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Hoverfly In Hedge Bindweed Flower......Title say's it all really, bit of another quick upload from me this morning before I hit the sack for a few hours as I've been up all night watching the garden cameras.
Had a very interesting night too, 23:15 I had two hedgehogs in the garden and the fox at the same time!! What's more the hedgehogs seemed totally unperturbed by the foxes presence. He didn't attack them, they didn't roll up into a ball or try to run away, anything but as it happens......It's left me completely bewildered and not knowing quite what to make of it all????.........And it happened again at 04:00 this morning too.
Ho hum....Think I'll shall be seeking pro advice, because this isn't what's supposed to happen Grin
Catch up with everyone later hopefully......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Sep 2012 - 10:57 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hoverfly In Hedge Bindweed Flower
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:19 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM
Tags:Bindweed, Close-up / macro, Flower, General, Hoverfly, Wildlife / nature
Votes:42

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32346 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:00 AM

Good Morning Ade. You certainly do find your self in somewhat of a dilemma. Glad to hear the Hedgehogs were unharmed. "As for you upload, well not bad I suppose" GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Regards and have a great day Nathan

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
19 Sep 2012 - 9:09 AM

Well Nathan it's got to be worth an upload surely! we saw a fox in our garden trying to get behind a cat, the cat was on a bridge over the pond!, the fox ran round and round the bridge but the cat was to quick and spitting fire until the fox gave up, Sleep well Ade, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:10 AM

How interesting about the Fox and Hedgehog Saga................ Have a good nap, Bet you couldnt stop watchingGrin
Lovely imageGrinGrin
Diane

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:15 AM

A very clear and detailed close up of this hoverfly Ade, the events in your garden last night are baffling to say the least. I guess the fox does not need to attack the hedgehogs as he can get easier meals elsewhere and there is probably enough food left out by good folks like you and Sue that he does not need to bother risking injury from the hedgehogs sharp prickles. Either that or he's more intelligent than you think and has decided it would be wiser to play nicely as he knows he will get a good hiding from your good self if he steps out of line!WinkGrin I shall be tuning in tonight to watch events unfold for myself, I must have missed the foxes visit as I did not log on to your webcam until just before I went to bed and the Champions League highlights had finished.

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 19 Sep 2012 - 9:18 AM

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:21 AM

a beautiful macro, pleased to see you are into flowers now Smile
I have never heard of foxes attacking hedgehogs, they might just be after a meal. I happen to know they love cat biscuits.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:29 AM

A very fine close-up and well exposed to retain detail in the flower.

Albert

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 9:32 AM

The hogs are being fed kitten biscuits at the moment if order for them to fatten up ready for the hibernation period, they're also getting treats like mealworms and the odd custard cream which they devour Smile
If anybody wants a look at last nights footage of the fox and the hedgehogs feeding together, drop me an PM with your email address and I'll send you a 8 minute long edited lo-res (4.5mb) movie of the shenanigans....Wink

Ade

Off ta bed for a few hours kip now, it's been a long night Smile

Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 19 Sep 2012 - 9:32 AM

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 12:24 PM

I love this image and the fine detail in the hoverfly and the bindweed. Extraordinary goings on in your garden...
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 19 Sep 2012 - 12:24 PM

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CaroleS
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19 Sep 2012 - 12:34 PM

Perhaps because the fox is well fed he is not interested in the hedgehogs, whatever, at least he is not bothering them, not giving you much rest though Ade! Love the image, such a fine close up.
Carole

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 12:48 PM

Foxes, cats and squirrels seem to live in harmony in my back garden and the neighbours'. I think it is a case of it's easier and less hazardous to scavenge on the easy pickings in the bins etc.

Dave

Last Modified By WhiteRose1 at 19 Sep 2012 - 12:49 PM

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 - 1:10 PM

What a beauty... I like to see the subject on the white... Lovely take!Grin IB

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 1:12 PM

fine detail in the Hoverfly Ade, really well done in view of the shadow Wink
Geoff.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 1:29 PM

detail on the hover is beautiful and not a blown white to be seen - well done

interesting to hear about the fox/hedgie encounter - if you can call it that

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gingerdelight
19 Sep 2012 - 3:12 PM

Firstly ... an amazing capture yet again Ade.
Secondly ... I was also watching last night when the fox made an appearance - I could not believe my eyes either! The hedgehogs just carried on as if it was not there at all, even when the fox had a quick sniff at one of them and walked off! Earlier in the evening I saw a cat make a "guest" appearance...was it yours?
Carol

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 3:48 PM

A lovely hoverfly, Ade, and you seem to be having fun with your hogs and foxes, I haven't spotted them on cam yet, my hours are different to yours Smile Carol

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 4:51 PM


Quote: Earlier in the evening I saw a cat make a "guest" appearance...was it yours?

If it was a Tabby, that was Simba, if it was a Black & White, that was Twinkle, both ours....If it was a completely white cat, that was Frank, he's from next door Grin

Ade

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 5:16 PM

Great hoverfly capture and the hedgehog saga so interesting.
Joan.

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19 Sep 2012 - 5:37 PM

Quality Tongue Yawn

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 6:02 PM

A great shot, Ade, luv the detail especially the lighting. Not just a great picture but informative as always
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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gingerdelight
19 Sep 2012 - 9:18 PM


Quote: Earlier in the evening I saw a cat make a "guest" appearance...was it yours?

If it was a Tabby, that was Simba, if it was a Black & White, that was Twinkle, both ours....If it was a completely white cat, that was Frank, he's from next door Grin

Ade

It was a black and white cat, so I assume it was Twinkle!

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UrbaneMagick
19 Sep 2012 - 9:53 PM

macromeister...my new name for you I think.

outstanding image once again.

GarethSmile

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bricurtis
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19 Sep 2012 - 10:32 PM

Could have lightened the shadow to show more Hover detail I think Ade.Smile
Brian.

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jasonrwl
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20 Sep 2012 - 6:54 PM

Great shot of the hoverfly Ade and the fox thing is very interesting....
Jason

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