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|This species is common in many gardens. It rather looks like many other species, but is unique in one way: the lines on the thorax run across. From certain perspectives it even looks like the animal has a skull like pattern, thus in Dutch it is called the skull hover fly.|
The flower is an amaryllis.
Amaryllis is a monotypic (only one species) genus of plant also known as the Belladonna Lily or naked ladies
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- [2008-10-04 12:30]
Hello Nikos, very colorful shot of this fly, it's well composed and the details are great, well done my friend, thanks.
Thanks for your kind critique on my recent picture, Nikos.
I have done a lot of work on Hoverflies, so I am pleased to see your picture of it. My observations are:
1. Your subject is too small in size. I would have preferred a close-up image to appreciate the patterns and colours on its thorax and abdomen.
2. At 1/1500, the image has gone a bit dark. A correct exposure level would give us a better and clearer image of the subject.
I hope you are not annoyed at my very sincere observations.
TFS and regards.