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Syrphus ribesii

Syrphus ribesii
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma EX APO Macro 180 mm F/3.5 IF, Digital ISO 200, 72mm B+W Skylight KR1,5
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-24 4:38
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Section: Aschiza
Superfamily: Syrphoidea
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Syrphinae
Genus: Syrphus
Species: S. ribesii
Binomial name: Syrphus ribesii

Body length 12mm

Extremely common hover-fly, widespread in Britain and Ireland. Found in gardens, hedgerows and woodland rides and visits flowers to feed on nectar. Multiple-brooded, adults seen April-October. Larva found on leaves and feeds on aphids.

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Hi Thijs
What a great shot!
Is not easy to catch in fly this little Syrphus ribesii!
Lovely details, colors,BG!
Perfect shot!

Crazy moment, Thijs, you captured this nice fly very good while flying. Very well done, brilliant colours, good job, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-24 15:44]

Hi Thijs,an impressive spectacle,it's my dream to take an in-flight insect so perfectly like your ,this is a very professional and difficult work.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-24 21:36]

Hi Thijs.
My congratulation. Amazing unique shot. Superb timing and details of the hoverfly as well as lights and vivid colours of the shot. Bravo. Well done.

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