The World According to Hoverflies(w)

© Eric Highfield

The World According to Hoverflies(w)

Steve Casey 3/3/2004 2:48:05 PM

Very nice picture, Eric. Well done! #103228

Marie Fields 3/3/2004 2:49:16 PM

This is AWESOME! #406526

Heather L. Jacks 3/3/2004 3:38:22 PM

WoW!!! Excellent work! #406581

Murry Grigsby 3/3/2004 4:15:14 PM

Terrific point of focus and DOF Eric! The clarity of the hoverfly is great!! #406630

Colette M. Metcalf 3/3/2004 7:20:53 PM

Nice image!! #406784

Joyce Baldassarre 3/4/2004 5:32:37 AM

GREAT SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!! #407272

Eric Highfield 3/4/2004 2:39:07 PM

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! #407942

Kelly Abernathy 4/12/2004 7:08:06 AM

WOW! Just another shot that showcases your talent. Beautiful and Congrats! Good luck -K #476035

Marie Fields 4/12/2004 9:06:26 AM

Told you this was AWESOME!!! Way to go, Eric!!! #476681

Maryam S. 4/12/2004 10:42:56 AM

Congratulations, Eric! Beautiful picture! #477201

Karen Engelbreth 4/14/2004 3:03:48 PM

Congratulations Eric! #483149

Eric Highfield 4/14/2004 8:42:16 PM

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! #483604

Ron Goldman 4/15/2004 4:51:50 PM

Congratulations on your win Eric! #485376

William C. Raco 4/15/2004 4:58:55 PM

Congratulations, Eric.
Excellent work and award.

bill #485410

Marie Fields 4/15/2004 5:02:44 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Eric!!!! #485428

Kathleen Clemons 4/15/2004 5:03:46 PM

Congratulations to you, Eric! :) #485434

Nancy Grace Chen 4/15/2004 5:32:56 PM

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!!

Nancy #485532

Kelly Abernathy 4/15/2004 6:28:42 PM

Woo-Hoo!! Congratulations Eric!! So well deserved!! I'm happy for you -K #485693

Casey A. Hanson 4/15/2004 7:53:38 PM

Way to go Eric! Congrats!! #485781

Susan T. Parady 4/15/2004 8:33:38 PM

Congratulations, Eric!!! #485830

Kathleen R. Struckle 4/15/2004 8:49:49 PM

Congratulations,Eric!! Wonderful image!! #485866

Maryam S. 4/15/2004 9:29:24 PM

Congratulations on your win Eric! #485929

Karen Lewis-Gunn 4/16/2004 3:12:54 AM

Congratulations on your win Eric! This is an amazing photo! A more than worthy winner! #486068

Colette M. Metcalf 4/16/2004 3:23:56 AM

Congratulations, Eric! #486096

Danilo Piccioni 4/16/2004 4:00:09 AM

Just perfect!

congratulationssssssssssssssss! #486249

Bob Cammarata 4/16/2004 4:51:50 AM

Many congrats Eric, on this terrific execution of a difficult shot.
Bob #486389

Karen Engelbreth 4/16/2004 6:51:46 AM

Congratulations on your win Eric! #486694

Gary O`Dell 4/16/2004 7:09:45 AM

Many congrats Eric on your Win..Gary O #486729

Ellen Peach 4/16/2004 9:30:07 AM

Congratulations, Eric! #487001

Robin L. Wehrman 4/16/2004 10:12:53 AM

Hi Eric!! Congratulations on your win, well deserved!!!!!!!!!! Robin #487073

Murry Grigsby 4/16/2004 12:11:36 PM

Congrats on your win Eric! #487274

Pu Chen 4/16/2004 3:07:26 PM

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! #487475

Susie Peek-Swint 4/16/2004 5:39:24 PM

Worth the work for this great capture ~ many congrats! #487744

Eric Highfield 4/16/2004 11:27:15 PM

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! #487978

Evy Johansen 4/17/2004 12:38:11 AM

Many Congratulations, Eric! Very well deserved! #488048

Allan L. Whitehead 4/17/2004 4:21:58 AM

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 #488188

Rita Richter 4/19/2004 12:58:01 PM

Eric, forgive the delay, I just saw your success on the page! Many congratulations, it's well deserved........kind regards Rita #492001

Eric Highfield 4/20/2004 1:27:30 AM

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! #492585

Elizabeth J. Bernier 4/21/2004 5:23:55 PM

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! #495779

Susan T. Evans 4/22/2004 4:47:01 PM

Congrats on your win Eric, awesome capture, wonderfully done!!!! well deserved! #497526

Eric Highfield 4/22/2004 10:07:04 PM

Thank you Elizabeth and Susan! #497826

Karma Wilson 5/30/2005 11:56:07 AM

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 #1411978

Eric Highfield 5/31/2005 5:31:06 PM

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! #1416175

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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!).

Uploaded on 3/3/2004 2:29:18 PM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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