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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
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another great shot, cannot help you with what it is but still a brill shot.
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!
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!!
brilliant close up
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
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.Ann
Good detail and focus in this macro. Some sort of a fly???
Brilliant detail, Spot on! Click!!!
Just to add to the confusion 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
excellent detail .andy b
nice light in the wings! well composed image.
no idea on species but nice and sharp.
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
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.
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