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By Mollycat
Been trying and failing to photograph hoverflies in flight. The weekend was perfect, hot, sunny and windless.
After trying various lens, and hundreds of pictures, ended with the manual chinon. So hand held off I went,
and these are the result.

Tags: General Hoverfly Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 8:42AM
Excellent Peter. I like the way the composition and title give the impression of it flying high.


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franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 8:42AM
Impressive set, Peter.
All 3 very good close ups.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
1 Jul 2019 8:46AM
Excellent example of negative space, Peter. V1 is a clear lead.
1 Jul 2019 8:49AM
Excellent set Peter, great timing,
1 Jul 2019 8:51AM
Given that they are tricky little blighters at the best of times, I'd say you did well GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
LotaLota 1 4 Lithuania
1 Jul 2019 8:54AM
Great shot
1 Jul 2019 9:17AM
Well captured.
rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
1 Jul 2019 9:31AM
My award for all the effort Peter, three very worthy images

Ken SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Nice set .....well taken .....

1 Jul 2019 10:11AM
A great set , Peter!
V1 is my favorite!

Excellent set
1 Jul 2019 10:31AM
Great set

1 Jul 2019 10:34AM
A different approach that's worked really well.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 10:35AM
Splendid shots Peter; V1 is my fav.
laura1 15
1 Jul 2019 10:48AM
well done! great action shots of a tiny bee

1 Jul 2019 10:51AM
well caught in the crosshairs
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
1 Jul 2019 11:25AM
Certainly not the easiest of subjects to capture - and sharp too! But very well done here, Peter 👍
Trev 😀
Excellent set Peter, great photography.
mistere Plus
6 6 3 England
1 Jul 2019 12:16PM
Excellent Peter.

sparrowhawk Plus
11 279 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 1:42PM
superb as you know i love doing these myself very tricky little customers as the change direction so quickly
Which pretty much goes to show the legacy cameras and lens are still able to do a fantastic job.


capto Plus
7 6.1k 15 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 4:12PM
You must be a glutton for punishment, but you got your reward.Smile
Fefe Plus
8 37 31 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 4:46PM
Not easy Peter.....well doneGrinGrin
Excellent set of captures, Peter.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
1 Jul 2019 7:22PM
The best 'Bug in flight' series yet---!!!
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 8:36PM
Hand held... and you did it!!
well accomplished images Peter
1 Jul 2019 10:08PM
Crickey you did well Peter. Excellently cought in flight. Pam
Irishkate Plus
9 41 118 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2019 11:42PM
Amazing clarity for such a tiny creature.
3 Jul 2019 2:41PM
Top shots of this elusive specimen Peter

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