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Eupeodes luniger

Eupeodes luniger
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro + 1.4x Converter, Digital ISO-200, Kood 72mm UV filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-14 1:31
Viewed: 3062
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thankyou very much to Marie and Siggi for identifying this as a Eupeodes luniger :-)

I took this way back in April when these little fellows were starting to emerge. This was one of my first Hoverfly shots of the year :-)

I hope you like it!

eng55, maurydv, rousettus, jconceicao, LordPotty, siggi, Adanac, eqshannon, Alex99, meyerd, Argus has marked this note useful
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To siggi: I.D.joey 1 11-19 13:24
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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-14 1:56]

Hi Joe,
Magnificent close up.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.Sharpness,DOF and colors are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Ciao Joe,
bellissima composizione simmetrica, eccellenti POV e DOF, straordinaria definizione con dettagli fantastici, buon utilizzo del flash.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-14 2:30]

Hi Joe,
Sorry I can't help with the ID. I like your POV a lot. Good details, focus, sharpness and composition too. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-11-14 2:39]

Hello Joe
Superb job! I don't know the id, but I like it very much with those colors and so sharp details.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Joe,
Excellent picture of this Hoverfly with great POV and composition, excellent DOF keeping the whole insect in very sharp focus and the natural BG nicely blurred.

Merhaba Joe,kanatları ne güzel pırıl pırıl,detayları ve rengi çok güzel,ellerine sağlık :)

hello Joe,
very beautiful hoverfly species-like bee. Great macro-shot with superb details of focus, POV and composition. lighting and colors also very nice. thanks for sharing, well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-14 3:43]

Hi Joe,easy to take but not easy whit this fantastic sharpness,the wings too are fantastics,my best compliments,Luciano

I can't help you with the exact ID of this Hoverfly, but your macro of it is just great, Joe.
Superb technical excellence in evidence here. The minute details on the subject are just brilliant.

Hello Joe,

Fantastic close up.
Nice colours with excellent detail.
Focus and sharpness are splendid.

Hello Joe,

Very sharp picture of this syrphid fly. Excellent use of the flash. Very good detail. Beautiful warm colours.
I think it is a female Eupeodes luniger, but I am not 100% sure.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-14 8:58]

Hi Joe,

I'm no help with ID's - to me a fly is a fly. A wonderful macro with nice natural colors and sharp, sharp details. The wings are just fantastic! I love the centered composition.


hi Joe,
a good compo with excellent details of this hoverfly,I think that might be a Eupeodes corollae

cheers sERGIO

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-14 12:14]

Hi Joe. A very good close up from your archives. I do like the top POV showing the body and head details.Sharp focusing and fine detail. Such good use of the light to give a shine to the wings with rich colours. well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

Hi Jo,
I don't know the ID of this one either, but it's a fantastic shot.
Perfectly clear and very natural colour.
Nice work.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-14 13:25]
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Hello Joe,
Superb macro of Eupeodes luniger. Very nice capture.Sharpness,exposure,lighting,details and composition are wonderful. Thanks for posting.Regards Siggi

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-14 17:52]

Hi Joe,
This macro image possesses great quality throughout. The spot on focus and exposure made sure of that, fantastic work Joe.

Well..there ya go...mariki had it I guess...I am late today..and maybe tomorrow as well..You know it goes...seasonal change soon

As to photo..."A Joey" picture sir...BTW is there a new way in England...Proper English used sir after a certain period in life maybe age..I don't remember and also do not know..but them I am the only American who loves re-runs of Mr. Bean.
Mr. Bob

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-14 22:15]

Hi Joe.
Blameless macro shot of a cute hoverfly. You managed to reflect all wonderful details of the insect. Fill flash is used perfectly. Main character as well as BG are unlimited and coloured perfectly. My kind regards and TFS.

What a beauty...great details down to the light reflected on the wings. Perfect sharpness.

Ciao Joe, non so come si chiama ma è tanto bella, great macro with fantastic details and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-17 9:18]

Hello Joe, incredibly sharp details on this macro, a great capture and a very well done composition, thanks!


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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-11-24 23:59]

Hi Joe,
I see you discover hover flies that I haven't seen, and you present it in such way that you recognize the small details that are important for ID. Looks good the bugger. Well done!

Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-29 22:20]

Hello Joe,
I missed this outstanding macro of E. luniger taken in the spring. The dorsal POV taken with fine sharpness and use of flash make this a first class frame-filling macro.
Well done and thanks for sharing a fine image that I missed while we were away.

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