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Volucella pellucens

Volucella pellucens
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Copyright: Roel Duijnhouwer (Rietorchis) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 17] (184)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-06-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DCR TRV20E
Exposure: f/4, 1/600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-22 12:41
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Points: 6
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I was making some pictures when I met this need fly.
It was the first AND last time I've seen this species.
Onyone can tell me wat's its name ??
Thanx in advance . . . .

Batu, thank you for naming the fly

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Looks like a "HOVER" fly of sorts; not sure, 'cause I can't see its face. Very similar to: "CLEANS ITSELF".
Otherwise this is an EXCELLENT image. TFS.
Welcome to TN.
Mario from COLD COLD Calgary in Canada.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-01-22 12:59]

Hello Roel,
the picture shows the hoverfly Volucella pellucens from the family Syrphidae.
The wings are really sharp but due to the narrow depth of field cause by f/4 other important
parts lack sharpness. A smaller aperture would have been advantageous.
Best wishes, Peter

Una magnifica toma del diptero,nitido don buen angulo de enfoque tal vez muy recortada per4o no le quita valor documental

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