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Scaeva albomaculata

Scaeva albomaculata
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-29
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-24 5:16
Viewed: 2296
Points: 40
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Scaeva albomaculata (Macquart, 1842). Female

Scaeva albomaculata is a hoverfly species (family Syrfididae) found in southern Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia.
Its larvae feed on aphids and it is one of the most important natural enemies of the Almond Aphid Brachycadus helichrysi .

In Cyprus it is locally common mainly on Troodos Mountains.

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hallo christodoulos
super super good picture with great details and nice BG
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

A Mind blowing capture of a Hoverfly hovering, Chris.
Razor sharp focus on the entire insect.
Excellent colour tones.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-11-24 6:15]

exquisite capture here Chiristo .. 5 out 5

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Really amazing!Great skill.To capture a Hoverfly is really excellent work.Details are visible very well.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-24 10:09]

Hi Christodoulos,
Fantastic macro shot of this flying hoverfly. Good composition,details and amazing colors with nice background.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Chjristodoulos, fantastic in-fligt capture of lovely hoverfly, superb details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-24 12:56]

Hi Chris,incredible in flight capture,the top of difficulty and a fantastic result whit perfect details despite the fast mouvement,i tried many times to do the same whit the butterflies but....ehehhe....have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

hallo christodoulos
照的清晰 很漂亮在空中飛行的蜜蜂
光線亮麗可以照的這樣清楚 真是不簡單
很難得的鏡頭 非常好看
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

Hello Christodoulos
Amazing shot.
So accurate and so perfect, a special thanks for that.
best wishes

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
This is a fantastic shot. Super sharp and crystal clear. Very well done and tfs. JC

Hello Christodulos,
An outstanding in-flight catch in great details and clarity.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-25 2:05]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a neat inflight image you managed to capture. I have tried many times to capture one of these tiny insects like this, but could never keep them in focus long enough to make the shot.
Love the detail and rich colors you managed to obtain.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-25 2:59]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent photo scaeva,regards..

Hi Christodoulos,
What a wonderful capture of this beautiful hoverfly in flight! Superb sharpness, great fine details, gorgeous composition, and splendid natural colors. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and regards!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-25 8:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful photo of this hoverfly in flight. Fantastic sharpness and details in splendid natural colours. Great composition.

Hi Christodoulos, Super sharpness from head to toe. How amazing that you could able to capture this insect while it is flying., of course your camera skill plays an important role for that. Wonderful DOF. Best regards

Magnificent on flyght capture MF Christodoulos. Excelent details agains the blurred BG. Well done.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-11-29 18:58]

Hola Christodoulos; que belleza de foto que para mi sería imposible de lograr, es impactante el momento captado y la belleza del insecto a la hora de volar...saludos.

Bonsoir Chris
Photo unique !!
Merci pour cet effet exceptionnel

Excellent capture in the air Christodoulos! Sharpness, colours and lighting are spot on. Wonderful image!

best regards,

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of this insect in-flight,
superbly focused with great sharpness & details, TFS


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