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Episyrphus balteatus

Episyrphus balteatus
著作権: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
ジャンル: Animals
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2004-07-30
カテゴリー: Insects
カメラ: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4, 1/220 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hymenoptera: bees, wasps and ants, (sawflies), Hoverflies, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2004-07-31 13:53
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A Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) just at the point of landing on these nectar rich flowers in the garden.I took the shot to capture it in flight but just as I clicked it had landed in this position but I liked it anyway.

This is a very common insect in Britain,its numbers boosted by the arrival of migrants from continental Europe during the summer months.In exceptional cases they can arrive in large swarms on the south coast.
A good friend of the gardener,the adult flies feed on the nectar of plants and help with pollenation,while the larvae eat aphids.

Photo cropped and sharpened USM 80 %

carper, PDP, gerhardt, Robbrown, RAP, Jax, TAZ, Jeppe, Esox, letr, barkin, jhm, elihesam, touristdidi, anoop, ariw, Janice, phlr has marked this note useful
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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-07-31 13:55]
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Wow great capture Andy,
What a great sharpness, good composition, and really good colours.It's just a golden hoverfly. Very good job

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-31 14:28]
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Very well done indeed. Superb details, colour ad use of light. The composition is perfect.

Good one Andy.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1102 W: 95 N: 2611] (7555)
  • [2004-07-31 14:32]
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These flies off or is it from you, ROCK. This is another beaut! & on fuchias, it seems. VERY nice

Very nice macro. Great photo. I like the reflection of the wings in contrast to the pink flower. Lovely. Thanx for sharing. Interesting note.

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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3444 W: 333 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2004-07-31 15:23]
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Great macro Andy.
Great details och very nice color.
Well done

Very nice sharp capture Andy, just as well it landed I think at that camera speed you would of ended up with a blurr, as it is you got a great one.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-07-31 17:43]
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Gran captura Andy... realmente.
Los detalles y el colorido que has logrado en el cuerpo, ojos y alas de esa abeja son impresionantes.
Tal vez la profundidad no sea la exacta, pero no empaa la calidad de la imagen, incluso con colores tan brillantes.
El encuadre es impecable.
Soberbia foto!

Great capture Andy... really.
The details and the colorful one that you have obtained in the body, eyes and wings of that bee are impressive.
Perhaps the depth is not the exact one, but the quality of the image does not dim, even with so shining colors.
The frame is impeccable.
Magnificent photo!

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  • milloup Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 40 N: 619] (1716)
  • [2004-07-31 18:08]
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You nailed this one beautifully, very good colours, sharpness and DOF ;-)

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-07-31 18:12]
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Excellent composition and focus there Andy - you may not have captured what you originally intended but it's a great shot none the less.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-08-01 0:44]
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Great macro ! Good details and beautifull colours, well done !

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  • Jeppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 33] (193)
  • [2004-08-01 2:58]
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Amazing capture of this fine Hooverfly - very colourful background and nice DOF - I like the reflections at the wings in perticular - thanks Andy.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2004-08-01 9:26]
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Very good macro Andy, excellent colors and sharpnesss..Great job !

superbe composition de couleurs eclatantes, belle macro bien nette, les d騁ails dont epoustouflants...tout bon et de toute beaut pour les yeux....bravo..BI

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-08-04 14:10]
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Nice macro shot, with amazing details and colors.
Good composition too.
A beautiful work.

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  • barkin (26)
  • [2004-08-08 4:23]

Very good photo, very correct DOF, you can see all the details. But I think I am the only one who thinks the photo is sharpened too much. Maybe you could sharpen less and post again?

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-08-10 8:08]
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Andy, lovely, sharp and colourful macro photo, good composition. Great work!
Thank for sharing..

I like it,a fine diagonal composition you managed,very nice work,and colors are full of attraction,in a great way you captured it,well freezed:)

You did great,Andy!

C'est tout simplement superbe. Nettet et couleurs de qualit.
Well done Andy!

I looked at all your pictures. This one is my favorite. Very nice colors and sharpness

I think after looking at treknature, I have decided insects are far weirder than I eveer could have imagined!!!

Great close-up I love the details
Wonderful job

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  • anoop Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 14] (106)
  • [2005-01-10 2:36]

Excellent picture. Great macro. Wonderful composition.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-27 19:55]

Andy, great sharpness, excellent pov and composion. Besides, vivid colors.

A great job.

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  • ariw Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 8 N: 25] (179)
  • [2005-04-23 9:36]

Andy, this is great, the composition is good, I like the pink colouring and the sharpened has done it well, good job!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-07 5:48]

Wow! Excellent capture and macro of this hoverfly. COmposition good and details and colours are superb. Well show. Nice one Andy. TFS.

hello Andy:) u have here everything what I like:) first a beauty flower:) than this insect:)amaizing photo:) great colours and POV:)



  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-12 11:57]

I think that better it's IMOPSSIBLE!
5* photo and favourite!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1330] (10711)
  • [2006-02-20 14:35]

A real explosion of colors!
Great macro, very sharp.



Hello again Andy!
Lovely focus on the hoverfly. Good use of DOF. An the colors are really great.:) Nice captured details:) Keep sharing!


Thats lovely photograph.

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