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Syrphus ribesii (female)

Syrphus ribesii (female)
Photo Information
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/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies (Syrphidae) of Belgium, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-19 12:32
Viewed: 3714
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Syrphus ribesii is a Diptera of the Syrphidae family. It is a female with its separated eyes. It is a widespread species in Europe, Asia, North and Central America. It lives in forests, gardens, meadows and fields.
Its length is approximately 7 to 16 mm. It has a black and yellow body. The face is yellow.
The larvae of Syrphus ribesii is a voracious predator, and can have a significant effect on the natural regulation of aphid populations. Adults are found on flat-topped, open flowers.

Photo cropped, anti-dust filter on the background.
Le Syrphe du groseiller (Syrphus ribesii) is a diptère de la famille des sryrphes. Il s’agit d’une femelle en raison de ses yeux écartés.
Ce syrphe est répandu en Europe, Asie, Amérique du Nord et centrale. Il vit dans les forêts, les jardins, les prairies et les champs. On le rencontre surtout d’avril à septembre.
Sa taille est de 7 à 16 mm. Son abdomen est noir et jaunes et sa face jaune.
La larve est un prédateur efficace de pucerons (aphides) dont il sert à réguler la population. L’adulte se rencontre sur les fleurs larges et plates.

Photo recadrée, filtre anti-poussières sur l’arrière-plan.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-08-19 12:38]

Bonsoir Catherine!

Je suis émerveillé par la clareté de l'image et la richesse des détails. Il faut beaucoup de métier pour réussir une si belle image. En plus, les blancs devant un arrière-plan foncé n'ont certainement pas facilité la tâche. Excellent travail pour un vrai régal des yeux.



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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-19 12:38]

Hello Catherine,

This is an excelent close-up of this insect. You have chosen a perfect POV giving you a very good and natural perspective over insect's body. DOF is well adapted to the subject rendering in sharp details head and torax. Exposer is also very good as you have good colors on the insect as well as on the white flower.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-19 12:39]

Hi Catherine. This is an excellent close up of the insect. You have such sharp focusing which has given fine detail . with bright colours . you have used the light so well. very good allround. TFS.

hi Catherine,

Excellent shot of this Syrphus ribesii
Perfect lighting, colors, DOF and composition
Superb sharpness showing fine details

TFS Thijs

Wow.. straight to the favourite list...stunning sharpness, focus and clarity.. a truly beautiful image.. regards h

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-08-19 13:10]

Hello Catherine,
a fine detailed picture of the hoverfly, highly magnified and well focused. Light is perfect.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Catherine
This is an excellent macro shot! Everything is on the right place!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-19 19:19]

Hi Catherine,
Outstanding close-up shot of this great looking Hoverfly with immaculate sharpness and clarity. Superb handling of lighting and the details are amazingly captured here. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Catherine ,
A perfect macro.
Excellent details and nice sharpness.
Composition is great too.

Kind regards

Enhorabuena por tan bello trabajo Catherine. Has sabido captar muy bien toda la belleza de ese sírfido mediante un preciso enfoque, una buena profundidad y sobre todo un gran control de la luz. Detalles impresionantes, tanto en el insecto como en la flor.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hello Catherine!
What a beauty! This Syrphid fly looks really great, so sharp and detailed! I like it a lot!You kept in with perfect DOF and wonderful light, especially that it is sitting on white flowers!
Very good work!
TFS and all the best!
Friendly yours,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-20 2:09]

Salut Catherine,surement tu sai que cette photo est l'exemple de la perfection ,je sais pas quoi dire pour la commenter,les details et les couleurs sont parfaits au 100%,je te laisse mes plus gros compliments (aussi pour l'identification..ehehhe) ,bonne nuit si tu es encore la,Luciano

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-08-20 2:33]

Hello Catherine,
I like here colours very much. There is good sharpness all body of the insect.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Catherine
Another elegant macro in your gallery. Good sharpness nice field guide POV and nice not disturbing background
I like it very much

Bonjour Catherine,

Superbe photo de ce syrphe. Très belle composition. Excellente netteté. Très bonne lumière. Les couleurs sont superbes.
Bonne journée,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-20 5:52]

Hello Catherine,
Excellent macro of Syrphus ribesii with fine sharpness, especially the front half. Every other aspect of this image is fine, except that maybe the fly should be a little more to the right, but that is a minor point.
TFS this beauty,
Regards, Ivan

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-20 21:15]

Hello Catherine, While observing the shot closely I really admire the focus on the eyes and also the partly visible yellow stripes on the body. Apart from that the shot is so clear and the clarity is superb. I can the hairs on the body and also the antenna in the front portion of the insect. Excellent presentation. Ganesh

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