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The World According to Hoverflies
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
The World According to Hoverflies(w)
The World According to Hoverflies(w)
Taken as part of a “extension tube experiment”, Shot in the prone position with a Nikon 50mm and a ridiculously large stack of extension tubes (unfortunately I can't remember how many!).
© Eric Highfield
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Steve Casey
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    Very nice picture, Eric. Well done!

3/3/2004 2:48:05 PM

 
Marie Fields
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This is AWESOME!

3/3/2004 2:49:16 PM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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WoW!!! Excellent work!

3/3/2004 3:38:22 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Terrific point of focus and DOF Eric! The clarity of the hoverfly is great!!

3/3/2004 4:15:14 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Nice image!!

3/3/2004 7:20:53 PM

 
joyce baldassarre
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GREAT SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/4/2004 5:32:37 AM

 
Eric Highfield
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Wow, I'm flattered by your respones! I guess it sometimes it pays to fiddle around with crazy experiments! Thanks so much, Steve, Marie, Heather, Murry, Colette, and Joyce!

3/4/2004 2:39:07 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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WOW! Just another shot that showcases your talent. Beautiful and Congrats! Good luck -K

4/12/2004 7:08:06 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Told you this was AWESOME!!! Way to go, Eric!!!

4/12/2004 9:06:26 AM

 
Maryam S.

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Congratulations, Eric! Beautiful picture!

4/12/2004 10:42:56 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Eric!

4/14/2004 3:03:48 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Thanks everyone your support means a lot! I actually have a Macro lens, but I just love playing around with different equipment configurations to see what results I get. I guess it paid off this time. Thanks again!

4/14/2004 8:42:16 PM

 
Ron Goldman
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Congratulations on your win Eric!

4/15/2004 4:51:50 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations, Eric.
Excellent work and award.

bill

4/15/2004 4:58:55 PM

 
Marie Fields
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CONGRATULATIONS, Eric!!!!

4/15/2004 5:02:44 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations to you, Eric! :)

4/15/2004 5:03:46 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Incredible capture. I don't know how I missed it going through the finalists! (I guess I thought it was a blurry flower shot from the thumbnail.) The DOF is perfect for making the fly just pop out of the picture. BIG congrats on your winner!!


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4/15/2004 5:32:56 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Woo-Hoo!! Congratulations Eric!! So well deserved!! I'm happy for you -K

4/15/2004 6:28:42 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Way to go Eric! Congrats!!

4/15/2004 7:53:38 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Congratulations, Eric!!!

4/15/2004 8:33:38 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congratulations,Eric!! Wonderful image!!

4/15/2004 8:49:49 PM

 
Maryam S.

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Congratulations on your win Eric!

4/15/2004 9:29:24 PM

 
Karen Lewis
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Congratulations on your win Eric! This is an amazing photo! A more than worthy winner!

4/16/2004 3:12:54 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Eric!

4/16/2004 3:23:56 AM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Just perfect!

congratulationssssssssssssssss!

4/16/2004 4:00:09 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
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Many congrats Eric, on this terrific execution of a difficult shot.
Bob

4/16/2004 4:51:50 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your win Eric!

4/16/2004 6:51:46 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Many congrats Eric on your Win..Gary O

4/16/2004 7:09:45 AM

 
Ellen Peach
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Congratulations, Eric!

4/16/2004 9:30:07 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Hi Eric!! Congratulations on your win, well deserved!!!!!!!!!! Robin

4/16/2004 10:12:53 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your win Eric!

4/16/2004 12:11:36 PM

 
Pu Chen

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You certainly made the hoverfly very pretty! Love the patterns on the fly's back and how the blurry flower look on the background! Congratulations, Eric!

4/16/2004 3:07:26 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Worth the work for this great capture ~ many congrats!

4/16/2004 5:39:24 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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I can't express how honoured I am to have one of my images included along side the incredible works of the other Winners & Finalists! I can think of 20 or 30 other photos in this category that could easily take the place of mine up here (at least that many!) . I almost feel guilty!

Thank you all for your support, it's truly appreciated! BetterPhoto is truly unique haven on the web, not only for it's great information and services, but the largest part of it's appeal is the high calibre of people that grace it's pages! This of course, means all of YOU!

4/16/2004 11:27:15 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many Congratulations, Eric! Very well deserved!

4/17/2004 12:38:11 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Eric, my very dear friend, congratulations on this really well deserved winner. Both the photograph and the win are absolutely terrifc. Extremely well done - your friend, Allan

4/17/2004 4:21:58 AM

 
Rita Richter

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Eric, forgive the delay, I just saw your success on the page! Many congratulations, it's well deserved........kind regards Rita

4/19/2004 12:58:01 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Evy, Allan, & Rita, thank you so much! This win is a great honour, but it is an even a greater honour being on the receiving such generous comments from people such as your selves. Your words are inspiration!

4/20/2004 1:27:30 AM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Whoa great shot Eric!!!Many congrats on your win...well deserved!!!Glad to have seen this on the display page,haven't had a chance to go through all the winners!!Good to see a win by you!!Congrats!

4/21/2004 5:23:55 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats on your win Eric, awesome capture, wonderfully done!!!! well deserved!

4/22/2004 4:47:01 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Thank you Elizabeth and Susan!

4/22/2004 10:07:04 PM

 
Karma Wilson
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Eric, I'm intimately aware of how small these hover flies are! I have some shots myself. I always think, "If only people truly knew!" I missed this. It's great! Love the color! My hover flies were around a rather bland flowering tree. :-)

Karma

5/30/2005 11:56:07 AM

 
Eric Highfield
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Thanks, Karma. This was back before I had a Macro lens or a coupling ring. Life is a lot easier now without the 6 or so extension tubes and having to manually calculate exposures!

5/31/2005 5:31:06 PM

 
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