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Hi Paul!

Hi Paul!
著作権: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
ジャンル: Animals
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2004-10-24
カテゴリー: Insects
カメラ: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
アップロードした日: 2005-01-24 23:50
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ポイント: 36
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Hi Paul

Of course, this one is for Paul Prince (PDP) who missed us a lot a good part of the winter.
And of course, I cant identify this hoverfly. I have put two other pictures to help for the ID.
I really think that Paul is one of the rare which can drive us towards relevant information for this kind of creatures.

WS 1
WS 2

A great Tanks to Paul for the ID. There is near 6,000 spieces in the genus Sphaerophoria.
I did not took a view of the wing patterns or a dorsal view, so I am sorry that I cant present to you a complete identification, for now.
In the meantime, you can feast with the data of my camera:

Nom du fichier: 2004 10 24 097.jpg
Nom du mod鑞e de l'appareil: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Date/heure de prise de vue: 2004-10-24 10:30:33
Mode de prise de vue: Manuel
Mode Effet photo: Off (騁eint)
Tv (Vitesse obturateur): 1/250
Av (Priorit l'ouverture): 8.0
Mode de mesure: Moyenne des mesures pond駻馥s centrale
Sensibilti ISO: 50
Objectif: 5.8 - 58.0mm
Focale: 58.0mm
Zoom num駻ique: Aucun
Stabilisateur d'image: On (allum)
Taille de l'image: 2048x1536
Qualit de l'image: Super-fin
Flash: On (allum)
Type de flash: Flash int馮r
Anti-yeux rouges: On (allum)
Synchro rideau d'obturation: Synchro 1er rideau
Balance des blancs: Automatique
Mode autofocus: Autofocus en rafales
Espace Couleur: sRVB
Taille du fichier: 1011Ko
Mode d'entranement: Prise d'une seule vue
Nom du propri騁aire: Luc Durocher

I did 4 videos of 30 seconds each with this hoverfly.
I hope you like it.

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To PDP: pretty sure too that you are right...Luc 2 01-25 17:31
To Callie: TN is The Place...Luc 1 01-25 16:49
Congratulations on 3000+gerhardt 2 01-25 12:28
To gerhardt: I am learning a lot here this morning...Luc 1 01-25 11:33
To ellis49: I am learning a lot here this morning...Luc 1 01-25 11:23
To ellis49: Don't be sorry...gerhardt 4 01-25 10:58
To eduaraujo: D駸ol...Luc 1 01-25 00:45
To eduaraujo: you can translate the notes ...Luc 1 01-25 00:26

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Ho Ho Ho. I don't believe. Will i be the first one to criticize one of yours photos ? That's a honor. :-)) The first problem, it's that the person who shotted was not me. too bad .. hehe
.. The second problem is that i did not understant the identification subject but it's ok. I'm just starting.

Speaking seriously, another one piece of collection. It's incrediblemment focused and very nice. Congratulations, Eduardo.

PS: Si tu peux m'envoyer par courrier electronique un video j'aimerai. merci

Amazing detail on this macro Luc. The pOV and DOF is very good and all in spectacular colour. Well done

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-01-25 4:00]

I can help you with ID Luc. For me this is Soldier Hoverfly :-) Great salutating pose and adequate title. Amazing details. Superb post.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-25 4:17]

What a shot! Amazing. Love his pose and legs. Well done.

Just perfect!!!! I never saw legs of insect so precisely. Great colours, good shot!

Very interesting POV and BG. What is the BG?

When getting this close one realises that F8 (camera limitation) is not enough for the DOF. Your WS posts which catches it on the broad-side instead of head-on (like the snow flakes and fly you posted) makes better use of the limited DOF and camera limitation. WS1 is an outstanding example and capture for me.

If you closely look at the DOF range in this shot you will notice that it runs from the back of the head to the start of the abdomen. I guess about 5mm, (that's why the thorax and legs are so sharp) amazing isn't it.

Anyway... I love these shots that shows you things the eye can't see. My only real critique here is that if you take a shot like this head-on, the antennae and head should be very sharp and gradualy loose focus towards the back.

I have said to much already, sorry.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-25 5:59]

Great macro shot .I like the compostion in WS1,BUT Details here orignal one us superb.

Nice macro Luc.
It's little out of focus and shallow DOF and for the first time I'm not agree with Gerhard (sorry my friend)
F8 on compact digi is about F 22 or smaller on a DSRL dependent on that the compact digi has a very small censor.
The problem here I think is the macro-lens you use.
Good POV, colours and details.
Well done my friend.

Very good macro shot, stunning colours and good POV. I'd clone out the 4 white spots on top.
Well done.

Luc, Very good job on a very difficult subject. Very good DOF/POV for this head-on Hoverfly mugshot.. I'm sure Paul will appreciate it! Congratulations on your 3000th!!

Technically, I think your WS2 is the better of the three captures, but for a fun pose this sure takes the prize - Yes, Sir & heels together ;-))
I agree with Gerhard on the F-8 issue ;-)

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-01-25 11:27]

Pi麑ne makro, kolorystyk bardzo ciekawa, super.

Well Luc, this reminds me of The Fly from the early sixties, it sure is a macabre POV, a head waving a hand at you, superbe impact here, IMO.
And I see you break 2k, congrats and keep them comming - there has been a big improvement in your work! Well done my friend

Beautiful photo, Luc. The pose and composition are perfect. Nice point of view too. Just a bit out of DOF the head, but still a fantastic view. I liked very much to see this. Thanks!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-01-25 16:34]

Hi Luc, this is a stunning photo, amazing! love the macro, I can even see the pollen and the colour is great, thanks for sharing.

Tr鑚 bonne macro, j'aime bien la couleur orange qui se marie avec les couleurs de l'insecte. Le sujet est net, j'imagine que c'est du pollen qu'il a sur lui.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-01-26 13:42]
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Hi Luc, thank you so much for the dedication. It's a lovely shot, maybe a little soft in focus in the head but it has lots of impact.

As for the ID I'm pretty sure it is of the genus Sphaerophoria. I can't tell species. For ID purposes it's always good to get a view of the wing patterns and a dorsal view (when possible :))

Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-26 16:22]

WOW, this guy has huge eye, maybe he has bee looking at too many Baywatch episodes :)

Excellent sharpness here and a very interesting composition.

Very well done and thanks for posting!

Bizarre insecte. Jamais vu. Good shot!

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