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Come fly with me

Come fly with me
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-02 14:00
Viewed: 3287
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hoverflies are two-winged flies which as adults generally feed on the nectar or pollen of flowers. They prefer sunny and still conditions and have remarkable powers of flight including their renowned hovering close to foodplants or patrolling their territories in shafts of sunlight.
Many are extremely attractive, combining black and yellow or orange coloration. Some are well known as imitators of wasps and bees but most are overlooked. The smallest are tiny black flies of less than 5 mm in length whilst the largest compete for size with bumble bees. None are able to bite or sting and the adults are useful pollinators whilst many larval forms predate aphid pests. Their larvae are extremely varied, some living in plant stems or in plant litter and others are aquatic. Only three species could be considered as harmful. These so-called 'bulb flies' as adults are completely harmless. However, the larvae live and feed in bulbs and corms.
Species recorded at Attenborough by Carr (1935), Hartley (1964), Benson (1986-1988) and B. Wetton (1987-2004) now number 113, making Attenborough Nature Reserve the best recorded site in Nottinghamshire. Britain as a whole has over 270 species

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Das ist ja genial, kombiniert mit der treffenden Überschrift.
Diese Schwebefliegen sind so geniale Objekte.
Trotzdem sooo schwer, eine fliegend und dann auch noch scharf abzulichten. Das ist hier ganz excellent.
Vielen Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-02 14:08]

very nice Heinz,
good capture, very nice in pov, good composing shot, fantastic dof, technical a good photo, well done,
gr. Jaap

Great work Heinz! One on the landing pad and one in a holding pattern! Great details and you've stopped the action nicely. Well done!

Superbe photo !
Belle pause sur l'image, très réussi.

Hi Heinz
Excellent capture, nice composition and BG
In a friendly way Christophe

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  • zakiwi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 20 N: 274] (1309)
  • [2005-08-02 15:26]

Hey Heinz,

This is one of those once off shots that you have to get right first time, and you nailed it. Well done. This is really a wonderful achievement. Awesome

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-08-02 15:36]

Well now I am jealous, wishing this was mine. Fantastic work Heinz.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-08-02 16:30]

it is an excellent shot...
beautiful composition...
everything is great with this pic...
very well done...
congratulations Heinz

Absolutely WONDERFUL!


I'm still impressed!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-08-02 17:35]

Hello Heinz,
An excellent capture.
Both flies are nice and sharp with good detail and the DOF is great.
Superb,well done.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-02 17:38]

This is fantastic shot Heinz - one of your best for sure!

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2005-08-02 17:48]

Fantastic, absolutely fantastic photo Heinz! It's remind me Top Gun ;)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-08-02 17:48]

Great Macro Heinz.
I Like all the details you captured here.
Colors are awesome.Great POV,BG and sharpness.

Great Shot

All has been said! Very good shot! Thanks for the post.

Cool action shot. Great composition and POV. Great title and note.

Excellent shot Heinz!!

I especially love the "caught-in-flight" action of this image, however, that you managed to also get such great focus and detail in the rest of this composition, to my mind, is truly remarkable.

Congratulations on an amazing capture, and thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-04 3:36]

You are lucky : two insects on the same photo ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Heinz.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-04 8:40]

Hi Heinz!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Strong visual impact.
A not easy shot.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.

this is a funny picture. They are hard to take. I like this very much. Exellent work.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-08 16:04]

Hello Heinz,
What a great portrait, i like the composition the vivid colours & great shapness Dof & Pov are great.

Thanks for posting

Great shot especially capturing one flying and the other on the flower. very sharp.



Hello Heinz! This is a great shot. Flying fly is hard to get, but much harder is to get a good composition with 2 flies and a flower. Nice summer green background also.

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2006-08-12 4:50]

Immagine interessante e simpatica, non facile, complimenti!

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