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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 23:19
Viewed: 3126
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

Image taken in RAW, ISO200

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To ramthakur: Dextrous use of fill flash.mwmod99 1 10-21 13:03
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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-10-20 23:50]

excellent image of hoverfly. good lighting and contrast. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-21 0:48]

Hello George,
Cute how the little hoverfly wipes its eye...Perfect composition, simple and efficient. Technically perfect too. A typical Veltchev-picture!
Thanks too for your WS, which I like a lot. Makes the shot even more melancolic...
Have a nice Sunday

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-21 1:08]

Hi George,spectacular macro on a dark background as i like,magnificent details,perfect colors..the best...as usual!!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Dextrous use of fill flash.
The Hoverfly gives the impression of being in spot light against the resultant dark BG.


Ciao George, beautiful hoverfly with fantastic details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-22 7:11]

Fine portrait of this colorful Hoverfly..excellent colors, looks like its leisurely grooming here. tfs.

wow George, an excellent macro.. as expected from your end! i just love the way you present a photograph as a piece of art.. i always did. and this is a beauty! sorry i missed it when served hot :) but never mind, it's still tempting and mind blowing. good POV, excellent exposure.
keep posting.
have a nice weekend.

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