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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-13 17:09
Viewed: 4588
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hoverflies have a characteristic flight pattern- hovering in one spot, moving suddenly forwards or sideways, then hovering again.

Hoverflies are members of a fly family that have evolved as wasp and bee mimics. They are important as pollinators of plants.

Hoverfly mimicry of wasps can include having a warning colouration of yellow and black, a narrow waist like a wasp and even the ability to mimic the stinging action of a wasp, by pushing the tip of the abdomen into your fingers if they are caught and held. However they do not sting and are quite harmless.

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Beautifull definition. Great blurred backgroud. Bravo!

excelent macro photo

Amazing shot!
Really unbelieveble....


Such a long time did not see your work of art.
Nice catch for the hover in the act.
Best regards,

Incredible. Great DOF. How did you ever get him to hover in front of your lens long enough to take a photo? Nice work!


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-01-10 7:31]

fantastic catch there Chi,
i've seen these on occasions and tried to get a photo with no succession yet.. will keep trying! nice job!

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