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  • Winner in The Top Ten in the Order – Ephemeroptera challenge in Nature Photography Challenge group on the 2011-03-28
  • Featured on RedBubble’s Features Photography page on 2014-03-10
  • Featured in The Canon MPE 65 users group on 2012-03-12
  • Featured in Depth Of Field on 2011-10-20
  • Featured in Nature Photography Challenge group on the 2011-03-29
  • Featured in Quality Unlimited on the 2010-12-13

I altered the bg colour to a pinkish colour to make it look more feminine.

The depth of field is shallow because it is about 2:1 macro if I remember right and the aperture is fully opened to let the maximum luminosity in.

Location: backyard, Gatineau, Qc, Canada
Date: 2009:07:06
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Priority: 1/200.0 seconds
F/ 2.8
ISO 400
Canon MP-E65mm: 65.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows


bug, insect, macro, moth

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Good macro Yan. I haven’t done much insect macros yet. The darn things won’t stay still,lol.

  • I totally agree with you but this one, didn’t move, I was so surprised! I don’t know what kind it is but it took me about 30 minutes of shooting with all kinds of trials and error, from 1:1 macro to 5:1 and it practically didn’t move, just turned a bit once and this was better for me :) Sometimes even, my lens glass touched it and it didn’t move. We cannot ask for a better model! Take care.

    – Yannik Hay

  • vsinopoulos
    vsinopoulosover 4 years ago

    Excellent macro! Very good selective focusing!

  • I really appreciate your comment, Vassilis, take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Amazing macro Yan!! Fantastic!! :))

  • Thank you very much Vicki for your great comment, I am pleased that you like it!

    – Yannik Hay

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleover 4 years ago

    Hi Yan, great macro shot! It’s a mayfly, and a very yummy thing for a trout. Their latin name is ephemerella because their life spans are so short. They are gorgeous creatures! Nice going! AMR

  • Oh, I really appreciate your knowledge, I will add it in my description. Many thx for your input. Cheers.

    – Yannik Hay

  • starikarp
    starikarpover 4 years ago

    excellent capture!

  • Hi, I am so pleased that you commented on this one. Thank you very much for your great comment. Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Ray :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Josie Eldred
    Josie Eldredover 3 years ago

  • Wow! Thank you very much for featuring my work! I feel very honoured :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    BRAVO!; Greeting from Bangkok. Your artwork so stunning & creative, I love it:)
    Hugs someone you love, life is too short as we know…yu are on featured today!
    Best regards,

  • Thank you very much for the compliment. I’m very pleased that you like it :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • Thank you so much for the the great words and congrats! I am very pleased that you like it :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • aMOONy
    aMOONyover 3 years ago

    Lovely macro,I love the title!Thank you for your nice comment!

  • Thank you very much for the compliment and for adding it to your favs :)

    – Yannik Hay

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