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Black and gold Hoverfly.
About 6mm head to tail.

Black and gold Hoverfly.
About 6mm head to tail.
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murcuduca
 
murcuduca April 16, 2012
:D Congratulations!
jamieross
 
jamieross April 16, 2012
Amazing shot, great detail.
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions April 16, 2012
congrats
SusanB
 
SusanB April 16, 2012
Awesome!
senka
 
senka April 16, 2012
awsome shot .....
greenpixphotography
 
greenpixphotography April 16, 2012
Nice Shot.
alishandthecamera
 
alishandthecamera April 16, 2012
Incredible macro!! Congrats on your feature!! :D
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska April 16, 2012
nice
kasper PRO
 
kasper April 16, 2012
congratulations. What a great picture.
Carli
 
Carli April 16, 2012
fantastic macro and amazing detail! congratulations on your feature :D
catini
 
catini April 16, 2012
Outstanding macro, congrats on your feature!
kittylegs
 
kittylegs April 16, 2012
nice, congrats on your feature!
andrew2
 
andrew2 April 16, 2012
Amazing Micro Capture...Congrats onyour Feature!!
TAHammer
 
TAHammer April 16, 2012
fantastic capture, congratulations on your feature
TAHammer
 
TAHammer April 16, 2012
fantastic capture, congratulations on your feature
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 April 16, 2012
Awesome capture! Congrats
debkumarbanerjee
 
debkumarbanerjee April 16, 2012
great capture!!! congrats!
BOOKINGFRIAR
 
BOOKINGFRIAR April 16, 2012
Fantastic image of what I believe to be a hoverfly
Strick
 
Strick April 16, 2012
An image that makes you say wow
Riyazi
 
Riyazi April 16, 2012
Brilliant!
JaniceC
 
JaniceC April 16, 2012
Awesome!!!
JonHurdWildImage
 
JonHurdWildImage April 16, 2012
superb timing and clarity! this is definitely a favorite now!
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts April 16, 2012
OUtstanding shot!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet April 16, 2012
WOW!!! That is impressive. Color and focus are outstanding.
smittyld PRO+
 
smittyld April 16, 2012
Awesome pic!
Venny
 
Venny April 16, 2012
Congrats!
huffagator
 
huffagator April 16, 2012
Nice shot! He looks like he is ready to dive bomb something! LOL... Congratulations.
Caligirl
 
Caligirl April 16, 2012
Wonderful! Well deserved recognition!:)
helmuth
 
helmuth April 16, 2012
WOW!! How in the world did you get it in plain flight?? awesome, congrats.
greatshots PRO+
 
greatshots April 16, 2012
Good Job!
algrider
 
algrider April 16, 2012
This is incredible. Definitely worthy of being featured.
Phantom01
 
Phantom01 April 16, 2012
Fantastic macro ! Congrats.......
ardilla
 
ardilla April 16, 2012
wow, amazing shot. Congrats on your feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 April 16, 2012
Congrats!
Rorysart
 
Rorysart April 16, 2012
Cool picture
jemoore76
 
jemoore76 April 16, 2012
Amazing shot, congrats!!
Picture-It-All
 
Picture-It-All April 16, 2012
Awesome capture. Congrats.
buttercup96
 
buttercup96 April 16, 2012
Congratulations :)
rachmonte
 
rachmonte April 16, 2012
Great!
koondoon
 
koondoon April 16, 2012
Wow. Congrats.
CecilyH
 
CecilyH April 16, 2012
This is awesome, well done!
chaunceyneal
 
chaunceyneal April 16, 2012
awesome!
nitti
 
nitti April 16, 2012
Outstanding! Congrats
Danny_martin_10
 
Danny_martin_10 April 16, 2012
great action shot, congrats!!
bokchot
 
bokchot April 16, 2012
thats AMAZING!!!!!!!!
Paola
 
Paola April 16, 2012
wow!!!! speachlesssssssss!!!!, can you tell us what lens you used?
mardel
 
mardel April 16, 2012
Amazing shot !!!!!!! great job
ZachRosa
 
ZachRosa April 16, 2012
Nice. Congrats
Kouklitsa
 
Kouklitsa April 16, 2012
That is just an amazing shot! Just love it!
markfrancisg
 
markfrancisg April 16, 2012
incredible capture
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter April 17, 2012
Great shot. Congrats on your feature.
Marian PRO+
 
Marian April 17, 2012
Awesome shot!!Congratulations on your feature!
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 April 17, 2012
Great shot! Congrats on the feature!
ManCorMac
 
ManCorMac April 17, 2012
Great detail, excellent macro
Tulips
 
Tulips April 17, 2012
Congratulations. Such a good timing!
Stevejm2009
 
Stevejm2009 April 18, 2012
Congratulations, a fabulous capture!
Duff
 
Duff April 18, 2012
What a Phenomenal Catch! Congratulations on your Well Deserved Feature!!!
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr April 20, 2012
"Awesome Shot" Congratulations on your Feature Photo!
berrydavid73
 
berrydavid73 April 21, 2012
excellent speed capture
MKJPhotography
 
MKJPhotography April 22, 2012
oh wow, nice, I've been trying this lately!! Well done!
playingwiththecamera
 
playingwiththecamera April 23, 2012
Great capture wonderful depth of field congrats.
PaulRae
 
PaulRae April 24, 2012
hahaha, brilliant shot!
nirmanvyas
 
nirmanvyas April 25, 2012
sexy
Nikolai
 
Nikolai April 26, 2012
airborne :) nice capture
jgalarza70 PRO+
 
jgalarza70 April 30, 2012
this is great awsome timing great clarity
tjberndt PRO+
 
tjberndt May 02, 2012
nice
bcawood
 
bcawood May 03, 2012
A magical macro, well done!:)
zhaoyuheng
 
zhaoyuheng May 09, 2012
wow how did you catch that? great shot!!!
Casper PRO+
 
Casper May 10, 2012
Excellent!!
disneymamom PRO
 
disneymamom June 01, 2012
great shot! congrats!
SammyNJM
 
SammyNJM June 11, 2012
how did you even get this shot? it's amazing
avguzzi Premium
 
avguzzi June 11, 2012
WOW...that's all I can say!
tmtdesigns
 
tmtdesigns June 12, 2012
Excellent capture
0bst4cle
 
0bst4cle June 12, 2012
amazing
BLAKSTEEL
 
BLAKSTEEL June 14, 2012
Fantastic! Voted!
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal June 15, 2012
Great catch.
Toddo101 PRO+
 
Toddo101 June 15, 2012
Sick shot!
achal_shah
 
achal_shah July 11, 2012
Wow!! what a great capture!! love it!! fave!
mstoltz1022 PRO
 
mstoltz1022 July 20, 2012
Fantastic macro...good job!
RobertGaines PRO
 
RobertGaines July 30, 2012
Nice Shot!
kellybean96
 
kellybean96 August 01, 2012
wow
Magical_Photo_Nymph PRO+
 
Magical_Photo_Nymph August 15, 2012
Great Macro!
Hollywood352
 
Hollywood352 August 19, 2012
very cool... love it
Sandy60
 
Sandy60 August 23, 2012
Amazing...just amazing...
steo
 
steo August 27, 2012
great shot
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes August 30, 2012
What a FAST finger! Great shot!
katejholton
 
katejholton September 14, 2012
That is an amazing piece of work absolutely incredible
carolgomez
 
carolgomez September 15, 2012
adorable!!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography September 17, 2012
Love it voted!
kimcosman
 
kimcosman September 22, 2012
Fantastic capture!
Jewel
 
Jewel September 27, 2012
Awesome, great capture! Congratulations on your win!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 29, 2012
Fantastic!
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin September 29, 2012
Wow...amazing shot!
FMueller
 
FMueller October 01, 2012
Very cool shot! They are really tough to shot them in the air!
celticcharm PRO
 
celticcharm October 02, 2012
well you don't need me to tell you it's superb, but I'm kinda speechless...amazing.
steve2
 
steve2 October 05, 2012
VOTED/FAVE, Wonderful image Great Mood hope you stop by and Vote Thanks Steve,
ArtQ
 
ArtQ November 06, 2012
great capture, voted!
rachmonte
 
rachmonte November 06, 2012
Voted
conny
 
conny December 02, 2012
Awesome capture!!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 19, 2012
Came back to vote in the Enhanced contest!
mikeyffin
 
mikeyffin January 04, 2013
very nicely done
JulzP
 
JulzP January 04, 2013
Wow, this is amazing! Perfect focus and I love the beautiful soft background!
View1925
 
View1925 January 23, 2013
Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jamie235 PRO
 
Jamie235 January 23, 2013
wow! great photo
OJphotos PRO+
 
OJphotos January 24, 2013
wow!!!
BaxterMan PRO+
 
BaxterMan January 25, 2013
That is a great shot!
Bijou1952
 
Bijou1952 February 18, 2013
WOW!!!!
arambecker
 
arambecker February 26, 2013
HOW? How could you possibly get that tiny guy in focus???
GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI February 26, 2013
AMAZING! WELL DONE!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna February 27, 2013
Awesome
Demy
 
Demy March 02, 2013
WOW!! I wish I was as good as you are *.*
pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery March 03, 2013
Ohhh, these native bees are INCREDIBLY hard to catch! Well done, voted! :-)) Ell
mailsmc
 
mailsmc March 04, 2013
Amazing shot, voted
pattimershon
 
pattimershon March 05, 2013
What a capture! Congrats!!
Angela_Lewry
 
Angela_Lewry March 05, 2013
fantastic photo :)
VKPhoto
 
VKPhoto March 05, 2013
WOW! Excellent Shot
coelho233 PRO+
 
coelho233 March 07, 2013
How the heck did you capture this image??? What an outstanding capture!!! Voted!!!
MariposaRosa
 
MariposaRosa March 11, 2013
Awesome capture! Superb background and detail!
LouisaAnn
 
LouisaAnn March 12, 2013
Amazing capture ... voted!
Geesdigital Premium
 
Geesdigital March 18, 2013
Yoo! So Great!
Dondi PRO+
 
Dondi April 09, 2013
This is an awesome image excellent capture.
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio April 17, 2013
cool stunning shot
MichelleLaureen
 
MichelleLaureen June 11, 2013
Absolutely amazing shot!
alaska1984
 
alaska1984 June 23, 2013
Such a great micro! Wow! Voted.
Randiwan
 
Randiwan July 03, 2013
super! that's how you view bug :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth September 09, 2013
Stunning shot!
devke
 
devke May 01, 2014
great! fantastic catch :)
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita May 16, 2014
impressive skill...congrats on the Feature!
1Ernesto
 
1Ernesto June 04, 2014
Wonderful photo! Gives me a bad case of photo envy : ~))
lmsusin
 
lmsusin June 16, 2014
Fantastic, tough subject too!! congrats!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 17, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 21, 2014
Great shot! Congrats.
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS July 06, 2014
you got to be fast to get that one,good luck
jlsphoto
 
jlsphoto July 30, 2014
Super cool!
susanneradke
 
susanneradke December 21, 2014
Genious shot!
candidqueen
 
candidqueen July 15, 2016
Great capture!
FredBlundell PRO+
 
FredBlundell April 29, 2017
Superb artistry!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Hunter Valley Gardens in Australia.
Time
It was about mid morning as i remember.
Lighting
The lighting was a bit tricky. I had a full blown direct sun light at my exact spot of shooting. Along with me finding different angles where i could shade the direct area, i also had my wife stand over me to help with the shading.
Equipment
I used my Canon EOS 600D with Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Lens
Inspiration
I don't usually look for inspirations to go out shooting. All i need is a new garden, a pond, a walk in the bush or anything new to do. There is always something to shoot in the undergrowth or around the next blade of grass. I love finding new critters to shoot.
Editing
Just a little cropping is about all i did.
In my camera bag
I tend to just take my camera, macro lens, tripod and maybe a flash.
Feedback
The only advice i can give is, don't be shy of looking stupid crawling around from one flower to the next chasing a bug. Someone has to take the time and effort for the rest of the world to enjoy the tiny world that lives around us but we don't get to see and enjoy.

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