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Myathropa florea

Myathropa florea
Photo Information
Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-28 0:53
Viewed: 2024
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Myathropa florea is a very common European and North African species of hoverfly. Adults may be seen on flowers from May to September. It is of similar size as the drone fly, but living Myathropa are generally more yellow, with two light bands to the thorax, interrupted with a black central smudge. In museum specimens, any yellow colour soon fades to brown after death. Like most Eristalini, Myathropa are rather variable in size, shape and colour.
Larvae feed on bacteria in organic waterlogged detritus, often in the shallow rot holes of tree stumps.(Wikipedia)

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Czesc Siggi,
piekne zdjecie tej pszczoly. Super punkt widzenia. Ale Ci pozuje. Swietne kolory i kompozycja.
Pozdrawiam i udanej niedzieli.

Hello Siegfried,
Once again a wonderful macro taken from a very good POV. The details and sharpness are teriffic. Exceptional quality.... Stunning details of the eye. Thanks for sharing this splendid image....

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-10-28 3:18]

Hi Siegfried,
Another great macro image. Sharp with lots of details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Siggi,
Excellent photo of this beautiful fly,excellent compozition,great details sharpness against ont of background,a superb work!
Have a nice weekend!

Ciao Siegfried.
Uní altra meraviglia di fotografia macro, ottima composizione ben curata,e grandi dettagli dovuti alla eccellente nitidezza,splendidi i colori ben definiti,veramente stupenda complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Siegfried. An interesting frontal POV. Godo contrast veru good details and wonderful colours. Best compliments.


Ciao Siggi, superb macro of fantastic hoverfly, grerat POV, amnazing details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Siggi,
nice macro shot of this fly with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I especially like your well chosen POV.
Best wishes,

Hello Siggi,
A terrific macro with fine, colors, details & sharpness. Very nicely done & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Hello Siegfried,

It is a great frontal portrait with amazing details!
The scene is well framed with an effective DoF, colours seem perfectly reproduced...
Top quality work!

Pablo -

hello Siegfried
very nice picture with great details
the colours are beautiful
great shot
thanks greeting lou

hello Siegfried.
a fantastic macro shot. great sharpness and true colour.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-28 9:35]

Hello Siggi,
Another splendid macro taken from the best possible POV in fantastic sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Great DOF.

Another impressive macro Siggi! Interesting composition, wonderful lighting and great sharpness!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-29 5:26]

Hello Sigfried
Another beautiful macro.Excellent POV and sharp image.Amasing details and great natural colours,light is also super.
TFS Michel

Hi Siggi

Nice in your face frontal capture of this male hoverfly with its tongue clearly visible and superb exposure too.


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