Episyrphus balteatus

© Karen Engelbreth

Episyrphus balteatus

Tiia Vissak level-classic 7/28/2009 12:52:00 AM

a cool close-up! #1160176

Brett Dolsen 7/28/2009 1:01:02 AM

Awesome macro Karen!!Perfect details and composition against great DOF!!Brett #7788835

Kerry Hill 7/28/2009 1:19:58 AM

Beautiful shot, Karen!! Awesome clarity and DOF!! #7788857

Ann Coates level-classic 7/28/2009 1:41:10 AM

Fantastic macro Karen. I love it how it looks like the flower is suspended in the air. #7788878

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 7/28/2009 1:51:31 AM

Wonderful light, clarity and detail Karen.!!!(R) #7788886

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 7/28/2009 2:02:53 AM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Tiia, Brett, Kerry, Ann and Ray :0)) #7788902

Hendrik Storme level-classic 7/28/2009 2:17:31 AM

Terrific!!! #7788923

Stan J. Bendkowski level-classic 7/28/2009 2:50:38 AM

Beautiful macro, Keren! #7788993

a2o aini level-classic 7/28/2009 3:04:42 AM

terrific capture, Karen! love the colour & detail :) #7789028

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 7/28/2009 3:20:57 AM

Fantastic dof, colours and details, Karen. Great comp. too. Love it! #7789081

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 7/28/2009 3:50:57 AM

Wonderful capture!!!! #7789208

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 7/28/2009 4:09:16 AM

Terrific shot, Karen! #7789280

Joy Rector level-classic 7/28/2009 4:10:11 AM

awesome macro #7789285

Julie Burnett level-classic 7/28/2009 5:18:11 AM

WOW, this is amazing, karen! #7789543

Linda D. Lester level-classic 7/28/2009 5:27:15 AM

They are beautiful and tiny!!! Great capture! #7789574

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 7/28/2009 6:30:04 AM

Beautiful capture and presentation,Karen! #7789803

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 7/28/2009 8:10:57 AM

Fantastic composition, clarity, light and dof, Karen! #7790349

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 7/28/2009 11:41:22 AM

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

ccc #7790958

Mike Clime level-classic 7/28/2009 12:43:09 PM

Really nice macro and fantastic details on the fly! #7791112

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 7/28/2009 1:10:00 PM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Hendrik, Stan, a20 a, Tammy, Colette, Barbara, Joy, Julie, linda, Ujjwal, Margaret, Candice and Mike :0)) #7791161

Melissa Olsen level-classic 7/28/2009 2:11:43 PM

Perfection! #7791314

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 7/28/2009 2:32:24 PM

WOW - thank you so much, Melissa :0)) #7791359

Bill Houghton 7/28/2009 2:59:58 PM

Karen, this is an amazing macro. The Sigma 150 is hard to beat. Have a great day, Bill #7791419

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/28/2009 5:47:02 PM

Spectacular image, Karen!!! Incredible details and DOF!!!! :-) k #7791818

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 7/28/2009 6:53:01 PM

Awesome macro, Karen!! Fantastic detail, clarity, color and dof!! #7792053

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 7/28/2009 10:39:09 PM

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) #7792451

Renee Doyle level-classic 7/29/2009 12:29:06 AM

SUperb macro work Karen!!!!!! #7792540

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 7/29/2009 12:36:16 AM

Thank you for the wonderful comments, Bill, Kitty, Teresa, Kirsten and Renee :0)) #7792553

A P level-classic 7/29/2009 11:04:32 AM

AWESOME macro, Karen #7794259

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 7/29/2009 11:52:21 AM

Thank you so much, Ann :0)) #7794366

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 7/29/2009 9:20:50 PM

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. #7795573

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 7/29/2009 11:18:56 PM

Frank - thank you for the most wonderful comment - you are fantastic :0)) #7795760

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi level-classic 8/17/2009 3:34:44 PM

Congratulation Karen! #7857746

Karen Celella level-classic 8/17/2009 4:10:59 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Karen. This is truly an amazing capture. Good luck in the winners circle. #7858001

Julianne Bradford level-classic 8/17/2009 4:21:56 PM

Wow Frank was right..this is stunning! Congrats on your finalist award Karen! #7858077

Tammy Scott level-classic 8/17/2009 5:23:31 PM

Awesome finalist! Congratulations! #7858575

Val Feldman level-classic 8/17/2009 6:02:21 PM

An incredible shot and such a well-deserved Finalist, Karen...Best of Luck in the upcoming rounds! Val #7858908

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/17/2009 6:15:50 PM

Gorgeous macro, Karen, congratulations on your finalist!

Debby #7859039

Ann Coates level-classic 8/17/2009 6:27:17 PM

Congratulations Karen on this fantastic finalistt. #7859187

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/17/2009 7:11:58 PM

Excellent capture, Karen!! Congratulations! #7859574

Evy Johansen level-classic 8/17/2009 7:33:54 PM

Fantastic close up, Karen!! Tillykke, tillykke!! Held og lykke I næste runde!! #7859762

Terry Cervi level-classic 8/17/2009 7:50:23 PM

Beautifully captured, Karen! Congrats on your Finalist! #7859898

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 8/17/2009 7:58:20 PM

Huge congratulations on this fantastic Finalist, Karen!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7859964

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/17/2009 9:12:51 PM

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

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic 8/17/2009 11:07:07 PM

This is such an awesome macro. Congrats on your finalist. #7860621

maria I. Warren level-classic 8/17/2009 11:51:21 PM

Congrats on your finalist!!!! #7860673

Karen Engelbreth 8/18/2009 12:24:24 AM

Thank you so much, Julianne, Valarie, Tammy, Debby, Ann, Kelly, Evy, Terry, Teresa, Mary, Linda and Maria :0)) #7860721

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/18/2009 12:25:17 AM

huge congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist!!! #7860724

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 8/18/2009 12:34:43 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Karen! #7860763

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 8/18/2009 6:08:06 AM

Awesome imgae, Karen. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round!!!! #7861993

Linda Blair 8/18/2009 6:08:09 AM

Awesome...such clarity and great comp...congrats on finalist!!!!!!! #7861994

Eugenio Diaz 8/18/2009 6:49:55 AM

Congratulations on this AMAZING Finalist, Karen! #7862256

Margaret R. Barry 8/18/2009 9:16:52 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Karen! #7862972

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 8/18/2009 10:00:50 AM

This is an awesome shot Karen. A very well deserved finalist! #7863141

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 8/18/2009 10:04:19 AM

I agree with everyone else, Karen. This is an awesome macro. Very beautiful. I bet we'll see it again soon. #7863153

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 8/18/2009 10:05:03 AM

Øh - og selvfølgelig. STORT tillykke!!! #7863155

Nadya Johnson 8/18/2009 10:32:25 AM

Congratulations Karen, on your wonderful finalist! #7863301

Daniella Puente level-classic 8/18/2009 10:35:52 AM

Congrats on this beauty Karen! #7863313

Karen Engelbreth 8/18/2009 10:56:24 AM

Thank you so much, Stefania, Barbara, Marilyn, Linda, Eugenio, Margaret, Susan, Kirsten, Nadya and Daniella :0)) #7863413

Stephen Zacker 8/18/2009 1:59:08 PM

Fantastic capture and macro. Congratulations #7863855

Karen Engelbreth 8/18/2009 2:03:20 PM

Thank you so much, Stephen :0)) #7863869

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/18/2009 3:38:37 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Karen!! #7864327

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/18/2009 5:43:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Karen!!! #7864857

Graeme Chow level-classic 8/18/2009 9:12:27 PM

Congratulations ! Karen. Terrific finalist and I like the head in focus and the rest blurred. #7865392

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/18/2009 10:20:48 PM

Thank you so much, Renee, Patrick and Graeme :0)) #7865504

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/18/2009 11:26:39 PM

CONGRATS......WTG #7865654

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 8/19/2009 2:36:58 AM

Congratulations,Karen!!! #7866122

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/19/2009 4:01:34 AM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Karen! #7866446

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/19/2009 2:25:05 PM

Thank you so much, Usman, Ujjwal and Marijana :0)) #7868639

Laurie Daily level-classic 8/22/2009 5:54:58 AM

Absolutley stunning!!! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Karen! #7877123

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 8/22/2009 9:43:51 AM

Thank you so much, Laurie :0)) #7877673

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x Sigma 150mm macro

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