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I believe this hoverfly to be of the Scaeva pyrastri variety. Here it is feeding on some colurful Ragwart. Hope you like the shot and thanks for passing by.
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Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 105mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Scaeva pyrastri.
Username:Paul_cats Paul_cats
Uploaded:28 Oct 2010 - 6:12 PM
Tags:Close up, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Hoverfly, Insects, Macro, Nature, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 6:37 PM

He's a beauty, Paul, wonderful markings, and so kind of him to land on such a pleasing flower, too. (Not St. John's wort, though!) It looks very much like a climbing shrub that we have in Crete. Carol

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 6:41 PM

The head is superbly sharp

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 6:44 PM

Quite so Carol. Just googled it. Not St Johns wort but cant find the correct ID. Will keep looking.
Paul

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 6:48 PM

Wonderful detail and colour Paul.

John Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 7:06 PM

top drawer photography

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 - 7:13 PM

Excellent capture

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 7:20 PM

stunning detail paul fantastic colour and light a real gem top shot Wink
andy

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 7:29 PM

cracking macro ,glad you knew his name,great shot.

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 7:35 PM

Flower now correctly ID'd as ragwart. Googled it Smile
Paul

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 7:48 PM

Stunning autumnal colors enhanced by the bee -- Lovely!
JEnnnnn

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 8:11 PM

Beautiful detailed shot.
Rob

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 8:30 PM

Lovely close up photography, excellent head detail, Hoverflie's find Ragwort very attractive.
David

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Granddad
Granddad e2 Member 7Granddad vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 - 8:44 PM

Awsum, everything is spot on.

Dave.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2010 - 11:22 PM

Super detail and colours here.
Excellent close up.
Mick.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2010 - 1:39 AM

Great close-up, lovely colour and detail............Sandy

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2010 - 9:00 AM

Excellent detail - got one of these earlier in the year .Smile
Brian.

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 496 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2010 - 9:44 AM

Magnificent detail. Awesome shot

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2010 - 3:30 PM

Splendid capture Paul - wonderful colours and detail
Regards
Helen

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steve5452
steve5452  10 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 - 10:53 PM

stunning details

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franken
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31 Oct 2010 - 9:57 AM

Excellent! Deserves more attention than its had so far.

Ken

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2010 - 11:27 PM

Another magnificent macro, marvellous detail and colour

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2010 - 4:53 AM

Sorry (for myself) I missed this stunning macro shot until now Paul, how on earth did you manage to come up with its species!
Rgds., JIm

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