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Hoverfly (Scaeva Pyastri)

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A Hoverfly(Chrysotoxum festivum) settling on a double white clematis flower in our garden.
Settings: F/6.3 1/320sec ISO200 AV@100mm handheld

NB Many thanks to Dave, (Leafhopper) for the ID - its a Scaeva Pyastri - have amended it in V2

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon F/2.8L IS 100m macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Hoverfly (Scaeva Pyastri)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:9 Aug 2010 - 7:57 AM
Tags:Clematis, Close up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, Garden, Hoverfly, Insect, Macro, Nature, Pyastri, Scaeva, White, Wildlife / nature
Votes:38
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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 8:17 AM

Excellent macro.

Ken

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 8:27 AM

good macro

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nimmo47
nimmo47  5 England
9 Aug 2010 - 8:36 AM

Great macro

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 8:47 AM

A beautiful image, Sylvia, settling on a white flower has highlighted the intricacy of his wings. Carol

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User_Removed
9 Aug 2010 - 9:13 AM

Excellent image Sylvia. (ID : Scaeva Pyastri, due to the shape of the cream stripes.. similar is the Scaeva selenitica. There are about 250 different species of hover fly in the british Isles alone. )
Dave

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Tracy_Young
9 Aug 2010 - 9:58 AM

super image

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
9 Aug 2010 - 10:47 AM

Hi Sylvia this is a great shot gray.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 1:00 PM


Quote: Excellent image Sylvia. (ID : Scaeva Pyastri, due to the shape of the cream stripes.. similar is the Scaeva selenitica. There are about 250 different species of hover fly in the british Isles alone. )
Dave

Hi Dave
Many thanks for the ID - much appreciated - these are so hard to identify as they all seem so similar - must get a book Wink
Sylvia

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Excellent !

Chris

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 2:36 PM

Cracking shot Sylvia

Jon

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 3:09 PM

Marvellous macro shot, Sylvia.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 5:48 PM

Absolutely wonderful Sylvia,the detail is stunning !

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 6:43 PM

Absolutely top quality Sylvia. Some stunning detail here.
Ron

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 7:14 PM

A fantastic capture!!! excellent against the white bg!!! really wonderful Sylvia x x

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 7:55 PM

a fine macro shot.
Loved the Flycatcher Smile

Adrian

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 7:56 PM

Great detailed capture nicely setup against the white to show the wing veins Sylvia
Richard

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 8:50 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia, cracking detail
Steve

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Rev2
Rev2  4200 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 8:55 PM

Very nice detail, I can see your reflexion in its thorax!

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 459 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 8:59 PM

I like the subtle tones in this shot, a cracking nature capture.
fish

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 9:19 PM

A very fine close up Sylvia, excellent detail and DOF, very nice background, thank you for your kind comments, a lot of catching up to do.
David

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 9:22 PM

Lovely detailed shot Sylvia, in view of the number of different species in the British Isles you now only have 249 to go for a full set Wink LOL
Geoff.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2010 - 9:31 PM

Two excellent macros, you've captured some wonderful detail in these.

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