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Hover? No Bovver!

By Dennis.Alden  
Sphaerophoria scripta having a refueling stop at a Buttercup. (Actually he/she wasn't hovering - as you can tell by the wings!)

1/250th @ f11
580EX + Stoffen

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: ColouredImages, John_Frid, Ceciliat and 20 more

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ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 6:48PM
What a cracking macro shot Dennis

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John_Frid 14 514 57 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 6:49PM
Fantastic macro work.
21 Jun 2006 6:56PM
That is brilliant. Nic
ShaunL 15 1
21 Jun 2006 7:00PM
Vivid Shot.. Nice clear imagine..Nasty looking critter though! Was it natural or stunned and posed in that position?

Shaun L
ValSaxby 14 146 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 7:02PM
Wonderful colours in this excellent macro. Superb detail a really great shot.

ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 7:03PM
Beautifully caught, looks good against the yellow of the petals.
Dennis.Alden 18 71 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 7:07PM
Hi Shaun,

Totally harmless and about 1/2" long - he wasn't stunned or posed - just taking some nectar

mohikan22 Plus
16 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 7:08PM
cracking macro!!

liparig 15 233 United States
21 Jun 2006 7:37PM
amazing yellow colors and closeup detail well done
Briwooly Plus
14 454 6 England
21 Jun 2006 7:46PM
Great close up superb detail and colour
bumbleb3 14 358 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 7:57PM
amazing macro shot,beautiful colours
Gecko 14 25 Australia
21 Jun 2006 8:37PM
This well done, getting the bee to stand out against the yellow background. Like it. Pam
Desh_M 15 410
22 Jun 2006 11:00AM
lovely colour
hebdens 14 5
23 Jun 2006 8:40AM
Hi Dennis,beautiful shot, great detail.Love the title.

(No photoshop needed on my eye shot, just maybe the slightest bit of gaussian blur to the skin.....)
Thanks for your comments.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
26 Jun 2006 9:50AM
Excellent sharp macro Dennis. Good colour and detail. Stands out really well from BG.

TomL 14 5
27 Jun 2006 8:02PM
Pin sharp. I particularly like the 'glass' wings.

MickS 15 23 14 England
14 Jul 2006 9:20PM
Watcha Dennis,
excellent shot well seen and taken, everything nice and sharp, guddun. Oh, all right, the tail is starting to fall out, big dealSmile

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