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Flying Hover fly

Flying Hover fly
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 6:23
Viewed: 2297
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Suborder: Brachycera Section: Aschiza Superfamily: Syrphoidea Family: Syrphidae

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-07 6:42]

Hello Samiran.
Very good catch! Very sharp and clear details, nice colours and great composition.
Very well done.Best regards Siggi

I achieved this feat of capturing a Hoverfly in flight only once in Riyadh.
Excellent timing with very sharp focus on the entire subject. The wings, of course, would be blurred at slow shutter speed.
TFS and regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-07 6:58]

Hello Samiran,
Not easy to take a good photo of a hoverfly in flight, but you succeeded very well. Very beautiful light and contrasting colours. Excellent composition.

hello Samiran
very nice shot of this fly with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Samiran,
a magnificent flight and magnificent macro. Well-chosen, dark background. You can see the "movement of wings".
Very good photo
Regards - Slawek

excellent pic. its not easy to take such pic of an insect in motion. simply great !

Hello Samiran,
Nice result of this difficult shot. The hoverfly is well seen against dark background. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Samiran,
interesting photo of this species. Excellent point of view. This is a really dynamic scena.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Samiran.
Ottimi riflessi per catturare questo piccolo insetto,con dei colori vivaci che risaltano sullo sfondo scuro,sorprendente la nitidezza,bene la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Samiran, fantastic capture of in-flight hoverfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Ciao Samiran. Great time! And exciting light/colours against the black BG.


Always so love to see these mid air captures! I still haven't succeeded! GREAT [email protected] details so spectacular and what a perfect background for portrayal!

Nice shot,the shutter speed shows the movement of the wings very well.
It has good detail.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-01-07 13:30]

not easy at all to capture it this way, much less with a standard zoom , .. well done, Samiran

best wishes,

Nuri (Belgium)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-07 16:01]

Hi Samiran,the top of difficulty and a very nice result,i wish to do the same one day..eheheh...Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-07 16:17]

Hello Samiran!
A very difficult shot and you did it very well! Congratulations! TFS
Regards from,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

This is not an easy shot, Samiran.
You have tact sharp focus on this lateral view.
Thanks and kind regards,

Impressive macro Samiran! Perfect timing, very good composition, beautiful BG, wonderful colours and great sharpness!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-08 6:32]

Interesting flight image of this cute fly. tfs.

Hello Samiran

WOW ! great shot of this insect in-flight,
fine POV and framing, great focus sharpness
and details of the body and with the blurred
wings we can feel the flight speed, TFS


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