Thanks for sharing

Hi Agoes,
Amazing macro, colors, details...
TFS this marvellous work of yours.
Happy New Year!

ciao Agoes..
no words.. for the precious and incredible details you have taken.. colours are wonderful.. bg is also effective! thanks
ciao Marco

Hello Agoes
Absolutly stunning maco. A good note too, and something that will genunily inspire people (like me) to aim for better shots. I think this is what this site is all about. Well done.
Regards, Leslie

cantik pula macro shot kau yg ne punya lalat.. terang dan sharp lagi tu.. segala detail2 keluar bah.. outstanding macro.. well done..


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