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Wait and Watch

Wait and Watch
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-08
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-12 0:30
Viewed: 1124
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

I love to fantasize especially when it comes to different scenarios happening in Nature and between its creatures. On that day, it was no exception!

I happened to see a hover fly, seems like it was waiting and watching the flower bud to get opened up (for it) :) Th feelings were true particularly from the hover fly itself. It was a drama which needs time and patience!

Hope you enjoy the mood in this picture.

Best greetings,



ISO=200, cropped and resized for TL.

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Bonjour Paras
A very neat shot as usual
Perfect dof and sharpness on nice bokeh
Very good result
Bonne semaine

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2011-07-12 0:54]

nice details
clear macro shot
good to see

Hi Paras
outstanding picture. perfectly captured. good timing and ideal DOF. good handling of light for nice play of shadows and for lovely sparkling wings. razor sharp details.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-07-12 1:35]

Hi my friend...
beautiful macro shot...
Great details, light...

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-07-12 4:29]

Hi Paras,
A glorious bokeh for this razor sharp macro of this hoverfly balancing on this flower!
Superb lighting creating such a marvelous shadow of the flower.
A perfect positioning with the perfect crop.
I like the square format.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2011-07-12 4:32]

Hello Paras,

You're capturing well this nature scene by good focus, excellent tone and good composition, so it's impressive to see the insect stopping to plant like spaceship. The whole is balanced and harmonized by bright color tone and good composition. Focusing on the insect is wonderful.


Hi Paras,

photo of great technical quality, with excellent details and sharpness.The focus on the two subjects in the foreground is almost perfect.Slightly distracting the purple thing ( an out-of-focus flower, i believe) in the lower part, but it's nevertheless well blended within the whole image.



Bom dia Paras
Beautiful scene...you have excellent moments of nature to show us and I like the way you play with them in your notes.
good light, fine sharpness and lots of beauty
um abraço

Hoi Paras,
Superb capture of this scene !
The colors are natural and the fly is sharp in focus.
Well chosen DOF with a pleasant background.
I guess the fly simply started to eat. ;-)

Hello my friend Paras,

Wonderful macro that never fails to put your eyes on nature.
Excellent composition between this insect with wings that fruit and succulent crystal flower.
Beautiful bokeh.
Careful presentation.
My compliments for this nice shot.
Warm regards.

Sometimes if pays to be patient, the waiting can be productive. Very nice capture of this fly with details so crisp and sharp. Nicely framed and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-07-12 9:49]


Merveilleuse macor et iamge cet insecte sur cette boule de fleurs quell finesse quel rendu avec les ailes qui brillent, une emrveille.

Bravo et amitié


A superb macro Paras!! Sharp as it can be!! wonderful DOF here, I'm amazed at how sharp this is! Love the blurred BG! Really nice work!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-07-12 12:49]

Hello Paras :)

Splendid macro and very showy, and poppy seed and insect look fantastically.
Beautiful composition in pretty, natural colours and perfect light.
Excellent details with the fantastic effect...I congratulate on realizations.!

Best wishes.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2011-07-12 13:13]

An awesome macro shot! Nice bokeh, and I like the dof. Excellent detail. TFS

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2011-07-13 2:13]

dit is een echt juweeltje

this is a real gem

Hi Paras,
Very nice close-up a very neat shot,
sharpness and contrast is very well done.
Nice point of view and details,
have a nice day..

WOW! This is fantastic Paras. The color and sharp detail is magnificent. Great dof with beautiful blurred bg. Amazing shot! TFS, Lori

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