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Drone Fly Eristalis tenax known for it's resemblance to the male honey bee. It's larvae, called rat-tailed maggots, live in shallow nutrient rich stagnant water.

Thousands of these guys buzzing around the Somerset Levels yesterday, seemed a little impertinent not to try and grab a shot of one on the wing, even if they are fast as hell. Well we had a good day, I was on the hunt for macro images and Suzie (the wife) was there for her birds. I was hoping as the weather has been so good that we might have seen some Hairy Dragonflies emerged early, but sadly not, give it another week with this weather though and they should be out and about. Suzie managed some nice shot of various different birds species, of note was a Marsh Harrier and a Hobby as well as loads of Buzzards. We also heard a very early Cuckoo, which is amazing for this time of year, as well as seeing loads of various different butterflies.

Many thanks for all the comments and User Awards on yesterday's image of a fly, I didn't think it would go down too well as it's not exactly a shot of beauty, but I guess you all like it despite this.

I'll try and get to see as many images as possible in the galleries today, but as you might have guessed after yesterday's long day out I have a whole load of processing to do now, including a whole boat load for Sue. I'll even try and convince the girl to post one or two, but she's uses her images for some bird site or another.....I married a twitcher! Tongue

Catch up with you all later and thanks again......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Mar 2012 - 10:27 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Drone Fly
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:27 Mar 2012 - 9:35 AM
Tags:Bee, Close-up / macro, Drone fly, Eristalis tenax, General, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
Votes:59

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96030 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 9:54 AM

I get a lot of these in my garden and the blighters just hover there looking at you until you lift the camera and then dart away at speed Sad

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:00 AM

Great capture and detail Ade.
Alvar

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:04 AM

That puts paid to my planned upload for tomorrow, Ade Sad. Fantastic timing. Carol

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:04 AM

Superb capture of the best helicopter flying.

Dougie

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:05 AM

Spot on capture.
Matt

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:09 AM

Great on the wing capture, Ade: sounds as if you had a great day out.
Ronnie.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 - 10:21 AM

Fantastic capture!
IB

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 10:28 AM

Brilliantly timed shot Ade superb

Brian...............

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 12:06 PM

OK Ade you are really pushing boundaries now, great photography
David

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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 12:19 PM

How on earth you managed to capture this in flight, with such relative sharpness, is beyond me. Fantasticallly good shot. Great description, BTW - all too often missing from many uploads, which is a shame.

Regards.

Bob

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41034 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 12:41 PM

Heck of a feat getting that into focus - excellent capture,

Dave

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 3:54 PM

A terrific inflight capture Ade, impecable timing. You don't half drone on about those Somerset Levels though, I may have to venture south sometime to see what all the fuss is about!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 4:33 PM

Ok Ed, you can have the award for pun of the week! Tongue The Levels is home mate, it's where I'd live given the choice. Were still looking out for a property down there in the right place and right price have been for years now! Sad

Ade

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 4:38 PM

Fantastic in flight capture!

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Maiwand
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27 Mar 2012 - 4:40 PM

Spot on capture Ade. Perfect timing.
Ron

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84270 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 4:46 PM

A brilliant capture - not as easy as you've made it look!

A cuckoo!! Now that really is lucky - I've not heard one for years!

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 5:47 PM

Great capture, one of the best i have seen for awhile. well done
Darryl

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SetaTrend
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27 Mar 2012 - 6:02 PM

Amazing capture

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 6:10 PM

In mid air and captured so fast! what a shot Ade
clearly detailed ..bet you were proud of this one
Lillian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 6:48 PM

well caught in flight, not easy Ade

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Brian65
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27 Mar 2012 - 7:31 PM

Fantastic Ade, you must be quick on the draw mate.WinkWink
Brian

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27 Mar 2012 - 10:00 PM

Despite hailing from deepest darkest rural Somerset Level headed chap Mr Osman most certainly isSmile

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27 Mar 2012 - 10:34 PM

Amazing!!!
Joan.

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accipiter
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29 Mar 2012 - 10:04 AM

Excellent Ade. I find this kind of shot so difficult and time consuming. You seem to enjoy the levels as much as I do. A

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geoffash26
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14 Apr 2012 - 3:30 PM

Not a bad effort I suppose Wink

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