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Hoverfly and my reflection

Hoverfly and my reflection
Photo Information
Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flies - Moscas - Mouches, Hoverflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-22 8:00
Viewed: 4472
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
I decided to publish this small image by the beauty of this Hoverfly, where they hit its eyes, of its wings and a not looked for effect, but that be seen clearly.... my reflection on the body of the same one.

Family Syrphidae

Adults of Syrphidae, commonly calls flies of flowers or hoverflies, is quite showy flies.
Its length varies from 4 mm to more than 25 mm and its coloration goes from orange yellow or brilliants to black or dark and opaque grays, being some species of iridescent colors.
The Syrphidae is abundant almost anywhere, except in the barren parts of the Old World and in the Antarctic region.
In the world 5400 species in three subfamilies are known, Microdontinae, Syrphinae and Eristaliinae.

The Hoverflies are of great economic importance. The adults are pollinate of great relevance.
In the cultivation of the field they can play the role of the bees. The larvae of the subfamily Syrphinae are very important predators of many plagues such as aphids, grudges, trips and larvae of butterflies, and are only comparable with the ladybird (Coccinellidae) and Chrysipodae like predators of importance for the biological control.

Nevertheless some Syrphids are detrimental. The larvae of some species of the sorts Merodon and Eumerus attack bulbs and tubercles of ornamental plants and vegetables.
Some species have been reported like causes of accidental myasis in humans.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

extramundi, japie, gerhardt, marhowie, Lourens, PDP, Robbrown, mogens-j, Oldtree, Luc, Signal-Womb, Pedda, paco has marked this note useful
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To marhowie: exactly...RAP 1 09-22 16:09
To japie: Thanks...RAP 1 09-22 16:08
To extramundi: jajajaja.RAP 1 09-22 16:04
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  • cdsmep (0)
  • [2004-09-22 9:41]

Excelente captura. Felicitaciones. Quisiera contactarme contigo y no logro ubicarte.Espero tu llamado.

Ricardo, por mas que lo intento no logro ver el reflejo, donde si te vi, o por lo menos a tu objetivo, fue en la mosca verde tan magnifica que publicaste. La foto es bonita, un poco pequeña y fuera de foco, pero tiene su encanto. Además me sirve para documentar el post que acabo de publicar, asi que pongo un link a esta pagina. :)

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-22 10:30]
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Is that how you really look? The image is nice and sharp with good DOF. The note is very informative too. Thanks for posting a picture of yourself.

Ricardo, OK, I took the bait! I do see you in there..Looks like I see your head & shoulder profile? Very good note & a great shot (albeit lucky!);-)

Great shot, Ricardo. This is quite a difficult shot to expose - with the white background. Well done!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-22 14:15]

Good shot Ricardo, I think I can make you out in the reflection on the thorax. Nice work.

Ricardo, I see you now. WOW! The head and shoulders on the thorax. Brilliant, I have heard of this technique but not see it performed on the Hoverfly. Unique stuff.
It is a bit small though. But still a nice capture.

Very nice shot of this hover fly Ricardo. Great sharpnes with the small f-stop. the details in the right wing and the body are nice and clear and the colours are spot on.

Sorry but I am just as blind as Gerhardt - may be an enlargement up to 70x100 cm would help ;-).

Very nice Ricardo, very nicley caught, some very good detail the sheen on the wings is well seen people often think its over sharpening but it is definatley there for real.

Very nice detail and colors, Ricardo. And your reflexions on this animal give the scene a very unique touch. Thanks for posting.

Good shot Ricardo. These little fellows seem to be a favorite with everyone. I never even knew they existed till I snapped one and later viewed it up close on the screen. Only then did I realize how beautiful an insect they are. Quality wise not your usual but very welcome all the same. Excellent footnote. My knowledge and interest in the insect world has grow enormously over the pass few weeks.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2004-09-23 8:53]

Good picture. Great details and colours. I really like the wings of this hoverfly, you can see the colour changings and reflections.

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