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Hoverfly in Fight

Hoverfly in Fight
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-08 0:37
Viewed: 1086
Points: 16
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In March this year, we noticed Hoverflies in large numbers making the best of the short spring season that manifests itself in the form of cultivated plants in full bloom on my school campus. Every year, I try to capture them in flight when they hover for a few seconds before alighting on a flower.
Here is a picture of one of them. I guess this is a Marmalade Hoverfly, though it is difficult to be sure since there are numerous sub-species in the genera.
Thanks for looking.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-08 0:59]

Hello Ram,
I find it a very good in-flight capture! Great details and a very good blurred GB.
Regards Sigi

hello Ram
une magnifique macro, déclanchée au bon moment, lors de l'approche de la fleur.
De très belles couleurs,bon arrière plan,
Bonne journée

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-08 4:39]

Hello Ram,
Most of all I like your composition choice. Excellent sharp detailed macro in a very good timing. Beautiful clear colours.

I have never seen such flower. Very beautiful composition.


hallo Ram
very nice composition with good sharpness nice light and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Ram,
very fine picture, is crisp and clear.
You managed more than well for an in-flight shot of the hover fly, not easy, it's sharp with good details.
The whole picture is well composed with nice colours and with the nice composition it's a joy for the eye.
Fine work, old friend.


Hello Ram
you have captured this hoverfly at the right moment, just before it reached the flower, or perhaps the other insect ?
great composition and superb sharpness
Have a good night

It's a pleasure to look at this foto with very good composition, really good sharpnes and natural colours. You are Lucky to catch the right moment - Monique -

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