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A tasty meal!

A tasty meal!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon 60mm F/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-10 10:52
Viewed: 3476
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

The sedum flowers have just opened in our garden creating a carpet of pretty pink flowers. Not only do we appreciate the colour and the perfume but the insects find it irresistible.

This hoverfly, whch I believe is Helophilus Hybridus (although I am happy to be corrected if I have misidentified it) was having a tasty feed on the nectar.

If anyone would like to know more about these interesting insects then just click here for a detailed account.

Many thanks for your interest.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. Bev :-)

nglen, marianas, eqshannon, cirano, jaycee, anemone, nikosrio, Argus, Dis. Ac., Noisette has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-10 11:00]

Hi Beverley. The Sedums attract many insect yet the indiviual flowers are very small . A very good close up ofthis Hoverfly. With good detail and bright colours. Well done TFS.

Wonderful sharpness capture.
Great colors, good POV.

Hello Beverley
Bravo pour les couleurs, et la finesse des détails
Merci Amicalement

Hello Beverley,
Excellent shot of this female Helophilus... pendulus or hybridus. This 2 species are very close. Nice colors and composition. Best regards,

I was also guessing hoverfly...but it would have been true guess. I did get qet a couple this summer when my scooter worked...very fine close in...but then that's Nikon with a good eye and a fast trigger finger!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-10 15:24]

Slav Beverley,
Very good capture.Nice colors and fine sharpness.TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-10 16:45]

Hi Bev,

A wonderful and highly artistic shot of this hoverfly on the Sedum flowers which I am completely unfamiliar with. The insect is marvelous with fine details and natural colors. The splashes of colors from the flower make this a knockout.


Hi Beverley, beautiful macro capture with wonderful details, nice composiyion and colours...

Excellent capture Beverley, sharp, nice colors and light, great POV and DOF, well blured BG,
TFS and best ragards,

Ciao Bev. Well coloured compo in good details and special light.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-11 9:16]

Hello Beverley,
A fine close macro of this species of Helophilus taken with excellent sharpness and from a nice POV of the Sedum flowers to make this a colourful and attractive image.
Thanks and thanks also for your lind words on my 600th posting!
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Beverly,

a very good shap image from this hooverfly.
Exellent pov and dof and details.
Fine warm colours.


Hello Beverley
superbe image of this Hoverfly, very impressive details
great pose on this nice colored flower
excellent lighting, POV and composition
Have a great WE

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