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Myathropa florea (female)


Myathropa florea (female)
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies (Syrphidae) of Belgium, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-20 14:02
Viewed: 4691
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The dead head fly (Myathropa florea) is an hoverfly slightly mimics honey bees, having a distinctive pattern on the body; a central black patch partially divided by a pair of pale greyish bars on the thorax. The adult varies considerably in the size and strength of its markings and is often seen visiting hogweed umbels and other flowers between May and October.
The larva is a rat-tailed maggot and a detritus feeder. The adult feeds on nectar, especially of large umbel flowers. (Natural England)
This is a female with its separated eyes.
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L’éristale des fleurs (Myathropa florea) est un syrphe (Syrphidae) très commun sur les fleurs de mai à septembre, répandu dans toute l'Europe et en Afrique du Nord. Il appartient à la famille des Syrphides.
Cette mouche très propre (elle n'arrête pas de se nettoyer, en particulier avant de prendre son vol) est souvent prise pour une abeille en raison de sa taille et de son aspect général. Les dessins jaune vif de son abdomen permettent pourtant de le distinguer assez facilement. Les dessins du mesonotum évoquent plus ou moins une tête de mort, d'où ses noms anglais (dead head fly) et allemand (Totenkopfschwebfliege).
Les larves se développent dans les cavités remplies d'eau stagnante. (Wikipedia)
Il s’agit d’une femelle en raison de ses yeux écartés.

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  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-20 14:06]

merhaba Catherine
i think its perfect macro photo
POV, BG, light, colours and sharpness are great
TFS
regards
izler

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2008-08-20 14:16]

Hi Catherine!

Superb macro! Very sharp, clear, detailed, with perfect pose and BG. Interesting and cute fly!

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2008-08-20 14:26]

Salut Catherine,encore plus belle de la derniere,je sais plus quoi écrire a comment,la perfection de cette photo parle seule!!! Mes plus gros compliments,sans doute une photo pour le National Geographic Magazine!! Luciano

Very nice photo... extremely well done. Great detail, sharpness, and positioning. Love the lighting.

Larry

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-08-20 14:53]

Hi Catherine,

A superb and well presented macro,one out of the books,well done and tfs

Paul

Hello Catherine,
Very nice macro of this hoverfly, I like the pose, composition and natural colours, details could be just a bit sharper but it's great anyway,
TFS & regards,
Tomasz

Hello Catherine,

Nicely lit, razor sharp macro. I think there is quite a bit of mimicry going on.
Regards,
Greg

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-08-20 21:34]

Hello Catherine, I just had a look at your picture of another view and now you presented different view. Both the views are superb. The color of the eye and the stripes in the body with the camflouge is superb. Well composed shot with superb lighting and colors.
TFS Ganesh

  • Great 
  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-08-20 22:00]

Bonjour Catherine
Excellente Macro de ce syrphe, netteté, couleurs et lumière sont très joli, une très belle réussite.
Amicalement Robi

  • Great 
  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-08-20 23:21]

Hello Catherine,
Pov, light and composition are very good, excellent macro.
Regards, Pawel

Hi, Catherine,

excellent capture with great detials, colours and composition.

chrs,
Man Yee

Witaj Catherine,
świetne ujęcie, bardzo zabawne - dlaczego Myathropa florea tak zaciera łapki? Czy coś jej za pozowanie obiecałaś?
Bardzo dobra ostrość i detale; światło oraz kolorki są bardzo naturalne a tło pięknie eksponuje pierwszy plan.
Brawo i gratuluję
Alina

Salut Catherine,
Vraiment une belle prise. Pas trop de bruit dans l'arrière plan, bonne composition, excellent rendu des couleurs et une netteté surprenante. Je remarque que vous n'avez pas utilisez le flash pour déboucher les ombres. Est-ce fait en post-traitement ou c'est du à la lumière lors de la prise de vue?
Félicitations
Eric

Hello Catherine!
Wonderful picture of Syrphidae fly. I like natural light and colours. You kept details in very professional way, it is a pleasure to watch this image :)
TFS and have a nice evening!
Friendly yours,
Radomir

  • Great 
  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2008-08-21 12:57]

Hello Catherine!
Excellent photo of species from Syrphidae. Full of details, ideal composition with perfect light.
TFS
Kaszek

Bonjour Catherine,

Très bon profil de ce syrphe. Très belle composition et excellente netteté. Les couleurs sont naturelles et superbes, les nuances de jaune sur le corps de l'insecte sont bien visibles.
Bonne journée et bon week-end,
Mariki

  • Good 
  • Al01 (16)
  • [2008-08-23 23:06]

Photo encore très nette...Félicitation.
A+

AL01

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