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Eupeodes luniger

Eupeodes luniger
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Copyright: Andy Brook (AndyB) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-28 12:52
Viewed: 5772
Points: 30
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Eupeodes luniger

A small Hoverfly (about 8 mm long) which was feeding on the nectar of these flowers in our garden.
It is a common species throughout Britain and a known migrant.

Hoverflies are often confused with wasps and bees and there are 260 species in the UK.
They have no sting and are a true friend of the gardener.They help greatly with pollenation and the larvae eat aphids.

This shot was taken early in August on a warm and sunny morning.
Photo cropped and sharpened USM 30%

carper, Robbrown, gerhardt, PDP, Esox, extramundi, marhowie, TAZ, Luc, nofer, mperla has marked this note useful
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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2004-09-28 12:57]
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Very good macro Andy.
Nice colours , good composition and nice details.
Well done.

superbe clichet !
l'insecte est si luisant et l'aile droit si detaillée...rien a dire de plussi ce n'est.....
vraiment bien shooter

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-09-28 13:01]
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Nice one Andy,
The combination from colours is very nice, the composition is also nice, very good job

WOW, Andy. I did a hover fly too, but your's is much nicer. It looks as if you polished the abdomen and thorax. Very great capture. I like it alot.

A nearly perfect macro Andy, only the near wing being forward of the point of focus lets it down a little. I think you could slowed the speed down and so had a slightly higher F stop which would I think brought it in. I find that the software in the digital cameras seem to allow much slower speeds than thought posible with normal film cameras.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-28 13:42]
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NIce work Andy, not the commonest of the Hoverflies either. Nice work, well done.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-09-28 14:06]
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Very sharp macro shot, the right wing is so beautiful.
I like the colours and composition.
Good job you did.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-28 15:22]
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Excellent macro capture. The colors are vivid and te DOF good. I like the composition too. Thanks for posting

Very good macro, it has a very strong composition, and the fly looks imaculate with reflections, only the left wing a bit out of focus but its very nice.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-28 17:34]
  • [2]

Wow... impresionante macro de un insecto tan pequeño Andy.
Excelente presentacion con atinado encuadre y perspectiva, correcto DOF y bonitos colores.

Wow... impressive macro of an insect so small Andy.
Excellent presentation with accurate frame and perspective, correct DOF and pretty colors.

Andy, Very colorful & detailed shot. I agree with Robert with regard to the F stop. I've found that in reality though when I'm trying to get that "won't sit still" bug shot I can't tripod as required with higher F stops & shutter priority is what I use in that case..and settle for the loss in DOF of course!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-29 12:06]
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De belles couleurs et de bons détails en font une macro réussie !
Well done !

One day I hope to get a shot like this. Very good macro Andy. I like the shiny reflections on the body. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-10 22:47]

Great macro, Andy.
Nice reflections details.

Excellent work!

Nice iridescent wings, good colors. I think your f-stop could be a touch higher to increase your DOF. Thanks for sharing!


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