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Hover Fly (I think)

By teocali
The fatsia plant in the garden, which is in bloom at the moment, was swarming with different sorts of flies this afternoon, so I had a practise with the macro lens, on a tripod.
I'm not sure if this is a hover fly - would appreciate positive ID -
UPDATE:- its a Dronefly, which is a type of Hoverfly - many thanks to Alistair (alliec) for the ID Smile

Tags: Fly Plant Insect Close-up and macro Hover fly Fatsia Wildlife and nature

Voters: PeelNStick, Angi_Wallace, alliec and 25 more

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PeelNStick 15 4 United States
17 Nov 2008 12:11AM
Good close up with soft background.

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alliec 13 1 3
17 Nov 2008 12:15AM
Good shot. it is indeed a type of Hover. Its a Dronefly.
whiteswan01 11 13 England
17 Nov 2008 12:15AM
wow stunning great shot nice macro
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
17 Nov 2008 12:18AM
The two shots have so much detail and the wings are fantastic. - gary
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 1:01AM
My vote for #1. Both are superbly detailed, especially on the wings but #1 has the cleaner background and slightly better focus on the fly's head.
MandyS 13 9 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 2:43AM
Excellent composition a truly amazing image, one to aspire to.
Thanks for sharing.
~ Mandy ~
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
17 Nov 2008 5:55AM
Excellent macro photography
SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
17 Nov 2008 7:44AM
Lovely close ups

jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
17 Nov 2008 8:52AM
Excellent macro shots.
RTDS 11 Cyprus
17 Nov 2008 10:07AM
Excellent macro captures.
Love the details on the Hover fly,great colours and dof.
Awsome wing details.
17 Nov 2008 11:27AM
Love the 2 very fine detail well done. Will
SoulOfNature 11 23 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 11:29AM
These are two stunning macro shots with a very good presentation.

Jean x
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 11:51AM
beautiful macro's well presented and v 2 is esp. good
Linda Smile
17 Nov 2008 2:04PM
terrific captures
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 3:15PM
Great details on the wings. It is a hoverfly, or a variety of. I did some images in the summer and looked them up. Apparently unlike wasps, they only have one pair of wings.
Stace 11 2 2 England
17 Nov 2008 3:36PM
Great close up captures

Rock 17 10 2 England
17 Nov 2008 4:24PM
Superb detail.

andy210966 12 4 119 Wales
17 Nov 2008 9:41PM
The wing detail is fabulous - a cracking Macro!! Really well done!

FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
18 Nov 2008 10:54PM
Super close ups,
20 Nov 2008 12:34AM
nice nuance
25 Nov 2008 6:19PM
jeanmarie 10 12 England
8 Jun 2009 5:03PM
Fabulous wing detail. jeanette

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