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American Hover Fly
American Hover Fly
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Challenge: Insects (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: NJ
Date: Sep 7, 2003
Aperture: F 3.5
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 26 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.4178
Avg (commenters): 6.9412
Avg (participants): 6.2043
Avg (non-participants): 6.7925
Views since voting: 1278
Votes: 146
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2003 04:45:44 PM
Good focus and nice use of negative space. This image defies conventional wisdom that dictates putting more space in front of the subject than behind it, but I think it works well. Perhaps due to the shape of the leaf. But I don't think the photo would be nearly as effective without all that space behind the fly. The drop of liquid adds a nice touch.
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09/13/2003 12:49:59 PM
Hoverlfies are one of my favourite subjects - you've done a good jobe here. Nicely exposed and sharp. Perhaps crop a bit tighter so we can see more of the fly?
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09/12/2003 11:38:51 PM
Beautiful focus and clarity, nice color and background blur. Could be cropped differently for better effect.
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09/12/2003 05:30:15 PM
Excellent! Love the detail on the fly - focus and lighting is good. The water drop on the leaf is perfect.

I might have cropped the photo just slightly tighter, the large space around the fly leaves my eyes to wander a bit, but that's the only suggestion I have...
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09/11/2003 09:46:14 PM
Excellent focus on such a small subject. You must have been quick to capture this one.
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09/10/2003 09:16:01 PM
Nice sharp focus on the insect. It might be better if it was cropped a little more.
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09/09/2003 11:58:24 AM
I like the solitary drop of water.
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09/09/2003 09:15:15 AM
I think I would have cropped out a little more of the background to bring more attention to the insect since it is so well focused.
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09/09/2003 01:03:08 AM
Good picture, very simple, very clear, very much portrays the challenge.
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09/08/2003 08:21:09 PM
really nice fly...a little too much green overall? Could you have cropped some top and right to bring the spotlight even more to the fly?
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09/08/2003 06:30:38 PM
Wow. This may be my favortie thus far.
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09/08/2003 04:18:03 PM
Nice, but I wish it was closer, and the bug's position in the frame is weird. The negative space doesn't add much.
[ps. Is this really a fly? I'm terrified of all yellow-and-black-striped insects (serious bee sting allergy) so I would run in fear from this. How comforting to know it isn't a bee. Wonder if they bite.]
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09/08/2003 11:10:59 AM
Pefect light.....love the colors and the focus. Nice shooting.
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09/08/2003 10:52:18 AM
Nice capture. A better shot might have cropped fly a bit closer in.
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09/08/2003 10:21:50 AM
Metasyrphus americanus
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09/08/2003 09:30:44 AM
great detail and sharpness. would have liked to have seen more of a closeup
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09/08/2003 12:29:45 AM
Great capture! Terrific job!
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