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Contest Finalist in Macro Water Drops Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Shallow Depth Of Field Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Rule Of Thirds In Macro Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Miniature Masterpieces Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Wtfocus Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest
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Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Peer Award
Top Choice
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Superior Skill
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Jaw Dropping
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Exceptional Contrast
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Genius
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Love it
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Great Find
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The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Talent AwardsTop 20 class
Macro Water Drops Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Water Drops Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Red Color In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Textures Of Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Textures Of Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Macro Still Life Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Textures Of Insects Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
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Forfarlass PRO
 
Forfarlass July 05, 2013
They have a beauty all their own. A great image xx
jleiweke
 
jleiweke September 03, 2013
Congrats!
jeanmfogelberg PRO
 
jeanmfogelberg September 03, 2013
This is amazing! Great shot.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta September 03, 2013
Superb macro. Congratulations on being featured.
GregDaddyMac
 
GregDaddyMac September 03, 2013
Excellent macro!
caveman
 
caveman September 03, 2013
very nice
martynleaning
 
martynleaning September 03, 2013
Thank you everyone for you comments
kasper PRO
 
kasper September 03, 2013
congratulations. Great shot.
rajeevalochanperubhotla
 
rajeevalochanperubhotla September 03, 2013
Congratulation ,Superb Capture
NirmalGiri
 
NirmalGiri September 03, 2013
Awesome macro. Loved the way you have captured drops of waters on the fly's eye.
BonnieJM PRO
 
BonnieJM September 03, 2013
amazing photo. Congrats
Monty
 
Monty September 03, 2013
Congrats on the feature, Awesome capture.
cindycooperhouser PRO
 
cindycooperhouser September 03, 2013
Fantastic job...can't get any better than this! Congrats;)
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud September 03, 2013
Great Macro shot! Congrats on your Feature!
snapshotsbysarah
 
snapshotsbysarah September 03, 2013
WOW. PHENOMENAL macro -- albeit creepy :)
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 03, 2013
Excellent capture with great clarity.Congrats!
Akang_Bagja
 
Akang_Bagja September 03, 2013
superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
ravijitsingh
 
ravijitsingh September 03, 2013
Surreal !
nihilistmia
 
nihilistmia September 03, 2013
brilliant capture! congrats on the feature
melheb40
 
melheb40 September 03, 2013
Wow !
colleenrenshaw
 
colleenrenshaw September 03, 2013
Awesome!
nitti
 
nitti September 03, 2013
Crazy good...congrats
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography September 03, 2013
Nice shot
PhotoAna
 
PhotoAna September 03, 2013
fantastic detail!
andreaturno
 
andreaturno September 03, 2013
marvelous macro photography
HectorRivera PRO
 
HectorRivera September 03, 2013
An extraordinary macro, great color and detail
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow September 03, 2013
Awesome image!
ncpcov PRO
 
ncpcov September 03, 2013
Wow. Wow. Wow. The detail is staggering.
JessicaDPlott
 
JessicaDPlott September 03, 2013
I have nothing to say but WOW!!!
Thimbee
 
Thimbee September 03, 2013
The most beautiful fly I have ever seen! Congrats
emmoos
 
emmoos September 03, 2013
Wow! Love it!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican September 03, 2013
holy macro!!!!
dishionbuckner
 
dishionbuckner September 03, 2013
Love the texture of the eyes!
Bannekh
 
Bannekh September 03, 2013
Nice shot
AlwaysHaveFaith PRO+
 
AlwaysHaveFaith September 03, 2013
stunning!
martynleaning
 
martynleaning September 03, 2013
Thanks again everyone for your comments :)
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN September 03, 2013
Wow! Simply wow! Well deserved and many congrats.
andrew2
 
andrew2 September 03, 2013
Awesome Macro..Congratz
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 September 03, 2013
Well done. Congrats to you.
AK_Swathi
 
AK_Swathi September 03, 2013
Great work. All the best
rainerevans
 
rainerevans September 04, 2013
Wow this is amazing.
matej007
 
matej007 September 04, 2013
Great macro shot! Congrats
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 September 04, 2013
Fantastic macro shot! Congrats!
voodoopics
 
voodoopics September 04, 2013
awesome shot.. well done!!
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography September 04, 2013
Wow, that is truly awesome!!
kyawkyawaung
 
kyawkyawaung September 05, 2013
Excellent macro shot .
ThompsonsPhotography
 
ThompsonsPhotography September 08, 2013
Great shot congrats on the award :)
katelynnhill
 
katelynnhill September 10, 2013
So cool
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions September 15, 2013
congrats
judub661
 
judub661 October 01, 2013
I'm almost positive you used extension tubes for this...........how you get the head so clear....stacking?.....please let me know....great shot....
Timbo
 
Timbo May 18, 2014
Fantastic macro.......
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi July 25, 2014
stunning. superb skill
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi August 04, 2014
wow!! vtd
Cecirene Premium
 
Cecirene October 19, 2014
Absolutely amazing! Such detail, just mind-blowing!
docnicolasrao
 
docnicolasrao October 26, 2014
It's great. A simple subject made really beautiful.
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake December 28, 2014
Amazing !
MarjorieRoseHurst PRO+
 
MarjorieRoseHurst January 15, 2015
Perfect. Every time I look I see a new detail.
InnateArtist PRO+
 
InnateArtist January 25, 2015
Totally awesome photo!!! Incredible composition!
SaintMarino
 
SaintMarino March 25, 2015
Stunning capture! Was this taken early in the morning, with the dew drops?
martynleaning
martynleaning March 26, 2015
No it was taken in the afternoon, i went out to take some macro images and it rained so waited in my car till it stopped and then went out and this fly with all the rain
Aeri
 
Aeri June 21, 2017
Great shot....
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte January 09, 2018
Stunning macro shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Messingham Sands Quarry Nature Reserve in Scunthorpe
Time
This photo was taken around 3 - 4pm in the afternoon.
Lighting
I used a simple ring flash to take this picture
Equipment
I used a canon 5d MKII with Tamron 90mm 1:1 f2.8 macro lens with no tripod
Inspiration
I had just started out taking macro photography so I was interested in taking anything to have a close look at detail found in all creatures. This just so happen to be sitting on a leaf after it had rained so I attempted to take its photo.
Editing
Only thing that I did was adjust the levels and made the shadows darker to give it a true black and added a slight bit more sharpness in camera raw other wise it is how it was taken.
In my camera bag
Canon 5d MKII and Sony a7II, I have sigma 85mm f1.4, sony 70 - 400mm f4, tamron 90mm f2.8 macro, sigma 17 - 35mm f2.8, sigma 105mm f2.8 macro lens, and both kits lenses for both cameras.
Feedback
The main thing is to have patience, I can take a long while for you to get the correct shot to give the eyes the correct sharpness.

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