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Pretty stripes
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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: 2005-09-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-28 3:31
Viewed: 3417
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello on this cold Saturday.
It's still winter ;-(
No summer to see - only in my archive.
So I decided to present a shot of a big kind of hoverfly. It's a Helophilus trivittatus
in German: Große Sumpfschwebfliege

The flower-flies or hover-flies are a family of flies (Diptera), scientifically termed the Syrphidae.

As one of their names suggests, they are most often seen around flowers; the adults feed mainly on nectar and pollen.

Some syrphids, such as Volucella pellucens, mimic bees or wasps in appearance, sometimes bearing an alarming resemblance, both in shape and coloration to those insects. It is thought that this mimicry protects hover-flies from falling prey to birds and other insectivores which avoid eating true wasps because of their sting. However a flower-fly and a wasp can be distinguished by counting the wings. The flies have two wings, and the wasps and bees have four.

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Hello Sabine!
This is superb picture. Razor sharp details, perfect POV and framing and lovely sunny mood.
I like it a lot.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-28 5:02]

Hello Sabine!

SO beautifull and summer! Clear colours, sunshine, simply but effective composition. Flower made great BG for this nice hoverfly. Very good details. Big thanks for sharing!

Hi Sabine!
Remarkably sharp image, well supplemented with a highly informative note. Danke schon.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-01-28 6:31]

Excellent details, superb colors and wonderfull composition. This is good and I wish it was mine. Well done & TFS!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-01-28 7:10]

Hallo Sabine,
das ist ein tolles Macro, prima Details und Farben. Der Schaerfeverlauf ist einmalig und stellt die Bluete mit der Schwebefliege sehr gut frei.
Gruese von einer Deutschen aus Canada ;-).

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-28 10:48]

Very good photo!
Excellent on sharpness and details!
Beautiful colours!
Very nice POV and BG!

Hallo Sabine!
Hervorragende, unglaublich detailreiche Nahaufnahme von höchster Lebendigkeit. Faszinierender Blick auf feinste Strukturen der Schwebfliege, sogar bis in ihr Inneres!
Gelungene Komposition, perfekt ausgeleuchtet, sensible Farbwiedergabe.
Kompletter Begleittext für den kleinen Wissendurst, die herrlichen Farben des Spätsommers für den großen Hunger nach Licht und nach Wärme. Prächtig anzusehen, eine Wohltat an einem kalten Wintertag! Danke und liebe Grüße, Peter

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-28 13:17]

Wow, Sabine. I don't think it can get any clearer and sharper than this! Beautiful and excellent capture of this hoverfly. Congratulations. TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-28 14:00]

Hello Sabine!
Wonderful close up.It's crisp clear and razorsharp.
POV,vivid colors,framing and composition are wonderful.
Have a nice weekend!TFS...:-)

Hallo Sabine, ich glaube Du hast doch noch viel an Motiven, wie diese Sumpfschwebfliege hier, zu bieten. Erstklassige Arbeit, sehr scharf, wunderbare Farben und ein sehr schöner Bildaufbau. Danke für dieses schönes Makro. Ich wünsche Euch ein sonniges, weniger kaltes Restwochenende.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-28 15:13]

Hi Sabine,
Very nice shot!
Excellent POV and great colours,
very sharp details and nicely framed.'
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Sabine,
picture like this make me longing for the summer,
I want to use my big macro SOON.
Well composed, nice colours and good details
Very well done, my friend.

Hi Wishnugaruda,
Excellent POV .
Great colours.
Wonderfull composition.

Sharp details and vivid colours - you can even see internal organs!
Excellent shot, thanks for posting it.

This is very good. Great details and perfect DOF. Very well done.

Hi, Sabine.
Perfect exposure on this hoverfly. Very nice composition with flower. Excellent sharpness, colors and DOF.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-13 16:38]

Hello Sabine, very nice shot. I love these hoverflies. This is a Helophilus sp. Anintersting feature here is that the left hand wing looks a little stunted in growth. Nice composition and good colours, well done.

Excellent composition and details in this beautiful capture. Well done Sabine. :)

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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2007-06-20 7:26]

Bonjour Sabine,
Une magnifique photo avec des couleurs éclatantes et nuancée et une grande finesse des détails.

Hi Sabine, What a beauty shot, We're looking at mild temp pictures to help forgot the bitter cold snap we are currently dealing with ;) Spring will be here soon, can't wait.

Gorgeous colors against the violet flower and great details. Very well done. Awesome pic, Thanks!

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