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Episyrphus balteatus

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Episyrphus balteatus
Episyrphus balteatus
x Sigma 150mm macro
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Tiia Vissak
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    a cool close-up!


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7/28/2009 12:52:00 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Awesome macro Karen!!Perfect details and composition against great DOF!!Brett


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7/28/2009 1:01:02 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautiful shot, Karen!! Awesome clarity and DOF!!


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7/28/2009 1:19:58 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Fantastic macro Karen. I love it how it looks like the flower is suspended in the air.


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7/28/2009 1:41:10 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Wonderful light, clarity and detail Karen.!!!(R)


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7/28/2009 1:51:31 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you for the wonderful comments, Tiia, Brett, Kerry, Ann and Ray :0))


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7/28/2009 2:02:53 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Terrific!!!


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7/28/2009 2:17:31 AM

 
Stan J. Bendkowski
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Beautiful macro, Keren!


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7/28/2009 2:50:38 AM

 
a2o aini
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terrific capture, Karen! love the colour & detail :)


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7/28/2009 3:04:42 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Fantastic dof, colours and details, Karen. Great comp. too. Love it!


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7/28/2009 3:20:57 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful capture!!!!


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7/28/2009 3:50:57 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific shot, Karen!


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7/28/2009 4:09:16 AM

 
Joy Rector
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awesome macro


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7/28/2009 4:10:11 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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WOW, this is amazing, karen!


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7/28/2009 5:18:11 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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They are beautiful and tiny!!! Great capture!


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7/28/2009 5:27:15 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Beautiful capture and presentation,Karen!


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7/28/2009 6:30:04 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Fantastic composition, clarity, light and dof, Karen!


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7/28/2009 8:10:57 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Incredibly gorgeous closeup of both subjects! Truly awesome photo...a sure winner!

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7/28/2009 11:41:22 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Really nice macro and fantastic details on the fly!


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7/28/2009 12:43:09 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you for the wonderful comments, Hendrik, Stan, a20 a, Tammy, Colette, Barbara, Joy, Julie, linda, Ujjwal, Margaret, Candice and Mike :0))


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7/28/2009 1:10:00 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
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WOW WOW WOW!
Perfection!


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7/28/2009 2:11:43 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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WOW - thank you so much, Melissa :0))


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7/28/2009 2:32:24 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Karen, this is an amazing macro. The Sigma 150 is hard to beat. Have a great day, Bill


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7/28/2009 2:59:58 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Spectacular image, Karen!!! Incredible details and DOF!!!! :-) k


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7/28/2009 5:47:02 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Awesome macro, Karen!! Fantastic detail, clarity, color and dof!!


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7/28/2009 6:53:01 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Absolutely fantastic macro shot, Karen. SUPERBly composed and with excellent details and dof.
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Et fantastisk redskab. Men pas på: Det er totalt vanedannende :0)


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7/28/2009 10:39:09 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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SUperb macro work Karen!!!!!!


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7/29/2009 12:29:06 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you for the wonderful comments, Bill, Kitty, Teresa, Kirsten and Renee :0))


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7/29/2009 12:36:16 AM

 
A P
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AWESOME macro, Karen


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7/29/2009 11:04:32 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you so much, Ann :0))


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7/29/2009 11:52:21 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Karen- MY MY Girl. You are a master of the macro. This is such an incredible look. Love the way the plant is almost suspended there and the way you blended the plant and background. Then there is the bee and wow, your foucus was so percise and brought out the gorgeous colors and the fabulous design of the bee. This on will be back.
Beautiful work my friend.
Have a wonderful day, take care.


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7/29/2009 9:20:50 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Frank - thank you for the most wonderful comment - you are fantastic :0))


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7/29/2009 11:18:56 PM

 
Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi
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Congratulation Karen!


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8/17/2009 3:34:44 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Karen. This is truly an amazing capture. Good luck in the winners circle.


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8/17/2009 4:10:59 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wow Frank was right..this is stunning! Congrats on your finalist award Karen!


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8/17/2009 4:21:56 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Awesome finalist! Congratulations!


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8/17/2009 5:23:31 PM

 
Val Feldman
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An incredible shot and such a well-deserved Finalist, Karen...Best of Luck in the upcoming rounds! Val


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8/17/2009 6:02:21 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgeous macro, Karen, congratulations on your finalist!

Debby


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8/17/2009 6:15:50 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations Karen on this fantastic finalistt.


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8/17/2009 6:27:17 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Excellent capture, Karen!! Congratulations!


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8/17/2009 7:11:58 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Fantastic close up, Karen!! Tillykke, tillykke!! Held og lykke I næste runde!!


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8/17/2009 7:33:54 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Beautifully captured, Karen! Congrats on your Finalist!


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8/17/2009 7:50:23 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations on this fantastic Finalist, Karen!! Best of luck in the next round!!


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8/17/2009 7:58:20 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What a gem of a macro, Karen!
CONGRATULATIONS on its making finalist,and best of luck to you in the next level up!


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8/17/2009 9:12:51 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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This is such an awesome macro. Congrats on your finalist.


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8/17/2009 11:07:07 PM

 
maria I. Warren
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Congrats on your finalist!!!!


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8/17/2009 11:51:21 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you so much, Julianne, Valarie, Tammy, Debby, Ann, Kelly, Evy, Terry, Teresa, Mary, Linda and Maria :0))


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8/18/2009 12:24:24 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist!!!


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8/18/2009 12:25:17 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Karen!


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8/18/2009 12:34:43 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Awesome imgae, Karen. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round!!!!


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8/18/2009 6:08:06 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Awesome...such clarity and great comp...congrats on finalist!!!!!!!


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8/18/2009 6:08:09 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations on this AMAZING Finalist, Karen!


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8/18/2009 6:49:55 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Karen!


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8/18/2009 9:16:52 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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This is an awesome shot Karen. A very well deserved finalist!


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8/18/2009 10:00:50 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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I agree with everyone else, Karen. This is an awesome macro. Very beautiful. I bet we'll see it again soon.


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8/18/2009 10:04:19 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Øh - og selvfølgelig. STORT tillykke!!!


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8/18/2009 10:05:03 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations Karen, on your wonderful finalist!


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8/18/2009 10:32:25 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats on this beauty Karen!


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8/18/2009 10:35:52 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you so much, Stefania, Barbara, Marilyn, Linda, Eugenio, Margaret, Susan, Kirsten, Nadya and Daniella :0))


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8/18/2009 10:56:24 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic capture and macro. Congratulations


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8/18/2009 1:59:08 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you so much, Stephen :0))


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8/18/2009 2:03:20 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Karen!!


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8/18/2009 3:38:37 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Karen!!!


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8/18/2009 5:43:59 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulations ! Karen. Terrific finalist and I like the head in focus and the rest blurred.


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8/18/2009 9:12:27 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you so much, Renee, Patrick and Graeme :0))


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8/18/2009 10:20:48 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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CONGRATS......WTG


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8/18/2009 11:26:39 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Congratulations,Karen!!!


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8/19/2009 2:36:58 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Karen!


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8/19/2009 4:01:34 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you so much, Usman, Ujjwal and Marijana :0))


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8/19/2009 2:25:05 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Absolutley stunning!!! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Karen!


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8/22/2009 5:54:58 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Thank you so much, Laurie :0))


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8/22/2009 9:43:51 AM

 
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