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Eristalinus Hoverfly

Eristalinus Hoverfly
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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: 2016-03-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-11 21:16
Viewed: 1214
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Winged insects come out in spring here in north India after long winter months and can be spotted hovering over spring flowers like this Eristalinus Hover Fly I captured in my school garden 2 days ago.

Eristalinus is a genus of hoverfly. Most species have very distinctive eye marking in the form of spots or banding, though these features may fade on some preserved specimens. Most are stout flies, and are nimble flyers, even compared to other hoverfly species.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-12 4:20]

Hello Ram,
Pin sharp focus on this fine looking hoverfly specimen. The detail is fantastic over it's entire body with plenty of DOF. I like it's unique banded eye markings. I will have to pay more attention to future hoverfly species since you pointed out their spotted or banded patterns. Beautiful natural colors and nicely composed in a diagonal pose.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-03-12 7:42]

Beautiful capture of this overfly. Excellent sharpness and colors.

TFS, Ram,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-12 15:00]

Hi Ram,top quality macro of this hoverfly from above,very impressive sharpness and colors and the best exposure of the difficult white of flowers too,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-13 6:25]

Hi Ram,
A very nice close-up of this hover fly,the bodies and heads are nice in focus.
Amazing natural colors and good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ram,
What can I say about a fantastic macro image with such a superb clarity and outstanding focus? Incredible DOF and natural colors.
Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.....

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