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Vinegar Fly
Vinegar Fly

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G
Location: Garden
Date: Feb 29, 2012
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2012

This is my personal best of macro shot so far for 2012. The Vinegar Fly size is about 1/10th to common housefly. During the trial, I have no confidence that I'll be successful but the luck was with me. A rare image I've not see from any macro shooter yet and it's so painful to get.

Comments and critiques are most welcome! Regards, Alex.

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03/12/2012 12:48:15 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

That is an astonishing amount of detail considering how tiny the fly is. Macros are indeed painful to shoot as just the tiniest motion (of you or subject)and you've just lost the dof. So not surprised you shot at f22 which is probably pretty maxed out! Liking the composition and the shape of the leaf/blade of grass being echoed back in the body and wing shape of the fly; just find the eyes a little close to centre. The colours are nice and poppy and you placed very well especially for a bug macro. The only thing I find a little puzzling is the echoing line at the mid-underside of the leaf and around the edges of the wings. Some slight movement on the subjects' part, I'm guessing.

Overall a very eye-catching shot of a very cool bug. Keep shooting and entering!

Feel free to PM me

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03/06/2012 09:36:40 PM
great macro with colors that really jump out, the iridescence of the wings is great.
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03/02/2012 02:59:52 PM
Amazing macro. Not a big fan of insects, but the vibrant colors and detail here is amazing! 9
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03/02/2012 01:56:27 PM
Good composition and sharpness love the colors really brings out the fly in the image good sharpness ..Well done
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03/01/2012 12:14:23 PM
wonderful detail
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03/01/2012 08:01:16 AM
What a cool looking insect! Wow at those eyes. Great composition and bokeh.
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03/01/2012 07:34:03 AM
Nice, I like the slice of sharpness and the colors of the wings.
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03/01/2012 05:38:34 AM
Super detail, color, bokeh and composition. 8
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