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Photo Information
Copyright: Matt Lewis (MattTVI) (18)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 DG Macro EX
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-03 19:58
Viewed: 3153
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Syrphus Torvus or Toxomerus Marginatus?
Common Name: Hoverfly

I found this little fellow while photographing some ants. I'm not sure of either the genus or species, so any help in that area would be appreciated.

The fly was quite content to let me photograph him (or her), I was able to get off quite a few shots. I used flash to fill in the shot, I wasn't too concerned about losing detail in the white petals.

The insect was no more than half the width of my thumb nail, if that.


Thanks to Art and Mariki for name and species information!

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-05-03 21:02]

Hi Matt , I have recently posted the same insect , and have been given the name Hoverfly.

it is a very good photo , the colors are great , and very good focus clarity and depth . nice work.



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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-04 10:55]

Hello Matt,

Very nice presentation of this syrphid fly. Beautiful composition. Good POV, DOF and sharpness. Very nice colours.

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