- [2008-05-14 11:21]
Hi Sue. What ever he is you have captured a fine close up. excellent detail in the eyes and body, It stands out well against the dark BG. well done TFS.
This is a Bumblebee, maybe a Garden Bumblebee (Bombus hortorum).Anyway it is an axcellent shot very sharp and depht of field is an excellent choise.
- [2008-05-14 12:00]
très bonne macro, la netteté est particulièrement bien dosée. J'aime également la lumière équilibrée.
- [2008-05-14 12:21]
Very nice close-up of this syrphid fly Merodon equestris. Beautiful composition. Excellent sharpness. Good light and colours.
- [2008-05-14 12:24]
I caught the same Hoverfly today, but your shot is so much nicer! The frontal view, the great sharpness, the strage animal, the composition with the leaf spikes seemingly radiating out from the animal, well done, Sue!
It is one of the Bumblebee-hoverfies, difficult to identify, my bet is the Narcissus bulb fly, Merodon equestris. If you look at the antennae, you can distinguish a fly easily from a bumblebee. On the workshop picture of the animal, you notice the very thick hind legs and the unbranched aristae, typical for this species.