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Myathropa florea

Myathropa florea
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-04 4:35
Viewed: 1507
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Myathropa florea is a very common European and North African species of hoverfly. Adults may be seen on flowers from May to September. It is of similar size as the drone fly, but living Myathropa are generally more yellow, with two light bands to the thorax, interrupted with a black central smudge. In museum specimens, any yellow colour soon fades to brown after death. Like most Eristalini, Myathropa are rather variable in size, shape and colour.
Larvae feed on bacteria in organic waterlogged detritus, often in the shallow rot holes of tree stumps.

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hallo Siegfried
super good sharpness and great details
i like this pose with beautiful colour s
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Siegfried,
Well captured Hoverfly.Nice colour all over.Wings are glittering.Green BG is nice and showing its natural roaming place.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Amazing macro of this Hoverfly, Siegfried.
Outstanding sharpness and pleasant natural colours.
Warm regards.

Hi Siegfried,
Beautiful macro photography of this Myathropa florea.
Nice point of view and composition.Good color and details.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-04 9:56]

Hi Siegfried,
Another excellent nacro shot.
Regards Jiri.

Dear Siegfried

I like your macro Image very much.
Sharp details, pleasant layout, and the natural colours make it a pleasure to view your photo.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-04 11:35]

Hi Siggi,perfect macro of this tiny howerfly,great POV and details in the best exposure,i like the light on the wings too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siegfried,
What a perfectly clear macro capture!! The Hover-fly's colors are perfectly emphasized by the green BG and your POV could not have been better. The sharp detail is impressive my friend. Excellent work and thanks for the note.
Best regards,

Ciao Siggi, great macro of lovely hoverfly, fantastic details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Siegfried
顏色條紋清晰美麗 光線充足亮麗 你的作品真可愛
構圖美麗 背景漂亮

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