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Myathropa florea


Myathropa florea
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K10D, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1, Digital ISO 100, 55mm B+W Skylight KR1,5
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-03 7:54
Viewed: 3288
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rijk: Animalia (Dieren)
Stam: Arthropoda (Geleedpotigen)
Onderstam: Hexapoda (Zespotigen)
Klasse: Insecta (Insecten)
Orde: Diptera (Tweevleugeligen)
Familie: Syrphidae (Zweefvliegen)
Geslacht: Myathropa
Soort: Myathropa florea(Linnaeus, 1758)


Die Totenkopfschwebfliege, seltener auch Gemeine Dolden-Schwebfliege genannt, (Myathropa florea) ist eine Fliege aus der Familie der Schwebfliegen (Syrphidae).

Merkmale :
Ihren Namen verdankt die 10 bis 14 mm lange Totenkopfschwebfliege der einem Totenkopf ähnelnden Zeichnung auf dem Mesonotum. Mit dieser Zeichnung kann man sie nicht mehr verwechseln. Außerdem hat sie schwarze Antennen, behaarte Augen und im Gesicht eine schwarze senkrechte Mittelstrieme. Das Abdomen ist schwarz mit großen gelben Flecken an den Seiten. Die Beine sind gelb und schwarz gezeichnet und die Flügel bräunlich getönt. Des Weibchens Stirn ist schwarz und an den Seiten gelblich punktiert. An dieser Stelle stoßen beim Männchen die Augen zusammen.
Die Totenkopfschwebfliege fällt durch ihr sehr unruhiges Flugverhalten und ihr lautes Summen auf.



Myathropa florea (ou Éristale des fleurs) est un syrphe très commun sur les fleurs de mai à septembre, répandu en Afrique du Nord et dans toute l'Europe. Il appartient à la famille des Syrphides.

Cette mouche très propre (elle n'arrête pas de se nettoyer, en particulier avant de prendre son vol) est souvent prise pour une abeille en raison de sa taille et de son aspect général. Les dessins jaune vif de son abdomen permettent pourtant de le distinguer assez facilement. Les dessins du mesonotum évoquent plus ou moins une tête de mort, d'où ses noms anglais (dead head fly) et allemand (Totenkopfschwebfliege).

Focal lenght : 90mm
Shutter speed : 1/180sec
Aperture : F8
Sensitivity : iso 100
Exposure compensation : -1.0
Flash : yes i used a ringflash at 1/4 power

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Hi Thijs,
A great close up here!
I like so much your POV and the clear view got of this insect.
Love the job done with the DOF and all the different planes got on the image.
It's so good the composition made at the top of the flower!
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-03 8:18]

Hello Thijs,
Very fine macro of the Dead head Hoverfly, sharp and beautifully composed on the pink flower against a fine neutral BG.
Excellent shot!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

This really is a fantastic side portrait shot of this fuzzy little insect, it shows the fantastic world in which it lives. Very nice Thijs. :)

Nice sharp macro, well exposed and good colour.

Bonjour,
Jolie netteé, belle présentation.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

I just can say WOW!!!WHAT A MACRO!GREAT!
magnificent colors!nice POV!and GREAT DOF!
perfect!
caroline

good composition with the purple flower fading out of focus great focus on the insect good colors

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-07-03 9:30]

Hello Thijs,
a really great composition and picture. Besides admirable sharpness, I particularly like the light and colour composition of the picture, starting from the light and beautiful flower foreground, via the clearly standing out fly to the differential soft coloured background. A masterpiece!
Clearly a favorite!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-03 10:07]

Hi Thijs.
Excellent macro with superb sharp details.Great POV and very good DOF with accurate sharpness of this insect.Very beautiful colour palette.Insect and flower against nicely blurred BG looks really wonderfully.Well composed picture.My compliments and thanks for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-07-03 10:08]

HI Thijs,
suoerb picture.
fantastic sharpness
congrats.
TFS

Hi Thijs,
Nice DOF with the whole bug in.
Excellent detail, closeup comp, and POV.
Great color & Bg as well. Just a bit of flash burn in the flowers FG, not bad though.
Well done.
Howard

Hello Thijs

Very good capture of this colourfull hoover fly. Great sharpness and dof leaving plenty of details in the fly and a well blurred background to set it off.

Well done
Mogens

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-07-03 11:23]
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Hi Thijs,
Hele mooie compositie heb je hier weten te creeëren door deze hoek te kiezen.
Prachtige scherpte en details en prachtige kleuren mede door de bloem (weet je ook wat voor bloem het is?)
gr. Paula

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-03 13:23]

bonjour Thijs,
belle image, les détails sont précis et la couleur du premier plan donne un bon rendu fraîs.

gl

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-07-03 13:23]

Hi Thijs,
you did an excellent job with the fly, the bristles ad hairs all stand out. You did this beautiful fly justice here, thanks!
best regards,
Dietrich

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-07-03 15:14]

A very good macro shot. very good detail and colour. Nice POV and DOF. very well done

Hi Thijs,
Excellent closeup shot of this fly. Very good details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Thijs,
This is wonderful! I love those great colors, brilliance, details, POV and composition. Those tones of colors are really great and so is exposure. Well done and thanks!
Claudine

bonjour thijs
le piqué est remarquable et tous les details dans le duvet ressortent bien.
belles et bonnes couleurs.
bon POV et DOF.
laurent

Hi,
What sharpness! and a perfect exposure. I like these kinds of photographs with tons of details and just love the way you have shot them.
TFS
Goutham

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-07-08 2:26]

Hoi Thijs, ik sta versteld van alle soorten wespen en vliegen, weer een nieuwe ontdekking. Prachtig scherpe foto, sta versteld welke foto;s jij met de tamron schiet. Ik zie dat je geen tripod gebruikt, dus waarschijnlijk is de interne stabilisatie voldoende. En mogelijk het effect van de ringflash. Mooi werk.
TFS Reina

A stunning image. Lovely the way the pink colour contrasts with the yellow/black. Nice dof showing the insect off to best advantage. Good composition. I like this very much!

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