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Rhingia campestris

Rhingia campestris
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies II, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-27 11:57
Viewed: 2763
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Better known backyard visitors:

Come September, this 10 mm hoverfly shows up in numbers, it is a harbinger of fall, the Snout hoverfly (Diptera; Syrphidae;Rhingia campestris; Schnauzen-Schwebfliege). I have presented another species, R. rostrata , a few days ago. This one has dark bordered abdominal segments. It sits on a late Origanum flower that grows freely in my meadow. You will notice that the fly carries Origanum pollen on its back.

Technical stuff: 100 ISO, 1/125 sec, f16; monopod; macro lens with dual flash and light dispersers. One flash is directed to the background to keep it from being dark.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-09-27 12:26]

Hallo Dietrich,
genau die habe ich heute auch noch beobachtet, neben Distelfalter und Admiral.
Hervorragende Präsentation von der Seite - die 'staksigen' Beine kommen gut zur Geltung.
Fliege und Blüte machen sich vor dem verwaschenen Hintergrund gut.
Beste Grüße, Peter

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-09-27 12:38]

Hello Dietrich,

Splendid picture of this Ringhia. Excellent POV. Great sharpness. Superb detail. Good use of the flash. Great vivid colours. We have still a lot of syrphid flies here.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-09-27 12:57]

Hi Dietrich
Very nice photo. Natural colors and good komposition,sharpness directly excellent.
Regard Jiri

Hi Dietrich,

Excellent shot of this Rhingia campestris
Beautifull compo with superb colors
Perfect POV, sharpness and details
lovely neutral BG

TFS Thijs

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-09-27 13:50]

Hola Dietrich, excelente macro, muy buena aproximación, nitida y con buena luz y color. Un saludo

I was not aware of all this information Dietrich...very interesting and a super image to go with! All things in order pic-wise...but as I say the addition of your nootes gives me a bit more than I knew before checking it out...I get older...and I hope a bit wiser today!

Hello Dietrich. Excellent sharp focus on this hoverfly. I like the perch on that flower with the background pleasantly silenced. Well exposed and pin sharp focus. TFS and best regards. Jusni

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-27 21:56]

Hello Dietrich,

You have done an excelent close-up of this insect. You have chosen an excelent DOF showing the whole insect sharp. Even fine details like polen from insect's back can be seen well. You have also made good use of the flash rendering natural looking color tones.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Dietrich.
Excellent macro,very sharp,nice light and color,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-28 1:15]

Hello Dietrich,
Wonderful clear-coloured photo of this Hoverfly. Great sharp details and DOF. Perfect sharpness, POV and a very good composition.

Wow! I saw many Syrphidae flies Dietrich, but this one is totaly unknown for me! It looks very stange and original! You kept DOF and details in great way, this is truely perfect macro!
TFS and have a nice week!

Hi Dietrich,

An excellent, sharp image of this interesting fly, very nice composition of it on the flower.


hey dietrich,
excellent picture!! so sharp the image is,it has come out so well!

Hello Dietrich,
Very fine macro with excellent exposure and focus!
good pose of the hoverfly with perfect sharpness, good colour and superb details
well done and TFS

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