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author gdanger (George Dangerfield)
title Tiny Fly
date5/31/2004 7:35:37 AM
detailsThis little fly was no longer than 3/8 inch, it was sitting on a basil leaf in my yard yesterday. Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Canon 12mm extension tube, Manfrotto 3265G tripod with 3030G head, mirror lock-up, self timer, 1/6 sec., F/11, ISO 200.
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1 pit3k (Piotr Paczynski)   (5/31/2004 7:58:33 AM)
WOW, this is an incredible macro! The sharpness, DOF and compo are just perfect. And lovely colors of the fly. Very well done.
2 marko   (5/31/2004 8:27:11 AM)
I really don't know how you make it that good! How many do you shoot in a raw to get such a jewel? And why MLU and seltimer?
Great as always (background, foreground, sharpness, contrast, colors, composition, ... whatever)!
3 Elisabeth   (5/31/2004 8:31:13 AM)
Very beautiful shot of the fly! Great details and the colours of the fly make it for me!
4 Giorgio   (5/31/2004 8:31:58 AM)
great !!!!!!
5 btezra   (5/31/2004 8:32:34 AM)
~wow; AG, no vote. The flourescent colors on the wings and top-side of the fly are what grabbed me George, great stuff here~
6 Fiona Hoskin   (5/31/2004 8:38:27 AM)
Great shot George! Amazing clarity and DOF! Well done!
7 josef k   (5/31/2004 8:59:00 AM)
8 Rudi Van Gestel   (5/31/2004 9:08:10 AM)
9 Duncan Fauvel   (5/31/2004 9:15:56 AM)
Awesome....simple as.
10 KateWossner (keep on truckin')   (5/31/2004 9:16:12 AM)
Incredible macro, George. This just blows me!
11 Lorraine54 (Don't worry be Happy and comment more)   (5/31/2004 9:19:12 AM)
Wow!!! I love the rainbow of colours you caught on the wings, detail and sharpness is spot on.
12 Krys   (5/31/2004 9:19:15 AM)
What lovely iridescence on this critter! Very well captured George! Congrats :o))) 9.7
13 Stephen Bonk   (5/31/2004 9:23:27 AM)
George, the photo as well as your skills amaze me. This could not be better if it was a 4 foot model rather than a 3/8 inch real fly.
14 Regina Lopes   (5/31/2004 9:25:02 AM)
Cool and clean macro, George. Well done.
15 Biliana ((I am against CHERYL B)   (5/31/2004 9:26:55 AM)
wow..w... owwwwww.. excellent!!!! Bravo
Kisses, Biliana
16 nuno gaspar (miguel )   (5/31/2004 9:39:56 AM)
Sharp as a pin. Goergeous Macro with excellent dof, color, light and detail.
17 Claudia Robinson (looie's mom :-o)   (5/31/2004 9:42:27 AM)
how the heck do you train these little buggers?? damn good macro!
18 Claudia Robinson (looie's mom :-o)   (5/31/2004 9:42:39 AM)
19 Berenice Kauffmann Abud (AFIAP /2004)   (5/31/2004 9:43:11 AM)
WOW! Great macro, George!!!!!
20 Yuri Bonder   (5/31/2004 9:45:26 AM)
WOW 9.5
21 Bas Meelker   (5/31/2004 9:47:32 AM)
Stunning Macro! The light and detail is excellent. Very well done! Regards, Bas
22 DanF (Dan Fleming)   (5/31/2004 9:47:58 AM)
Double WOW.
23 MJFerron   (5/31/2004 9:52:03 AM)
Superb macro George. I'd love to land one this good. 9.4
24 Phil Hilden   (5/31/2004 10:08:43 AM)
So, that's what those little pesky buggers really look like!! Awesome macro work, George. Perfect. -PH
25 Edith   (5/31/2004 10:09:40 AM)
26 Lockhart   (5/31/2004 10:33:21 AM)
This is pretty amazing George!
27 joe bellantoni   (5/31/2004 11:24:26 AM)
All I can say is WOW !
28 Andrei Sliva   (5/31/2004 11:31:19 AM)
29 Saeid (Saeid Nazari)   (5/31/2004 11:36:44 AM)
30 Fransisco   (5/31/2004 12:21:07 PM)
Incredible shot...GRRRRRREAT!!!
31 Les E   (5/31/2004 12:21:26 PM)
I have nearly chucked all my gear in the bin and almost given up! How do you do this? Perfect.
32 Kazimierz Morski   (5/31/2004 1:12:00 PM)
Superb shot of superb fly! :)K.M.
33 Jim Skea   (5/31/2004 1:49:38 PM)
It astounds me how you managed to set this up with the tripod and the critter didn't move a millimeter during the 1/6s. I guess your back yard is well sheltered from the wind, too?!!
34 mrgetz (Thinkyouneek )   (5/31/2004 2:19:21 PM)
I admire the detail and sharpness.
35 gerald johnson   (5/31/2004 3:07:50 PM)
George, The detail is outstanding. well done..............gerald
36 Vadik Karakashev (Vadeyka )   (5/31/2004 3:10:35 PM)
Great macro!!! I'm admired! (10)
37 April (Cindy Metzger)   (5/31/2004 3:37:32 PM)
George, this couldn't pop any more without jumping off my screen. Excellent macro.
It's a 10, says it all.
38 kindval   (5/31/2004 4:01:53 PM)
39 Dwight (Have I died and gone to heaven?)   (5/31/2004 4:06:53 PM)
Simply excellent.
40 Corry   (5/31/2004 4:50:56 PM)
Outstanding! Fantastic!
41 klongsr   (5/31/2004 8:52:42 PM)
Excellent macro, WOW!!!!!!!!!!
42 Joe Bellantoni Jr (ZookaJo )   (5/31/2004 9:30:20 PM)
Fantastic colors. Nice DOF.
43 ckldybr (A perfect photo is just a click away)   (6/1/2004 12:01:25 AM)
OMG George. This is spectacular. WOW. You can't hear me, but I'm giving you a standing ovation. Take care. Barb.
44 herman blockx   (6/1/2004 2:35:18 AM)
I really wonder if it gets better than this? great shot, George! (scored 9.2)
45 Todd Burke   (6/1/2004 4:11:11 AM)
I was trying to shoot a bee this weekend, kept moving on me, couldn't ever get the focus right especially since the DOF is so shallow. You are a master and have given me hope that someday I'll get better at shooting macros. Only after attempting countless attempts can any one really appreciate this shot. Simply awesome. (10)
46 Jonathan Wise   (6/1/2004 5:09:03 AM)
Excellent,I,ve looked at this a long while and it still looks spot on.regards
47 Miguel Lasa   (6/1/2004 5:09:16 AM)
Amazing detail, color , pose ... superb
48 Louison   (6/1/2004 8:12:57 AM)
Is there anything that wasn't already said? Fantastic sharpness and great iridescent colors! Congratulations, George!
49 kazimodo   (6/1/2004 8:26:58 AM)
Great macro, fantastic colors : whaouuuuuuu!!!
50 Verel   (6/1/2004 10:50:32 AM)
What did you do, glue the fly to the leave? Amazing colors..
51 Olivier Deme   (6/1/2004 2:01:23 PM)
Absolutely stunning, George. Even the off-centered composition has been well thought of. Incredible image of another world.
Composition: 10. Technique: 10. Originality: 8. Impact: 9. Overall: 9.25.
52 Les McLean (**** ))   (6/1/2004 5:46:59 PM)
This is a class act George, I'm as green as the leaf with envy :)
53 Dogleader   (6/1/2004 7:23:56 PM)
It has all been said George, well done. Dog
54 cARTerART (Claire Carter)   (6/1/2004 7:43:19 PM)
Just superb - outstanding
55 Norman Cheung   (6/1/2004 9:01:28 PM)
Excellent shot George, Agree with #44 Herman.
56 Rick Coleman   (6/1/2004 9:19:49 PM)
57 Amuletum ( )   (6/1/2004 9:54:31 PM)
This is incredible.
58 gdanger (George Dangerfield)   (6/1/2004 10:08:35 PM)
I want to thank everyone for taking the time to comment and/or vote on this, I am a bit overwhelmed with such a response! I have been trying to photograph one of these little flies for a couple years now, but this is the first time I was able to get results that satisfied me, I was about three or four inches away from it when this was taken.
59 Wrensroost   (6/1/2004 10:59:31 PM)
Wow! Incredible color!
60 Fernando Dias   (6/1/2004 11:43:20 PM)
WONDERFUL image with excellent work, George!!!
61 Huub Linthorst   (6/2/2004 2:44:11 AM)
Incredible macro. Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness. Regards, Huub
62 roger tomaz   (6/2/2004 10:01:01 AM)
Great picture...
63 Deb   (6/2/2004 6:54:13 PM)
This has a beautiful irridescant color to it and you have captured it very well. Nice job.
64 Vladimir Buryakov   (6/7/2004 10:30:58 AM)
65 dneilson (Dolores Neilson)   (6/9/2004 1:02:28 AM) work has not changed. IT is stunning as ever. I am an admirer of your work. What a beautiful image!
66 Roberta Bagnacani   (6/9/2004 9:40:33 AM)
67 Daniel Fish   (6/9/2004 6:06:26 PM)
Joyous. The definitive macro.
68 Edite   (6/10/2004 12:01:02 PM)
Fantastic sharpeness and details!!!Awasome work my friend.
69 Alex Uch˘a   (6/11/2004 9:06:26 AM)
70 Gonšalo JosÚ P. Santos (Gonšalo Santos)   (6/11/2004 10:00:03 AM)
71 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (6/11/2004 10:38:14 AM)
I'd love a pin just like! no never disappoint.
72 dneilson (Dolores Neilson)   (6/12/2004 11:41:41 AM)
Hello George! Another masterpiece! The sharpness is just incredible! And the dof is perfect!

In looking at your "portfolio" here at PBlink (a pleasurable experience!)...I noticed you sell print sizes @ 16x20" and over. Since I have a 10D also, can I ask how you stretch them that far (Q-image?) and is there much image loss at that size? May I also ask who does your printing? I am looking for someone to do my prints and have been happy with Adorama but they have limits on print sizes (up to 13x19 only). I realize you have family and work obligations (and can't leave out the photography!) and you are busy so responding is difficult. I have attempted to email you using the "send message to" at PBlink but I get the feeling you did not receive it. Thank you in advance. And if there is something I can do for you, let me know.
73 JM FERRER   (6/15/2004 9:24:53 AM)
One masterpiece
74 Curtis Forrester   (6/17/2004 11:37:45 PM)
Very impressive! (10)
75 Axel   (7/8/2004 7:48:54 PM)
Excellent work...Great details and colours.......
76 karspy   (7/17/2004 2:10:24 PM)
Who knew they were such pretty things? Beautifully done!
77 Hassan (Hassan A)   (7/30/2004 11:06:48 AM)
A great Shot George , all has beed said her , should give it a 10 be PB could block me from voting your other shots, so I'll give a 9 , Regards
78 H. Lehmann (Hanne Lehmann)   (10/6/2004 8:44:04 PM)
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