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This was taken at the weekend, main reason for uploading is to get ID on this, i have a bug book and the nearest i could find was a Hover fly, be nice if anybody could varify this, it was quite large so good job i had my 100-400:O)

Thanks for looking and comments most welcome

Luke

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:100-400L IS USM@200
Recording media:iso 200
Title:Hover fly?
Username:JEFFERIES JEFFERIES
Uploaded:3 Jul 2005 - 12:59 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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OLDNIK
OLDNIK  9
3 Jul 2005 - 1:08 PM

another great shot, cannot help you with what it is but still a brill shot.

p.j *click*.

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markharrop
markharrop  10191 forum posts England
3 Jul 2005 - 1:19 PM

Very nice shot Luke. Can't help with the ID, not sure it is a hoverfly, but hey what do I know! :o) Good one mate!

Mark

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Varanus
Varanus  932 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 1:22 PM

I'm getting a bit worried about you luke, you said you lived in a bird cage, but you mentioned nothing of huge insects! these massive winged beasts will devour us all!!

Click!
Dom

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 1:23 PM

brilliant close up

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 1:34 PM

Think its a Hover Fly of a sort Luke, I believe the latin name for this one is Volucella pellucens, or possibly Leucozona lucorum......Both are from the Hoverfly genus, try doing a seach on the latin names I've given and see if you get a return.....But as there are nearly 1200 different sub-species, identifying any of these critters can be really difficult, unless it's one of the more common ones!.....Can't be sure for you I'm afraid...

Very well captured BTW, regards.....Ade

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 2:09 PM

Hi Luke,Stunning capture,love the texture on this one,delicacy of the wings,reflections,colour/tones,dof,lighting,exposure and presentation.Class composition.Take care.AnnSmile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 2:38 PM

Good detail and focus in this macro. Some sort of a fly???

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2005 - 9:46 PM

Brilliant detail, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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normanw
normanw  1066 forum posts
3 Jul 2005 - 10:30 PM

Just to add to the confusion Smile I took a pic recently of something very like this, and it was ID'd as a variety of hover fly sometimes called a "drifter fly" (no idea why) that imitates a bee for protecton.
Latin name was "Volucella bombylans"

Might be worth doing a search to see if it matches your critter.

Nice pic btw, a little bit shrper could help but those wings are nicely coloured

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acbeat
acbeat  9 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2005 - 2:22 AM

excellent detail .andy b

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suleesia
suleesia  10176 forum posts Malaysia
4 Jul 2005 - 7:24 PM

nice light in the wings! well composed image.

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2005 - 5:10 AM

no idea on species but nice and sharp.

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suzieosman
suzieosman  1066 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2005 - 2:19 PM

Definately a Hover Fly, but there are so many, it would take hours to track down eactly which one, they do come in all shapes and sizes...I managed to get one like this recently and he was huge!.....Well taken shot BTW, just tad soft on the wings....Sue

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denka
denka  9 Finland
7 Jul 2005 - 11:16 AM

Yes a Hoover fly it is but Im sorry I cant tell what kind it is.
Great capture of this Hoove fly.

Thnx for your comment on my image much appreciated.

denka

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