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Copyright: briGitte ghilain (briGG) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-13 2:36
Viewed: 3128
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Flies in the family Syrphidae are commonly known as hoverflies, flower flies, or syrphid flies.

As their common names suggest, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen

This is a detail showing the tube being Syrphe sucking pollen of dandelion.


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To boreocypriensis: thanks Bayram!briGG 1 07-13 13:47
To Vinster: Thanks Vinny!briGG 1 07-13 13:27
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Hi Brigg

Superb macro, with great details of the complex eyes of the fly. Very colorful picture overall.


Did you take the picture with a macro lens?

Hi Brigette
A great shot of this hoverfly's head and eyes. Really fine details. The shot is perhaps a little dark - I have the same 100mm macro lens and I find when you get very close to a subject you need to deliberately overexpose or the shots end up too dark.
Kind Regards

Hi Brigitte,

What fantastic macro shot!
Beautiful details and colors.
I like the big eyes of the insect.
Nice work. TFS.


Ciao Brigitte, superb portrait with fantastic details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Salut Brigitte,
Très intéressante macro, faite avec audace et précision. Intéressant jeu de formes: tête carrée, pattes, pistils... Belle harmonie de couleurs. Bravo!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-13 13:00]

Hi Brigitte. This is what you call a macro shot, This is the about a near to the eye you can get. You have taken this with fine detail and rich colours. I like the way the eyes are the main focusing point. well done TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-13 13:13]

Hello Brigitte,
Wonderful big eye.Colors,details,POV,framing and composition are excellent.TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Brigitte, a stunningly great and perfect macro -indeed micro:)- of a head part of a hoverfly while hovering nectar from nice frontal POV with excellent clarity and fine composition.
TFS and Have a nice time while i am not available here! Goodbye!

Bojour Brigitte,

Grande macro! ... excellent focus, une grande utilisation des ressources pour atteindre optique détail yu belle netteté superbe,

merci pour le partage! salutations!


bonjour Brigitte
superbe macro photo de cette syrphe en plein travail de butinage
les details sont magnifiques, surtout ses yeux et les couleurs sont très belles
A bientôt

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-07-17 23:59]

bonjour brigitte,
Je profite que tu as mis une macro superbe, pour te donner un conseil. si tu veux prendre le corps complétement , diminue la focale. Ainsi tu aura la tete et le corps toujours aussi net. Ici c'est juste un conseil, que j'ai lus dans une revue spécialisée.
Un bon week end.

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  • DCrump (28)
  • [2009-09-05 10:35]

Wow! Truly fantastic! Congratulations, and thank you for sharing!!

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