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Rhingia campestris

Rhingia campestris
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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: 2010-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies (Syrphidae) of Belgium [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-25 14:18
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This pretty hoverfly is unmistakable with his long snout. Here, it feeds on Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare).

Rhingia campestris Meigen, 1822
Family : syrphidae

It has 7–11 millimetres (0.3–0.4 in) long, with a wingspan of 12–18 mm (0.5–0.7 in). It is common in many parts of Europe from March until November. It has a broad orange abdomen with a black line along the sides and has the distinctive long snout of all Rhingia species. Larvae are associated with cow dung. Adults males feed on nectar, while adult females feed on protein rich pollen, reflecting the cost of developing eggs.

Stubbs, Alan E. and Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. p. 253, xvpp.

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Hi Cathy,

A very sharp hoverlfy capture, with nice use of lighting.
The bokeh is nicely done also.
TFS and have a nice night!


Hola Catherine

Una preciosa composición, unos colores fuera de serie, y una nitidez impresionante. Felicidades por haber conseguido esta super macro, y con un buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-25 23:54]

Hi Catherine

Wonderful capture this lovely hoverfly! Details and colors are great!I like the POV!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-26 1:27]

Salut Catherine,une macro de grande classe,avec le focus super sur les yeux et des couleurs parfaites pour creer une elegante composition,mes compliments aussi pour avoir identifie' cette espece.Bonne Dimanche et merci,LUCIANO

Impresionante primer plano Catherine. El ángulo era complicado
pero el resultado es de gran efectividad. Buena luz e impresionantes colores.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Catherine, beautiful hoverfly on a wonderful flower, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Catherine, an excellent macro from nice point of view.
Colours and details are great.
TFS and regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-26 7:55]

Hi Catherine,
Very nice capture of this hoverly.I liked DOF you managed,vivid colors and composition a lot.Excellent work!Have a nice sunday.
Thanks for sharing..

hello Catherine
very good macro with great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

hello Catherine,
Perfect capture with lovely details and excellent colours.
Great composition with good light and good contrast.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-26 19:32]

Hello Catherine,
Exceptional detail in this stunning macro image. WOW!..What large eyes some insects seem to possess.
Gorgeous colors and shown in soft lighting allowing you to capture such a fine quality photo. Well done!!

Ciao Catherine. Lovely lightning an coloured compo by a difficult POV. Top details and sharp for the insect.


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  • hains Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 12] (959)
  • [2010-09-30 0:18]

Bonjour Catherine

Voici une facon ideale de nous faire voir la vie animale et végétale en Belgique. La macro présente toutes les qualités de l`observation naturelle. On en retrouve de ses especes ici au Quebec. Merci de partager


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