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Eristalinus sepulchralis

Eristalinus sepulchralis
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-09 5:12
Viewed: 2772
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have this habit of editing pictures from raw to jpeg and then forgetting about many of them. Sometimes I go through the vast collection of such edited pictures placed in different directories on my laptop. I know which of them have been posted on TN or elshwhere, but I don't have the heart to erase them. As a result, quite a bit of my hard disk is cluttered with such images.
Sometimes it does strike me that some of those unpublished edited pictures would pass muster on TN and today I am posting one such picture. It is a Hoverfly on the bluish white flowers that grow on trimmed hedges in profusion during spring season here in Delhi where I'm holidaying these days until next Monday. I took this picture in the spring of 2009, but I don't have the exif data on it since the original raw picture is stored on one of my portable hard disks I'm not carrying with me at the moment.

Eristalinus sepulchralis

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Eristalinus
Species: E. sepulchralis

(From Wikipedia)

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Hello Ram,
Splendid lights and details on this beautiful Eristalinus sepulchralis,
Regards , Murat

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-09 5:30]

Hello Ram,
Yes, you are right, this is a superb and fine picture, which was sleeping in your collection. Lovely subtle blue tints and a most beautiful light on hoverfly and flower.
What a subtle shot! Very, very pleasant!
Kind regards

Ciao Ram. Wow! Magnifcient DOF and perfect details with best colours/light results. Great macro shot!


Hello Ram,

an nice image by you taken with good pov and sharpness.
Exellent details.
Fine colours.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-09 6:57]

Hello Ram,
These light blue flowers are really gorgeous and the little visiting fellow is very special with beautiful eyes! Fantastic light, sharp details, a soft green background and very nicely framed.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

hello Ram
this is really a beautiful picture with great details and super sharpness and very nice light
great shot Ram
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-09 7:48]

Hello Ram,
Very beautiful photo in a great composition and very nice colours. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. I don't like the heavy frame, but that's personal.

Hi Ram Sir,

A perfect portrait of the flower with a Hoverfly on it. The sharpness in picture is incredible.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-09 9:00]

A real gem in your archive treasure, or should I say 'lost treasure' Ram.
At any rate this one was worth finding: the pale blue flowers (some sort of jasmine?) are well shown and make a fine contrast to this Eristalinus Hoverfly.
The sharpness and lighting are excellent and the composition makes this another delight to view.
We have two similar spcies with those characteristic eyes in Sweden.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Ram,
first of all super sharpness and composition.
Also colours...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-09 9:41]

Hi Ram,what a nice compsosition,what a perfect white balance and impressive focus on the fly!!The details of the eyes are wonderfull,very good light and colors too.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Ciao Ram, great macro with lovely hoverly on a wonderful flower, perfect white, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
Very pleasant composition, with great colours and sharpness. I never see this Eristalinus, with its strange eyes. Thanks for sharing it! Best regards,

merhaba Mr. Ram,
this is really great macro shot of both Diptera species and beautiful flowers, with wonderful razor sharpness of focus and whit balance. I also like elegance frame and superb coloration. nicely composed. thanks for sharing this beautiful frame. best regards

Hi Ram. Another excellent pose with such a beautiful flower and the editing with the insect on top of it is first class. Nicely done and thanks for sharing this sharp artpiece. Regards. Jusni

Hi Ram Sir,

Extreme close-up! Photography at it's finest, great work with this one.
Impressive clarity, great balanced exposure and precision focus, the off-centred composition works well too.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hello Ram
it's a very beaitiful species of hoverfly with nice eyes, the details are very sharp but also the flower is superbly detailed, i like their tender blue color in the sunshine, at all a superb composition
Have a god night

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-11-10 22:54]

Dear Ram!

I'm glad you have digged this picture out from your archives. It's a pleasure to look at it. I particularly like its artistic aspect and the delicatness of the flower as well as of the insect. But the highlight clearly is the subtle lighting and the tender colours of the flower.

Kind regards


Such a fine study in delicate blues Ram, and that beautiful hoverfly with pointed compound eyes in great detail in the mids of them! An expertly composed composition my friend, thanks indeed for sharing it with us.

Nice shot. The colours look beautiful, and good framing too. Thanks for sharing.

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