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Eristalis arbustorum (female)

Eristalis arbustorum (female)
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies (Syrphidae) of Belgium, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-01 10:57
Viewed: 3206
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A common but bright hoverfly to give some color to this rainy and dark 1st November.
Added to my theme of Hoverflies of Belgium.

Eristalis arbustorum L.
Family: Syrphidae

The Eristalis arbustorum is a common hoverfly, mimic of bee and wasps. The colour pattern is variable and the sexual dimorphism is also important. It has a prominent 'hourglass' black shape on the orange markings. All tarsi are dark.
Larvae live in organic rich water.
This species is found throughout the north temperate part of the world, and probably was introduced into North America accidentally.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-11-01 11:00]

Hola amiga,
magnífica macro,
finos detalles y niitidez,
atractivo colorido.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-01 11:03]

Hi Catherine. We have had a very wet and dull day as well. So yes this bright picture put a smile on my face. You were able to take a fine top view of this Hoverfly with fine detail and sharp focusing. All with bright colours. well taken TFS.

Incrível a quantidade de detalhes que você conseguiu capturar. Parabéns !!!

A finely executed dorsal capture of a beautiful pollinating hoverfly against the best possible backdrop in a perfect fuzziness, thanks to your correct selective focusing Catherine, a real masterpiece my friend, thank you for sharing it indeed!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-01 12:04]

Salut Catherine,les couleurs du fleur ont fait la difference,une nettete' incroyable sur l'insect,les ailes ont des details impressionants,magnifique composition aussi.Mes compliments et bonne semaine,Luciano

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-01 12:26]

WOWWWWW Quels macro splendide!
Bonsoir Catherine,

Extraordinaire de détails et de clarté. Simple, est brillant, mes félicitations.
Une belle soirée,

Hi Catherine,

I like the radial lines of the petals of the flower. I think the cut and composition are perfect. The level of detail of the insect as the centerpiece, is excellent. A job with very good structure and technical quality. Congratulations.



Hi Catherine,

Lovely macro capture of the common hoverfly with wonderful details! I like the great sharpness and nice POV with great natural colors of the fly and the flower on which it is perching. A great contrast can be seen between the colors of the hoverfly and the bright colored flower.

Very well done!

best regards,

Hi MF Catherine,

Stunning close-up capture of a Eristalis from top POV with nice DOF, impeccable details and delightful composition.
Since i am in journey and have limited internet connection, sorry i could not write more.
Take care! Cheers,


Hello Catherine,
excelent photo and composition, splendid colors and light,great sharpness,the wings looks so nice...
TFS, best regards,

Hi Catherine. Eccezionale! Dettagalio pefetto e ottima gestio di luce e colori. Eccellente macro.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-02 6:50]

Wonderful capture today!
What a great sharp !
Lovely hoverfly whit great colors and details.

hello Catherine
a super picture ,with great details and the sharpness is super
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-11-02 10:27]

Tek kelimeyle çok güzel, kutlarım Catherine.

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