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Unique Beefly

Unique Beefly
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-29 2:43
Viewed: 3879
Points: 50
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Bombyliid fly

Itís snowing here at the moment so itís nice to dream of last spring!

This is not a Hoverfly as I originally thought but a Beefly of the Lomatia sp. that I managed to capture on Lesvos. I'm most grateful to 'Mariki' for her help with the ID.

Iíve posted a different view in the WORKSHOP.

I wish you all a nice weekend!

Alex99, ramthakur, Miss_Piggy, CeltickRanger, marius-secan, Marco2010, maurydv, soccer, maaciejka, albert has marked this note useful
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To mariki: Unique Hoverflyuleko 2 01-29 11:37
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Ciao Ulla, lovely hoverfly, new for me, on a beautiful jellow flower, fine details, splendid colors, wonderful light and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ulla. Good light's managment on jeallow. Very good sharp too.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-29 4:42]

Hi Ulla,very nice beauty whit the wings made in motherpearl and the usual great sharpness in a very nice yellowe carpet.Very good pic....waiting the springtime..ehhe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ulla,

Beautiful picture with warm colours of this fly. It is not a Syrphid fly, it is a Bombyliid fly, Lomatia sp..
All the best,


Hi Ulla
Beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colours.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-29 5:03]

Hi Ulla.
Just such your pictures inspire me to photograph small insects. It is great DOF, crisp sharp details of the beautiful species and so fine flower, amazing diagonal composition and lovely colours. Surroundings are blurred very nicely and underline the details of the main subject. I have not met pictured insect in our places. It is very nice. Thanks a lot and best wishes.

A wonderful image with perfect POV, focus and colours, Ulla.
I'm glad you were able to capture this unique species of Hoverflies during your summer trip to Greece.
Thanks for sharing it and best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-29 5:48]

Hello Ulla,
A very interesting species of fly, which I haven't seen until now. Nice to see that Marie-Christine gives you a key for the ID. For you sure a pleasant reminder of your travel to Greece. Seems that this species is quite big. Lovely transparence of the wings shown on your luminous picture.
Kind regards

Hallo Ulla
What a beauty! Not only the Bombyliid, but the flower as well. The colours are really great and the natural sunlight makes it even more special. The image is really sharp, the composition and point of view great and the overall presentation pleasant. A great macro. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Ps. What happened to Mariki that she is no longer active on the site?

hello Ulla
Lovely picture with very nice sunlight and great details
sharpness and colours are beautiful
very good pose
greeting lou

Not a bad image Ulla in my opinion. The focusing field seems a bit short and do not cover perfectly the eyes of Hoverfly, but this is a difficult exercise at f/7.1 anywhere! Amazing depth of field however. Lovely strong colors and sharpness on the focus area! Good composition and notes! G9 is shining here! Bravo!
George Veltchev

hello Ulla

beautiful macro photo of this fly, with fine POV
and the way it is framed, excellent focus sharpness
and details, beautiful light and color tones, TFS


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-29 9:17]

Hi Ulla,
clarity, the colors are great!
Congratulations and best regards ..

Hello Ulla,
Excellent image with nice details and fantastic focus.
Wonderful clarity, sharpness and light.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ulla,
Very attractive composition with vivid and beautiful colours and very good sharpness. Best wishes, Pambos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-29 11:14]

Hello Ulla,
Great photo in very beautiful summer colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Very pleasing composition. Good DOF and POV. A beauty!

Ciao Ulla.
Bellissimi colori molto vivaci ottima nitidezza ,bene la composizione complimenti .
Ciao Marco.

Hallo Ulla,
a very beautiful macro shot, superb details and splendid vivid colours, a very nice composition
Best regards

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2011-01-29 12:13]


Your image has good POV, sharpness, detail, lighting, colour, DOF, BG and contrast.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-29 12:52]

Hello Ulla,
This is a wonderful image of this fly?. The detail is fabulous. The image is cropped nicely with yellow flower . Well done.Best regards Siggi

Hi Ulla,
beautiful photo of this common fly. Perfect sharpness. Amazing colours of this flower. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday.

Hello Ulla,
A great and sunny picture to help you to stand your winter !
Great control over the exposure and focus
Have a nice sunday

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-01-30 9:58]

Hi Ulla excellent closed up.As usual sharp image whit excellent detail.The image is well composed with great colors.
TFS Michel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-01 1:29]

Hello Ulla,
yes, indeed very unique. I dont think i have seen it. The details are really splendid with the hairs and the shiny wings.
The view is exciting with the bright yellow petals thet enhance the view.


Gran nitidez con unos espectaculares tonos amarillos. Luz bien controlada.

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