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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-5.6, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-22 22:38
Viewed: 4025
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This fly gets its name from the way it hovers in the air above flowers. This is one of the best species to have in your flower garden because the larvae feed on small insects like aphids. Hover flies look a lot like honey bees, but these flies have very small antennae, while the antennae of honey bees are fairly long.

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  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-22 22:53]

Hello Sochirca, Nice shot of this beautiful hoverfly with perfect sharpness. Excellent composition and well framed. Ganesh

Hi Sochirca,
Good macro shot with great closeness of it!
the image is sharp with excellent exposure and focus!
good colour and superb details
well done


A great pic that is well composed, sharp and detailed. The DOF and BG allow for the subject to be detailed in the pic. I like the lighting as it brings out the many colours in your pic too. Very well done on capturing and posting this clear image.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-23 1:30]

Hi Deud, good shot of the hoverfly.
Very sharp and clear, good colours and details too,

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-10-15 5:04]

Hi Sochirca
Excellent Macro work.Good sharpness and lighting.
Regards Jiri

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