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°Marmelade hoverfly°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 131 N: 1340] (11418)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-10
Categories: Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D 90, Sigma 150mm 1:2,8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-15 11:57
Viewed: 1579
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Episyrphus balteatus (De Geer, 1776) is one of the most common, and distinctive hoverflies in the UK and throughout the Palaearctic region, which covers Europe, North Asia and North Africa.
It is small - approximately 10mm long - and has an orange parallel-sided abdomen with narrow black bands.
Hoverfly larvae are aphid predators - they are important biological control agents of aphid pests occurring on crops.



my mood today for Steely Dan-Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 625/100000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.8
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-10 15:10
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 129 kb

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-15 12:02]

Hi Sergio.

I love your style of presenting, very eye catching,the minimal shown so appealing, alas your signature is a huge distracting no no.

Stv ;o))

I like the mood you have captured in this closeup capture of a hover fly against a smooth white BG, Sergio!

The light and exposure are well done, however, I have agree with Steve on teh issue of your name logo, as I feel too that this "hard-to-be-neglected" logo does decline the overall appeal of the scene IMHO.
Hope you don't mind my personal observation in this regard.

Have a nice Sunday.

Best regards,
Paras

Interesting presentation of a macro shot. I like the high key overexposure with the sharp detail on the hover fly and centre of flower only. Also the hint of the flower in the background adds an extra something. Artistic and eye catching.

Joy

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