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Syritta pipiens

Syritta pipiens
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8 D
Exposure: f/22, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-11-22 23:09
Viewed: 1260
Points: 6
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Syritta pipiens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Diptera: Syrphidae
Common name: thick-legged hoverfly

Thick-legged Hoverfly is a member of the family Syrphidae, which holds a number of mostly yellow-and-black, stingless, hovering little flies generally known as flower flies and syrphid flies. It is called Thick-legged hoverfly from its distinctive broad hind femora.

S.pipiens is a fast nimble fliers visiting flowers as pollen feeders. Here in picture it visited Colchicum cupanii flower. I posted another view on WS. Its larvae feed in rotting organic matter.

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Very artistic composition, Nikos.
The Hoverfly is in perfect focus and its hind legs are quite thick.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-11-23 15:38]

Amazing sharpness, Nikos. The hoverfly is in perfect focus, although the petal in the foreground is a little bit distracting.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-26 9:14]

Hi Nikos,
Aamazing natural colours, excellent detail and focus.
Very nice shot.
Regards Jiri.

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