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Syrphidae - buzzing jewels in summer ...

Syrphidae - buzzing jewels in summer ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, Photo Collage at TN, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-17 4:19
Viewed: 5697
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 92
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
now we have winter, it's about 0 degree at day and -10 at night. Snow is outside and I'm longing for the warm summer-days with all the insects and flowers.

So I made this collage for you and now I feel better.
But it's not easy to find the right ID for all of them.
I tried to name them - please tell me if I'm wrong.

Volucella pellucens - gemeine Waldschwebfliege
Syrphus ribesii - gemeine Gartenschwebfliege
Episyrphus balteatus - Hain-Schwebfliege

Episyrphus baltreatus - Hains-/Winterschwebfliege
Helophilus trivittatus - große Sumpfschwebfliege
Xanthogramma pedissequum - späte Gelbrandschwebfliege

Eupeodes luniger - Mondfleckschwebfliege
Ceriana conopsoides
Didea fasciata - gelbe Breitbauchschwebfliege

Thanks for looking, enjoy the weekend everybody

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-17 4:24]

Hi Sabine!
I love your collages!
You always have such a large variety of creatures in them!
This is the 51st addition to my favourites theme :)
Each photo is crystal clear and so sharp.
The colours are nice and vivid aswell.
Very well done,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-17 4:29]

Hello Sabine,
This is fantastic collage, beautiful and sharp images, great colors!
Beautiful presentation of this beautiful insects

What a wonderful way to feel the warmth and colour of summer on a winters day of 0 degree making up this great collage of bees on flowers in sunshine. Beautiful sharpness and detail on all subjects.

Dear Sabine
Wonderful collage of these buzzing Jewels :o)
Superb shots, Welldone.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-17 5:16]

it's a fantastic work !! a festival of colours and perfect sharpness..thanks fr share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Sabine,
Splendid and colorful collage!
It's so enjoyable the explosion of colours and forms here.
A nice reminder of a warmer season.
I like your carefully made layout and the sense to arrange each colour on its proper place, to get this great whole.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Nice collection , even in the collage we can see the details on every bee...

Good choice on the color of the border it goes well

great work Sabine
a interesting collage
with very beautiful pose and colors

tfs and best regards sERGIO

Hi Sabine,

Excellent Hooverfly collage
Superb sharp images and natural colours

TFS these Beauty's

Ciao Sabine,
questi collages di immagini sono veramente eccezionali!
Complimenti per le bellissime foto.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-11-17 6:27]

Hallo Sabine,
Schwebfliegen gehören mit zu meinen Lieblingsobjekten - auch bei Ihnen begeistert mich die Vielfalt. Deshalb vielen Dank für diese schöne Zusammenstellung mit 9 erstklassigen Bildern, die du sehr fleißig zusammengetragen hast.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

Hello Sabine,
Lots of colours. A great palette. great to compare all these lookalikes.
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-17 6:38]

Hello Sabine,
What a fine presentation of nine hoverflies!
A joy to see these sharp, colourful and well presented photos. Agreat reminder of summer and an inspiration to look for and photograph these species next year.
Thanks for brightening up our cold grey day here in the North!
Enjoy your weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-17 6:50]

Hello Sabine,
Another wonderful collection in beautiful colours from you!! Each one is sharply in focus and I like the way you've "organised" them. Very nicely done,I can almost hear them buzzing!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hello Sabine,

Beautiful collection of syrphidae. Well composed according to the background colours and the direction of the body of the insects.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-17 8:14]

Another superb collage
Lovely details in all of them and excellent colours

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-17 9:33]

Hello Sabine
I love your collages, so colorful and full of different and interesting details between the different species. All the pictures are splendid besides, with excellent POV, contrast and excellent sharpness and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-17 9:42]

Hi Sabine,
Wonderful collage. Colors in each of the photos are eye catching. Flowers look beautiful too. TFS
Have a nice weekend

Hi Sabine,
Before I read your note, a though came to mind...she must be missing summer. After reading the first two lines, I knew I was right. When you are that much of a insect lover, I can understand you longing to the spring and summer season. But, knowing that you also have a very creative mind, I am sure that you will find a macro sollution to the winter situation.
I love all the photos for its stunning details, colors and quality.

Fantastic work!
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,

Hello Sabine, excellent mixed Syrphidae shot, all pic is very good quality, very sharp, clear and neat with wonderfull colors,
a great cheer for a great job,

Gosh ... this is super Sabine.
What a marvellous collection of Hoverflies.
The flowers are beautiful too.
It sounds cold where you are .... I got sunburnt yesterday :(

hello sabine,
you compilations are simply the best here and this one is also a excellent example, i liked the vivid colours and the composition,
excellent work,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-18 0:24]

Hi Sabine.
You are great master of amazing collages. This one is not exception. Bravo.
Superb subjects, brilliant reproduction of the insect and flowers, sea of paints, lights and perfection. My congratulations and many thanks for this next from you masterpiece.

Hi Sabine,
a beautiful collage of these flies. All the pictures are well composed with excellent details and good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing this hard hard work.

Hallo Sabine
Super Zusammenstellung, prächtige und satte Farben, gute Schärfe, erstklassigen Bilder.
LG Robi

Hallo Sabine,
eine optisch sehr schön präsentierte, systematisch aufgebaute und sogar vollständig bestimmte Kollektion von Schwebfliegen. Bewundere Deine Akribie bei der Bestimmung. Welche nützlichen Quellen ziehst Du dafür heran?
Jedes einzelne Foto für sich ist ein von strahlendem Licht durchflutetes Dokument des vergangenen Sommers.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-18 8:53]

Hi Sabine

Just a quick one today.
Anotehr superb collage from you showing all these wonderful and vividly colored hoverflies.
It's the tones here that really make this a pleasure to whatch.
Also, very sharp details in all the photos and nice POVs to show these lovely creatures from such nice and different angles.

Bravo and TFS

Hola Sabine,
Excelente y bello collage, gran nitidez, composición, detalles y bellos colores en todas estas pequeñas moscas. Buen trabajo. Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Wishnu ,
nice work.great collage of bees on flowers .
excellent focus and amazing colours.
thanks for sharing

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-11-18 10:36]

Hello Sabine , This is another beautiful collage ,beautiful colours sharpnes very very good ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-11-18 10:40]

selam my friends
wonderful close-up and collage working on this beautiful and interesting species
all of them include successful composition, point of view, lighting, colours and details
thanks for sharing

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-18 11:09]

selam friend ;
Nice collage and compositions.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this hoverfly well done.
TFS ridvan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-18 11:52]

Hi Sabine. You make this look so easy. well set out. each picture is so colourful and good deatil . each one looks lik esummer. well done TFS. good notes too

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-11-18 12:10]

Sabine, das ist wieder einmal ein Meisterwerk, was du hier geschaffen hast. Deine Collage ist Klasse gemacht. Na ja, bei DEN Top Makros!Ich bin begeistert.
LG Rose

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-19 1:26]

Hi Sabine,
Just marking this post wonderful post from you and will come back with a proper critique later.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-19 2:21]

hallo Sabine,
das ist eine wunderschöne Schwebfliegensammlung.
Sind sie nicht schön diese Fliegen? So versammelt wirken sie toll. Herzlichen Dank für diese gute Präsentation.
Einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir

Hello Sabine,
What a wonderful collage here!
Each of them are all very clean and amazing to me.
Outstanding details and focusing with very nice composition.
Well presented with lovely natural colours as well.
Nice presentation from you!
TFS and best wishes,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-19 5:38]

Hello Sabine, it's nine winners in my opinion ! You put the bar very high for us ! Thanks for these wonderful shots ! :-)


bravo une composition comme j' aime, je pense en faire une un jour
belles couleurs de toutes ces abeilles ou mouches, de bons détails
merci a toi et encore bravo

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-19 9:05]

Hi Sabine

A lovely collection of summer jewels. You have an amazing rainbow of colours and each shot is sharp and well composed. I would love a bit of snow instead of the awful rain we have :)



bonjour sabine
voila un autre montage irreprochable,avec autant d'especes differentes que d'image!

Well this project must have taken your mind off the weather for a while. It is a very interesting, well done presentation. I'm afraid that I couldn't tell you the name of any of them but I can appreciate the composite and the effort and skill that went into producing it.

Evelynn : )

Hello Sabine,
What a great collection of insects, impressive in all possible ways!
Each and every image is great, put together it is hard to find words...
Excellent colours & details, and that goes for all!
Pablo -

Beautiful colage of colours and patterns. Each and every picture has its own speciality. Great sharpness and nice composition in all the pics. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Sabine,
Long time I didn't see your beautiful photos on TN... I'm glad this fantastic collage appears today on the welcome gallery. I like so much syrphidae and it's nice to see this great collage with 9 perfect shots including 2 species I never captured (the two last). Well done dear friend! Have a nice weekend,

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