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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: 2016-11-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-12-10 19:46
Viewed: 1069
Points: 6
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Hoverflies are normally seen during spring season here in north India. However, they are still seen at a wet spot on my school campus despite cold weather. This picture was taken last month with my compact camera.

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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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-12-10 19:56]

Hello Ram,
A spectacular shot of this beautiful Hoverfly. As we have seen in the past your compact camera is producing some awesome images. Tac sharp focus and crystal clear, what more could you ask for from your equipment.
I love the unique markings and light amber colors of this species. Exposure is perfect and the composition is great!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-12-12 11:28]

Hi Ram,a perfect macro showing us this hoverfly from above,the sharpness is great and a perfect white of petals too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ram,
Nicely exposed hoverfly image with excellent sharpness on the insect. Composition-wise, as the flower turns to right, I might place it to the left third, in my opinion the photo might be more powerful that way. However, an impressive pic with nice color tones and as mentioned, tack sharp subject. Pity there are no exif file, though.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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